Can VPNs Be Hacked?

In 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives reversed laws that would prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from selling your personal data for profit.  That’s a troubling thought, to say the least.  It’s also one reason so many Internet users are turning to Virtual Private Networks for added privacy and protection. VPNs help keep you private … Read more

Are VPNs Worth It?

When we ask ourselves if something is “worth it,” it’s a proposition about whether something is a worthy investment— either monetarily or through some other benefit.  Quick answers: Do VPNs offer value for their cost? Yes, the good ones are worth the money. Do VPNs offer other intrinsic benefits? Yes, they keep you safe and … Read more

VPN vs Tor

Why Use Tor, VPN or Other Secure Services? Tor and VPN technology protects journalists and activists, defenders of human rights, political dissidents, or victims of sensitive crimes like stalking or even domestic abuse— where anonymity is a matter of real-life safety. But Tor browsers and VPNs are also powerful and often necessary tools for the … Read more

Are VPNs Legal?

Are Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) Legal? Using a virtual private network, or VPN, is something millions of Internet consumers use every day to ensure their rights to free speech, to protect important personal, financial and business information, and to add an extra layer of privacy and cybersecurity to their digital lives.  What Do VPNs Do? … Read more

Are VPNs Safe?

First, let’s establish what most people mean by “safe.”  VPNs cannot make you completely “anonymous” the way a Tor browser does, but it does encrypt all your identifying data and use state-of-the-art security technology to keep you private.  And if you’re not selling grenade launchers on the Dark Web, you probably don’t need to be … Read more