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by Muhammad Hamza Shahid February 17, 2020

For nearly two decades, the Republic of China (Taiwan) has partnered with the US National Security Agency (NSA) to share data and intelligence gathered online. Once in the hands of US authorities, collected information is then spread through the international Five Eyes alliance. If you’re a resident of Taiwan who cares about privacy and anonymity […]

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by Muhammad Hamza Shahid February 13, 2020

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the absolute worst areas for internet censorship worldwide. It is illegal to access a lot of content because of strict geo-restrictions and censorship policies. It does not have a comprehensive data protection law at a federal level. You need the best VPN for UAE to access censored content […]

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by Muhammad Hamza Shahid February 13, 2020

Using the internet in Indonesia is not as enjoyable or smooth as one would hope to be. Over the past few years, there have been laws that allow overt regulation and monitoring of all users’ internet activities. Apps like Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Reddit, Tumblr, Vimeo, and Telegram have been blocked at different times. Hence, having the […]

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by Muhammad Hamza Shahid February 13, 2020

In 2014 Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he wanted to turn Singapore into a “Smart Nation.” In this so-called “Smart Nation,” citizens are obliged to have their data placed on large insecure technological platforms for convenience and efficiency. Some data included on these platforms are medical histories, license plate registrations, and web-browsing history. […]

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by Muhammad Hamza Shahid February 12, 2020

Hong Kong is well-regarded for its comprehensive digital privacy laws, which initially came into force with the passage of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance in 1996. The laws were later updated in 2012 to reflect technological changes. However, Hong Kong is far from the security haven that many assume it to be. With Mainland China […]

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by Muhammad Hamza Shahid February 11, 2020

The passage of the Philippine’s Data Privacy Act of 2012 has made it easier than ever for Filipino authorities to collect and share personal information from Internet users. As surveillance efforts ramp up in this Southeast Asian country, it’s more important than ever to protect your data. Using a VPN service is one of the […]

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