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Why You Should Use A VPN by Tallguy28: 5:14am On Aug 04, 2020
What is a VPN?

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. If you take your online privacy seriously, there’s a good chance you use a VPN connection. A VPN is a connection method that brings a vast number of additional security benefits, especially to anyone using a public connection such as in a hotel, airport, or library.

A VPN can be installed on a specific browser, a desktop or laptop, a smartphone, or a router.

Why should you use a VPN?

A VPN creates a secure online connection to another computer. Here are situations in which you should use a VPN to protect your privacy and increase security.

1. Browse the Web Securely on Public Wi-Fi
You’re out shopping, stopping for coffee somewhere, or you’ve just booked into a hotel. You notice there is free Wi-Fi. The common reaction is to get online quickly, and start browsing the web, checking social networks, email… you know how it goes.

The problem is that this is an extremely risky activity without a VPN:

Your browsing is unencrypted, and unencrypted radio waves can be picked up by anyone.
Malware from one laptop in the coffee shop could find its way to your device via the router.
The free Wi-Fi on offer could be a trap—a fake internet connection operating as the pleasant face of a phishing scam.

2. Beat Location-Based Streaming Restrictions
Where are you in the world? Do you want to watch something on BBC iPlayer? Perhaps you’re in Nigeria and want to catch the latest streamed releases on the US version of Netflix? You can't do that if you don't have a VPN

3. Defeat Oppressive Government Censorship
Governments have the power to prevent you from accessing websites that you might need to use. Perhaps you live in an oppressive state, where certain materials or services are unavailable to you and your countrymen.

Perhaps you need to communicate with the outside world, a message from an uprising, maybe.

A VPN can be used to access the materials and services you need to use without any security apparatus being made aware. The data is encrypted, which means that every online action is private.

Do You Need a VPN? Yes!
If you’re even slightly concerned about the way you can be tracked online, or want to watch TV from overseas, then you should be seriously considering a VPN.

If you are looking for a cheap VPN service look no further than Windscribe. Windscribe VPN is a Canada-based provider that promises to help you browse the web privately. This VPN has a popular free version that attracts many users with its generous 10GB monthly data limit.

The paid version gives you access to unlimited data and servers in 110 cities spread across 63 countries. You can choose to pay yearly Which is $49, that is $4.08 a month or you can choose to pay monthly which is $9 per month. You can also build your own plan by selecting the countries you want to use.

Click the link below to check it out:

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