As a result of the eighth year of contentious legal battles between Apple and VirnetX Holding Corp. involving iMessage, FaceTime and VPN on Demand technologies, the iPhone maker has been ordered by a jury in Texas to pay the notorious patent troll more than half a billion buckaroos.
The Onavo VPN has shown up in Facebook’s mobile app before in 2016 in the United Kingdom. The company has confirmed that this optional feature is now available to iPhone and iPad users in the United States as well. You should think twice before using Facebook’s VPN for obvious reasons.
While the FCC fought hard to keep your internet browsing data safe from third parties, it appears the United States government has other interests in mind. That said, your internet service provider (ISP) may soon begin selling your personal internet browsing data to third parties, putting your privacy at risk of exploitation.
On the other hand, there’s still a way you can protect yourself and your data. Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) will keep your internet browsing data hidden from your ISP, which in turn keeps it from being sold to third parties.
Many people take their security very seriously, especially when they’re connected to the internet and personal sharing information with apps and websites.
If you’re one of the people who likes to stay secure and you also have a jailbroken device, then you might find yourself really interested in a new free jailbreak tweak called SmartVPN by developer zyb.
VPNs can afford a lot of benefits to users. They route your data through special servers that can help you access content that is only available in certain regions, bypass firewalls that block content like iDownloadBlog or music streaming services, and protect yourself on public networks. They grant these features, usually in exchange for a monthly fee. The new Opera VPN app brings all of this and more, for free. However, it isn’t without compromises.