We’re finally nsync with Windows, and will say bye bye bye to support for 7, 8 and 8.1 at the end of the year.
Today is no ordinary.
Today is THE day to beta test our split tunneling feature on Windows!
Get it now, go for a spin (inside and outside the VPN tunnel), and let us know how it went!
Ads on, ads off – before you start swiping back and forth in the app, let’s dig deeper into how we’ve set up this DNS feature, how we define what DNS means and how you can contribute to our lists on GitHub.
Pros and cons: DNS blocking vs. ad-blocking plugin:
+ Blocks unwanted content on the entire system
+ No additional plugins
+ Works on systems where traditional ad-blocking isn’t available
- Not as effective in the browser
- Not as smart as browser plugins
Hey, community! 👋
Do you like what we do and do you live in Gothenburg, Sweden?
One more thing before you apply: do you believe that privacy is a universal right and happen to know how to code Android?
Jump right in to read the full ad and welcome aboard: https://mullvad.net/help/were-hiring-android-developer/
Everyone procrastinates but eventually the inevitable catches up: we’ve now set the date for termination of global ports as the 1st August this year.
If you want to retain the same port number you have today, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the port number and the city you want it assigned to, 30th July at the latest.
We've all appreciated those award-winning commercials worthy of every bit of praise, but we also got our fair share of dreadful ads. Soon we will release an on/off-button for Ad-blocking in our app (beta out any day now). Until then, do this if you please:
Add and test any or all of these DNS servers under advanced settings and give us your feedback:
100.64.0.1 – for Ad-blocking 100.64.0.2 – for Tracker blocking 100.64.0.3 – for Ad + Tracker blocking
Trim your ears (podcast in Swedish), plug in your favorite headset and take 66 minutes off!
Oskar and Linus from our App team joined @bjoreman at Kodsnack for an episode where they talked about how we build an app without any telemetrics, internet as it is supposed to be and how seriously we take our No-logging of user activity policy.
And in the end Linus performs a perfect pitch of our tamper proofing nail polish. https://kodsnack.se/419/
Being an early adopter comes with its fair share of surprises.
When we passed half a million WireGuard keys, we got latency spikes every 10 minutes. In the end, we found out that it was our own scheduled task of removing old keys that caused this latency. Removing keys was about 100 times slower than adding them.
This has now been solved by WireGuard, and we will be rolling out the fix to all our servers tomorrow (26th May).
Jump right in to read our roll out-plan: https://mullvad.net/blog/2021/5/25/no-more-hiccups-or-maybe-just-one-more/
Time to summarize one of the biggest failures of our time. Corporate businesses and government agencies are all collecting data and thereby breaking universal laws. Ready to take action? We know what to do. https://mullvad.net/blog/2021/5/20/big-data-big-failure-iii/
Big data is still one of the biggest failures of our time. Blog two out of three asks itself: one data point is all it takes? Not really. However, as soon as a series of data is collected, remaining anonymous becomes impossible.
Jump right in and we will show by example how one single data point put together in a series makes it impossible to stay anonymous: https://mullvad.net/blog/2021/5/12/big-data-big-failure-ii/
The vast amount of data collected today makes it possible to predict political opinions, beliefs, religion, and interests, a collection of data that is strictly forbidden by law. And in great need of abidance.
May 2021 from our perspective: three blog posts, three weeks – same theme, and with an obvious call to action: jump-start your privacy journey right away! https://mullvad.net/blog/2021/5/6/big-data-big-failure-i/
What’s new in the latest desktop app? For one, an upgrade that we hope will improve performance for many of you. But don’t take our word for it: read more, then download and see for yourself: https://mullvad.net/blog/2021/4/28/newest-app-release-desktop-could-improve-performance-20213/
Perhaps one of our most important blog post’s ever. A long and important read about how the foundations of democracy, with inalienable rights and freedoms, has been replaced by “control and surveillance”. Or as we call it; (L)awful interception. https://mullvad.net/blog/2021/4/22/lawful-interception/
Car Did Not Start? Sadly we’re not mechanics, but we offer support for another kind of DNS! Custom DNS server config in the Mullvad VPN app for desktop and Android. Before using, know the role DNS servers play when you’re trying to protect your privacy: https://mullvad.net/blog/2021/4/15/support-custom-dns-servers-launched/
Desktop users, test our latest beta (2021.3-beta1) and hit us with your valuable feedback! Windows users can expect significantly better WireGuard performance. 🚀https://mullvad.net/download/beta
Living abroad and wanting a better experience for your dual-country browsing habits? Try our SOCKS proxy on for size! Hop over to our blog and learn how: https://mullvad.net/blog/2021/4/8/socks-for-expats-try-ours-on-for-a-better-browsing-experience/
The 4-month Android release drought is over! Read what’s new in version 2021.1-beta1, support for custom (local) DNS servers, Burmese translation and more, and get it to your phone! https://mullvad.net/en/blog/2021/4/6/four-month-drought-over-new-android-release-here-20211-beta1/
As a kid, did you write invisible messages with lemon juice and did you use a Caesar cipher to scramble them? Making the leap to communicating with encrypted emails isn’t so difficult, and it’s a great way to step up your privacy game. Here’s how: https://mullvad.net/help/using-encrypted-email/
P.S. A = A-11
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