Privacy is not an individual privilege, as much as it is a collective benefit

All debates on privacy at the society level tend to focus on the individual rights of people vs. a collective desire for law enforcement. But this view of individual vs collective is highly skewed. Privacy is first and foremost a collective benefit, not an individual privilege. It’s possible to debate endlessly whether privacy is a … Continue reading “Privacy is not an individual privilege, as much as it is a collective benefit”

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Privacy habits: Full-disk encryption goes from optional to very recommended

As US authorities decide they have the right to seize any data, the mandatory privacy suite expands: full-disk encryption goes from optional to very recommended, in addition to using a firewall and some sort of encrypting anonymizer. A decision by a U.S. appeals court says that all your hard drives can be searched without warrant … Continue reading “Privacy habits: Full-disk encryption goes from optional to very recommended”

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  • Feb 19, 2016
  • PIA Team
  • Announcements, Privacy,

Private Internet Access and Digital Rights Activism

We here at Private Internet Access care deeply about privacy and digital rights. First and foremost, we fight for privacy by building a product that protects millions of people around the world. But our commitment doesn’t stop there. That’s why we’d like to announce some of our additional initiatives to protect your privacy: We’ve setup … Continue reading “Private Internet Access and Digital Rights Activism”

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  • Dec 12, 2013
  • rasengan
  • News, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Gmail Privacy Proxy: Right Idea, Wrong Execution

Today, Google Mail announced that they will be proxying images received through GMail through their safer, faster proxy servers. At first glance, this appears to be an amazing step in the right direction in terms of privacy. After all, Google has decided to provide a proxy to access images thus masking your IP from remote … Continue reading “Gmail Privacy Proxy: Right Idea, Wrong Execution”

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  • Nov 27, 2013
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, News, Privacy, Security,

The Gift of Privacy

At Private Internet Access, we’ve always been very interested in forward-thinking payment methods. We were one of the first VPN providers to officially accept Bitcoin (BTC/XBT), and additionally, we were the first VPN provider to accept Ripple (XRP). Today, we would like to introduce and announce a new, very accessible and completely anonymous way to … Continue reading “The Gift of Privacy”

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  • Jun 14, 2013
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, News, Privacy,

PRISM

We understand that there have been a number of questions discussed regarding the recent disclosure of the NSA’s PRISM program. A number of our customers have expressed concern about whether Private Internet Access is or has ever participated in the program.   First, let us make it clear that our company, nor anyone in our company has … Continue reading “PRISM”

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  • Sep 24, 2012
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, News, Privacy, Security,

Warning: Bank of America Giving Access to Random Accounts

Today, we received an invoice for one of our expenses. To send the payment, I logged into Bank of America’s website to use their ACH (Automated Clearing House) system.  Once logged in, I was able to click on the ‘Transfers’ button.  Up until this point, everything was fine and I was viewing my own account. … Continue reading “Warning: Bank of America Giving Access to Random Accounts”

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