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How to unblock Instagram

January 19th, 2023 in Privacy basics

A VPN allows you to access Instagram, whether you live in a country where the internet is censored or just want to distract yourself with your favorite influencers’ photos at work.   Instagram is a wildly popular social networking platform that emphasizes sharing photos and videos. It’s owned by Meta, the umbrella company that also owns […]

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Does a VPN protect you from hackers?

January 13th, 2023 in Privacy basics

A VPN can help to protect you from hackers on unsecured public WiFi networks. Malicious hackers try to gain unauthorized access to or otherwise disrupt the operation of your computer, smartphone, or any other internet-connected device.  While a virtual private network (VPN) is a great way to protect your privacy and security online, it’s not […]

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How do free VPNs make money?

January 6th, 2023 in Privacy basics

Most “free” VPNs aren’t really free because you pay with your personal data. If you’re looking for a virtual private network (VPN), it’s tempting to go for one of the hundreds of free services on the market. But you pay for most free VPNs with your privacy or security, and the cost can be high. […]

What does a VPN protect you from?

January 6th, 2023 in Privacy basics

A virtual private network (VPN) is an essential tool for maintaining your privacy when using the internet. It  connects your device to a VPN server, which is run by a VPN provider (such as Proton VPN).  These typically operate many servers located around the world (Proton VPN runs over 1900 VPN exit points in over […]

Do you need a VPN on your iPhone?

December 16th, 2022 in Privacy basics

Your iPhone is a full-fledged computer that’s almost always connected to the internet and capable of doing almost everything a desktop or laptop PC can do.  Unlike more traditional computers (including Android phones), iPhone users are somewhat restricted in what they can download, thanks to Apple’s “walled garden” ecosystem, which it tightly controls via the […]

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5 reasons to use a VPN for streaming

December 2nd, 2022 in Privacy basics

A good VPN can help you stream your favorite TV shows and movies wherever you travel and protect your privacy and security online. What’s a VPN?Why use a VPN?Why use a VPN when streaming?1. Watch geoblocked content2. Stream on restricted networks3. Avoid bandwidth throttling4. Stream securely on public WiFi5. Keep your streaming privateIs using a […]

How to change your IP address on iPhone

November 18th, 2022 in Privacy basics

Learn how to change your IP address on your iPhone to protect your privacy and access content restricted by your location.  Your iPhone’s public IP address identifies your device on the internet. It’s one online label that websites, big tech companies, and governments can use to track you across the internet. Companies and governments may […]

How to change your IP address on Windows

November 4th, 2022 in Privacy basics

We discuss how to change the IP address of your Windows 10 or Windows 11 device. This does not change your IP address on the internet, although we look at that as well.  Local and internet IP addresses Why change your local IP address on Windows? IPv4 vs. IPv6 addresses How to change your IP […]

How to change your Netflix region

October 10th, 2022 in Privacy basics

A VPN allows you to watch your favorite Netflix shows when traveling abroad.  Despite increased competition, Netflix is still the most popular streaming service in the world. Available in over 190 countries, Netflix usually makes all of its own content (often dubbed “Netflix Originals”) available to all subscribers, no matter where they are in the […]

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