Third-Party Cookies in Your Browser – Why and How to Delete Them

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Why You Should Delete Third-Party Cookies in Your Browser

More often than not, browser cookies are a handy and convenient thing. They enhance user experience and make it much more streamlined than it would be otherwise. But, these data files also have another purpose, to track you. Every time you load up a website, you’ll get a cookie from the site’s server, but also a third-party tracking cookie from the advertiser that’s featured on the site.

So, occurrences like targeted ads and special offers tailored towards your interests that keep popping up on unrelated sites, all happen because of third-party cookies.  Third-party cookies have long been a big issue for privacy advocates, even though these data files most often don’t collect any sensitive personal information. Still, letting every single cookie through can compromise your privacy and even make you more vulnerable to hacker attacks. So, what can you do about this problem? Read this week’s Zlog to learn what they are, how they work, and why you should delete browser cookies. Read more...

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Should you leave Your VPN on 24/7?

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Should You Always Use a VPN?

A Virtual Private Network has become one of the most popular tools among privacy-conscientious online users. We use it for all kinds of online activities, from keeping our valuable information safe to accessing content without any borders or restrictions. However, even though it is a very useful gadget that makes using the Internet even more convenient, is it beneficial to use it 24/7? Read this week’s Zlog and find out everything you need to know about this topic.

How to Know When You Need a VPN

Leaving your VPN on all the time is, without a doubt, the safest way to use the Internet. But, is it necessary to have your VPN turned on all the time? To make it easier for you to determine if you need a VPN or not, we’ve established three different levels of priority – necessary, useful, and not necessary. Here’s a quick overview of what activities you should prioritize using a VPN for. Read more...

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Do You Need Additional Encryption When Using Zoom?

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How Safe is Zoom?

Zoom is a US-based video conferencing platform that has been providing video telephony and online chat services since 2011. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which has affected the entire globe over the past few months, this video platform has experienced exponential growth in users. So much so, that its free version increased its user base by over two-thirds compared to the same time last year. The platform’s rapid growth in popularity has piqued our interest to research its characteristics a bit more. In this week’s Zlog, we’ll take a more in-depth look at Zoom’s security features and share with you some tips on how to stay safe when using this video conferencing platform. Read more...

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Block Your ISP from Spying on You | March 2020 Guide

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Block Your ISP from Collecting your Data

With most people being forced to work from home in the past few weeks, having a private and secure home network has become more critical than ever. During this time, it’s essential to understand what data your ISP has access to and what you can do about it. In this week’s Zlog, we’ll talk about some of the most common reasons why ISP’s track their users and share with you some quick tips on how you can block your ISP from spying on your online activities.

Why do ISPs Track Users?

There are many reasons why different ISPs track their users. Here are the most common ones: Read more...

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Should You Use a VPN on Your Phone?

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Do you need a VPN on Your Phone?

At ZoogVPN, we like to keep you informed on all things related to VPNs, online privacy, and security. If you’re one of our regular readers, you already know how significant it is to keep your identity and data under a tight lock. With this in mind, protecting your smartphone seems especially important, since these devices usually hold a lot of sensitive personal and financial information that can do a lot of damage if they fall into the wrong hands. In this week’s Zlog, we’ll talk about mobile VPNs, why you should have one on your phone, and what things you should consider before getting one. Read more...

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