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Eat, sleep, repeat: what is a VPN?

18 April 2019  NEWS

A VPN (virtual private network) is a technology that establishes a secure tunnel between your device and our server.
It allows you to browse the web securely and privately, even when using a public WiFi network at a cafe or hotel.

Online privacy is hard to come by. Nearly everything we do on the Internet is logged. How can that be condoned these days, right?

Well, as you read this, your internet service provider (ISP) has the ability to track which websites you visit. Some even keep records of your activity. And that's just the beginning. Furthermore, and based on your country's laws, your ISP may even be required by the government to log the websites you visit.

VPN = freedom

If you use a trustworthy VPN service – one that doesn't log any user information – the traceable chain that links you and your online activity is broken.

All your traffic first travels from your computer, through an encrypted tunnel, to our VPN's servers and then onward to the website you are visiting. Thus, websites will only see the VPN server’s identity (IP-address), and not your device’s IP. This way, any information that your ISP saves cannot be specifically tied to you.

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Using a VPN is a great first step toward protecting your privacy, but it's not the ultimate solution (we wish it were!). However, it's easy to improve your privacy ninja skills.

Looking for the nitty gritty? We support:

  • Port forwarding

  • DNS leak protection

  • Teredo (IPv6 over IPv4) leak protection

  • IPv6 tunneling as well as IPv6 blocking and leak protection

  • OpenVPN on a range of custom ports, including but not limited to 53/udp (DNS), 80/tcp (HTTP), 443/tcp (HTTPS)

  • Only the OpenVPN and Wireguard VPN protocols

  • SSH tunneling and Shadowsocks through our bridge servers.

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For the universal right to privacy,