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How to keep your IP address private and secure

July 27th, 2018 in How-to

Even if you don’t know what an IP address is, you have probably heard the term. That’s because IP addresses are an important aspect of the architecture of the Internet. Without an IP address, other computers wouldn’t be able to communicate with yours, and vice versa. But this short string of numbers can also be […]

How to safely watch the Wimbledon 2018 online

June 29th, 2018 in How-to

Wimbledon is nearly here, and fans are already planning their days off, queueing for tickets and waiting for a chance to watch one of the best annual tournaments on the tennis calendar. Or, if you’re not lucky enough to be there, you can always watch all of the matches safely online from anywhere in the […]

Net neutrality rules are now repealed: What it means for you

June 14th, 2018 in How-to

Net neutrality in the United States is officially out. The FCC’s repeal of a 2015 law enshrining Internet neutrality took effect on Monday. The Internet was always meant to be a free and open place. You could say anything you want, read and watch anything you want, and (provided you were following the law) do […]

Why you should use a VPN? (benefits and limitations)

June 12th, 2018 in How-to

Using a VPN is an easy way to protect your Internet connection from certain kinds of cyber attacks, staying anonymous while you browse, and unblocking censored content. By passing your Internet traffic through an encrypted tunnel, VPNs increase your security, privacy, and freedom online. In this article, we’ll explain how a virtual private network helps […]

How to watch/live stream the 2018 FIFA World Cup online

May 29th, 2018 in How-to

FIFA World Cup 2018 is almost here. Whether you’re putting your money safely on Brazil or Germany, or you’re a perennially spurned England fan back for another tragedy, live streaming the World Cup online has never been easier with a VPN. When is FIFA World Cup 2018? The first match of FIFA 2018 begins at […]

Why online privacy matters and how you can protect your data

April 26th, 2018 in How-to

Online privacy is a human right, but it is seldom treated that way by online services and ad networks that seek to profit from your data. Your privacy matters, and here are the reasons why. It is becoming nearly impossible to stay private online. Technology is growing smarter by the day, and data tracking is […]

Российское правительство запрещает приложение для обмена сообщениями через Telegram

April 23rd, 2018 in How-to

Read this article in English. 16 апреля Российское правительство запретило приложение Telegram, после того как компания отказалась передать власти ключи шифрования, которые предоставили бы им доступ к сообщениям пользователей. Телеграмм назвал запрет «антиконституционным» и пообещал продолжить борьбу за права частной жизни россиян. Несмотря на это, есть и другие зашифрованные приложения для обмена сообщениями, этот запрет […]

Russian government bans Telegram encrypted messaging app

April 18th, 2018 in How-to

Read this article in Russian. On April 16, the Russian government banned the Telegram messaging app after the company refused to hand the authorities encryption keys that would have given them access to users’ messages. Telegram called the ban “anti-constitutional” and vowed to continue fighting for Russians’ privacy rights. While there are other encrypted messaging […]

We have updated our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy to prepare for GDPR

April 16th, 2018 in How-to

The main objective of GDPR is to give the public more control over their personal data and to simplify regulations for international businesses by establishing an EU-wide law. The GDPR replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Both ProtonVPN and ProtonMail were developed specifically to further online privacy. We are strong advocates of privacy as a […]

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