You may have heard of what a VPN, or virtual private network, is and how it works. A VPN secures your Internet connection and encrypts the data you send and receive.
It creates a virtual tunnel between you and the websites you visit. Hackers can’t access your information, nor can they see what you’re doing.
More than that, a VPN helps you unblock content that may otherwise be blocked in your area. When you connect to a VPN, your IP address and virtual location changes, so it’s possible to access websites that are regionally restricted.
If you’re not currently using a VPN, you should be. Here are 3 reasons why.
A VPN Ensures Your Privacy
There’s a growing argument over whether or not your Internet activity should be regulated. The sites you visit, even the people you talk to are all being collecting in disgusting detail.
Your Internet service provider (ISP) may or may not be collecting even the most trivial details of your online activity. Some people are totally ok with this lack of privacy. Others, not so much.
A growing number of government bodies are finding new ways to impose on when, where, and even how you access the Internet. VPNs help you fight back by encrypting your information and anonymizing your data.
ISPs and your government aren’t able to see what you’re doing or where you’re located. Therefore, they’re unable to spy on you.
A VPN Lets You Access Content From Anywhere in the World
Whether you’re traveling and miss your favorite shows back home and are currently in a country where specific websites (*cough Facebook) are blocked, a VPN lets you unblock content anywhere, anytime.
Certain sites like Netflix and Hulu stream different shows in different countries, so a movie that’s currently available in one country may be blocked in another and vice versa.
When you connect to a VPN server in a specific country, your IP address makes it look like you’re in that country, granting you access to all the content available in the country.
Want to access Canada’s Netflix library? Connect to a Canadian server. Want to access Netflix in the UK? Connect to a British server, and so on.
A VPN Gives You Peace of Mind
And finally, a VPN lets you sail the online seas without having to worry about your info being exposed. Let your emails stay private, your Google searches remain anonymous, and the people you talk to remain like their relative IP addresses: a random string of numbers and letters.
Never again will you have to worry about hackers when you log on to public Wi-Fi hotspots and other mobile networks. A VPN secures your connection and prevents anyone from snooping.
VPNs offer unfettered access, and are available on Mac, Windows and almost every other device out there.
The Internet was meant to be free.
Take it back with a VPN.
Do you use a VPN just to unblock Netflix?
Did you know your VPN offers much more benefits?
See how it works in this short video
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