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Proton VPN’s no-logs policy confirmed by an external audit

April 13th, 2022 in Privacy & Security

Today, we are excited to announce we passed a new milestone in our drive to make Proton as transparent as possible with the completion of a third-party audit of our infrastructure that confirmed our strict no-logs policy. Now, when we say we are a no-logs VPN, it is not just a claim: it has been […]

What is Incognito mode (Private Browsing) and is it really private?

January 7th, 2022 in Privacy & Security

Incognito mode, or Private Browsing, is a privacy setting in your browser that lets you surf the web more privately. But how private is it? We explain what Incognito mode is, how it works, and how you can use it to enhance your privacy. We’ll also look at what it doesn’t do and what you […]

What is AES encryption?

December 17th, 2021 in Privacy & Security

AES is a fast, efficient, and secure encryption standard. Certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), AES is used by the United States government to secure classified data. This has led many companies to market AES (especially AES with a 256-bit key) as “military-grade encryption”, although such terminology is as inaccurate as […]

What is the difference between a proxy and a VPN?

September 10th, 2021 in Privacy & Security

A proxy is any server that sits between your device and a wider network, such as the internet. A virtual private network (VPN) server is a specific kind of proxy, but many other kinds of proxy exist. Although inaccurate (and as a result, confusing), VPNs are often contrasted to proxies.  Learn more about what VPN […]

Which VPN should I download to defeat censorship?

August 3rd, 2021 in Privacy & Security

Internet censorship is now more sophisticated and “lasting longer, affecting more people, and targeting vulnerable groups,” according to Access Now, an NGO that defends digital rights. Motivated by political power, restrictive social mores, and national security, illiberal governments in dozens of countries around the world have resorted to internet filtering and blackouts to control access […]

What to look for in a safe VPN download

July 2nd, 2021 in Privacy & Security

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 as more people realize VPNs can protect their private data and help them access blocked sites.  However, that increased popularity has also incentivized bad actors to enter the market, using […]

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

June 18th, 2021 in Privacy & Security

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, we are spending an increasing amount of time using the internet on our phones rather than on a computer. The fact is, you face the same privacy risks on your […]

Should I use a VPN? – VPN benefits and limitations

June 12th, 2021 in Privacy & Security

VPNs are not only necessary for accessing geo-restricted streaming content or hiding your personal data from your internet service provider (ISP). Using a VPN increases your overall security, privacy, and freedom online, regardless of how or why you are using the internet. In short, if you’re asking yourself “should I use a VPN?”, the answer […]

Why you should use a VPN on your mobile device

April 28th, 2021 in Privacy & Security

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 that has been boosted thanks to people spending more time online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although VPN use is at an all-time high, many people still associate the technology […]

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