How to Find New Markets with Real-time Date: A Hootsuite Case Study of CyberGhost

At the begining of this month we got featured on Hootsuite’s blog thanks to uberVU, our social media social management platform, and we are really grateful for that.

Hootsuite is the world’s most widely used social management platform in the world and so much more.  More than 10 million users, including 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies, use Hootsuite to manage their social media programs across multiple social networks.

UberVU, a successful Romanian start-up was aquired by Hootsuite in 2014.

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They wanted to know how we fought against online censorship in Turkey, back in March 2014, when Twitter was blocked there by Erdogan’s Government.

You can read the entire case study here.

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Let us know if you liked it or if you have suggestions.

Have a great weekend, Ghosties!

Planned Maintenance on April, 23rd, 24th and 25th

Certain system updates make it necessary to interrupt any ongoing service and start the system anew. This affects all servers and requires the respective hardware to disrupt all operations. At the time existing connections will be terminated automatically.

The following list provides information about which servers are updated on what days at what time. The off time will be between 5 and 10 minutes. Those who don’t want to wait until maintenance is finished are asked to please use a different server.

Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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1 Year after the Twitter censorship in Turkey

Wow! It’s already been a year since the Gezi‬ protest in ‪#Turkey‬ against online censorship and the Twitter block!
In these protests, a 15yr old boy, ‪‎BerkinElvan‬, was deadly injured.

Back then, we did our best to help people in Turkey. Ten of thousands of people in Turkey were able after that to sent images to the world and boicot the censorship.
It’s sad to see that even after a year, the police detains protesters, as we read in The Hurriyet Daily News.

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[photo credit: The Hurriyet Daily News]

We’ll keep fighting for the ‪#‎FreeInternet‬!

Spread our message and support freedom of speech and the Free internet.

Planned Maintenance This Weekend

Certain system updates make it necessary to interrupt any ongoing service and start the system anew. This affects all servers and requires the respective hardware to disrupt all operations. At the time existing connections will be terminated automatically.

The following list provides information about which servers are updated on what days at what time. The off time will be between 5 and 10 minutes. Those who don’t want to wait until maintenance is finished are asked to please use a different server.

Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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A Big Step for Privacy: Citizenfour Wins at Oscars for Best Documentary

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Director Laura Poitras accepted the award with Glenn Greenwald and Lindsay Mills, Snowden’s girlfriend 

CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras’ documentary about Edward Snowden’s revelations on the mass surveillance programs of the NSA has won last Sunday at the ceremony the Oscar for Best Documentary.

This will bring a lot of media to the documentary, and hopefully more and more people will be informed about their privacy rights and the abuses of the US government.

These are Snowden’s declarations following the event:

“When Laura Poitras asked me if she could film our encounters, I was extremely reluctant. I’m grateful that I allowed her to persuade me,” Snowden said in a statement released by the American Civil Liberties Union. “The result is a brave and brilliant film that deserves the honor and recognition it has received. My hope is that this award will encourage more people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary citizens, working together, can change the world.”

Snowden did an AMA Reddit session on Monday to discuss and promote the documentary, you can check it out on Reddit.

This is great news for the privacy fight we are all involved in, the acknowledgement and attention helps us take a step further. Get involved in this fight by staying informed as much as you can and by taking measures to protect your online privacy!

 

Image source: KEVIN WINTER/GETTY IMAGES

WebRTC Leak: Are you affected?

A lot of fuss for little trouble: Browser video chat renders VPN worthless, it says. Or: Firefox and Chrome reveal original IP address. Or: Deanonymisation via WebRTC. However: Turns out, very few are affected, because the vast majority operates behind a router and it is shielded by default – and even those, who actually are affected, can resolve the issue with little effort.

So, what’s this all about?

It’s about WebRTC, a video chat technique for real time communication directly inside modern browsers like Firefox and Chrome, which, as a side effect, can help to unveil a user’s original IP address, even though she or he is camouflaged by a VPN. Theoretically. In the real world the possible leak just affects users who are directly connected to the Internet with a modem. The WebRTC makes it possible to read all registered IP addresses inside the network card. All others should be safe, even though they use one of the mentioned browsers. From behind a router, all WebRTC is going to see will be in most cases a bunch of local IP addresses, such as 192.168.178.xxx and alike, which are common in all local networks and therefore worthless in terms of tracking.

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If your browser is affected, can be tested very fast on the CyberGhost WebRTC IP detection page. Just open your browser and visit this page: WebRTC Real IP Detection.

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If your real IP is exposed, start CyberGhost, clean your browser’s cache (by hitting ‘F5′) and visit the page again. If you’re unlucky and your IP is still exposed, install either the WebRTC Block plug-in for Chrome or the Disable WebRTC plug-in for Firefox.

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