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Is Your VPN Helping or Hurting You?

If you could sum up the purpose of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) in one word, what would it be? My choice: Integrity.

Of course, I'm talking about data integrity. But, what about the integrity of the VPN itself? Not all VPN methodologies are equal. There is no operating standard; no governing body of VPN certification. None exists. In spite of ample marketing hype found in various forums, VPNs remain firmly in the Wild West of the Internet.

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What is a "Data Hacker?"

There's no simple answer. I think of a hacker as someone who rejects conventional ways of doing things, and is simultaneously driven by an insatiable desire to understand how things work. Someone who thrives on deconstruction, and seeks to understand the inner workings of whatever they choose to focus on.

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