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Posts by Rhiannon

Hardware and Software VPNs

December 10, 2020

The Difference Between Hardware and Software VPNs

A VPN (or virtual private network) is one of today’s must-have security features. If you use a VPN, you can browse the internet and conduct any online business without compromising your privacy or risking your data. You’ve probably heard of the importance of having a VPN but may not be sure if you should get […] Read more
Smart home assistant privacy

December 8, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Increase Your Smart Home Assistant Privacy

We’re deep into the holiday shopping season, now that Black Friday has come and gone. Every year, technology serves as some of the most popular gift items. Phones, tablets, and more find their way under trees and into stockings. In addition, smart home devices like the Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa-enabled Echo, make great gifts […] Read more
Holiday season online

December 1, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Have a Safe Holiday Season Online

This year, the holidays are going to look a little different. With COVID-19 still making waves across the globe, travel is restricted and gatherings are limited. In-store shopping has mostly moved online. Traditional get-togethers with family and friends are unlikely this year. Thankfully, with the help of modern technology, we don’t have to forego the […] Read more
Smart online shopping

November 24, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Smart Online Shopping for Black Friday

Black Friday is less than a week away, with Cyber Monday right on its heels. In fact, many retailers have also launched early deals for shoppers to enjoy. Millions of people view the upcoming sale weekend as the official kickoff for holiday shopping. And, of course, people love a sale as a reason to treat […] Read more
HotBot VPN

November 20, 2020

HotBot VPN is Now Available on all Windows Devices!

We have some big news! After months of hard work and dedication, the HotBot VPN team is thrilled to reveal that our virtual private network is now available for all Windows PCs and laptops!  Our top-tier privacy and security team created it with you in mind. HotBot VPN is jam-packed with all the features you’d […] Read more
VPN for Travelling

November 19, 2020

How to Pick the Right VPN for Travelling Internationally

Global travel has been put on somewhat of a hold lately, with COVID-19 still sweeping the globe. However, the day will come when travel resumes worldwide, both for business and pleasure. When you first book your plane ticket or plan your road trip route, the last thing on your mind will be which VPN to […] Read more
VPN Auto-Connect

November 17, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use the VPN Auto-Connect Feature

There are a ton of reasons for using a VPN every time you go online. They keep you anonymous, so websites and organizations can’t track you. They encrypt your data, which is especially important when you’re on public wi-fi. Many allow you to access content unavailable in your geographic region. In some cases, a VPN […] Read more
Facebook scams

November 10, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Be Alert for Facebook Scams

More than a quarter of the world population uses Facebook. The tech giant is the biggest social media platform in the world, and one of the most visited websites of all time. Anyone who uses the platform probably isn’t surprised that Facebook is also one of the websites most rampant with scams. If you use […] Read more
Google Street View

November 3, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Blur Your House on Google Street View

Google is one of the biggest companies in the world. They launched more than two decades ago as a simple search engine but now dominate the tech industry with their email platform, document suite, smart technology, translation services, and more. One of the most well-known services the business offers is Google Maps and Google Street […] Read more
Test Your VPN Speed

October 27, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Test Your VPN Speed

Millions of people around the world use virtual private networks as a way of increasing their digital privacy and security. VPNs both encrypt your data so no one can see your activity, and make you anonymous online so no one can trace your activity back to you. Unfortunately, there’s a pervasive notion that VPNs slow […] Read more