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Jun 27, 2019, 12:23:17 PM via Website
Jun 27, 2019 12:23:17 PM via Website
However, free VPNs often don’t stick around forever. Sometimes previously free offerings change to a subscription model. Some switch to a freemium model. And some seem to actively compromise your privacy.
But are there any free VPNs that will simultaneously protect your privacy in a reliable way?
Speedify is a unique service. If you live in an area with a poor internet connection, it’s definitely the VPN for you. It can combine all the incoming connections in your home (including cell and Wi-Fi signals) into a single, stable, faster, and more secure access point.
CyberGhost has been at the forefront of the VPN industry for many years. It offers various Free models, but the free ad-supported version is adequate for most casual users. Most of its servers are in Europe, but there are plenty of US-based ones available too. Interestingly, the app runs on the Ethereum blockchain. It protects against privacy, censorship, fraud, and third-party interference.
VPNBook is entirely free, there are no bandwidth caps or service limitations, and there is no premium service. That said, it’s not suitable for beginners. There is no installer, no software, and little guidance. You’re simply given a list of servers, and the rest is up to you.
You have a choice of PPTP VPN or OpenVPN. PPTP VPN is supported on almost all platforms, but it’s easier for governments and content providers to block. OpenVPN is more secure but requires you to download an OpenVPN client along with VPNBook’s configuration and certificate bundles.
Windscribe offers a Chrome browser version and a Windows desktop version. Obviously, the main feature is the VPN network, but from a privacy standpoint, it offers some great additional tools. They include a firewall to prevent exposure of your IP address in case you lose your connection, an ad and tracker blocker, and a Secure link generator. The free package includes all of them.
Hide.me is a proxy service based in Malaysia and offers free servers in Canada, the Netherlands, and Singapore. The free service supports PPTP, L2TP, IPsec (IKEv1 and IKEv2), OpenVPN, SoftEther, SSTP, and SOCKS.
In mid-2015, the company made the decision not to keep any logs. From a privacy perspective, this is a massive plus point; if there are no logs, there is nothing for unscrupulous authorities to seize if they are trying to track you.