How to use a VPN to torrent

If you’re going to torrent, you need a VPN. The very premise of torrenting has become ingrained in internet culture. Ever since the waning days of Napster back in the late 90s, media junkies from around the world have been downloading and sharing content online....

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Why you should use a VPN in conjunction with Tor

With the recent net neutrality repeal, there’s been a lot of talk about VPNs and their importance. Where some analysts champion VPNs as the ultimate privacy tool, others are more skeptical. While it’s true that VPNs can help lessen the effects of the net neutrality...

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Popular VPN accused of spying on users

It’s not a good time to be a free VPN provider. Hotspot Shield, which claims more than 500 million active users, has come under fire for allegedly violating their privacy policy—which, to be honest, isn’t that strict anyway. The Center for Democracy & Technology...

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Why you should never use free VPNs

Free VPNs are a dime a dozen, but just because they’re common doesn’t mean they’re any good. In fact, just last month the internet lost its collective mind after free VPN provider Hotspot Shield were caught selling user logs. Amid the shady practices and so-so...

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How much is your data worth?

The Economist published a report a few months ago stating how data—not oil—has become the world’s most valuable resource. Think about that for a second. Your Google searches, your social media profiles, and even your Amazon purchase history could be worth more now...

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The jargon busting VPN FAQ and glossary

A VPN is an awesome privacy tool and is simple to set up and use. Sure, there’s a lot of tech stuff under the hood, but most VPNs come with an easy-to-use interface that does all the hard work for you. Do you know your AES from your WEP? That said, there is a lot of...

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Why some VPNs are better than others

The good news is that you have more choices than ever when it comes to picking a VPN. The bad news is that some VPNs on the market won’t protect your privacy. Research says many VPNs use outdated technology High-Tech Bridge, a Switzerland-based web security company,...

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5 countries that ban VPNs

Virtual Private Network (VPN) use is becoming more common across the globe. Once a tool for the tech savvy to communicate in secret via an encrypted connection, VPNs are now drifting into regular households everywhere. In countries where the internet is heavily...

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