Technology and Internet Security
Stay safe on the internet wherever you are. We should all be using antivirus software, but when traveling especially, most of us would also benefit from using the internet via an encrypted VPN connection. Many of these include ad-blockers which is a godsend also!
VPN and Antivirus Top Picks
The accounts presented are top performers with good prices. They are subscriptions and will normally offer a lower prices for paying up-front for a full year and may offer longer periods also.
Best VPN for Travel - Surfshark
- Stream local content safely
- Keep your data safe on public Wi-Fi
- Watch Netflix and TV from home country
- Browsing privacy
- Blocks advertising
- Unlimited devices
NordVPN - with the ultimate cybersecurity package
- for all you internet devices
- private and secure
- hides IP address
- encrypted connection
Protect Your Devices with Surfshark Antivirus
- Lightweight app with advanced protection
- Antivirus protection on 5 devices
- Unlimited VPN included
- Ad blocking
Personal Data Removal
Incogni - Opt Out from Data Brokers
Get your personal data off the market.
Thousands of companies are collecting, aggregating and trading your personal data without you knowing anything about it.
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** The Incogni io pages will tell you that it is for US, UK, EU, Swiss and Canadian residents only at this time. The TCI team contacted them about cover while traveling or living abroad. Their response from Incogni includes the following, “The information you will put on your account for the data identification will still have a US address, so the data deletion will be active no matter where you will live. Just make sure to use the oldest, most used on the internet address and email for the best results!“. Their website explains that, “As much as we would like to help everyone regardless of location, we are only able to legally act on behalf of residents covered by the GDPR, UK GDPR, CCPA, PIPEDA and similar laws.“
To add to that: They protect the rights of the listed residents but my understanding is that if you were in Latin America or Asia, the collection and brokerage of your data by local companies while conducting local internet searches would be more difficult for them to assert legal pressure. Our countries’ legal systems certainly have Kudos there but Incogni has fewer ‘teeth’ to enforce action.
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