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postheadericon Are VPNs Really Private?

FlashRouters takes a look at how to avoid VPN pitfalls. What should one do? Be wary of sites that record cookies, make sure your VPN doesn’t log, and more.

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postheadericon Enable Ghost Mode in Snapchat NOW if you want to keep your location private

Some will find Snapchat’s latest feature a bit stalkerish and creepy. Here is how to turn it off and preserve your privacy.

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postheadericon Latest Netgear Nighthawk R7000 Firmware Upgrade To Collect & Share Private Data

Netgear has revealed that the R7000 Nighthawk firmware will log specific activity information. See how you can stay private while still using an R7000 with DD-WRT firmware and FlashRouters.

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postheadericon An introduction to private browsing

Privacy and security fears are driving many people to look into the possibilities of private browsing. We investigate what it is and how you stay anonymous online

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postheadericon Nevada Voters Push For Background Checks On Private Firearm Sales — The FBI Admits It Doesn’t Have The Funding To Enforce It

CARSON CITY, NEVADA — Last month, voters approved a measure which would require a federal background check prior to the transfer of firearms between private parties. The Nevada Attorney General admitted in his recently published opinion that the ability to enforce such a measure wouldn’t be feasible.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, the FBI responded with a formal admission it would not conduct background checks on the private transfer of firearms. Despite the passage of Nevada’s Background Check Act of 2016 by voters, the mechanisms in place to enforce such an action would prove to be impossible at this time.

The Nevada Attorney General conceded that, “citizens may not be prosecuted for their inability to comply with the Act unless and until the FBI changes its public position and agrees to conduct the background checks consistent with the Act.”

So, as of right now, the FBI is unable to comply with the state of Nevada’s request. That means the private transfer of firearms, as of this moment, is not governed under the newly minted Background Check Act.

This is another example of people wanting to enact legislation that “shoots first, asks questions later”.

You’ve probably run into such a conversation at least once on social media. Someone says, “hey, why can’t we do (X)?”

Where “X” may signify anything restricting the sale or transfer of firearms, the answer is “lack of funding”.

And it’s no exaggeration. To enforce such a measure in Nevada, where guns are not registered, would be nearly impossible.

Say if you have a Glock 19 Gen 4 you’re looking to transfer to your cousin. That firearm isn’t necessarily registered in any official way to your name. If you transfer that firearm to your cousin, the only thing you’d need is probably some written bill of sale (if sold) or confirmation of transfer. This would be predominantly for your records so, should that firearm be stolen or lost, you can demonstrate that the firearm was not in your custody.

But even in that outright unlikely scenario, in the state of Nevada you are not required to maintain any paperwork related to the private transfer of a firearm so long as that transfer doesn’t require you to mail it anywhere and the person you’re transferring the firearm to has every right to possess a firearm.

Out of good habit, I always recommend keeping some sort of evidence of a transfer out of custody. I live in a state that is also unregulated in the private transfer of firearms. Any time I’ve sold a gun to a family member, friend, or known acquaintance, I’ve always done my own due diligence to ensure I’m on the right side of that transfer.

You do your business as you see fit.

And in Nevada, you can do it without the necessity of requiring a NICS check for the present time.

Should the FBI decide it DOES have funding or IS ABLE to comply with the Background Check Act, then it will be a different story.

I can see where this bill would have been needlessly cumbersome.

Imagine the scenario where you’re transferring a hunting rifle to a family relative that you know is able to possess a firearm. Now you have to run that family member through a background check — added money — on top of the fact you’re gifting that person a working firearm.

Firearms are expensive! The act of giving a firearm to someone who has every right to possess one shouldn’t cost you a dime more than you’ve already spent.

In either case, the federal government is presently unable to enforce a measure passed by voters. Hopefully it will be a lesson to future administrations to not attempt to restrict the private transfer of firearms amongst people who have every right to possess them.

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postheadericon My video, My first video, Private video: Don’t fall for this Facebook scam

My video, My first video, Private video: Don’t fall for this Facebook scam, which is infecting accounts around the world with a very high rate of success.

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postheadericon Facebook, Instagram Ban Private Sales Of Firearms On Their Social Networks: Let’s Hear Your Thoughts

In an effort to “updating our regulated goods policies”, the massive social networks Facebook and Instagram have banned the private sales of firearms on their networks. This ban only applies to peer-to-peer transactions and does not affect any FFL holders, … Continue reading
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postheadericon Securing Your Entire Wireless Network With Private Internet Access VPN

PrivateInternetAccess is one of the top VPN service providers available and we’ve got PIA-flashed routers to enhance your PIA experience.

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postheadericon Adult dating site hacked, leaking private information

Casual dating website ‘Adult FriendFinder’ has been hacked, leaking data from as many as 3.9 million accounts, according to an investigation by Channel 4 News.

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postheadericon Private cybersecurity school set to open in London

A school entirely focussed on teaching cybersecurity skills has launched in the UK, reports Computer Business Review.

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