When we think of Governments blocking access to information on the internet, we tend to think of nations like China. Don’t be fooled.  Even in a supposed “liberal democracy” such as Australia, our telecommunication operators regularly block content.  

One of the most famous examples was when all the Australian operators blocked content about the Christchurch attack without any reference to law. In other words, they were blocking content of their own will.

Although of course, we abhor violence and killing, this shows that Australia does not have freedom of speech or freedom of information.

Australian Telecos Blocking Conservative Websites

In fact, Telstra is blocking web sites which primarily express a Right-Wing view of politics. This is clearly an outrageous breach of our hard-won freedom of speech.

Some of these perfectly legal web sites include:

voat.co
4chan.org
8ch.net
liveleak.com
archive.is
bitchute.com
zerohedge.com
kiwifarms.net

Whilst some of these sites do feature material which is disturbing, they also contain much that is of great public interest. Users are free to access them or not. Importantly, these sites contain a great deal of content which is politically important.

Free Speech Being Trampled

The principle of free speech is intended to protect us all from Government interference. Now, our free speech is being trampled by virtue signalling corporations.

An example is Bitchute (from the list above) which has hosted a number of videos made by Tommy Robinson. Tommy has been de-platformed by the major Silicon Valley tech firms such as Facebook and YouTube.

These smaller, freer outlets like Bitchute are therefore important to those concerned about increasing Government intrusion and control which will only increase as time goes on.

Another example is Zero Hedge. This is a website which is primarily concerned with economics. It generally supports Right Wing laissez-faire Capitalism. Why would corporations even want to censor such a site?

These types of sites allow the dissemination of ideas which are unpopular with our Government and elites. They are among the few outlets for the Political Right.

With companies such as Telstra now actively censoring these smaller websites, we have to wonder, what next?

Tommy Robinson Censored

This was brought to the attention of The Pickering Post when we posted a video of Tommy Robinson and many users complained that they were presented with a message “Website not available” when they tried to watch it.

This message was provided by Telstra or other Internet Service Providers who had decided that their customers were not allowed to watch this content.

How a VPN Can Protect Your Privacy

Fortunately, there is a way around this corporate censorship, which is cheap, easy and legal. It simply requires the use of what is known as a Virtual Private Network.

How does that work, you may ask? Well, if we think of our internet connection as a pipe going from your computer into the World Wide Web (The Net) then the first place that pipe goes to is your Internet Service Provider (ISP). This could be Telstra, Optus, Dodo, iinet or a host of other providers.

When you click on a website on your Web Browser favourites (such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer), it sends a signal down the pipe to your ISP. The ISP sees that you wish to view a page on The Pickering Post for example.

The ISP then retrieves that Web Page from our website and sends it back down the “pipe” to your computer which displays it for you to read (as you are doing right now).

Obviously, throughout this process, your ISP can see which websites you are accessing and whatever information you are uploading or downloading through that “pipe.”

The Pickering Post administrators can also see your IP address, which they could potentially use to find out where you are situated. Whist the Pickering Post would never do that, other websites may not be so benign.

How a VPN Actually Works

Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) involves downloading a program to your computer. This program encrypts (scrambles) your internet signal. Consequently, it cannot be read by anyone else except the VPN.

Your encrypted signal goes to your ISP and is directed from there to the VPN.  The VPN then unscrambles your signal and sends it on to where it is supposed to go.

Information which your computer requests (such as this Webpage) is then sent back to the VPN server. The VPN then scrambles the signal once more and sends it back through your ISP to your computer.

Your computer then unscrambles the signal and displays the Webpage, just as it would do normally.

The Benefits of a VPN

There are multiple benefits to having a VPN. Firstly, your ISP cannot know which websites you are accessing, or what information (such as Web Pages or Bitchute videos) that you are downloading.

All they know is that you are sending an encrypted signal to a VPN. They have no way of accessing your information or of knowing which websites your signal is going to, or coming from, once it goes past the VPN.

Secondly, the websites you access do not know where you are situated. They only know that the signal is coming from the VPN. That means that you cannot be tracked by Google, Facebook or any other of the big intrusive Tech companies.

Thirdly, hackers would find it almost impossible to access your information and use that information to attack you or steal your bank details.

Obviously, for anyone who values privacy and wishes to access material on the Internet without nanny corporate censorship, a VPN is a “must have” accessory. So, what are the downsides? Surprisingly, the least of these is cost.

How Much Does a VPN Cost

VPN’s range in price from fairly reasonable -down to free. Obviously, as in all facets of life, you get what you pay for. The more you pay, the less you will be bothered by other downsides. Free VPN providers are paid for by advertisers. This would mean tolerating popup ads and such like to your internet experience.

If you decide on a paid subscription then signing up for a longer contract will reduce costs. These can come down to a very reasonable dollar per week or so for a decent VPN.

Does a VPN Restrict Speed

The process of scrambling and unscrambling your data does takes some time and increases the size of the signal. This has to add some time restriction.

The more expensive VPN’s will have better bandwidth to deal with this problem. However, the level of encryption will also affect speed.

If you select a higher level of encryption, it will slow you down more.

Assuming you are not doing anything highly illegal, a low level of encryption should be sufficient for basic privacy.

Bandwidth Problems with VPNs

The bandwidth (the amount of information you are sending) will increase with a VPN. This is due to the fact that you are sending encrypted information.

Again, a higher level of security will take up a larger bandwidth. On cheaper, or free, VPN’s this can cause a problem, limiting how much you can send or receive.

Paying a little more can secure greater bandwidth and reduce or remove this problem.

Using VPN’s on Mobile Devices

Using a VPN on a mobile device can chew up both bandwidth and battery life. If you wish to use a VPN on a phone, it is recommended to look for a VPN plan which is specifically designed for mobile devices. There are plenty of them out there.

Security

Ensure the VPN you choose does not keep logs of your activity and has at least 128 bit encryption. This will ensure your safety and privacy. The more servers they have also increases security for you. If they encompass anti-virus protection, then so much the better.

Conclusion

In this day and age, a VPN is strongly advised for security, privacy and the ability to access the internet without nanny, Left Wing, corporate censorship.

The following link has a list of the better VPNs, many of which can be tried out with a free trial of up to a month. That gives you a chance to see how well they work. I highly recommend it.

https://www.cnet.com/best-vpn-services-directory/

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Russians paid to troll for 12 hours per day on Western social media

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_in_Russia#Debate_in_the_West

BlackRoo
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BlackRoo

The question “where are you Ms Buttrose” needs to be asked each time the ABC are found to broadcasts false stories in their documentaries.

noucg
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Jissraelis ,criminal mates have stuffed another computer of mine Technicians said they cant get anything out of the hard drive its blocked so everything is lost ,hmmmm second time this has happened plus all their stupid phone calls from ”not in service numbers ” from U.S ,Ukraine,Australia etc ,the Leftist Marxist Judaic regime we live under ,where its gunna be their way or the HWAY welcome to the JWO

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🇺🇸🇮🇱🇺🇸 FRONTPAGE Mag plug 🇮🇱🇺🇸🇮🇱

Front Page Mag (FPM), a flagship publication of the David Horowitz Freedom Centre, is one of the best conservative websites. It was started and is run by David Horowitz (a Trump supporting US patriot and conservative Jew) with outstanding writers including Daniel Greenfield (another Trump supporting conservative Jew) and Robert Spencer, the Director of Jihad Watch (one of the foremost counterjihad websites). It gives the lie to the false claim “all Jews” are somehow anti-American. Here’s a link to its useful Discover the Networks resource:

https://www.davidhorowitzfreedomcenter.org

TheUnbeliever
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🕋👉🇺🇸👈🙊 IDENTITY POLITICS VIOLENCE IS TEARING AMERICA APART

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274521/identity-politics-violence-tearing-america-apart-daniel-greenfield

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

Three years ago, a bloody summer of black nationalist violence claimed the lives of eight police officers with the massacre of five police officers by Micah X. Johnson in Dallas and the murder of three police officers in Baton Rogue by Gavin Long.

Johnson had declared his support for the Black Lives Matter racial nationalist group and told police that he wanted to kill white people, and especially white police officers.

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Outlook will not send emails (but will receive) when my VPN (IPVanish) is on – I have to disconnect every time I want to send, and reconnect when finished.

King of Hearts
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🎀 .. NEW ARTICLE .. 🎀

By Howell Woltz …

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SPECIAL: Licensed to Kill — False Flag in El Paso, Texas — Evidence of 3-4 Shooters in Black — Zionist Strike 45 UPDATE 1 Fox is Compromised — Condemning White Nationalists LINK: ………twitter.com/RachBlevins/status/1157815390891909120?s=20 Watch it fast, Twitter is dishonest and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that controls its censorship and digital assassination will certainly want this taken down. The Zionists want to overturn the Second Amendment and this is how they inspire fear. This was a false flag operation, no question at all. Other References: Gateway Pundit: Leftists Change Shooter Patrick Crusius’s MyLife Page after Saturday Shooting from Democrat to Republican… Read more »

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“Now, it is predicted thousands of compensation claims around the country will cost governments (and potentially taxpayers in some instances) billions of dollars”. This from a story about Aboriginals lodging claims for ‘spiritual loss’ on the ABC. I wonder where Governments get money from, if not from taxpayers in some form.

There is just no end to this nightmare.

Rinaldo
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Justice in America

Justice in America is putting 79-year old women in jail for feeding cats that a neighbor moved off and left. Her “free” town has a law against feeding starving stray animals.

Observe also that we are a disunited people where neighbors rat on one another.

Makes you feel a bit insecure, doesn’t it?

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/08/06/justice-in-america-3/

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Russia: $10/Month for Superfast Broadband, in US $70 for Slower Speeds – Survey of 195 Countries US broadband is shockingly expensive compared to other countries. Russia provides some of the cheapest internet access in the modern world according to new research. At less than $10 USD per month internet is significantly cheaper than both internet in China at $41 USD per month, and USA at $67.69 per month. It’s starting to make sense why the Western governments constantly blame “Russian hackers” for all their problems, with internet access at these prices it’s hard not to feel jealous. New research by… Read more »

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SonnyF

The wailing and gnashing of teeth after England’s First Test loss to us is a delight. WAITER! another tall glass of schadenfreude please!

Rinaldo
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Rinaldo

An Attack on Iran Would be an Attack on Russia

Moscow is proposing a diametrically opposed vision to Western sanctions, threats and economic war, one that is drawing it ever closer to Tehran By Pepe Escobar Global Research, August 06, 2019R Russia is meticulously advancing Eurasian chessboard moves that should be observed in conjunction, as Moscow proposes to the Global South an approach diametrically opposed to […]

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https://www.globalresearch.ca/attack-iran-attack-russia/5685675

Rinaldo
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Matt12
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Yeah, lookit me.

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Liz Wheeler

3 year olds aren’t allowed to drink alcohol.

3 year olds aren’t allowed to smoke.

3 year olds aren’t allowed to drive cars.

3 year olds aren’t allowed to go to the playground by themselves.

3 year olds can’t decide to be transgender either – because they are 3 YEARS OLD.

https://twitter.com/Liz_Wheeler/status/1156580108997709824

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Inside Google ….

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The Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network has condemned Australia’s harsh mandatory vaccine laws. They say that religious freedoms are being trampled on due to the presence of aborted baby cells inside of some vaccines, including the MMR vaccine.
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Group Says Vaccines Contain Aborted Babies And Should Invoke Religious Rights
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http://vaxxter.com/vaccines-contain-aborted-babies-invoke-religious-rights-refusal/

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A couple of highlights from the Democratic Socialist Convention. One handed clapping, personal privilege, no gendered language, the comrades aren’t even allowed to possess an aggressive scent. The future is safe, i doubt many would join these clowns let alone vote them into office. https://youtu.be/UPLQNUVmq3o

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Hotrocks

The PNG has asked the Chinese to bail it out to the tune of $11.8 billion . Oh , there goes the neighbourhood . Maserati’s all round .

Ducktracy
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Boom! President Trump DESTROYS Barack Obama Over His Disgusting Tweets and Blame Following Weekend Mass Shootings

During the Barack Obama years there were at least 32 mass shootings including the massacre of children at Sandy Hook, the attack on gays at Pulse nightclub and the police shooting in Dallas, Texas.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/boom-president-trump-destroys-barack-obama-over-his-disgusting-tweets-and-blame-following-weekend-mass-shootings/?

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AMERICA IS DROWNING IN THE LEFT’S LIES ABOUT TRUMP
A media driven by hatred of our president.

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, never said there were “fine” Nazis or Ku Klux Klansmen.

This is one of the two great lies of our time — the other being that all Trump supporters are racists — and perhaps in all of American history. I cannot think of a lie of such significance that was held as truth by so many Americans, by every leading politician of one of the two major political parties and disseminated by virtually the entire media.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274539/america-drowning-lefts-lies-about-trump-dennis-prager

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The comments from the Democrats on the recent shootings in Dayton and El Paso are stupid beyond belief. This evening on Fox news some Democrat dill got up an d said that the shootings were part of a political scheme of Trump’s. The shrill from these clowns just gets louder and louder and fly in the face of common sense. This is a very serious problem for the USA and I cannot figure out if there is any solution for it at all given the 2nd Amendment. I don’t think that Trump’s response to it has done him any good.… Read more »

Ducktracy
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Dialing Back the Bloodshed
By Sally Zelikovsky
Like the Democrats, who think they have a monopoly on compassion and mourning, conservatives are heartbroken and disturbed by the recent mass shootings. Unlike the Democrats, conservatives wait for families to mourn and law enforcement to piece together the evidence before rushing to judgment. But Democrats couldn’t wait to spout off, politicizing the shootings moments after they happened, intending to capitalize on the carnage by laying blame at Trump’s feet, as well as yours and mine — while bodies were still warm. Have they no shame?

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/dialing_back_the_bloodshed.html

Ducktracy
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Democrats Are the Ones Who Have Been Inciting Violence against Their Political Opponents
By Christopher Skeet
After the spectacle of Robert Mueller’s real time crumbling apart like a stale cookie, pundits took to the air to voice their frustration that Democrats are simply not tough enough to take on the Trump machine. For what it’s worth, recurring mosquito Joe Scarborough buzzed, “If you want to stop Donald Trump, it is time to … roll up your sleeves and go after him and do whatever it takes to win”.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/democrats_are_the_ones_that_have_been_inciting_violence_against_their_political_opponents.html

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VPNs are very important! You browse safely and as a bonus get access to Netflix’s libraries, possibility to buy games cheaper and so on… I see only profit in using a VPN. For example, I got NordVPN with a discount coupon “salenord” and pay 2.99 per month, as it’s sale time. It might look expensive, but you gain much more.

Maryanne
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Thank you Adrian for the best explanation I’ve read about VPNs.

Flysa
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Flysa

This Bill (Abortion on Demand) is co-sponsored by:

the Hon Shelley Hancock MP, Liberal

Trish Doyle MP, Labor

the Hon Brad Hazzard MP, Liberal

Ryan Park MP, Labor

Jenny Leong MP, Greens

the Hon Leslie Williams MP, Nationals

the Hon Penny Sharpe MLC, Labor

Alex Greenwich MP, Independent

the Hon Trevor Khan MLC, Nationals

the Hon Abigail Boyd MLC, Greens

Jo Haylen MP, Labor

Jenny Aitchison MP, Labor

Felicity Wilson MP, Liberal

Greg Piper MP Independent, and

the Hon Emma Hurst MLC, Animal Justice Party.

It is really just one Party.

Maryanne
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Maryanne

Wow! Check this powerful testimony out as the NSW parliament debates their barbaric legislation to allow infanticide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZXQBhTszpU

Flysa
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Flysa

There is another provision in the Abortion on Demand Bill which would not be out of place in Stalin’s Russia. If a woman asks a doctor to abort her baby, and the doctor has a conscientious objection, the doctor must refer the women to a sleaze bag abortionist. If the doctor does not, he/she commits a crime and is liable to be de-registered, and if the doctor does, he/she is accessory to murder. It is like a bad dream.

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