You've done all the work of getting yourself to your new country, wrestled all those pesky details to the ground, and now you're ready to enjoy getting acquainted with your new home. You fire up your newly connected internet, and decide to check … [Read more...] about What Is a VPN and Why Do You Need One?
With the recent legal change in the US, your ISP (internet service provider) is now allowed to sell your private data -- including medical information, bank information, Social Security numbers, any darn thing they can squeeze a nickel out of -- … [Read more...] about Do You Care About Your Online Privacy? Get This
I've written quite a bit about using VPNs when you're living or traveling abroad. (You can find previous articles here, here and here.) Now here's another reason -- with thanks to VyprVPN for the infographic. You can save a bundle on flights and … [Read more...] about Surprise Discovery! Use a VPN and Save Hundreds or Thousands of Dollars. . .
As an expat, you need a free and uncensored internet so you can see and share news, connect with loved ones, and enjoy the social media, entertainment and other amenities you're used to. Sadly, censorship is increasing all over the globe -- and you … [Read more...] about The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
From the archives. . . It's not a VPN (virtual private network), but it lets you watch US TV shows on your computer, TV, tablet, phone or game device. It's perfect for expats and travelers who want to keep up with favorite shows, sports and other … [Read more...] about How to Watch Your Favorite US TV Shows from Anywhere in the World
When you're traveling or living abroad, it's nice -- and sometimes necessary -- to access familiar websites from home. Unfortunately, it's not always possible. Unless you're using a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN creates a private internet … [Read more...] about EarthVPN: Another Virtual Private Network that Protects Your Privacy
If you believe recent allegations, the NSA has been spying on your internet activity for years. They say they don't target US citizens. They do target communications between the US and other countries. So, if you're a US expat living abroad, or if … [Read more...] about The NSA (aka Big Brother) is Watching You
Recently I started using a VPN (virtual private network) on my Android tablet. If you're using your Android device (phone or tablet) on a public WiFi network, snoopers can glom onto your data so it's important to protect yourself. Especially if … [Read more...] about Use a VPN with your Tablet or Smart Phone
Oh, no, not another review of a VPN (virtual private network) I hear you groan. Well, um, yes. It seems there's a lot of interest in this topic, and every time I write about it I hear more recommendations. Sometimes a company will contact me and … [Read more...] about VPN4All: A Virtual Private Network that’s Truly Private
I won't rehash all the reasons you need a VPN (virtual private network) -- you can see them here. Just think of it as a must-have service if you're to access all the websites you're used to, and to continue doing business online with your bank back … [Read more...] about Six VPNs for Expats