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The FCC made it official: Net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as consumers? Potentially, companies control the internet -- and by extension, our privacy experience while we browse. Unless, of course, we do something about it.
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) add a layer of security and encrypt your data from the prying eyes of hackers and companies that want to steal your data. Think of a VPN as a tunnel where everything you do stays between you and your mouse inside of it. (Except the radio still works.)
If you're new to VPNs, check out these five great options.
Here's a VPN provider that not only walks the walk, but also talks the talk with the utmost discretion. Private Internet Access doesn't take a log of users' activities, meaning your anonymity stays protected. Plus, the high-level encryption keeps you safe from hackers while providing unlimited bandwidth.
Much like cellphone towers and 24-hour diners, the more servers across different locations a VPN employs, the better. X-VPN uses more than a thousand servers located around the world to bypass geo-restrictions and let you browse the web safely. Just connect using one of seven VPN protocols on an unlimited amount of devices.
In terms of speed, Ivacy is like Racer X flying a rocket ship. Zip around the web while enjoying fast uninterrupted P2P filesharing and buffer-less HD streaming of your favorite movies, TV shows, and sports events.
Want something easy to use? Windscribe is more intuitive than a tarot card factory. It's a desktop application and browser extension which protects your online privacy, helps unblock websites, and even removes trackers. All you need to do is turn it on once, and it'll run seamlessly in the background. That means no confusing settings for your little brother to "accidentally" mess up.
PureVPN is like the comfy blanket of VPNs -- it's a tried and true name, and it'll keep you indoors all day. PureVPN uses more than 550 servers nodes in 141 countries to deliver a mix of advanced and beginner protection settings. You can connect up to five devices at once at top speeds, including routers, gaming consoles, and smart TVs. Best of all, thanks to proprietary software, you can protect your data on a reliable self-engineered network with absolutely no third parties in play.
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