5 reasons to use a VPN

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Five Reasons to Use a VPN

If you’ve spent any time on the Internet, you’ll have encountered those annoying walls companies erected around various bits of content. Be it YouTube videos, news articles of anything else, those walls can be a serious pain. In your search to bypass these arbitrary restrictions, you’ve probably heard about a VPN or Virtual Private Network.

VPNs, at their core, forward all your network traffic through a third party, effectively offering anonymous browsing to anybody who chooses to use one. That means no snooping from your government, ISP and anyone else who might be looking. But why would you use one? Here’s five reasons why:

  1. Downloading files: Many internet users download files through torrent clients like BitTorrent or Deluge. Torrents have become a quick and easy way for companies to share their software without placing demands on their own servers, but many ISP’s throttle torrent traffic automatically on the assumption that it’s illegal. With a VPN like IPVanish, you can bypass those throttled speeds and get what you need faster.
  2. Bypassing internet censorship: If you’re in a country with an open internet, you might not realise it but there are large parts of the world where the Internet is heavily censored. A VPN allows anyone in those nations to access the true internet where they can make use of the internet at large.
  3. Viewing geo-locked content: We touched on it above, but the ability to bypass geo-locked content is a huge selling point for any VPN user. Imagine being able to enjoy American content from anywhere in the world and you’re starting to imagine the possibilities of a high quality VPN.
  4. Ensure your privacy on public networks: If you’re using a public Wi-Fi connection and browsing websites that aren’t protected by HTTPS then your browsing activity is viewable to anybody who knows where to look. If you want privacy on those websites, the only way is to use a VPN.
  5. Avoid ISP snooping: Some ISPs constantly monitor your connections activity, raising a number of serious privacy concerns. With a VPN connection your browsing is entirely anonymous, although you should ensure that your VPN doesn’t keep logs of your activity if privacy is your key concern. It’s worth noting that IPVanish is one of the few VPNs to keep no user activity logs.
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