DHitMA: Using a VPN

A VPN (virtual private network) acts as a mask for one's IP address. Additionally, modern VPNs encrypt your traffic in transit, so that your ISP cannot deduce what it is you are viewing, or doing. There are a number of VPNs available, all as a paid service, however only a few are worthy of consideration. Free VPNs should be ignored. This article does not discuss the topic of building one's own VPN, which can be done rather effectively, but at a high cost. All VPNs recommended here have: a no logs policy, servers in all countries, encryption and kill switches.

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We maintain that the reader should enable options such as "auto-connect", "killswitch" and so forth. Respectively, these two options make a VPN connect automatically when a computer boots and shut off all Internet communication if connection to the VPN suddenly drops. We recommend that the user review the content of https://thatoneprivacysite.net/ (https://archive.is/9NoTV). for a comprehensive review of nearly every VPN in existence.