Protect your online data with this decentralized VPN and firewall portable solution

Cybersecurity experts have always recommended the use of VPNs whenever you go online. And while no one can contest their efficacy when it comes to protecting your data and rendering you anonymous on the internet, there’s no denying that VPNs cost a pretty penny. An annual subscription to a well-known VPN service can already set you back a hundred dollars.

If you want to take cybersecurity into your own hands, you always have the option to go beyond a VPN subscription. The Deeper Connect Nano is a decentralized VPN and firewall device that eliminates the need to pay monthly fees for VPN services. An ultra-portable tool, you can bring it anywhere you go and still remain protected when you go online.

Unlike a VPN that reroutes your connection to various servers, this device serves as client and server, and your IP address automatically changes based on routing rules. There’s no

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Microsoft Ignite Data and Analytics roundup: Platform extensions are the key theme

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The shift toward online digital conferences has prompted Microsoft to reconvene Ignite about six months early this year. Scanning the data and analytics announcements, the overriding theme is of extending the reach of the portfolio of Azure data platforms.

For data and analytics, the headlines on this go-round include a new Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra; support for a MongoDB 4.0 API in Azure Cosmos DB; the general availability of Azure Synapse Link for Cosmos DB; and some enhancements to Azure Cache for Redis offering. And Microsoft is introducing new tools for data warehouse users to automate their migration to Azure Synapse Analytics. On the hybrid cloud front, there are several announcements for the software-defined hybrid platform Azure Arc, including support of Kubernetes (K8s) and the addition of Azure Machine Learning to the small, but growing stable of Azure services available on Arc.

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Olympian McKayla Maroney Ensnared in Mystery ‘Cult’ the Church of the Master Angels

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via Facebook/GettyWhen serial pedophile and former doctor for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team Larry Nassar was sentenced to a maximum of 175 years in prison, more than 150 women of all ages came forward to share their horrific stories of abuse.They bravely told of how they endured years of trauma and how they had been silenced. For Olympian McKayla Maroney, unfortunately, it had been no different.The now 25-year-old went dark on Instagram in September of 2017; the next month, she shared her harrowing story about Nassar’s abuse, starting from age 13 and even up until she was competing in the Olympics in 2012.“It happened in London before my team and I won the gold medal, and it happened before I won my silver,” she said in

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Kroger is latest victim of third-party software data breach

Kroger Co. says it was among the multiple victims of a data breach involving a third-party vendor’s file-transfer service

BOSTON — Kroger Co. says it was among the multiple victims of a data breach involving a third-party vendor’s file-transfer service and is notifying potentially impacted customers, offering them free credit monitoring.

The Cincinnati-based grocery and pharmacy chain said in a statement Friday that it believes less than 1% of its customers were affected — specifically some using its Health and Money Services — as well as some current and former employees because a number of personnel records were apparently viewed.

Kroger said the breach did not affect Kroger stores’ IT systems or grocery store systems or data and there was no indication that fraud involving accessed

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