A VPN (Virtual Private Network – read more about it here) is a way to protect your connection while using the Internet. It makes your browsing private, hides your Internet Protocol (IP) address and ensures that your internet service provider (ISP) is not tracking you.
A VPN encrypts your internet traffic, making your browsing more secure and private, but it also allows you to bypass restrictions like government censorship and access more internet content – like the much-missed TV shows.
How does it work?
A VPN works by routing your device’s internet connection through your chosen VPN’s private server, rather than through your internet service provider (ISP).
This is how a VPN changes your visible IP address. A VPN makes it appear as if you are browsing from the location of the VPN server instead of from your device. That’s why you can appear practically anywhere in the world with a VPN.
A VPN protects you on public Wi-Fi networks
Free public WiFi can come in handy when you’re out and about…