It’s no more a secret that the authorities are tracking and spying on us using the popular digital platforms. Privacy is not guaranteed in this digital era. However, VPNs will help you to mask your identity (unless you log in) and also, blocks the trackers by routing your traffic through different servers without revealing the actual details.
What is a VPN?
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a tool that creates a virtual tunnel between your device(computer, mobile, or smart tv) and the website or apps you would like to connect, the tunnel is secure and encrypted with best encryption mechanisms to ensure no middle man can peep through your requests.
Basically the traffic from your device is routed to the website/apps through a remote server (usually in another country), which replaces your identity with the servers. This ensures your identity is masked. All you need to do is to turn on the VPN and choose a country from where you want to connect
Basic Features of a VPN
- IP Masking
- Servers in Different Countries
- Unlocks blocked sites in your country
- Keeps your internet activity private and secure
Free v/s Paid
- Limited Number of Servers
- Usually Single-layer encryption
- Varying Speeds, usually low speeds
- Not good for streaming
- Huge number of servers
- Multi-layer encryption to protect privacy
- Stable speeds
- Best for streaming
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