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Best onion sites on the dark web

November 25th, 2022 in Privacy deep dives

The dark web has an entirely justifiable reputation for being a place where bad things happen. However, the fact that it’s almost impossible to censor the dark web also makes it invaluable for accessing legitimate content that might otherwise be censored.  In this article, we look at some of the best legitimate Tor websites on […]

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How to change your Netflix region

October 10th, 2022 in Privacy basics

A VPN allows you to watch your favorite Netflix shows when traveling abroad.  Despite increased competition, Netflix is still the most popular streaming service in the world. Available in over 190 countries, Netflix usually makes all of its own content (often dubbed “Netflix Originals”) available to all subscribers, no matter where they are in the […]

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What is bandwidth throttling? How to tell if your ISP is limiting your internet

October 7th, 2022 in How-to, Privacy basics

If you think your internet is not as fast as it should be or that videos are constantly buffering, it could be that your internet service provider (ISP) is deliberately throttling your bandwidth. Here’s how you can find out if you are the victim of bandwidth throttling and how to circumvent it. What is bandwidth […]

How to change your IP address for free

September 28th, 2022 in Privacy basics

Every device that connects directly to the internet is assigned an IP address by your internet service provider (ISP). In general, this number uniquely identifies your household. Most ISPs assign blocks of IP addresses to the same geographic areas, so your IP address is often a good indicator of your rough geographic location (accurate to […]

We replaced VPN servers in India to keep your data private

September 22nd, 2022 in Service Updates

To protect the privacy of the Proton community, we are removing our VPN servers physically located in India. This is in response to a new law in India that is going into effect in September 2022 that would require the data centers we work with to begin logging user activity.  This is against everything we […]

Do you need a VPN on your Android phone?

September 6th, 2022 in Privacy & Security

Your Android phone is a marvel of modern engineering. Much more than a simple mobile phone, it is a powerful computer, permanently connected to the internet, that you carry with you wherever you go. And all the privacy issues affecting desktop systems also apply to your Android device.  That’s why you need to put just […]

What is malware?

July 7th, 2022 in Security

Malware is a general term for any software designed to harm computers or computer systems — from viruses and worms to rootkits, spyware, and ransomware. We explain what malware is, how it works, and how best to protect yourself against malware attacks. What is malware?What does malware do?What are the main types of malware?How can […]

Welcome to the updated Proton VPN

May 25th, 2022 in Articles & News

Today, we’re thrilled to present one of the biggest updates to Proton VPN since we set out to revolutionize the VPN industry in 2017. This update brings a new Proton VPN logo, colors, and the launch of Proton’s new privacy-by-default ecosystem. Proton VPN was not the world’s first VPN service, but it has always been […]

How to secure online banking with a VPN

April 28th, 2022 in How-to

Once an industry that revolved around paper (or, in the United States’s case, cotton) currency, banking has now, for the most part, moved online. Today you can cash your paycheck, transfer some money to savings, pay your bills, and reimburse a friend for dinner all from your bank’s app. This is undoubtedly more convenient, but […]

Supercharge peer-to-peer speeds with port forwarding

April 21st, 2022 in Releases

You asked and we listened. Following months of hard work by our engineering team, we are excited to announce a feature that you, our passionate and highly engaged community, have been clamoring for: port forwarding.  Now available for our Windows VPN app, port forwarding is a new feature that dramatically improves download speeds when using […]

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