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Canadian Privacy News
The questionable ways in which political parties collect data could endanger the democratic process and have harmful consequences for Canadian democracy. In a 2019 investigation report by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner...
A few days ago on the 21st of July, The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released a letter aimed at video teleconferencing (VTC) providers to set expectations for privacy and security of users. The thinking is that with the recent...
After pressure over its questionable practices, Clearview AI has decided to allow Canadians to opt-out of its facial recognition database, but there's a catch. If you're a Canadian resident who wishes to remove yourself from the apps search...
All around the world, the COVID-19 Pandemic has drawn in an army of scientific advisers -doctors, epidemiologists, and health strategists- to help combat both its spread and effects. In this, Canada is no exception, but whereas most nations...
Privacy & Security Guides
Use a VPN. Honestly, just do it. Whenever and wherever you go online without a VPN, you broadcast to the world your unique IP address, internet provider, and geographic location. This allows any third party to identify you online. Don’t be identified online! Bad things happen.
Luckily, when you use a VPN (a virtual private network), your real IP address and location will be replaced by the VPN server’s IP address. This also lets you appear to be in a different location, which makes you feel like you’re on vacation.
A VPN will also create a secure and encrypted tunnel between your device and the VPN server you use. Boom, all of a sudden your online activity is anonymous, your data is secure from evil third parties, and you’re able to get around online restrictions and censorship. Hello, Netflix, outside of Canada.
If you are new to VPNs or a VPN veteran, NordVPN is a fantastic choice because it is simple, user-friendly, and their support is amazing – and offered 24/7. Here are our reviews of the best VPNs for Canadians.
Additional Privacy Resources
In addition to the main (essential) guides and news at the top of this page, below are some additional resources:
- Google Alternatives – A complete list of alternatives for all Google products
- Danger of Public Wifi – Why you should avoid connecting to public wifi
- Browser Fingerprinting – Risks of browser fingerprinting explained
- The 10 Most Dangerous Cyber Security Risks in 2020 – How to avoid losing your data
- Protect Your Business from Hackers – 20 steps to keep your business safe and secure
- Canadian Data Privacy – Laws and facts you didn’t know about (and you should)
- How Facebook and Google Use Your Data – Makes you think twice about clicking ‘I agree’
- What Is a VPN – Everything you want to know about virtual private networks
- Best VPN for Netflix – Which VPNs to use for streaming Netflix around the world
- Best VPNs for Mac – Apple user? Here’s how to stay safe at all times
- Best Cheap VPN – You don’t need to break the bank to get a decent VPN
- Best Free Trial VPN – VPNs you can try risk-free before committing to a subscription
- Best VPNs for Kodi – Maximum speed & security while streaming
- VPN Logging Policies – Who saves your seemingly safe data while you’re using a VPN?
- Best VPN for Android – Android users can also hide their online identity
- Best VPN for Windows – Some VPNs are better suited for Windows than others
- Best VPN for Iphone – iOS users, come aboard – we tested the best VPNs for your devices
- Best VPN for Streaming – Need to unblock a streaming service? There are perfect VPNs designed just for that
VPN Reviews and Comparisons:
- Perfect Privacy Review – A secure and private VPN service, located in Switzerland
- Windscribe VPN Review – Run far away (and fast)
- VyprVPN Review – Good privacy with unreliable speeds
- Perfect Privacy Review – Is this Premium VPN worth the hefty price?
- NordVPN vs ExpressVPN – In-depth comparison of two big players
- NordVPN vs PIA – Both are popular, but one of them is simply better
- TorGuard VPN Review – Huge network & slow speeds
- Trust.Zone VPN Review – Great privacy but extremely slow
- Avira Phantom VPN – Suffers slow transfer rates, but security and encryption are quite reliable
- Turbo VPN – Chinese-based and mobile-only equals a bad bet for anyone seeking privacy
- SaferWeb – Offers encryption but little else, especially regarding privacy
- Total VPN Review – Secure VPN protocols, but poor service
- Ivacy VPN Review – Low pricing, but privacy concerns
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