Your VPN may leave holes for access, according to CNET…and they say take care with ones from Five Eyes countries!

CNET compared Android VPNs to determine which only require critical permissions,and which others put privacy at risk by making unnecessary requests. CNET editors considered Surfshark, ExpressVPN, NorvidVPN, and IPVanish best in class, and identified a number of others as dangerous to privacy. Further, CNET editors warn that Five Eyes (US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand)-based VPNs can come with backdoor access to data.

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Children’s Privacy: Australia’s eSafety Commissioner says parents must be more vigilant – and listen more – to ensure kids’ online safety

February 15, 2022

A report published by eSafety shows a significant divide between risks parents think teens are exposed to online, including about suicide and violent sexual material, and what their kids actually see. Interestingly, while nearly 70% of teens told parents about negative experiences they’d had, only 51% of parents recalled them doing so.

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