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Best onion sites on the dark web

November 25th, 2022 in Privacy deep dives

The dark web has an entirely justifiable reputation for being a place where bad things happen. However, the fact that it’s almost impossible to censor the dark web also makes it invaluable for accessing legitimate content that might otherwise be censored.  In this article, we look at some of the best legitimate Tor websites on […]

How to change your IP address on Windows

November 4th, 2022 in Privacy deep dives

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 deep dives

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 […]

How to change your IP address for free

September 28th, 2022 in Privacy deep dives

Every device that connects directly to the internet is assigned an IP address by your internet service provider (ISP). In general, this number uniquely identifies your household. Most ISPs assign blocks of IP addresses to the same geographic areas, so your IP address is often a good indicator of your rough geographic location (accurate to […]

We replaced VPN servers in India to keep your data private

September 22nd, 2022 in Privacy deep dives

To protect the privacy of the Proton community, we are removing our VPN servers physically located in India. This is in response to a new law in India that is going into effect in September 2022 that would require the data centers we work with to begin logging user activity.  This is against everything we […]

Do you need a VPN on your Android phone?

September 6th, 2022 in Privacy deep dives

Your Android phone is a marvel of modern engineering. Much more than a simple mobile phone, it is a powerful computer, permanently connected to the internet, that you carry with you wherever you go. And all the privacy issues affecting desktop systems also apply to your Android device.  That’s why you need to put just […]

How to bypass internet censorship

March 10th, 2022 in Privacy deep dives

A VPN is a powerful tool used by millions to bypass most forms of government censorship It is an unfortunate fact that more and more governments around the world are attempting to censor the truth and prevent their citizens from using social media to communicate and organize. A virtual private network (VPN) is a powerful […]

What is an IP address?

January 14th, 2022 in Privacy deep dives

Everything you need to know about IP addresses An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numerical label that uniquely identifies every device that connects to the internet. It is used to: Identify a device or network connected to the internet Route packets (containing data) so they can find a device or network that is connected […]

What is AES encryption?

December 17th, 2021 in Privacy deep dives

AES is a fast, efficient, and secure encryption standard. Certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), AES is used by the United States government to secure classified data. This has led many companies to market AES (especially AES with a 256-bit key) as “military-grade encryption”, although such terminology is as inaccurate as […]

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