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Pornhub has its own VPN now

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Pornhub is diversifying. The most popular site that no one you know will admit to frequenting, is launching its very own VPN service today, called, get this: VPNHub. The app, which is available on Android, iOS, MacOS and Windows, is primarily designed to offer “free and unlimited bandwidth,” according to its creators.

It’s an attempt to circumvent ISP throttling, a potential boon for those who frequently visit sites with lot of video. Sites like, well, PornHub. “With 90 million visitors a day, the vast majority of whom are using devices on the go, it’s especially important that we continue to ensure the privacy of our users,” VP Corey Price said in a statement.

The app is free on the aforementioned mobile platforms, but there’s a premium for desktop users. Another higher tier will drop ads, offer faster connection speeds and provide logins in additional countries, according to the company. That one runs either $13 a month or $90 for a full year subscription.

Of course, there are some privacy concerns to contend with, including some security issues that have arisen in recent months. This WTF is a VPN primer should good you a good overview of what you’re contending with a bit more broadly.

“Assume that all the free VPN apps that you see in the App Store and Google Play are free for a reason,” Romain wrote in the piece. “They’ll analyze your browsing habits, sell them to advertisers, inject their own ads on non-secure pages or steal your identity. You should avoid free VPNs at all costs.”

So, keep that in mind.

If you want to take the leap, however, the service is available now. There’s also a free seven-day trial for the premium version.

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Wireless Apple CarPlay support included in new Pioneer dash receivers

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Pioneer has launched two new CarPlay-compatible receiver units, both of them including a rare feature in the CarPlay world: wireless compatibility.
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‘Safe & Sound’ smoke alarm with HomeKit and built-in Alexa now available, AirPlay 2 promised

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Introduced back in January at CES 2018, First Alert has opened preorders for its latest offering in its Onelink smoke alarm/carbon monoxide family today, Safe & Sound. In addition to the traditional smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and HomeKit support, this new product offers an Alexa-enabled smart speaker and is said to eventually bring AirPlay 2 connectivity.

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The Foreigner

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The Foreigner, a superior action-thriller from Martin Campbell, the director of two of the best Bond outings ever—Casino Royale and GoldenEye—not only delivers both excitement and dramatic complexity but offers a surprisingly moving performance from its star, Jackie Chan. Presented in a Blu-ray of impressive picture and sound quality, it makes for memorable home theater.
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Payments processing company Adyen says it plans to IPO on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange at a $7B-$11B valuation (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Payments processing company Adyen says it plans to IPO on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange at a $7B-$11B valuation  —  The floodgates are definitely open for IPOs in the tech world right now, and the latest is coming out of Europe.  Adyen, a company that powers payments for large …

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There we go... just like that.
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Distance Still Matters in Business, Despite the Internet

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The internet makes distance less a problem for businesses, but geography still matters in the digital age, explains Shane Greenstein.
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Absolutely completely out of context from the summary article, but I quote it here as what I think will allow us to move forward and away from the physical proximity desires in business: “Baby Boomers will reach old age.”

And even a bit beyond the baby boomers. Fair amount of my GenX peers who weren’t computer geeks in school, and they don’t get it either. When “kids” born 1990 or later are in charge though... use, finally, hopefully, we can start thinking about all of planet Earth as “local” as it should be.
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