ProtonMail Launches Free ProtonVPN Service For Macs

The creators of the encrypted email service, ProtonMail, have released a free version of their ProtonVPN software for macOS. Even though the free version does not contain the full features that you would come to expect from a paid VPN service, it is more than capable of obfuscating IP addresses and your location.

It is interesting (at least, to me) that I recently warned at https://privacyblog.com/2018/05/28/be-cautious-free-vpns-are-selling-your-data-to-3rd-parties/ that most free providers of free VPN services log their users’ user data and many openly and brazenly share/sell user data. However, ProtonMail claims their free VPN does nothing of that sort. According to the company’s web site at https://protonvpn.com/:

“ProtonVPN is a no logs VPN service. We do not track or record your internet activity, and therefore, we are unable to disclose this information to third parties.”

ProtonMail previously offered free VPN services for Windows, Linux, Android, and Apple’s iOS for iPhones and iPads, the company now offers the same for Macintosh systems. The free versions are fully secure. However, the company also offers paid versions of the ProtonVPN that add more features. For instance:

Free
Paid
Servers in 3 countries Servers in many countries
Use on one device Use on up to 10 devices simultaneously
Lower speeds Highest possible speed
Standard servers So-called “Plus Servers” with higher levels of performance
Each user can access only one server at a time A method of reducing threats to VPN privacy by passing user traffic through multiple servers
No TOR service Full support of TOR

Details may be found at: https://protonvpn.com

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