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How Residential IPs Help VPNs Crack Netflix

Ever wondered how it is that certain VPNs can unblock Netflix while others struggle? The answer lies in what are called residential IPs, a particular type of internet address that is much harder to detect than the ones VPNs u…

VPNs vs. Tor: Which Should You Use?

If you want to keep your browsing anonymous on the internet, there are a number of ways to do it. The two main contenders are VPNs and the Tor Browser. Though the goal of each of these is the same, their methods are very diff…

Do VPNs Honor Their Money-Back Guarantees?

VPN marketing often puts money-back guarantees front and center: if you don’t like the service, you can cancel within a set term—usually 30 days—and get your money back. But these can sound too good to be true. So how lik…

How Do No-Log VPNs Destroy Their Logs?

When looking for the best VPN, you’ll quickly notice that all VPNs, from the very best to the very worst, promise that they are “no-log,” “log-free,” or some variation of these words. How do these services get rid of logs, th…

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…
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