Most people tend to only associate family holiday trips to their childhood because as grown-ups, they now enjoy the company of their friends better. With college and careers in the way, it’s easy to understand why you find comfort in your friends rather than in your parents, who you probably don’t live with anymore.Read More
GDPR means General Data Protection Regulation
The new European Data protection legislation (or, as it is called in the Netherlands, the general regulation on data security, AVG), will be in effect from 2018, which affects all organisations working with sensitive data. The law has been developed because the EU wants to create a clear and secure digital environment. The idea is to protect the citizens against data loss and theft by forcing the organization that processes this data to handle it cautiously. Read More
VPN means Virtual Private Network
A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, such as the Internet
It enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. Applications running across the VPN may therefore benefit from the functionality, security, and management of the private network.
VPNs may allow employees to securely access a corporate intranet while located outside the office. They are used to securely connect geographically separated offices of an organization, creating one cohesive network. Individual Internet users may secure their wireless transactions with a VPN, to circumvent geo-restrictions and censorship, or to connect to proxy servers for the purpose of protecting personal identity and location. However, some Internet sites block access to known VPN technology to prevent the circumvention of their geo-restrictions.
A VPN is created by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryption. A VPN available from the public Internet can provide some of the benefits of a wide area network (WAN). From a user perspective, the resources available within the private network can be accessed remotely.
If you are interested in knowing how VPN works, you might want to take a look here. And since there are more and more VPN providers out there, you might want to take a look at the differences between paid and free.
More information on how VPN might work for you can be found here.
WIFI-tracking is tracking mobile phones
WiFi tracking is mainly used by chain stores: By tracking the WiFi signal of a mobile phone, they know how many people walk along the shop, and how many of those people actually go in. Read More
PSN means PlayStation Network
PSN is from Sony and is a possibility for owners of a PlayStation 3 or a PlayStation Portable to play online multiplayer games. PSN came in 2011 mainly in the news because the network was hacked and much privacy sensitive information (including credit card details) became available to the hacker. Read More