Which would be the ingredients of a tech show? You are probably thinking of news containing specialized terms, a complicated vocabulary and a tech nerd too passionate about his job to remember how to captivate his audience.
We think that tech shows should be more than fancy words for connoisseurs. They should be addressed to everybody. Because we believe technology, safety and privacy are crucial for each and every one of you, we decided to support a show which aims to deliver tech news with a twist of entertainment. Educating people on important matters like internet security and privacy can be fun if you know how to tackle these sensitive subjects.
Security and privacy are very hot topics for authorities and law enforcers around the world. The show’s goal is to bring you not only the latest news on privacy and security, but also to put a smile on your face.
CyberGhost is not just a VPN service, but a security and privacy company which is fighting for the freedom of speech and a free internet. That’s why we back up a famous Romanian actor, comedian, one-man show, Nelu Cortea for his “3 minutes John” YouTube show.
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John is a full time actor, he graduated from the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest and he played numerous parts for both theater and television. He is well-known for his stand-up comedy shows. The project he started is just a new challenge that will reveal his talent as a YouTube presenter.
Informing the average user on the importance of online privacy and security is the principal focus and this tech show is just one of the methods through which we are trying to raise awareness.
The “3 minutes John” show calls attention to tech news, privacy and security fresh topics like the Panama Papers, the anti-LGBT law which lead to IP blocking, or weird decisions like authorities banning banana-eating videos. You will be either outraged or amused by news such as the new app that makes fitness sexy and you will find out about the latest Google phone.
What? But I thought that was the whole purpose of Chrome private browsing mode, Incognito.
That’s actually what everybody thought. But it turns out Incognito mode doesn’t keep you that private after all. It’s more like a hideout from your work colleagues or family, because the ISP can still see all the websites you’ve lusciously browsed, along with your boss and government.
Did you know that your Internet Service Provider (a.k.a. ISP) can see your entire browsing history and online traffic? Unless you hide your IP and use confirmed privacy solution, you stand no chance to keep your online life private. Read More
More than 2 billion people are living under online censorship
This is more than enough for CyberGhost team to continue our fight for the free internet in 2016 with even more power and over 650 servers worldwide.
But the news from the Web Index Report is not great: “The internet is less free, more unequal, and web users are at increasing risk of indiscriminate government surveillance”. In 2013, the report showed over 30% of Web Index countries were blocking politically or socially sensitive Web content to a moderate or extreme degree. In 2014 that figure went up to 38%.
“Many governments, companies, schools, and public access points use software to prevent Internet users from accessing certain websites and Internet services. This is called Internet filtering or blocking and is a form of censorship. Content filtering comes in different forms. Sometimes entire websites are blocked, sometimes individual web pages, and sometimes content is blocked based on keywords contained in it. One country might block Facebook entirely, or only block particular Facebook group pages—or it might block any page or web search with the words “falun gong” in it.”
Use CyberGhost to access safely censored content and protect your online privacy!
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And in recent days, other massively used apps, such as Whatsapp, have been blocked for short periods in Brazil and United Arab Emirates.
The current censorship situation around the world
At the same time, there is a fragile legal frame to support online freedom, with 84% of the countries having no effective laws and practices to protect the privacy of online communications. China is leading the top of countries blocking and filtering the web content. According to the same report, Uruguay allows its citizens the most online freedom.
When governments really cross the line, violating fundamental rights, like Turkey, during the “Big Ban” from March 2014, when the government blocked several web pages and access to YouTube, Twitter and Soundcloud, international organizations and companies react strongly. Several countries pressured Erdogan’s government to release the ban and CyberGhost offerd 30.000 Premium keys to Turkish citizens so they can use the internet unrestricted.
So there is hope. Out of the 45 Web Index countries with extensive constraints on speech, only seven (about 16%) seem to censor more heavily online than offline.
What can you do?
Use a trusted VPN to access safely the censored content and protect themselves and their online privacy. In some cases, like the case of some journalists in conflict areas, even their life.
Here’s a video that explains how hiding your IP helps you unblock restricted websites and banned apps:
If you want to learn more on how to avoid being tracked online, read these 3 essential tips.
Does your government block access to an app or website? Enter here and tell us which ones and we will fight to help you unblock them with Cyberghost.
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So we just have to keep on reporting the abuses and demanding better laws to sustain online privacy for everybody, while using encrypted online connection.
Our friends from Best VPN relaunched their website this weekend, on 4th of July.To mark this event they organized a competition, Independence Day Competition, together with a number of VPN providers, including CyberGhost.
Since CyberGhost stands for privacy and freedom, we decided to join this competition, and offer a celebrating discount of 50%.
If you enter Best VPN’s competition you have the chance to win a 13″ MacBook Air, or 5 Premium VPN accounts, including one from CyberGhost. You can find more details about the competition here.