VPN Usage is Surging for Entertainment, Not Privacy Concerns

Can providers handle the new influx of pandemic usage?

Atlas VPN, a personal and business VPN provider, recently published data usage statistics for their service. This rare release of internal information has allowed an inside look at how people are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VPN, or__Virtual Private Network, connects the user’s device to a third party server in a seperate location- the device, in turn, connects to the internet or specific network from that server. This can have a range of benefits, including a hidden IP, change in apparent access location, and increased security from hackers. The most popular consumer brands include NordVPN, Express VPN, CyberGhost, and Norton Secure VPN.

Atlas found that VPN usage in Italy had surged by 112% in one week, and 53% in the United States. This pattern holds true in all countries significantly affected by the virus — a usage increase of 36% in Russia, 38% in Iran, 29% in Germany, and 21% in France. Atlas projects that United States usage could increase by a staggering 150% in the coming weeks.

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With an increasing number of companies asking employees to work from home, demand for VPN services is skyrocketing. Larger companies have business VPNs that allow employees to connect to the secure company network from anywhere with an internet connection. Small businesses are asking their workers to utilize the benefits of a personal VPN when working from home in order to promote data security at home.

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VPN Usage is Surging for Entertainment, Not Privacy Concerns

VPN Usage is Surging for Entertainment, Not Privacy Concerns

Can providers handle the new influx of pandemic usage?

Atlas VPN, a personal and business VPN provider, recently published data usage statistics for their service. This rare release of internal information has allowed an inside look at how people are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VPN, or__Virtual Private Network, connects the user’s device to a third party server in a seperate location- the device, in turn, connects to the internet or specific network from that server. This can have a range of benefits, including a hidden IP, change in apparent access location, and increased security from hackers. The most popular consumer brands include NordVPN, Express VPN, CyberGhost, and Norton Secure VPN.

Atlas found that VPN usage in Italy had surged by 112% in one week, and 53% in the United States. This pattern holds true in all countries significantly affected by the virus — a usage increase of 36% in Russia, 38% in Iran, 29% in Germany, and 21% in France. Atlas projects that United States usage could increase by a staggering 150% in the coming weeks.

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With an increasing number of companies asking employees to work from home, demand for VPN services is skyrocketing. Larger companies have business VPNs that allow employees to connect to the secure company network from anywhere with an internet connection. Small businesses are asking their workers to utilize the benefits of a personal VPN when working from home in order to promote data security at home.

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Top Entertainment App Development Companies - Topdevelopers.co

Are you looking for Top Mobile Entertainment App Development Companies? Well, you have found your muse then. After researching through an endless list of online Entertainment App Developers, our team has identified the most efficient App Development Companies in the entertainment industry. Smartphones are fast replacing the traditional modes of entertainment like TV and Radio. Entertainment companies know that in order for the show to go on, they must adapt and go where their customers are, in this case it’s the smartphone screens. That’s the reason why the entertainment industry is searching for the best Music & Entertainment Application Development Companies today. As high-speed mobile internet reached every nook and corner of the world, music streaming apps and video streaming apps have gained prominence. And thus with the success of various music and video streaming apps, many companies in the music industry and the entertainment industry are looking for high-quality Music App Development Companies to develop their own music apps and video-streaming app development companies to come up with their own video apps. This has led to finding a good quality Entertainment App Developer which can be as difficult as creating a sweet tune, a wonderful piece of art or a great entertainment piece. Hence to solve this issue, our research analysts persevered day and night and listed out the most prominent entertainment app development companies in the industry.
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Shrinking Personal Space In The Online World: Data Privacy Concerns

The days of complete privacy or offline days were a luxury that was last experienced by the generation born in 80s. A time when a secret whispered into your best-friend’s ear often went to the grave with them. The time before personal computer was personal time. Personal, private spaces existed before the computer invaded our homes and mobiles became ubiquitous. A sealed letter did not need encryption, it would be read by the sender and the receiver and if you were a minor, probably your parents.

Cut to 2020 and you have sensational news flashing on our tv sets about WhatsApp messages sent three years ago. When did our privacy jaywalk out of the browser window? In the age of smartphones, we need to redefine the concept of personal space.

Let’s understand the two categories of personal space every individual has – a personal space that consists of an individual and her details like photographs, messages, residential address, sexual orientation, places travelled to, medical reports etc. and the next category consists of professional space – companies worked for, salaries drawn, awards won, disciplinary action taken, appraisal forms etc. It’s a dangerous mix when you start jotting down the information that can be hacked into. Even one of these segments has the potential to create havoc into a person’s life if misused. Right from hacking into the webcam of devices to using the content from personal messages, the consequences are grave. I have deliberately used the example of a woman to emphasise how digital modes of existence have encroached upon safe spaces available for a woman.

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Google Location Tracking Lambasted in Arizona Lawsuit

The lawsuit, filed against Google by Arizona’s Attorney General, alleges that the tech giant uses “deceptive and unfair conduct” to obtain users’ location data.

Google has been hit by a lawsuit alleging that it violates user privacy by collecting location data via various means – and claiming that Google makes it nearly “impossible” for users to opt out of such data tracking.

The lawsuit, filed by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, alleges that Google uses “deceptive and unfair conduct” to obtain Android users’ location data via various applications, services and technologies, which is then used for advertising purposes. The alleged data collection would violate the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act, a set of laws that give protections to consumers in various transactions related to the sale or advertisement of merchandise.

“Google has engaged in these deceptive and unfair acts and practices with the purpose of enhancing its ability to collect and profit from user-location information,” according to the 50-page complaint, which was filed Wednesday in the Maricopa County Superior Court. “And profited it has, to the tune of over $134 billion in advertising revenue in 2019 alone. On information and belief, hundreds of millions of dollars of these advertising revenues were generated from ads presented to millions of users in the State of Arizona.”

Public consternation around Google’s data-collection policies was first set off by a 2018 Associated Press report, which claimed that Google services that are prevalent on both Android and iOS phones all store location data. The report alleged that Google would track users’ data even when they opt out of Google’s Location History feature, which collects data in order to personalize Google Maps.

This most recent lawsuit claims that Google’s alleged deceptive tactics extend beyond the issues with Location History highlighted by AP’s report. The redacted, public complaint claims that Google uses other means to bring in location data – including via Wi-Fi scanning and connectivity, diagnostic data and information from Google apps in “recent versions of Android.” This makes it impractical – and even impossible – for users to opt out of location tracking, the lawsuit alleges.

“Given the lucrative nature of Google’s advertising business, the company goes to great lengths to collect users’ location, including through presenting users with a misleading mess of settings, some of which seemingly have nothing to do with the collection of location information,” said the lawsuit.

According to Brnovich, these claims are based on both testimony from Google employees “given under oath” and from internal documents that were obtained from Google over the course of a nearly two-year investigation.

Google, for its part, argued against the claims and told Threatpost that it looks forward “to setting the record straight.”

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