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VPN for Android in UAE

United Arab Emirates is absolutely fantastic country. Today Dubai is one of the most desired touristic destinations in the world. If you are going to visit UAE in the nearest time you must be aware about Internet censorship in this country. Many popular sites and services are blocked in UAE. We would like to tell you how you can unblock sites in UAE safe and easy with secure VPN for UAE Android and iOS deices.

What is VPN for UAE Android?

VPN is a virtual private network – this is virtual encrypted tunnel inside your usual unsafe Internet connection. VPN tunnel encrypts all your traffic. This helps to surf anonymously and absolutely safe.

Virtual private network hides your real IP address. Under VPN you receive the IP of vpn server. Once your IP address is changed you can bypass UAE geo restrictions and open any blocked site.

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You can use VPN on any device like computer (Windows, Mac OS), laptop, tablet, smart phone operated by Android or  iOS and any other devices.

There are many vpn applications available in AppStore and PlayMarket today. However we would not recommend you using them, because many free vpn applications are really very unsafe and even dangerous. They can harm your computer or mobile phone, stole some of your personal or business data or make your device vulnerable for hackers.

What we recommend is setup vpn connection directly on your device.

How to Setup PPTP VPN for UAE Android

To setup a new VPN tunnel on your device with Android system you need to do the next steps:

    1. Tap Settings icon

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2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN

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3. Tap Add VPN Network

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4. Input connection name, select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)

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5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect

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When you need to connect to VPN server please do the next steps:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Tap Wireless & Networks.
  3. Tap VPN.
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list.
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to.

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.
To Disconnect from the VPN:

Open the notifications panel at the top of the screen on your phone and tap on the VPN notification, then select disconnect.

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How to Setup L2TP IPSec VPN for UAE Android

To setup a new VPN tunnel on your device with Android system you need to do the next steps:

    1. Tap Settings icon
    2. Select Wireless & Networks section and tap More Wireless

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3. Tap VPN

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4. Tap + icon on the bottom

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5. Choose L2TP/IPSec PSK from Type menu. Input Server address.
Input in IPSec pre-shared key field – secret

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Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)

Tick ‘Show advanced options’ and enter in DNS servers field 8.8.8.8

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6. Save the settings and tap on the connection name

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7. Input your VPN Username and Password and tick to save it

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When you need to connect to VPN server please do the next steps:

  1. Select Settings.
  2. Tap Wireless & Networks.
  3. Tap VPN.
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list.
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to.

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

To Disconnect from the VPN:

Open the notifications panel at the top of the screen on your phone and tap on the VPN notification, then select disconnect.

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How do I configure and use OpenVPN for my android smartphone?

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To connect OpenVPN for Android smartphone, you need to download and install OpenVPN client, for example Spider VPN. To install OpenVPN, do you know what is OpenVPN and how does it work? OpenVPN is one of the open source software, and anyone can make use this software. And, anyone can modify the function of OpenVPN. When it comes to security, one of the most commonly used VPN software among people is OpenVPN.

Due to its features like extensive support and easy to use, this OpenVPN is widely used by many of them in the world.

How does OpenVPN work?

The OpenVPN works on the client and server that means OpenVPN server connected to the internet and all client computer, mobile, and laptop device that has OpenVPN software can access the internet through the OpenVPN server.

When you’re accessing the internet, all information from internet comes in the form of encrypted manner and vice versa for sending information. In this way, the OpenVPN server provides protection for user’s information.

I hope, from this, you know about OpenVPN and how it works right!! Now, let’s see how to use OpenVPN on Android phone.

How to configure and use OpenVPN on your Android smartphone?

As I said before, to use OpenVPN on your phone, you need to download and install OpenVPN client. First of all, you need to download VPN configuration file for your phone and simply follow the below steps to download VPN configuration files.

Step #1:

Open your mobile browser to look for your VPN configuration files and download it. Your VPN configuration will be named as UIC-netID.ovpn and saved in the default storage directory.

Step #2:

Go to your android google play store and search for the app called ‘OpenVPN client. And, download this app and install it on your phone.

Step #3:

Now, continue the process that mentioned in the first step and find the downloaded configuration VPN file and open it. When you open this configuration file, it will automatically open the OpenVPN.

If it doesn’t open OpenVPN connect automatically, then no problem, open it manually and import the downloaded configuration file. And then continue the following steps.

Step #4:

The OpenVPN connect open the window and ask you to accept the connection. So, click ‘accept’ option to connect OpenVPN.

Step #5:

After that, it shows another window with username and password. Here, enter your username and password. And then, click the connect button.

Step #6:

Now, a small pop-up window appears and asks you about trust this or not. So, choose I trust this application option and click the ok button.

Step #7:

If the OpenVPN is connected, then it shows green mark, and also you will get two notifications about the OpenVPN activation.

That’s all!! Open VPN for Android smartphone is configured and as well as connected to use.

It is very easy to disconnect the OpenVPN; by just open it and click Disconnect button on the window.

Instant messengers in China 2016

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In our modern world communications are extremely important. And instant messengers are very popular today all over the world.

So what are the most popular Instant messengers in China?

Let’s ask Google Trends and compare world’s leaders.

First let’s compare

  • Skype
  • Whatsapp
  • Viber
  • Momo
  • Wechat
  • Line

Among these services Skype, Whatapp and Wechat are leaders but…

Let’s add another Chinese messenger and you will be surprised!


As you can see QQ is number 1 in China!

As for now (January 2016) the next messengers are not blocked in China:

  • QQ
  • Wechat
  • Momo
  • Weixin
  • Whatsapp
  • Youni

Unfortunately, Skype and Viber are blocked in China. A good solution to unblock them – use VPN.

Reasons to use VPN in the Middle East

Politics, iPlayer and Porn

Millions of people are spending their evenings in such simple pleasures like reading news and politics websites, watching internet porn, and enjoying  the latest episode of Game of Thrones and others films on iPlayer.

It is hard to believe but these things are not available in the Arab world. Internet censorship, as well as geographical restrictions on online content are terrible in this part of the wold.

But this is not the end on Internet – it is just another day on the internet with VPN solutions.

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VPN or Virtual private networks, widespread only in the business sphere before, are very popular today among home Internet users in the Middle East: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Pakistan, Iran.

Such networks establish a private, encrypted data connection, and allow users to sidestep local censorship rules while disguising their online identities.

For example, an internet user in Qatar or the UAE could use a VPN to access online pornography, avoiding blocks on sites imposed in many Arab countries. VPNs can also allow access to outlawed political sites, certain social media services and other blocked content.

For example, an internet user in Saudi Arabia could use a VPN service to watch TV shows on the BBC’s iPlayer service, which is only available in the UK and a handful of other countries.

Defeating censorship?

Internet censorship is rife in the Middle East. Syria, Iran and Saudi Arabia were ranked as the “top 10 most censored countries” in a 2012 report by the New York based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

“Iranian authorities maintain one of the world’s toughest internet censorship regimes, blocking

Legal implications

Yet could using a VPN land you in trouble?

In a market like the UAE, the law prohibits VPNs if they are used to commit or conceal a crime, legal experts say.

“Article 9 in the UAE’s Law No.5/2012 on Combatting Cyber Crimes makes it an offense to use ‘a fraudulent computer network protocol address by using a false address or a third party address’ for the purposes of committing or concealing a crime,” said Dino Wilkinson, partner at the Norton Rose Fulbright legal practice in Abu Dhabi.

Wilkinson said that it is highly unlikely the UAE law would be construed to pursue expatriates using VPNs to access online TV services.

“I am not aware of any particular enforcement actions being taken or contemplated by authorities on this type of benign personal use,” he said.

“I think there would be a bit of uproar among expats if they were stopped from watching Eastenders or the equivalent from their home countries.”

Adult sites in Saudi Arabia

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Lots of Internet users from Middle East and Saudi Arabia are looking for adult websites that are available in Saudi Arabia.

Is any porn site not blocked in Saudi Arabia?

It is sad to say but all adult content is blocked in Saudi Arabia on country’s level due to religious and moral principles.

Internet restrictions  are very strict in KSA.

That means that you cannot access porn sites with your general Saudi IP address.
On one hand this is very disappointing for many people but on the other hand you can avoid all Internet limits easily!

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  • 100% anonymous
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To access any restricted website you need only 3 simple steps:

  1. Get VPN Account
  2. Setup VPN connection on your device – this is very easy and fast
  3. Enjoy your Internet freedom and security!

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Net Neutrality in the EU

Great news for European citizens!
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The new EU rules prevent “blocking and throttling” of Internet traffic, as well as paid prioritization, although net neutrality activists have argued the EU’s approach to paid prioritization has too broad a carveout for specialized services and opportunities to favor some traffic.

“The rules enshrine the principle of net neutrality into EU law: no blocking or throttling of online content, applications and services,” the EU said following the vote by the European Parliament. “All traffic will be treated equally. This means, for example, that there can be no paid prioritization of traffic in the internet access service,” it added.
The FCC’s rules also allow for specialized services, like facilities-based VoIP, health monitoring, etc., which it does not treat as Internet access, but it also reserves the right to disallow specialized services that is providing the functional equivalent of an access service and makes clear it does not want folks trying to evade the rules to create fast lanes for things like video services. The EU rules do not have similar language, which makes some activists concerned they could be used for such video fast lanes.
The EU’s language about specialized services in an FAQ about the decision appears to justify that concern.

“The rules will ensure that the constantly growing quality of the open internet access service will not be hampered by the provision of services such as IPTV or telemedicine which share the same infrastructure. These innovative services may only be offered where and if sufficient capacity for internet access remains available.” EU pointed out that that last part about capacity means that specialized services cannot result in the slowing of other general Internet services.

In a letter in advance of the vote, companies including Etsy, Kickstarter, Netflix, Reddit, and Tumblr, pointed out what they said were major flaws in the proposal, including a carve-out for specialized services they say create Internet fast-lanes and allows zero-rating plans, in which carriers exclude some applications from a customer’s data usage totals.
Also criticizing the EU plan were Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, Free Press, and the Future of Music Coalition, the same groups that fought for the Title II-based approach to net neutrality rules the FCC adopted.

“Apparently Silicon Valley interests are disappointed that the European Parliament did not ban the “specialized services” that Europe may need to create a European Digital Single Market to compete with Silicon Valley,” said Scott Cleland, president, Precursor LLC, and chairman of NetCompetiton, which advocates for an open Internet free of government overregulation (NetCompetition is supported by ISPs including members of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and CTIA).
The EU also voted to end roaming charges by 2017–the net neutrality rules take effect now.

Both are part of a broader EU telecom law reform, with plans for better EU-level spectrum coordination.
“[This Week’s] vote is the final result of intense efforts to put an end to roaming charges in the European Union and to safeguard the open internet,” said European Commission VP Andrus Ansip.

How to Unblock Facetime in Dubai, Abu Dhabi (UAE) on Android

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According to latest investigations the population of United Arab Emirates is over 10 million and about 8 million are expatriates. They come to the country for working.

Most of these people are living far from their friends and family.

Sure, a lot of them are looking for new friends in the UAE.

Where to find new friends in Dubai?

One of the best place where you can find new friends today is Internet. There is a great number of website and services where you can meet people.
Facetime is one of the most popular sites to find friends.
Unfortunately Facetime is blocked in United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and others emirates)

How to unblock Facetime in UAE?

There are different options which can be used to access restricted site, such as:

  • Proxy
  • TOR
  • DNS
  • Translation service
  • VPN

VPN or Virtual private network is the most reliable way to unblock Facetime.

Main advantages of using VPN in UAE

  1. It is safe
  2. It is secure
  3. It is absolutely anonymous

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VPN hides your ip address making you invisible for country’s authorities and 100% safe.
On one have you get privacy and security and on the other hand you are completely free and can access any blocked site.
Using VPN is probable the only solution that can guarantee you Internet freedom and on-line security.
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Bypass all limits in the UAE!
You can use Spider vpn on ipad, iphone, Windows pc, MAC, Android devices.

It is easy to setup vpn on Android. Also you can use our free Android application.
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How to unblock websites in Pakistan

shutterstock_101662606Internet restrictions is Pakistan are very strict. Lots of websites are blocked due to censure. Government of the country control all information sending and receiving via the Internet.  In 2012 Pakistan made nationwide content-filtering service that blocks all sites that can harm national safety, that contains porn or anti religious materials, social networks and many others.

How to access blocked sites in Pakistan and stay safe and anonymous?

There are many different ways to resolve this problem. Let’s review the most popular and easy solutions.

  1. Use Proxy service

Many people believe that using proxy to access blocked sites in Pakistan is the simplest way. Using proxy is really simple but this solution is not very safe and besides that most of free proxy solutions are banned in Pakistan.

Can this help?

It this safe and secure?

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  1. Use https instead of http

This solution can help you to open some blocked sites but of course it does not work for all blocked content.

  1. Use browser extension

There are many extensions for some well known browsers like Chrome and Firefox which can help you to mask your IP address and so you can try to avoid Internet filtering in Pakistan.

Does it work ?

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  1. Use software

There are many software solutions which mask your IP address and in such way help to access blocked content. However using unknown software is always dangerous because you cannot be sure what this software can do on your computer.

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Using unblocking software is not safe for your privacy!

  1. Use mobile applications

If you are using mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, Android devices you can try to install mobile vpn application like Spider VPN for example.

  1. Use wayback machine

Several years ago in works great but I am not sure it works now. However you can try. Probable this can help you.

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  1. Try Translation services

Sometime translation services like Google translate can help to bypass Internet limits when you try to translate banned page to another service. This might help to unblock websites.

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  1. Use DNS

There are some smart DNS service which help to hide IP address and so go pass on-line restrictions and unblock sites in Pakistan

  1. Use websites – unblockers

Sites unblockers can help sometimes. Unfortunately most of them are blocked in Pakistan.

This can work sometimes.

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  1. Use VPN Service

And the last but not the least is using VPN. This is the safest and securest solution you can use to unblock sites in Pakistan.

VPN service hides you IP address and also encrypts all your traffic. Under the vpn you are anonymous and can access any site you want.

Can this help? Is it safe?

Yes

Yes! This works in 100% of cases and it is 100% secure.

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Is it safe to use VPN?

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Millions of people cannot imagine their life without Internet today. We connect to global network from anywhere: homes, schools, offices, cafés, hotels, bus stops and even public beaches.

How safe is this?

Have you ever think about your network security and privacy?
This is question is especially actual if you are using unsafe public Wi-Fi zones.
In some countries like UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and others Gulf countries your online privacy is not only a question of your wishes to be anonymous. This could be question of your freedom.
That is why you should not risk and rely on doubtful services.
VPN service is really a perfect solution to make you protected in the Internet. But VPN service providers can be different.

What items you should consider to select the best vpn providers for your needs?

1. Privacy policy.

You must be aware that many free vpn service collect your personal information for some unknown needs. How they use these data? It is better to read Privacy policy before using the service.

2. Data logs

Many providers have log files on their services and store this information. This means that they can review your Internet activity anytime! And see what you are doing on-line.

3. Collecting your IP Address

Some vpn providers collect your IP Address. Ask – why do they do that???
To tell the truth – some vpn provider can store your sensitive data for very long time – even longer than your Internet service provider.
What privacy are you talking about in this case???
A VPN service you can rely must wipe all data logs regularly. The best is within hours of them being created. In such case any requests for the data cannot be fulfilled.

What questions do you need to ask?

So if you are going to use a VPN service what questions should you ask in order to determine whether or not they take privacy seriously. Here’s a few suggestions.

Do they have a privacy policy?

You can be surprised to discover that some VPNs don’t even have a privacy policy.

How long do they retain logs?

The best if VPN does not keep log files over 24 hours.

Where the VPN service registered in?

Knowing what country the VPN is registered in will let you research the country’s laws pertaining to online privacy.

What kind of personal data VPN service retains?

It is great to know if your VPN provider can link your account to a real identity.

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Proxy VS VPN – what is Better?

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Many people ask us:

What is proxy and what is vpn?

Are they the same?

What is difference between proxy and vpn?

What is better: proxy of vpn?

Today Sahrzad tells your about vpn and proxy and you can decide what is better for you.

Also you can read about the difference between proxy and vpn we wrote before.

First of all let’s find out what is proxy and what is vpn.

According to Wikipedia:

 Proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application) that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource available from a different server and the proxy server evaluates the request as a way to simplify and control its complexity. Proxies were invented to add structure and encapsulation to distributed systems.

If the destination server filters content based on the origin of the request, the use of a proxy can circumvent this filter. For example, a server using IP-based geolocation to restrict its service to a certain country can be accessed using a proxy located in that country to access the service.

Web proxies are the most common means of bypassing government censorship, although no more than 3% of Internet users use any circumvention tools.

In some cases users can circumvent proxies which filter using blacklists using services designed to proxy information from a non-blacklisted location

An anonymous proxy server (sometimes called a web proxy) generally attempts to anonymize web surfing. There are different varieties of anonymizers. The destination server (the server that ultimately satisfies the web request) receives requests from the anonymizing proxy server, and thus does not receive information about the end user’s address. The requests are not anonymous to the anonymizing proxy server, however, and so a degree of trust is present between the proxy server and the user. Many proxy servers are funded through a continued advertising link to the user.

A proxy can keep the internal network structure of a company secret by using network address translation, which can help the security of the internal network. This makes requests from machines and users on the local network anonymous. Proxies can also be combined with firewalls.

An incorrectly configured proxy can provide access to a network otherwise isolated from the Internet.

 

In simple words: proxy is some computer that pass through all your traffic.

Proxy is the simplest way to hide your IP address and avoid Internet filtering.

However proxy works only for your browser. If you need it only for surfing – you can use Proxy.

The next level of secure can be reached by VPN.

And again, smart Wikipedia sais about VPN:

virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, such as the Internet. It enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network, and thus are benefiting from the functionality, security and management policies of the private network. A VPN is created by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryption.

A VPN spanning the Internet is similar to a wide area network (WAN). From a user perspective, the extended network resources are accessed in the same way as resources available within the private network. Traditional VPNs are characterized by a point-to-point topology, and they do not tend to support or connect broadcast domains.

VPNs allow employees to securely access the corporate intranet while traveling outside the office. Similarly, VPNs securely connect geographically separated offices of an organization, creating one cohesive network. VPN technology is also used by individual Internet users to secure their wireless transactions, to circumvent geo restrictions and censorship, and to connect to proxy servers for the purpose of protecting personal identity and location.

VPN may be classified by:

  • The protocols used to tunnel the traffic
  • The tunnel’s termination point location, e.g., on the customeredge or network-provider edge
  • Whether they offer site-to-site or network-to-network connectivity
  • The levels of security provided

VPN services cannot make online connections absolutely anonymous, but they can increase privacy and security.

The VPN security model provides:

  • Confidentiality such that even if the network traffic is sniffed at the packet level : hacker can only see some encrypted data
  • Sender authentication to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the VPN
  • Message integrity to detect any instances of tampering with transmitted messages

Tunneling protocols can operate in a point-to-point network topology that would theoretically not be considered a VPN, because a VPN by definition is expected to support arbitrary and changing sets of network nodes. But since most router implementations support a software-defined tunnel interface, customer-provisioned VPNs often are simply defined tunnels running conventional routing protocols.

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Why VPN Better than Proxy?

VPN provides you:

  • better privacy and security
  • faster speed
  • best stability
  • Works on all systems (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Routers) while proxy works only for browser.
  • Unblock all restrictions.

What you can do with VPN and cannot do with most proxies:

  1. Access any blocked sites worldwide
  2. Stay safe with VPN outside your browser
  3. Encrypt your Internet connection
  4. Stay protected from phishing and malware
  5. Fastest surfing and watching videos
  6. Be anonymous is applications and games

To summarize all written above I would like to say that VPN wins!

It is much more secure in conparison with proxy.