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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 faced with internet censorship, people around the world turn to ProtonVPN

December 16th, 2020 in Privacy & Security

This year, repressive governments continued to use internet shutdowns and social media blackouts as tools to censor their critics and keep their citizens in the dark. However, we noticed an encouraging countertrend: Citizens in these countries have learned to use VPNs to circumvent these blocks and fight back. Throughout 2020, ProtonVPN received multiple, significant spikes […]

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The official ProtonVPN CLI is now available

November 24th, 2020 in Service Updates

Get private browsing on Linux. The ProtonVPN official Linux beta app brings big improvements in stability, security, and efficiency.

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You can use ProtonVPN on your Chromebook

November 19th, 2020 in Releases

We’re happy to announce ProtonVPN now officially supports Google Chromebooks. You can use the Android app on your Chromebook to unblock censored content, securely stream your favorite shows, and protect your internet connection on public WiFi. Adding official support for Chromebook devices has been a popular request from our community since we released our Android […]

ProtonVPN prevents Apple apps on Big Sur exclusion list from bypassing firewall

November 17th, 2020 in Security

Update: Apple has listened to its users, and no longer exempts its own apps from any firewall interfaces in macOS. The information in this article is therefore of purely historical interest only. The new macOS release, Big Sur, has made headlines due to Apple’s decision to place 56 of its own apps, including FaceTime, Apple […]

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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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