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The Best VPN Services for 2020

Mark Coppock has obviously performed a lot of testing of the leading VPN providers and has published his results in an article in the Digital Trends web site. He writes:

“Online security is important today than ever before. One common method for protecting yourself online is the use of a Virtual Private Network — or VPN for short. It allows you to safely send information when using public networks via a group of networked computers and faraway servers. Not all VPNs are the same, however, so we took some time to find the best VPN services.

“That being said, signing up for free VPN services — especially those dedicated to mobile apps — can be a risky business. Know that all ‘free’ services are making money off of you somehow, whether it be from advertisements or something less innocuous.

“We’ve scoured the web for reviews, testimonials, and statistics on which are the best VPN choices. Then, we tried out the services for ourselves, taking notes on ease-of-use and testing network speeds. Keeping all of these factors in mind, these are the services that stood out.”

If you want to improve your online privacy and security, you should read the article at: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/best-vpn/.

Categories: VPN (Virtual Private Networking)

2 replies

  1. In recent months the number of websites that will not open for me via VPN has exploded. Is this just me, my VPN (PIA), or something else? What one do besides boycotting those sites?

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    • Some web sites (including my local bank as well as Netflix and other video streaming sites) deliberately block connections made with a VPN because of past problems with unwanted hackers from overseas locations trying to obtain access to those sites by using VPNs to disguise their true locations.

      With my local bank, if I try to access with a VPN, I never get connected. If I turn the VPN off, I get connected immediately.

      In my case, I am in the process of switching to a different bank, one that I can safely access from anywhere via a VPN whenever I am at home or whenever I am traveling.

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