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Published on January 4th, 2020 | by Bibhuranjan

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The Top 7 Benefits of using a VPN

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a tool that lets you connect to the internet privately and anonymously. Data security is a major concern now a days due to the increased monitoring by 3rd parties and Government agencies. A VPN encrypts your data over the network, effectively creating a tunnel between you and the server from where you are browsing the web. VPN’s are critical if you want to maintain a level of anonymity and want to browse the web securely.

Here are some benifits of getting yourself a good VPN subscription

  • Improved Security

One of the basic advantages of using a VPN service is to safeguard your privacy when using the internet from entities such as spying agencies, hackers, ad-agencies, govt. monitoring and so on.  It does so by masking your real IP address and tunneling your data through dedicated servers that do not log your activity. As a result your data and webs identity is kept safe & encrypted against potential intruders.

  •  Protect Private Data over Public Wi-Fi

Without a VPN service, using public Wi-Fi like at airports, hotels and café can be a risky proposition. These open internet portals are a hive for data collection agencies, hackers and other potential risks. Plus these open spots are an easy way to break into your device if you are on the network unprotected. Most hackers an easily break into your device over an unsecured Wi-Fi connection and take control over your sensitive data like emails, passwords, bank accounts, etc, very easily. Atleast for these concerns, using a VPN becomes essential when using unprotected internet portals in public places.

  • Access Geo-Restricted Content

One of the best perks of owning a VPN is that it allows you to access Geo-Restricted content in your region. Suppose you’re living someplace that has censored Netflix? In normal circumstances, that would mean that you are limited to whatever you have at your disposal. However, this issue can be circumvented by using a VPN as it can connect to other locations that hasn’t censored these streaming services. So you aren’t restricted to content streaming if you use a VPN.

  • Bypass Censorship

Depending on the region, you may be dealing with internet censorship. Internet censorship is when authorities in a specific region block access to certain internet services and content to the people or want to control whatever information is flowing in and out of the region. Censorships also extend to banning of popular internet services like Social Media and Web Streaming Portals.  This is where a VPN service can be the most useful. It can effectively bypass your connection, routing it from outside the country and allowing you access blocked content.

  • Cheaper Travel

VPN services may allow you to book airline tickets at a cheaper price depending on the geographical location. Many airlines price their tickets differently depending on where you are booking them from. To book a ticket at a lower price, you have to log on to a VPN server in a country that has a less expensive living costs than where you are located.

  • Can be used on any Device

Most VPN’s work across multiple platforms. Which means that you can pair it across multiple devices, running multiple operating systems. Adding to that, most VPN providers will also allow you to share a single subscription with multiple devices, thereby making it very cost effective to own and use.

Conclusion

If you haven’t already owned a VPN subscription for whatever reason, then you are effectively handing over your privacy and private data to unwanted 3rd parties. VPN’s aren’t expensive to own and operate and will shield your privacy and data from prying eyes on the internet.

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Bibhuranjan

Editorial Officer, technofaq.org I'm an avid tech enthusiast at heart. I like to mug up on new and exciting developments on science and tech and have a deep love for PC gaming. Other hobbies include writing blog posts, music and DIY projects.



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