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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 […]

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Black Friday 2020: up to 50% off new subscriptions, plus early access to ProtonDrive

November 16th, 2020 in Articles & News

Our Black Friday 2020 promotion is the best opportunity to take back your online privacy while also helping to create a more free and open internet for all. This year, as part of our Black Friday offer, we’re also introducing something new. In addition to a discount of up to 50% off ProtonVPN Plus and […]

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What is a VPN?

November 5th, 2020 in Privacy & Security

An almost daily drumbeat of data breaches and online privacy violations has fueled public interest in VPN services such as ProtonVPN. This article explains what VPNs are, what they do, and whether you need one. Our sister article, How does a VPN work?, provides a more detailed and technical overview of what is going on […]

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How does a VPN work?

November 4th, 2020 in Privacy & Security

A virtual private network (VPN) provides privacy and a host of other benefits when connecting to the internet. Our blog post What is a VPN? explains what this technology does and some reasons you might find it useful to install your own VPN on your device.  In this article, we will go deeper and explain […]

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How to watch the US presidential election online

November 3rd, 2020 in How-to

Election Day has arrived in the United States, which means it is time for millions of Americans to decide between candidates at federal, state, and local levels. Of course, the race to see who will be the next President of the United States is the one everyone will be watching. Who will win the race […]

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Why using Google VPN is a terrible idea

November 2nd, 2020 in Articles & News

If there has ever been a year that demonstrates how central the internet is to society, it is 2020. We have relied on the internet this year for work, entertainment, and to keep us close to family. But the freedom and privacy of the internet are under attack. We have seen authoritarian governments around the […]

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Proton raises HK$800,000 for freedom in Hong Kong

October 13th, 2020 in Articles & News

When Hong Kong authorities passed draconian “security” laws designed to stifle freedom and crackdown on activism, the people of Hong Kong turned to ProtonVPN, downloading our app in record numbers to protect their privacy and defend against censorship. But we quickly recognized that we could do more than provide encrypted internet connections and private email […]

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How to watch the NBA Finals live online

September 30th, 2020 in How-to

This year’s NBA Finals between the LA Lakers and the Miami Heat has plenty of storylines that basketball fans will be paying attention to.  It’s a classic David vs. Goliath match-up, as the Lakers cruised to the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, while the No. 5 seed Heat had to knock off two […]

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Cyprus received the most votes in our annual server poll

September 22nd, 2020 in Articles & News

We closed our third annual ProtonVPN server poll on Friday, September 11, and we want to thank everyone who participated. This was our biggest poll yet, with more than 13,000 votes cast. After the votes were counted, four locations were substantially more popular than all other options.  According to the poll, adding servers to Cyprus, […]

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Where should we install our next servers?

August 28th, 2020 in Articles & News

It’s time for our annual server poll!  Each year since 2018, we have turned the floor over to our community to decide where we should prioritize our efforts to expand the ProtonVPN network. As a result of the 2019 ProtonVPN server poll, we have added new servers around the globe, including Mexico, Taiwan, Costa Rica, […]

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