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Guide to choosing the best VPN to download for your smart TV

May 12th, 2021 in How-to

The rapidly increasing presence of the internet in our own homes has changed our lives in ways we never would have imagined just 15 years ago. One of them is the relocation of movie premiere night from the theater to our living room. With the rise of Covid-19, entertainment has made an even further push […]

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What factors you should consider when looking for the best free VPN service

February 25th, 2021 in How-to

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rush to digitalization. Daily activities that once required in-person attendance, like classes, conferences, and even family gatherings, are being held online. While this increasingly internet-mediated life has made many events more accessible to more people, it has also introduced new security and privacy concerns. The more time we spend […]

ProtonVPN prevents Apple apps on Big Sur exclusion list from bypassing firewall

November 17th, 2020 in How-to

Update: Apple has listened to its users, and no longer exempts its own apps from any firewall interfaces in macOS. The information in this article is therefore of purely historical interest only. The new macOS release, Big Sur, has made headlines due to Apple’s decision to place 56 of its own apps, including FaceTime, Apple […]

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Proton raises HK$800,000 for freedom in Hong Kong

October 13th, 2020 in How-to

When Hong Kong authorities passed draconian “security” laws designed to stifle freedom and crackdown on activism, the people of Hong Kong turned to ProtonVPN, downloading our app in record numbers to protect their privacy and defend against censorship. But we quickly recognized that we could do more than provide encrypted internet connections and private email […]

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一起守護香港的自由和民主

July 21st, 2020 in How-to

Read this article in English. 香港正面臨黑暗的日子。7 月 6 日深夜,香港政府強推一系列措施,公然侵害私隱、加強審查,並打壓言論自由。自治、民主的香港,從此蕩然無存。 自由之戰向來無分國界,若要成功,我們必先聯成一線。香港這場戰鬥,就是世界的戰鬥,我們每個人都義無反顧,定當站在香港的一方。今天,為了捍衛民主、私隱和言論自由,我們正式宣布一項新的籌款活動。 我們將會捐出 2020 年 7、8 月份香港業務的一半收益,以支援兩個本地民權團體,分別是:612 人道支援基金,以及攬炒團隊(Stand With Hong Kong)。 活動期間,我們希望籌得逾 1,000,000 港元,為捍衛香港自由一役略盡綿力。截至 2020 年 7 月 20 日,是次籌款活動暫籌得 171,000 元。 為何香港急需我們的支持 自 1997 年,香港在《基本法》保障人民基本權利的條件下,成為了中國的特別行政區。儘管這些法律保障獲得國際認可,中國當局仍屢屢蠶蝕香港的自由。香港人民為了竭力守護他們享有的自由,紛紛走上了街頭。 為了鎮壓示威運動,中國在 6 月 30 日通過《港區國家安全法》,訂立沒有清晰定義的「顛覆國家政權」罪名,為中國在香港行使鐵腕政治手段鋪路,這些手段包括奧威爾式審查、無手令下擅闖民居搜查、對政治囚犯進行秘密審判、強迫他們認罪,甚至動用私刑。是次頒布的法例,以及在 7 月 6 日公佈的實施細則,從根本上扭轉了香港的局勢。事實上,中國的「防火長城」現已可伸向香港,而抗爭者亦將隨時遭到肆意拘留和刑事起訴。 我們 Proton 亦察覺到這些影響。香港人已長年透過 ProtonMail 和 ProtonVPN,保障自己的網絡通訊和網上活動免受政府監控。7 月 6 日起,ProtonVPN 或將成為突破網路審查的必需品。自從《國安法》訂立以來,ProtonVPN 在香港地區的搜尋率躍增 3,000%,登上香港 […]

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ProtonVPN is available in 3 new languages: German, Russian, and Persian

June 11th, 2020 in How-to

Thanks to our community of translators, we’re excited to announce that starting today you can access ProtonVPN in German, Persian, and Russian, in addition to the seven other languages that are already available.  Bringing the ProtonVPN apps to non-English speakers is an important step in our mission to break down the barriers of Internet censorship. […]

VPN bypass vulnerability in Apple iOS

March 25th, 2020 in How-to

UPDATE Oct. 19, 2020: Although Apple has not fixed the VPN bypass problem directly on iOS 14, they have provided the Kill Switch capability to app developers. By enabling Kill Switch, existing connections will be blocked whenever VPN is enabled. We will be adding this capability in an upcoming release of ProtonVPN. UPDATE Sept. 16, […]

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The complete guide to online gaming privacy

March 24th, 2020 in How-to

If you play online gaming, you are probably being spied on.  Privacy concerns may be inherent in the design of the game itself, such as games that require access to your webcam or microphone. Some companies sell any relevant information they’ve collected about you to advertisers, and others collect enormous quantities of data for their […]

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Why you should set up a VPN on your router

February 27th, 2020 in How-to

A VPN is one of the best ways to protect your online data and prevent your Internet service provider from spying on your browsing history. However, a VPN only protects your Internet connection on the device it’s installed on — unless you set up the VPN on your router. By running your VPN not on your […]

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