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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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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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Protect yourself from malware, evade online trackers, and block ads with Adblocker (NetShield)

January 14th, 2021 in Service Updates

Today we’re releasing an exciting new feature that makes it easier for ProtonVPN users with a Plus or Visionary plan to keep your devices secure and your browsing private. NetShield is now available on our Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows apps and is in beta on our Linux command line tool. It blocks malware, ads, […]

Stream content on your big screen with the ProtonVPN Android TV app

December 17th, 2020 in Releases

Today we’re excited to release our first-ever VPN app for your television. With ProtonVPN for Android TV, you can protect your privacy and access blocked and censored content while using your smart TV.  This means your internet service provider and other third parties will not be able to monitor your streaming activity, see your location, […]

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