What is geoblocking, and how does it work?

May 19th, 2023 in Privacy basics

Geoblocking is the practice of restricting or blocking internet content based on your geographic location. This usually means restricting content based on which country you…

How to share a VPN connection from Windows or Linux

May 12th, 2023 in Privacy basics

Not all internet-capable devices can run VPN apps or have VPN functionality built in. This includes game consoles, including Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch, as…

What is DNS?

May 5th, 2023 in Privacy basics

In this article, we discuss DNS — what it is, how it works, and how it impacts online privacy and censorship. All devices that connect…

What is a VPN tunnel and how does it work?

April 26th, 2023 in Privacy basics

Privacy advocates often refer to an “encrypted tunnel” or “VPN tunnel” that protects your data when you use a VPN. But what exactly is a…

Can my VPN see my internet activity?

April 14th, 2023 in Privacy basics

A virtual private network (VPN) prevents your internet service provider (ISP) from seeing what you do online. However, in doing this, it takes over routing…

What is WireGuard?

March 31st, 2023 in Privacy basics

WireGuard® is a new VPN protocol used to secure the connection between your device and a VPN server.  Learn more about how VPNs work WireGuard…

What is OpenVPN?

March 31st, 2023 in Privacy basics

A VPN protocol is the set of instructions that your VPN app uses to set up, secure, and govern your connection to a VPN server.…

The Proton community is fighting censorship in Ethiopia

March 24th, 2023 in Privacy basics

Internet censorship is a recurring problem in Ethiopia, particularly since the beginning of the Tigray War in 2020. At various times, the government has blocked…

What is an Internet Service Provider (ISP)?

March 24th, 2023 in Privacy basics

An internet service provider (ISP) is the company that connects you to the internet, resolves domain names, routes internet traffic, and is responsible for helping…

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