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WireGuard speed, Proton privacy

October 13th, 2021 in Releases

In 2017, we launched ProtonVPN to defeat censorship and protect activists, journalists, and ordinary people on the internet. Since then, we’ve continued to build new features like NetShield Adblocker and, more recently, our unique VPN Accelerator for our community.  ProtonVPN is built by the same team that created ProtonMail. Founded by scientists who met at […]

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WireGuard speed, Proton privacy

October 13th, 2021 in Releases

In 2017, we launched ProtonVPN to defeat censorship and protect activists, journalists, and ordinary people on the internet. Since then, we’ve continued to build new features like NetShield Adblocker and, more recently, our unique VPN Accelerator for our community.  ProtonVPN is built by the same team that created ProtonMail. Founded by scientists who met at […]

ProtonVPN expands to 61 countries!

October 7th, 2021 in Service Updates

We are happy to announce the addition of the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, and Nigeria to the ProtonVPN network, with Georgia following in the coming weeks. This brings our coverage to 61 countries, making ProtonVPN one of the largest VPN networks in the world. Anyone with a Plus or Visionary plan can now access content […]

What is the difference between a proxy and a VPN?

September 10th, 2021 in Privacy & Security

A proxy is any server that sits between your device and a wider network, such as the internet. A virtual private network (VPN) server is a specific kind of proxy, but many other kinds of proxy exist. Although inaccurate (and as a result, confusing), VPNs are often contrasted to proxies.  Learn more about what VPN […]

Why we have a free VPN

August 31st, 2021 in Articles & News

The internet was designed to facilitate the free exchange of ideas and information. However, organizations, governments, internet service providers, and hackers can all pose a threat to that freedom. Since the internet was created, we’ve seen geo-restrictions, mass surveillance, and censorship prevent people from accessing all kinds of websites and online content. Although using a […]

Which VPN should I download to defeat censorship?

August 3rd, 2021 in Privacy & Security

Internet censorship is now more sophisticated and “lasting longer, affecting more people, and targeting vulnerable groups,” according to Access Now, an NGO that defends digital rights. Motivated by political power, restrictive social mores, and national security, illiberal governments in dozens of countries around the world have resorted to internet filtering and blackouts to control access […]

Increase VPN speeds by over 400% with VPN Accelerator

July 21st, 2021 in Service Updates

ProtonVPN has a long history of developing new solutions to complex and difficult problems, including ways to defeat attempts to block VPNs and advertisers tracking users across the internet. As a company created by scientists who met at CERN, we have a strong culture of research and development, and we have recently leveraged this to […]

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ProtonVPN’s macOS and iOS apps help bypass censorship

July 15th, 2021 in Service Updates

ProtonVPN was launched in 2017 in response to attempts by authoritarian regimes to block access to ProtonMail. Since then, ProtonVPN has become one of the most important and widely used tools for defeating censorship and protecting freedom of speech worldwide. Advancing the cause of internet freedom is an important part of what we do, and […]

What to look for in a safe VPN download

July 2nd, 2021 in Privacy & Security

As internet users become increasingly savvy about their online security, VPNs have grown in popularity. Once reserved for special purposes, VPNs have now gone mainstream as more people realize VPNs can protect their private data and help them access blocked sites.  However, that increased popularity has also incentivized bad actors to enter the market, using […]

Illustration of ProtonVPN Linux client

ProtonVPN now offers the most advanced free Linux VPN app

June 22nd, 2021 in Releases

Today, we’re launching a new Linux app. It features an elegant and fully featured graphical user interface, making it easy to use on the Linux desktop. ProtonVPN is the only VPN service to offer a full-featured, open source, and free Linux application.  We have long been supporters of Linux and open source software. Today, all […]

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