Private Internet Access (PIA) is a personal virtual private network (VPN) service. It supports multiple VPN technologies such as PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, SOCKS5 and OpenVPN. In 2018, former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpelès was named chief technology officer of PIA's parent company, London Trust Media.
|Private Internet Access|
|Original author(s)||London Trust Media, Inc.|
|Initial release||August 2010|
|Type||Virtual private network|
PIA offers several features like the following:
Private Internet Access supports the AES (128-bit or 256-bit) specifications, SHA1 and SHA256 authentication, and RSA (2048, 3072, 4096) or elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) (256R1, 256K1, 521) handshakes; however, the default settings are AES-128, SHA1, RSA-2048.
Private Internet Access servers operate VPN gateways in 54 regions across 33 countries.
As of March 7, 2019, Private Internet access servers were located in countries:
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." Officially nonpartisan, the organization has been supported and criticized by liberal and conservative organizations alike. The ACLU works through litigation and lobbying and it has over 1,200,000 members and an annual budget of over $100 million. Local affiliates of the ACLU are active in almost all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The ACLU provides legal assistance in cases when it considers civil liberties to be at risk. Legal support from the ACLU can take the form of direct legal representation or preparation of amicus curiae briefs expressing legal arguments when another law firm is already providing representation.
In addition to representing persons and organizations in lawsuits, the ACLU lobbies for policy positions that have been established by its board of directors. Current positions of the ACLU include: opposing the death penalty; supporting same-sex marriage and the right of LGBT people to adopt; supporting birth control and abortion rights; eliminating discrimination against women, minorities, and LGBT people; supporting the rights of prisoners and opposing torture; and opposing government preference for religion over non-religion, or for particular faiths over others.
Legally, the ACLU consists of two separate but closely affiliated nonprofit organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)(4) social welfare group, and the ACLU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Both organizations engage in civil rights litigation, advocacy, and education, but only donations to the 501(c)(3) foundation are tax deductible, and only the 501(c)(4) group can engage in unlimited political lobbying. The two organizations share office space and employees.Archive.today
archive.today (formerly archive.is) is an archive site which stores snapshots of web pages. It retrieves one page at a time similar to WebCite, smaller than 50MB each, but with support for modern ("Web 2.0") sites such as Google Maps and Twitter.
Archive.is uses headless browsing to record what embedded resources need to be captured to provide a high-quality memento, and creates a PNG image to provide a static and non-interactive visualization of the representation.Archive.today can capture individual pages in response to explicit user requests.Since July 2013, archive.is supports the Memento Project application programming interface (API).Chaos Esports Club
Chaos Esports Club, previously known as Digital Chaos, is an American eSports organization founded in 2015, with teams based in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Fortnite Battle Royale. The organization is best known for their Dota 2 team being a Cinderella story at The International 2016 tournament, where they finished as runners-up.In April 2017, the organization announced the departure of founding member and owner Shannon "SUNSfan" Scotten, as well as the replacement of the entire roster with former Team Onyx members. In March 2018, they announced plans to expand into the professional PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege scenes, as well as a new Dota 2 roster. However, the Dota 2 roster decided to mutually disband the following month. In May 2018, they formed a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. The following month, they rebranded themselves as Chaos Esports Club.Comparison of virtual private network services
This article is a comparison of virtual private network services.
In computer magazines, VPN services are typically judged on connection speeds; privacy protection, including privacy at signup and grade of encryption; server count and locations, interface usability, and cost.
In order to determine the degree of privacy and anonymity, various companies with extensive VPN research, such as PC World, PC Magazine and VPN.com, also take the provider's own guarantees and its reputation among news items into consideration.Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
The Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality was an event on July 12, 2017, in which various organizations and individuals advocated for net neutrality in the United States. The event was a response to plans by Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai to end United States government policies which establish net neutrality. Over 50,000 websites, including many organizations, contributed activism after Fight for the Future, Demand Progress, and Free Press convened the event. The group called it "the largest online protest in history", a term which had previously referred to protests against Internet censorship in 2012.GNOME Foundation
The GNOME Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Orinda, California, United States, coordinating the efforts in the GNOME project.Google Chrome
Google Chrome (commonly known simply as Chrome) is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android. The browser is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as the platform for web apps.
Most of Chrome's source code comes from Google's open-source Chromium project, but Chrome is licensed as proprietary freeware. WebKit was the original rendering engine, but Google eventually forked it to create the Blink engine; all Chrome variants except iOS now use Blink.As of February 2019, StatCounter estimates that Chrome has a 62% worldwide browser market share across all platforms. Because of this success, Google has expanded the "Chrome" brand name to other products: Chrome OS, Chromecast, Chromebook, Chromebit, Chromebox, and Chromebase.Index on Censorship
Index on Censorship is a campaigning publishing organisation for freedom of expression, which produces a quarterly magazine of the same name from London. The present Chief Executive of Index on Censorship, since May 2014, is Jodie Ginsberg.It is directed by the non-profit-making Writers and Scholars International, Ltd. (WSI) in association with the UK-registered charity Index on Censorship (founded as the Writers and Scholars Educational Trust), which are both chaired by the British writer and author David Aaronovitch. WSI was created by poet Stephen Spender, Oxford philosopher Stuart Hampshire, the then editor of The Observer David Astor, writer and Soviet Union expert Edward Crankshaw. The founding editor of Index on Censorship was the critic and translator Michael Scammell (1972–81), who still serves as a patron of the organisation.
The operation is based at 292 Vauxhall Bridge Road in central London.KDE
KDE is an international free software community developing Free and Open Source software. As a central development hub, it provides tools and resources that allow collaborative work on this kind of software. Well-known products include the Plasma Desktop, KDE Frameworks and a range of cross-platform applications like Krita or digikam designed to run on Unix and Unix-like desktops, Microsoft Windows and Android.
Being one of KDE's most recognized projects, the Plasma Desktop is the official / default desktop environment on many Linux distributions, such as openSUSE, Manjaro, Mageia, Netrunner, OpenMandriva, Chakra, Kubuntu, KaOS and PCLinuxOS.Linux Journal
Linux Journal is a monthly technology magazine published by Linux Journal, LLC. (Denver, CO). It focuses specifically on Linux, allowing the content to be a highly specialized source of information for open source enthusiasts.Mark Karpelès
Mark Marie Robert Karpelès (born June 1, 1985), also sometimes known by his online alias MagicalTux, is the former CEO of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox. He moved to Japan in 2009.Rick Falkvinge
Rick Falkvinge (born Dick Greger Augustsson on 21 January 1972) is a Swedish information technology entrepreneur and founder of the Swedish Pirate Party. He is currently a political evangelist with the party, spreading the ideas across the world.Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution
The Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution (SCCR; Persian: شورای عالی انقلاب فرهنگی, also translated the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council) (in Persian: Setade enqelabe farhangi) is a conservative-dominated body based in Qom, was set up at the time of Ayatollah Khomeini. Its decisions can only be overruled by Iran's Supreme Leader. Most of its members were appointed by Ali Khamenei, Khomeini's successor.
The President of Iran is ex officio the chairman of the Council.WireGuard
WireGuard is a free and open-source software application and communication protocol that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques to create secure point-to-point connections in routed or bridged configurations. It is run as a module inside the Linux kernel and aims for better performance than the IPsec and OpenVPN tunneling protocols.