The privacy of Turkish citizens is under attack by the censorship measures approved by Parliament. In response to the latest actions of the government IPVanish is reaching out to those in Turkey. More specifically they’ve developed a website that has been translated into Turkish. Not only can you use the site to order service but they also partnered to offer a security blog and forum to help answer questions.
You can visit the Turkish translation by visiting their .com site and clicking on the flag of Turkey at the top of the page or by accessing it directly at http://www.ipvanish.com/tr/index.php. Take a closer look at their security blog and forum to help answer any questions you may have about how a VPN can protect your privacy. The IPVanish support staff are also available to help answer any questions you may have.
IPVanish outlined the new censorship measures in a recent blog post:
- The Turkish telecommunications authority (TIB) can block any website without permission from a court.
- All Internet providers are required to keep records on their users’ activities for two years and to make the records available to authorities upon request.
As you can see the new censorship measures are meant to limit users access to websites. They also force Internet providers to spy on their customers and share the records with the authorities. That’s where a good privacy company like IPVanish comes in. After you connect to one of their 110+ VPN servers in 47 countries your IP address is changed and Internet traffic is encrypted. Giving you a private connection.
There are many advantages to using a VPN service. First and foremost for those in Turkey it will help protect your online privacy. You can access sites and content that would otherwise be blocked by the Turkish communications authority. The VPN will also help encrypt traffic from other applications on your computer. IPVanish offers client software for Windows and Mac. Along with mobile apps for iOS and Android users.
I don’t have anything negative to share about IPVanish. As a longtime customer I’ve used the service while traveling and to protect my network at home. Their a tier-1 provider meaning that they manage their own network. That gives you an added layer of protection along with better performance than most VPN services. Prices start at $10 a month or $77 a year for unlimited access. Visit IPVanish.com to try out the service.