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Vodafone, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media have blocked ProtonVPN even though UK regulatory authorities have ruled that VPN services should not be actively blocked.

Vodafone, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media are unlawfully blocking ProtonVPN

December 20th, 2019 in Articles & News

Following months of inaction from Vodafone, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media, we are making a public appeal to them to lift their block on our VPN services or face a formal complaint to Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator. These Internet service providers (ISPs) have blocked the ProtonVPN website since early August, even though the British Board […]

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Black Friday is here! Get up to 50% off ProtonVPN Plus

November 26th, 2019 in Articles & News

Update Nov. 30, 2019: Because ProtonVPN only offers discounts once per year, we have decided to extend our Black Friday promotion until 11:59 PM on Dec. 8, 2019, San Francisco. (That’s 2:59 AM Dec. 9 in New York and 8:59 AM Dec. 9 in Geneva, Switzerland.) This extension will give anyone who wasn’t able to […]

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With P2P law, Switzerland reaffirms its commitment to privacy

September 23rd, 2019 in Articles & News

Switzerland has taken a liberal approach to copyright law, allowing citizens to use copyrighted material for personal use. This has made peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing sites popular in Switzerland. It has also attracted intense opposition from the film and music industries, as well as the US trade representative to Switzerland. They have encouraged Swiss authorities to […]

OpenVPN for Android is now in beta

August 20th, 2019 in Articles & News

ProtonVPN now offers more stable and reliable connections for Android users through the OpenVPN protocol. Members of the ProtonVPN Beta Program can now switch to OpenVPN on our Android app. We are one of the few VPN services to give our users the choice between IKEv2/IPSec and OpenVPN on Android devices. By adding OpenVPN to […]

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Tell us where to install our next servers!

May 30th, 2019 in Articles & News

Our last server poll was such a success that we are holding another! This is your chance to decide where we should place our new VPN servers. It has been almost a year since we held our last server poll, in which nearly 13,000 of you told us which countries to install ProtonVPN servers in. […]

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ProtonVPN Reviews (list updated 2021)

May 29th, 2019 in Articles & News

We have compiled a full list of reviews of ProtonVPN’s paid VPN plans. All of these reviews came from independent review sites. This post was updated on June 8, 2021. ProtonVPN has received significant interest (and several awards) from technical professionals for our secure and private VPN service. We have collected a number of these […]

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Why should you trust ProtonVPN?

May 14th, 2019 in Articles & News

The VPN industry is notorious for unscrupulous or even malicious players, so it’s reasonable to ask why ProtonVPN can be trusted. Here are some qualities that set us apart from other VPN providers. In 2017, ProtonMail entered the VPN space with the launch of ProtonVPN. We decided to launch a free VPN service because ProtonMail […]

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ProtonVPN supports data journalists through the European Journalism Centre

May 3rd, 2019 in Articles & News

Starting this World Press Freedom Day, ProtonVPN will be offering discounts to data journalists through the European Journalism Centre’s new website, DataJournalism.com. This April, the European Journalism Centre launched DataJournalism.com to help train new data journalists. EJC Director Adam Thomas wrote in a blog post that the site is meant to be “a new space […]

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What is HMAC SHA-384? VPN authentication explained

April 24th, 2019 in Articles & News

We explain what “HMAC SHA-384” means and how it contributes to a safe VPN. Unless users understand what these technical terms mean, they cannot make an informed decision. Edit: this article was updated to more accurately reflect the security SHA-384 offers against length-extension attacks. Virtual private networks like to use a lot of acronyms and […]

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