VPN & DNS
If you're going to take privacy seriously, you need to sign up for a VPN service today. What is a VPN? VPN stands forvirtual private network, which is an encrypted, secure, tunnel between your device and a VPN server somewhere in the world. With most VPN services you can select which country you wish to tunnel through, giving you added anomonymity and often times helpign you even circumvent location restrictions.
Why is this important? Well, for some, it's their only way to connect to websites when their local governments have blocked access. For others, it's because we don't think our ISPs need to know everything about how we use the web, or we don't want our internet throttled.
When choosing a VPN, be sure to note the companies location and that countries privacy laws. Some of the services listed below are US based and for most users, this isn't an issue. Yet for some, it is, and they should choose a service outside of the US and countries like it.
|Mullvad||Based out of Sweden with blazingly fast servers all over the world. Their token based account system is one of the most secure and anonymous VPN services on the market.||$5/mo|
|NordVPN*||Popular VPN service based out of Panama. Feature rich, fast, and really affordable.||$2.75/mo for the 3-year plan|
|IPVanish*||Popular VPN service, especially among the Amazon Firestick crowd. Great speed and easy to use. Based in the US.||$6.49/mo for the 1-year plan|
|ProtonVPN||Makers of ProtonMail, which is created by scientists from CERN. Fast servers.||Free - $24/mo|
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