Filed Under Tag #Privacy

Onion Routing Explained

Onion routing was initially developed in the mid-1990s at the US Naval Research Laboratory and further developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). This technique was patented by the Navy in 1998, the patent document providing interesting background information to the original concept.

Onion routing is the term used to describe a method of applying anonymity to network messages by wrapping each message in distinct layers of protection to hide the routing of the messages between a client device and a destination device. The messages are encapsulated in layers of encryption analogous to the layers of an onion, hence its name.

Five Eyes Demystified

There are lots of myths around Five Eyes. In the last few years, the countries involved have officially acknowledged the existence of the Five Eyes agreement in public forums. In this article, we will look at the facts and explain what it actually means. It all revolves around collaborative intelligence gathering and sharing.

Privacy Concerns around Covid-19 immunity Passports

Countries worldwide have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by closing borders and shutting down services and facilities to prevent the virus's spread. This has had a devastating impact on businesses, particularly the travel, hospitality, and entertainment sectors. At the height of the pandemic, it was hard to see how these industries could recover while the virus remained circulating within society.

Data Privacy Rankings - Top 5 and Bottom 5 Countries

Users of online services have an expectation of how their personal data will be used. Still, with the internet linking users with services around the world, the reality is that the rules and regulations depend on where in the world you are. A US citizen accessing a service based in the European Union can expect significantly different personal data protection than if they accessed a similar service located in China. This article will look at how data privacy varies worldwide and provides our own assessment of which countries offer the best protection and which, in our opinion, the worst.