The Main Benefits of Using A VPN

Why should you consider using a VPN? Should you use one when you want to download movies from a torrent site?
Or when you want to stream movies from a service that operates outside of the country? What about when you want to keep your data secure over a network – either public or private?
The answer is, “Yes” to all three. A virtual private network is used to disguise your IP address online and to help throw off those who might be tracking you. In this post, we’ll go through the main benefits of VPNs, so that you can see just how useful they are.
If you’d like to learn even more about VPN services, you can check out DataProt’s infographic below.
Keep Your Information Private
You might think that the only people tracking you online are hackers who are after your personal data. You’d be wrong. There are a lot more eyes on your online activity than you might realize. And while some are malicious, others, like advertisers, just want to increase their chances of selling you something.
You’ve probably already experienced this for yourself. Let’s say that you head over to eBay to check how much sandals cost. You might not have any interest in buying a pair today and might just want to see how much they cost.
What happens, though, is that eBay logs your visit and tracks your activity after you leave. That’s why you suddenly start seeing adverts for sandals on eBay everywhere, even when you’re on social media or nowhere near the site itself.
It’s standard marketing practice for companies that have the resources and, while it may seem like an invasion of your privacy, it’s not actually viewed that way legally. The problem is that the tracking doesn’t stop there.
Information about everything you do online is collected. Companies want to know why you didn’t buy, what your buying patterns are, or how to get you to buy more. The internet gives them the perfect way to collect that information – unless, of course, you are using a good VPN.
A good VPN disguises your IP address so that you can browse privately and outwit most trackers.
VPNs are useful against ad trackers and also provide an additional layer of security against hackers.
Access Services Outside Your Country
Maybe you live in a country where you don’t have access to all that Netflix has to offer. Maybe you live somewhere where the government blocks social media, and foreign news channels.
Either way, by using a VPN, you can gain access to the services that may be prohibited where you live.
Download Movies Safely
Okay, we know that it’s not legal to download movies. But let’s be honest here, most people will try it once or twice. Maybe you’re tempted by the latest episode of your favorite series, or the movie that everyone’s been raving about.
We’re not here to judge.
However, downloading in this manner does put you at risk of prosecution. A VPN can help keep you safer by hiding your IP address.
For any situation where you’d rather not let anyone trace your IP address, a VPN should be standard.

In fact, consider getting one anyway – they can assist in keeping you more secure online, and that can only be a good thing.

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