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How to flush your DNS

April 12th, 2024 in Privacy deep dives

A DNS cache is a record of all the websites you’ve visited over a set amount of time. Simply put, your DNS cache is a…

Our predictions for the internet in 2024 – The year of elections

March 6th, 2024 in Privacy deep dives

This year is democracy’s biggest test in history. Beginning with Bangladesh on January 7, national elections are being held in at least 64 countries (and…

How to protect your privacy on dating apps

February 12th, 2024 in Privacy deep dives

Dating apps are now as much a part of modern courtship as going to the movies or buying flowers. But dating apps like Tinder, Grindr,…

The Proton community is fighting censorship in Ethiopia

March 24th, 2023 in Privacy deep dives

Internet censorship is a recurring problem in Ethiopia, particularly since the beginning of the Tigray War in 2020. At various times, the government has blocked…

The fight against censorship has never been more important

March 13th, 2023 in Privacy deep dives

The year 2022 represents a new low when it comes to online access to information and freedom of expression. It was the twelfth year in…

How to secure online banking with a VPN

April 28th, 2022 in Privacy deep dives

Once an industry that revolved around paper (or, in the United States’s case, cotton) currency, banking has now, for the most part, moved online. Today…

What is internet censorship, and how does it work?

March 16th, 2022 in Privacy deep dives

The internet was founded on the idea that it would be a free and open space for expression. Unfortunately, internet censorship is becoming more common…

YouTube geoblocks videos. You can use ProtonVPN to unblock YouTube videos.

How to watch blocked YouTube videos

December 5th, 2021 in Privacy deep dives

YouTube is a global platform that attracts over two billion unique users every month from all around the world. Unfortunately, this does not mean that…

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Browse the internet securely with a Cypriot IP address

March 19th, 2021 in Privacy deep dives

Cyprus was the most popular country in our most recent Proton VPN server poll, receiving more than 1,100 requests. At Proton VPN, we want to…

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