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Infographic: Everything you need to know about a VPN

For those looking to guard their privacy against the watchful eyes of malicious parties online, a VPN is often the tool for the job.

The information about which sites you visit, how, when and how frequently you visit them, what online services you use and other internet activities you partake in should be your own business and nobody else’s Internet service providers and other parties have access to that information A VPN reroutes your online traffic through remote servers, along with encrypting the information sent through it

Author: Marina Zlatanović, Content Contributor, DataProt.net

The information about which sites you visit, how, when and how frequently you visit them, what online services you use and other internet activities you partake in should be your own business and nobody else’s.

Internet service providers and other parties have access to that information. Privacy is not a tool for crime – it’s a matter of principle.

Although it may seem impossible, a simple, cheap and effective remedy for a majority of our online data privacy issues exists. An effortless piece of software called a Virtual Private Network (VPN) hides your internet traffic and regains you a large chunk of anonymity.

A VPN reroutes your online traffic through remote servers, along with encrypting the information sent through it.

Among many other benefits, using a VPN lets you browse streaming catalogues that would normally be geo-restricted – almost a third of all VPN users use it to watch Netflix, according to VPN statistics.

Learn everything you need to know about this simple piece of software from the wonderful infographic below!

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