Privacy basics


What to look for in a safe VPN download

July 2nd, 2021 in Privacy basics

As internet users become increasingly savvy about their online security, VPNs have grown in popularity. Once reserved for special purposes, VPNs have now gone mainstream…

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Do I need a VPN on my phone in the US?

June 18th, 2021 in Privacy basics

When people think of VPNs, the first thing that comes to mind is often personal and work computers and the ability to stream movies. However,…

Should I use a VPN? — VPN benefits and limitations

June 12th, 2021 in Privacy basics

This post was updated on October 21, 2022. VPNs are not only a way to stream restricted content or hide your browsing activity. Learn how…

Why you should use a VPN on your mobile device

April 28th, 2021 in Privacy basics

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…

Why operating system (OS) updates are important

March 11th, 2021 in Privacy basics

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…

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

February 25th, 2021 in Privacy basics

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…

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The complete guide to online gaming privacy

March 24th, 2020 in Privacy basics

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…

How to protect your data from your ISP

August 15th, 2019 in Privacy basics

More and more people are taking their online privacy seriously. Facebook, Google, Amazon, and numerous other online platforms are rightfully receiving criticism for the amount…

Five essential online security tips for digital nomads

August 14th, 2019 in Privacy basics

The Internet made it possible for workers in the service economy to do their jobs from any place that has a fast broadband connection. But…

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