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What is an IP address?

January 14th, 2022 in Articles & News

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 […]

US data protection: Online habits and data breaches

January 12th, 2022 in Articles & News

Our survey reveals US online data protection habits and how common data breaches are. As an organization building an internet where privacy is the default, we at Proton are always interested in how people protect themselves and their data online. We asked 1,000 randomly selected people over the age of 16 questions about their online […]

OpenVPN vs. WireGuard

November 25th, 2021 in Articles & News

OpenVPN and WireGuard® are VPN protocols used to secure the connection between your device and a VPN server. Learn more about how VPNs work WireGuard represents cutting-edge VPN technology and is cryptographically secure, highly efficient, and fast. OpenVPN is beginning to show its age in terms of speed, performance, and efficiency, but remains widely regarded […]

ProtonVPN’s Digital Freedom Index

November 10th, 2021 in Articles & News

Which countries have the most digital freedom? Digital freedom is something that much of society takes for granted, but, unfortunately, online liberty doesn’t exist for everyone. Your ability to use a VPN, access social media, or even read freely and fairly reported news in the media is entirely dependent on the laws governing the country […]

Black Friday 2021: Get up to 50% off ProtonVPN Plus with our special year-end offer

November 1st, 2021 in Articles & News

For a limited time only, new users, users on our Free plan, ProtonVPN Basic plan or ProtonVPN Plus 1-month plan can get ProtonVPN Plus for up to 50% off with our special year-end offer. Our unique year-end offer covers the festive season, including Black Friday. ProtonVPN is created by the same scientists and engineers who […]

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 […]

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When Myanmar needs ProtonVPN the most, Apple stands in the way of human rights

March 23rd, 2021 in Articles & News

Proton has long been a defender of freedom and democracy around the world. In fact, protecting these fundamental human rights was one of the main reasons we founded ProtonMail back in 2014. From Hong Kong to Belarus, activists, protesters, journalists, and citizens of the world have turned to our services to securely and privately communicate, […]

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Black Friday 2020: up to 50% off new subscriptions, plus early access to ProtonDrive

November 16th, 2020 in Articles & News

Our Black Friday 2020 promotion is the best opportunity to take back your online privacy while also helping to create a more free and open internet for all. This year, as part of our Black Friday offer, we’re also introducing something new. In addition to a discount of up to 50% off ProtonVPN Plus and […]

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Why using Google VPN is a terrible idea

November 2nd, 2020 in Articles & News

If there has ever been a year that demonstrates how central the internet is to society, it is 2020. We have relied on the internet this year for work, entertainment, and to keep us close to family. But the freedom and privacy of the internet are under attack. We have seen authoritarian governments around the […]

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