Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Ugandans have continued to use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) as the government blocked access to the Internet on January 13, before partially restoring it on January 18.
With the easing of conditions, mobile internet was still severely restricted and the use of VPNs came in handy for many Ugandans.
A virtual private network, or VPN, is a specific group of computers that are networked across the Internet. According to CountryVPN.Com, companies essentially use VPNs to connect to their data centers in areas far from the center.
Individuals can also use VPN to access network resources outside of the local area network (LAN) or even the wide area network (WAN).
A virtual private network is therefore not tied to distance, as computers are networked via the World Wide Web and mainly …