masks might prevent facial recognition according to a new study

Face masks do help evade facial recognition tech—for now

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A study by the U.S. government found that even some highly accurate algorithms failed to match photos of masked individuals to their pictures up to 50% of the time.

ExpressVPN and HP provide VPN protection to PC users

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Editor's note: This post was originally published on September 30, 2019. Since we first posted this announcement, our partnership with HP has expanded so that...
New legislation to impact data processing in the EU and Brazil

Big changes to data protection laws in the EU and Brazil

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A key ruling in the EU and Brazil's version of the GDPR means privacy safeguards just got strengthened for hundreds of millions of people.
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New semester, new surveillance: How schools plan to monitor students

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Amid a pandemic, schools that decide to reopen might implement various invasive methods of monitoring students.
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The U.S. Senate will vote on a bill that might eradicate encryption. Here’s what...

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The widely-criticized EARN IT Bill, that might eradicate end-to-end encryption, is now up for voting on the U.S. Senate.
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How (and why) to keep multiple online identities separate

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To keep an online persona separate from, and unconnected to, a legal identity, it’s important to understand which identifiers are commonly used to de-anonymize a person.
The White House has secretly granted the CIA sweeping powers to conduct cyberattacks.

The CIA was secretly granted much more freedom to carry out cyberattacks

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Since 2018, the agency has been permitted to approve its own operations, no longer needing White House approval.
An illustration of an old cipher.

Modern-day encryption has ancient cryptography beginnings

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How to communicate privately has fascinated mathematicians for millennia, possibly as far back as ancient Egypt. Greek strategists would often make use of simple...

How ExpressVPN ensures no one can slip malware into your apps

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It takes many people, working across many systems, to produce and maintain an ExpressVPN app. To do it safely, we have to make sure...
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Why you can’t judge a VPN by its server count

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When it comes to choosing a VPN company, there are many things you'll want to take into account, such as do they provide good...
An illustration of a leaking computer cable viewed through a magnifying glass.

ExpressVPN leak testing tools

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The ExpressVPN Leak Testing Tools are an extensible suite of Python tools designed for both manual and automated leak testing of VPN applications. Developed by...
What is a DNS leak?

What are DNS leaks?

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masks might prevent facial recognition according to a new study

Face masks do help evade facial recognition tech—for now

2 min read
A study by the U.S. government found that even some highly accurate algorithms failed to match photos of masked individuals to their pictures up to 50% of the time.
Coronavirus with a circle and line through it on a browser window.

To combat fake pandemic news, countries beef up censorship

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These new measures suppressing press and internet freedoms are ripe for abuse.
The normal letter D next to another letter D with horns.

Deep Web vs. Dark Web: They’re not the same thing

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These terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re two distinct concepts.

ExpressVPN beta launches Lightway, a VPN protocol for the modern internet

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Most VPN services rely on a standard set of protocols—methods by which your device connects to a VPN server—each with its own strengths and...

ExpressVPN adds help guides to its iOS and Android apps

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At ExpressVPN, we take pride in our customer support, offered by real people working around the clock.  Recently, we’ve made it even easier for customers...

Mac joins other ExpressVPN apps with multiple languages

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Online privacy and security are fundamental rights no matter what language you speak. That’s why ExpressVPN has worked to offer our apps and browser extensions...