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postheadericon What is a VPN Virtual Location & Which VPN Providers Use Them? (VPN FAQ)

Does your VPN provider use virtual locations? Are they using them but not telling you? Learn more about virtual locations and which providers use them.

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postheadericon Bestselling VPN Routers and VPN Service Providers – October 2017

Here are the best selling VPN routers and service providers for October 2017. Interested in upgrading your setup? FlashRouters has a whole new selection.

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postheadericon New FinFisher surveillance campaigns: Internet providers involved?

FinFisher has extensive spying capabilities, such as live surveillance through webcams and microphones, keylogging, and exfiltration of files. What sets FinFisher apart from other surveillance tools, however, are the controversies around its deployments.

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postheadericon 2Adoc.com Aims To Connects Patients With Gun-Friendly Providers

By Arthur Z Przebinda, MD

Patients want to trust their provider to not make mistakes and to not lie to them. Unfortunately, when it comes to guns, medical organizations have not been living up to that expectation. Medical associations have been insinuating an anti-gun political agenda into the patient-doctor relationship for decades. Patients are routinely being asked about gun ownership. Worse, many physicians commit boundary violations by pressing anti-gun messages on patients.

Frankly, medicine has an institutional bias against guns. To counter this, DRGO has launched 2Adoc.com, a referral service that will connect patients with healthcare providers who respect their second amendment rights and who won’t engage in anti-gun activism in the patient exam room.

In February of 2017, the 11th circuit court struck down key provisions of Florida’s Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act in the Wollschlaeger vs. Governor of Florida case (commonly termed “Docs vs. Glocks”). That ruling gives uninformed and anti-gun doctors legal cover to abuse the doctor-patient relationship to further a political agenda.

This was an unfortunate conclusion to a nearly decade-long saga. In 2010, Amber Ullman and her daughter were terminated from their pediatrician’s practice for refusing to tell the pediatrician whether she had a gun in her home on the grounds of privacy. Many other such instances had occurred, leading to the creation of Florida’s Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act.

This issue is a continuing nationwide problem. The case of my 90 year old, bed-ridden mother-in-law who lives in a nursing home in Los Angeles illustrates the extent of the problem: Just recently, she was taken to an off-site specialist consultation. The paperwork my wife had to fill out included questions about the presence of firearms in the home.

Personally, I would prefer that there are firearms in the nursing home where my mother-in-law stays. The patients and and their caretakers are vulnerable soft targets. That aside, what in the name of all that is sane does the question about firearms ownership have to do with an evaluation of a feeding tube in a 90 year old, non-ambulatory nursing home resident? That question is absolutely irrelevant to her care and not warranted by her history and clinical picture.

As demonstrated in a recent study from Jane Garbutt, MB published in the Journal of Pediatrics, a physician’s opinion on non-medical matters can hold a lot of sway with patients. Gun owners are unlikely to follow the advice of physicians who urge them to get rid of their guns. People who are not gun owners (and, thus, less likely aware of concerns over the validity of doctors advising about guns) are more likely to follow their doctors’ advice. The ramification of that happening on a national scale is concerning to those who care about the Bill of Rights.

DRGO believes that a patient’s gun ownership is none of their healthcare provider’s business. Only in exceptional cases, where specific clinical circumstances warrant, should a healthcare provider inquire about gun ownership or discuss any aspects of ownership.

In response to a growing number of inquiries to DRGO for recommendations of healthcare professionals who respect patient privacy and the right to keep and bear arms, DRGO conceived 2Adoc.com as a way to help patients find healthcare providers who respect their constitutional rights.

Here, then, is an explanation of how the directory and referral service will work:

What will 2Adoc.com do?

Free of charge to provider and patient, the service will provide, upon request, contact information for providers (in a requested specialty and location) who have signed up for the directory.

Who can/should sign up with 2Adoc.com?

All healthcare providers – allopathic physicians, osteopathic physicians, dentists, chiropractors, psychotherapists, psychologists, counselors, optometrists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, etc – who respect their patients’s right to privacy and to keep and bear arms are encouraged to sign up.

What benefit does 2Adoc.com bring?

The service will allow patients to find healthcare providers who won’t badger them or penalize them for owning firearms.
The service will allow providers to add patients to their practice.

What will 2Adoc.com not do?

The directory will not be published online or anywhere else.

The service will not verify provider credentials and licensing.

The service will not screen potential patients in any manner.

A full disclaimer is available at 2Adoc.com

DRGO invites all healthcare providers who respect Second Amendment rights to join 2Adoc.com . We hope soon to start connecting patients and providers.

Arthur Z Przebinda, MD is an imaging specialist in Southern California. He advocates for the Second Amendment in his state and nationally and since 2017 serves as DRGO’s Project Director. 

This post originally appeared at drgo.us and is reprinted here with permission. 

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postheadericon Egypt Blocks VPN Providers, Multiple News Websites

Egypt blocks VPN providers and major news websites. Concerned about cybersecurity in the Middle East? FlashRouters is here to help.

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postheadericon Healthcare providers ‘cannot be complacent over data security’

Consumers have placed a high level of trust in healthcare organizations to keep their data safe, but companies cannot afford to take this for granted.

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postheadericon Bestselling VPN Routers and VPN Service Providers – October 2016

FlashRouters highlights some of our users favorite VPN routers and VPN service providers.

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postheadericon Bestselling VPN Routers and VPN Service Providers – August 2016

It’s time to upgrade your network with a top-of-the-line VPN router and VPN service provider. Here are some of our user’s favorites for August 2016.

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postheadericon Bestselling VPN Routers & VPN Service Providers of June 2015

Get to know some of the finest VPN routers and VPN service providers available with our best-sellers of June 2015.

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postheadericon New opportunities emerge for cloud service providers

REDMOND, Wash. — March 18, 2015 — With cloud computing now considered a mainstream technology for most companies, new opportunities have emerged for cloud service providers that extend beyond their traditional hosting infrastructure businesses, according to Beyond Infrastructure: Cloud 2.0 Signifies New Opportunities for Cloud Service Providers, a Microsoft Corp.-commissioned study conducted by 451 Research LLC. The study revealed that nearly 70 percent of the opportunity for cloud service providers now centers on application hosting (email and business applications), managed services (backup and disaster recovery), and security services (threat management).

MSFT_2015Hosting_Infographic_v3“For today’s cloud service providers, infrastructure has become only a small part of their overall service offering,” said Aziz Benmalek, general manager, Hosting Service Provider business, Microsoft. “More than 75 percent of customers are now beyond the cloud discovery phase and expect that in three years, almost half of their applications will be deployed in a combination of private and public cloud environments. This presents a significant opportunity for our service provider partners to provide value-added services to their customers. By offering these expanded services, cloud service providers will be able to drive additional consumption, increase revenue and serve as trusted advisors.”

In addition, the study found that the service provider decision-making process has also shifted: Today, decisions are being made at a much higher level than the traditional IT manager. Fifty-two percent of respondents say their CIO or CTO is a primary decision-maker in the evaluation of hosting and cloud services, followed closely by the CEO, who is a primary decision-maker for 44 percent of companies surveyed.

“Hybrid cloud infrastructures are becoming the norm for customers,” said Michelle Bailey, senior vice president, Digital Infrastructure and Data Strategy, 451 Research. “As new decision-makers emerge, so too does the criteria for selecting cloud service providers. Trust, uptime, security, performance and technical expertise are today’s differentiators for a business-ready cloud. It’s not just about having datacenters everywhere at the lowest price. Providers need to build a business that aligns to who they are as a company and who they are supporting. Cloud 2.0 is really about value, redefining cloud computing from a technical specification to a business-ready environment. Enterprises are looking for a trusted end-to-end solution, and ultimately this will involve multiple partners.”

The study also underscored the opportunity for cloud service providers to assist customers with Windows Server 2003 migrations ahead of the July end-of-support date. Of the 73 percent of respondents with a formal Windows Server 2003 migration plan, approximately half will increase their use of hosting and cloud service providers as a result. Almost 50 percent also expect that they will deploy a newer version of Windows Server in multiple on-premises and off-premises hybrid cloud environments.

Cloud service providers can tap into infrastructure solutions such as Windows Server, Microsoft System Center, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure, as well as applications such as Exchange Online, SharePoint, Lync, Office and Office 365. And with Cloud OS, Microsoft offers customers a comprehensive, consistent cloud solution to bridge customers’ on-premises investments with cloud-based deployments. Microsoft has added 5,000 new hosting service providers in the past 12 months and has the largest hosting community of any vendor.

Beyond Infrastructure: Cloud 2.0 Signifies New Opportunities for Cloud Service Providers was designed and conducted in conjunction with 451 Research (https://451research.com). The study surveyed more than 1,700 hosting and cloud customers across 10 countries from December 2014 through March 2015. 451 Research interviewed customers across small, medium and large enterprises, including IT operations professionals, application developers and marketing professionals. Countries covered in the study span mature and emerging markets, including Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S.

Full research study results can be found at http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/0/B/30B07B25-05CA-46B2-BCF6-1DE845383672/MSFT Hosting End-User Full Slide Set 3.17.15 Complete.pdf.

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