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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 watch blocked YouTube videos

December 5th, 2021 in How-to

YouTube is a global platform that attracts over two billion unique users every month from all around the world. Unfortunately, this does not mean that everyone can access every video on YouTube.  Depending on the country you are in, certain videos are blocked. This is because YouTube uses your location (tagged by your IP address) […]

The ultimate guide to torrenting

December 3rd, 2021 in How-to

Torrenting is an incredibly fast and efficient way to distribute large files over the internet. Although often considered to be synonymous with piracy, there are many legitimate use cases for torrenting. However, before diving into the world of P2P file sharing, you should understand what torrenting is, how it works, and how to protect yourself […]

OpenVPN vs. WireGuard

November 25th, 2021 in Articles & News

OpenVPN and WireGuard® are VPN protocols used to secure the connection between your device and a VPN server. Learn more about how VPNs work WireGuard represents cutting-edge VPN technology and is cryptographically secure, highly efficient, and fast. OpenVPN is beginning to show its age in terms of speed, performance, and efficiency, but remains widely regarded […]

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What is an SSID and should you hide yours?

November 18th, 2021 in Security

An SSID is the name of a wireless network. Learn how SSIDs work, how to find your SSID, and whether it’s better to broadcast or hide it. If you set up your home WiFi network, you may have selected the network’s name (SSID) on your devices, entered the default wireless password, and connected. And that’s […]

Proton VPN’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 Proton VPN 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, Proton VPN Basic plan or Proton VPN Plus 1-month plan can get Proton VPN Plus for up to 50% off with our special year-end offer. Our unique year-end offer covers the festive season, including Black Friday. Proton VPN is created by the same […]

WireGuard speed, Proton privacy

October 13th, 2021 in Releases

In 2017, we launched Proton VPN 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.  Proton VPN is built by the same team that created Proton Mail. Founded by scientists […]

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 […]

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