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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 […]

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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 […]

Always stay secure with the Permanent Kill Switch for Windows

March 31st, 2021 in Service Updates

UPDATE May 18, 2021: The Permanent Kill Switch feature has exited beta and is available to the public. Everyone can use Permanent Kill Switch by signing up for a ProtonVPN Free plan for Windows. ProtonVPN is pleased to introduce a new feature for our Windows app: a Permanent Kill Switch that protects your device at […]

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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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Browse the internet securely with a Cypriot IP address

March 19th, 2021 in Service Updates

Cyprus was the most popular country in our most recent ProtonVPN server poll, receiving more than 1,100 requests. At ProtonVPN, we want to build a VPN network that serves the needs of our community, so we take these requests seriously.  We are happy to announce that we have installed 4 new servers in Cyprus, making […]

Why operating system (OS) updates are important

March 11th, 2021 in Security

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 our apps to ensure that your personal data cannot be exposed by malicious actors.  However, Proton apps, like all apps, rely on the security of your operating system (OS) to […]

How to update the operating system on your Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, Linux, iOS, or Android device

March 11th, 2021 in How-to

To keep your device secure and to make sure that all your apps continue functioning normally, you must regularly update your device’s operating system.  A device’s operating system (OS) is a special piece of software that manages a device’s hardware and provides common services that allow you to run different apps and programs on that […]

How to get the best VPN speeds

March 2nd, 2021 in How-to

Several factors affect VPN speeds, including which servers you select and how many other people are using your VPN service. We created this article to help demystify these factors and help you get the best VPN speeds while using ProtonVPN. If you would like to learn more in depth about internet speed  and the various […]

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

February 25th, 2021 in Privacy & Security

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 held online. While this increasingly internet-mediated life has made many events more accessible to more people, it has also introduced new security and privacy concerns. The more time we spend […]

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How to watch the 2021 Australian Open live online

February 2nd, 2021 in How-to

The 2021 Australian Open is fast approaching. Will Novak Djokovic win this year’s tournament and make it three in a row? Can newcomer Sofia Kenin defend her crown? Or will a new challenger add their name to the Australian Open history books? via GIPHY This online streaming guide will help you watch the 2021 Australian […]

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