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Why you should use a VPN on your mobile device

April 28th, 2021 in Privacy & Security

Growing public awareness about the threat posed to our fundamental right to privacy by online trackers has fueled a surge in VPN adoption, a trend that has been boosted thanks to people spending more time online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although VPN use is at an all-time high, many people still associate the technology […]

Always stay secure with the Permanent Kill Switch for Windows

March 31st, 2021 in Privacy & Security

UPDATE May 18, 2021: The Permanent Kill Switch feature has exited beta and is available to the public. Everyone can use Permanent Kill Switch on the ProtonVPN Windows app. ProtonVPN is pleased to introduce a new feature for our Windows app: a Permanent Kill Switch that protects your device at all times, preventing you from […]

Why operating system (OS) updates are important

March 11th, 2021 in Privacy & Security

Many users turn to Proton to secure their most sensitive information. Your security is our number one priority, and we employ advanced encryption in all our apps to ensure that your personal data cannot be exposed by malicious actors.  However, Proton apps, like all apps, rely on the security of your operating system (OS) to […]

How to update the operating system on your Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, Linux, iOS, or Android device

March 11th, 2021 in Privacy & Security

To keep your device secure and to make sure that all your apps continue functioning normally, you must regularly update your device’s operating system.  A device’s operating system (OS) is a special piece of software that manages a device’s hardware and provides common services that allow you to run different apps and programs on that […]

How to get the best VPN speeds

March 2nd, 2021 in Privacy & Security

Several factors affect VPN speeds, including which servers you select and how many other people are using your VPN service. We created this article to help demystify these factors and help you get the best VPN speeds while using ProtonVPN. If you would like to learn more in depth about internet speed  and the various […]

Stream content on your big screen with the ProtonVPN Android TV app

December 17th, 2020 in Privacy & Security

Today we’re excited to release our first-ever VPN app for your television. With ProtonVPN for Android TV, you can protect your privacy and access blocked and censored content while using your smart TV.  This means your internet service provider and other third parties will not be able to monitor your streaming activity, see your location, […]

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The official ProtonVPN Linux app is now in beta

November 24th, 2020 in Privacy & Security

Get private browsing on Linux. The ProtonVPN official Linux beta app brings big improvements in stability, security, and efficiency.

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What is a VPN?

November 5th, 2020 in Privacy & Security

An almost daily drumbeat of data breaches and online privacy violations has fueled public interest in VPN services such as ProtonVPN. This article explains what VPNs are, what they do, and whether you need one. Our sister article, How does a VPN work?, provides a more detailed and technical overview of what is going on […]

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How does a VPN work?

November 4th, 2020 in Privacy & Security

A virtual private network (VPN) provides privacy and a host of other benefits when connecting to the internet. Our blog post What is a VPN? explains what this technology does and some reasons you might find it useful to install your own VPN on your device.  In this article, we will go deeper and explain […]

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