UAE Blocked Skype – Here’s How to Unblock it with a VPN

How to Go Around UAE’s Skype Block

According to the reports of multiple news agencies as well as Skype representatives, this communication app has been blocked in the UAE. UAEs blockade has led to massive frustration among hundreds of thousands of UAE citizens and international travelers visiting the country. But, there are ways of how Skype users can go around this ban and access this application. In this week’s Zlog we’ll take a look at how you can unblock Skype in the UAE by using a VPN service.

Why UAE Blocked Skype?

UAE has a long history of internet censorship and its stance on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like Skype, WhatsApp and other similar apps has always been controversial.  VoIP providers are required to have special licenses from the UAE government in order to operate in the country. The issue with this is that there are no clear requirements or conditions required to obtain these licenses. It all comes down to which services and apps government officials arbitrarily decide on. Read more...

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HTTPS Is not Enough to Keep You Secure – Here’s Why

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Why HTTPS Is not Enough to Keep You Secure

Most internet users identify HTTPS with absolute security, but this often is not the case. In 2019, the average volume of encrypted internet traffic far exceeds the average volume of unencrypted traffic. This is commendable, as it shows that most internet consumers are aware and concerned about their online security and privacy. But, it also brings up a question – is HTTPS on its own enough to keep you safe online? In this week’s Zlog we will try to give an answer to this persistent question. Read more...

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Facebook’s Privacy Compromised Again – ZoogVPN Blog

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Facebook Suffers Another Major Breach

Over half a billion Facebook user data records were leaked after another security breach that happened recently. Even though Facebook promised to amp up security and privacy measures, this was yet another third-party related scandal that made the news in the last few days. Read this week’s Zlog edition and find out how and why this happened.

History Repeats Itself with Major Privacy Breach

Over 530 million unique user entries were compromised after it was discovered that websites and third-party partners stored their data on unsecured servers. This information was recently revealed by the security researchers from the renowned cybersecurity firm UpGuard. The exposed records include everything that the users shared with the website, including their passwords, names but also all of their likes, comes and interests. Read more...

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How to Watch the Game of Thrones Final Season From Anywhere

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How to Stream the Newest Game of Thrones episodes Online From Anywhere

The 8th and final season of Game of Thrones is set to premiere a little over two weeks from now, on April 14th. It’s set to bring closure to the nine-year-old epic TV show that kept us glued to our screens with every passing episode. This season is pacing to be the most spectacular one and is a must-see for every fan of the genre. Here’s how you can stream Game of Thrones episodes from anywhere.

Hotstar

Hotstar is a digital entertainment platform launched in 2015 by Star India. They offer a massive online streaming platform with over 50,000 hours of entertaining TV content available in 8 languages. With seamless video playback, a friendly user interface and web, Google Play Store and Apple App Store applications, Hotstar is probably the best way to stream online TV shows like Game of Thrones. Read more...

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Is Technology Changing Our Perception of Online Privacy?

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Can Technology Affect Our Perception of Online Privacy?

Technology is a big part of our everyday lives. It makes our lives easier, more convenient and more entertaining. But, are we relying on technology so much that we can’t see into the possible dangers it brings to our privacy? When it comes to online privacy awareness, 2019 could be the most important year in recent memory. In this week’s Zlog, we’re going to take a look at how technology affects our perception of privacy and online privacy, and what can we do about it.

How Modern Technology Affects Our Privacy

Given the current mainstream media and social network environment, it’s clear to understand that there is a growing movement of privacy advocates. Big names like Facebook and Google are quickly going down the ladder of companies we trust, mainly due to their reputation of mishandling personal information of their users. As researches show, the majority of internet users are aware that their personal information is being used in one way or another, but they also feel that they can’t do much about this. Read more...

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