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What is an IP address?

January 14th, 2022 in Articles & News

Everything you need to know about IP addresses An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numerical label that uniquely identifies every device that connects to the internet. It is used to: Identify a device or network connected to the internet Route packets (containing data) so they can find a device or network that is connected […]

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ProtonVPN’s Digital Freedom Index

November 10th, 2021 in Articles & News

Which countries have the most digital freedom? Digital freedom is something that much of society takes for granted, but, unfortunately, online liberty doesn’t exist for everyone. Your ability to use a VPN, access social media, or even read freely and fairly reported news in the media is entirely dependent on the laws governing the country […]

What is PPTP?

November 5th, 2021 in Security

The Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) is a VPN protocol used to secure the connection between your device and a VPN server. One of the oldest VPN protocols, PPTP is plagued by multiple security issues and is now considered obsolete. Despite this, its broad compatibility with a huge range of legacy software and hardware, its ease […]

Black Friday 2021: Get up to 50% off ProtonVPN Plus with our special year-end offer

November 1st, 2021 in Articles & News

For a limited time only, new users, users on our Free plan, ProtonVPN Basic plan or ProtonVPN Plus 1-month plan can get ProtonVPN Plus for up to 50% off with our special year-end offer. Our unique year-end offer covers the festive season, including Black Friday. ProtonVPN is created by the same scientists and engineers who […]

WireGuard speed, Proton privacy

October 13th, 2021 in Releases

In 2017, we launched ProtonVPN to defeat censorship and protect activists, journalists, and ordinary people on the internet. Since then, we’ve continued to build new features like NetShield Adblocker and, more recently, our unique VPN Accelerator for our community.  ProtonVPN is built by the same team that created ProtonMail. Founded by scientists who met at […]

How to choose the right VPN

How to choose the right VPN

October 10th, 2021 in How-to

As governments around the world ramp up mass surveillance on their own citizens, the search for online privacy has driven many people to adopt the use of a VPN. An annual VPN usage study from 2021 shows that 85% of adult internet users are aware of VPNs and what they do, up from 72% in […]

ProtonVPN expands to 61 countries!

October 7th, 2021 in Service Updates

We are happy to announce the addition of the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, and Nigeria to the ProtonVPN network, with Georgia following in the coming weeks. This brings our coverage to 61 countries, making ProtonVPN one of the largest VPN networks in the world. Anyone with a Plus or Visionary plan can now access content […]

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 […]

Why we have a free VPN

August 31st, 2021 in Articles & News

The internet was designed to facilitate the free exchange of ideas and information. However, organizations, governments, internet service providers, and hackers can all pose a threat to that freedom. Since the internet was created, we’ve seen geo-restrictions, mass surveillance, and censorship prevent people from accessing all kinds of websites and online content. Although using a […]

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 […]

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