Which sites you visit in the wee hours of the night should be your business and your business only. Not your Internet service provider’s, not the government’s, nor any other eavesdropping nosey parker’s.
You don’t even have to have anything indecent or embarrassing to hide – privacy is a matter of principle. Unfortunately, this human right is disregarded left and right by people who intercept your internet traffic and know more about you than you’d like to imagine.
That’s where a virtual private network (VPN) comes in. It’s an opaque layer between your browsing and the rest of the world. A VPN works by rerouting and encrypting your connection before sending it the site you wanted to visit.
VPNs not only boost privacy, they also help bypass country specific restrictions some sites impose.
Say you’re on a business trip to China, where the censorship is real and the Netflix is nonexistent. With a VPN subscription on your laptop, you’re not going to miss the latest episode of The Witcher!
But what kind of VPNs are there? Are there any dangers to free VPNs? Does encrypted data really stay secret?
We’ve put a lot of effort and patience into creating this dazzling infographic. After reading it, we guarantee you’ll never need another lesson on VPNs or a resource on VPN statistics and facts.