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How to Unblock Netflix

Chances are that you use Netflix, the streaming site that lets you watch all kinds of content for one single monthly price. What you may not know is that Netflix has even more content than what you can see when browsing the m…

How to Unblock Spotify

Spotify is one of the best ways to stream music on your smartphone, tablet or laptop, but it’s not always accessible everywhere. We’ll go over a few ways in which you can unblock Spotify, no matter if it’s your school, employ…

Are VPNs Broken on iPhone?

People using a VPN on iPhones and iPads are not as secure as they think. Security expert Michael Horowitz as well as several VPN providers have revealed issues that affect the integrity of iOS going back for years. It could v…

Can a VPN Protect You From Ransomware?

Ransomware is a pretty serious issue: one hack can either cost you a lot of money or your data—both if you’re unlucky. It’s important to guard against this threat, and we have seen some VPNs claim they can help. But can a V…

Can You Share Your VPN Subscription?

If you’re shopping for a VPN, you may have been taken aback by the fact that these handy security tools cost money—and the good ones can cost a lot. To defray costs, you may have wondered whether you can share a VPN. Here’s…

How Does a Decentralized VPN (dVPN) Work?

Decentralized VPNs promise to be the upgrade to existing, standard VPN services. They claim to offer better privacy at lower prices than their traditional counterparts, while also improving the internet as a whole. To see how…

How to Bypass Blocked Sites

Not everybody has the luxury of accessing any website they want to. It could be that your job’s network admin doesn’t want you to go to YouTube or even that your government doesn’t want you to watch news it doesn’t approve of…

Should You Use a VPN Browser Extension?

When looking at what a VPN can do for you, you may have come across something called a VPN browser extension. These are handy little doodads that can help keep you safe while browsing, but they come with some drawbacks you sh…

Can a VPN Boost Your Internet Speed? 

VPN providers like to ascribe all kinds of wonderful powers to their VPNs. Some will say that they can offer complete anonymity while browsing, while some untrustworthy VPNs may even go so far as to claim to protect you from …

Does It Matter Where My VPN Is Based?

VPN providers love to tout the location they’re based in as if that’s a big deal. They’ll often cite the amazing privacy laws of the country they’re headquartered in, claiming that this acts as a second layer of protection on…
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