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To Make Websites Load Faster, Browse the Web Like a European To Make Websites Load Faster, Browse the Web Like a European

We now live in a GDPR world. GDPR, in case you didn’t know, stands for the European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation” privacy law, which kicked into effect May 25 and caused every service you’ve ever used to blow up your inbox over the last month.

How to Get HQ Trivia for Android Now How to Get HQ Trivia for Android Now

After months as an iOS exclusive, HQ Trivia is finally coming to Android on January 1. But you don’t have to wait that long to start playing on your Android device.

The Beginner's Guide to VPNs The Beginner's Guide to VPNs

In our new series Getting It, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here, we’re arming you with everything you need to know to understand and use virtual private networks.

How Get Free Movies and TV Using a VPN How Get Free Movies and TV Using a VPN

Virtual private networks (or VPNs) are great for protecting your privacy and data while you browse the web. They provide increased security on public Wi-Fi networks (coffee shops, airports, etc), and prevent ISPs from collecting personal data, data they want to sell to advertisers. VPNs are also pretty good at letting…

How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service provider), but VPN providers are notoriously sketchy. You could do some research to find a good one. Or you can make your own in about 10 minutes.

The Biggest Misconceptions About VPNs The Biggest Misconceptions About VPNs

Have you heard? Internet service providers want to sell your data and a virtual private network (VPN) is the best way to tell them to shove off. There’s a problem though. VPNs are notoriously shady, are more complicated than they look, they’re unregulated, and can be more of a security risk than they’re worth if you…

The Laziest, Cheapest Way to Circumvent Your Snooping ISP The Laziest, Cheapest Way to Circumvent Your Snooping ISP

Congress decided that your ISP should be allowed to sell off your private browsing data, but the solutions to get around this are a bit complicated, costly, or just a pain. What’s a lazy-internet person to do? Use Opera.

Why Is Everyone Talking About VPNs? Why Is Everyone Talking About VPNs?

Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved a measure that killed an upcoming FCC ruling that would have required internet providers to ask your permission to sell your browsing data. Now, everyone’s trying to find a way around this, and virtual private networks (VPNs) are the most popular means of doing so. But…

Top 10 DIY Projects That Will Teach You A Ton About Tech Top 10 DIY Projects That Will Teach You A Ton About Tech

DIY isn’t always the easiest way to do something, but it’s usually the most informative and educational one. This week, let’s check out some great DIY tech projects that’ll teach you a ton about the tools you probably use every day—and protect your privacy and give you control over your own data in the process.

TunnelBear Cleans Up Its Interface, Improves Connection Speeds, and Adds New Security Features TunnelBear Cleans Up Its Interface, Improves Connection Speeds, and Adds New Security Features

Windows/Mac: TunnelBear is one of the best VPN services around, but the faux-retro wood aesthetic always put it in the ugly bin. Today, they’ve updated their apps so they look and work a bit better.

Windscribe Is a Combination VPN and Browser-Based Privacy Suite Windscribe Is a Combination VPN and Browser-Based Privacy Suite

Windows/macOS/Linux/Android/iOS/Chrome/Firefox: The best VPNs encrypt your data and protect all of your communications from prying eyes. The best browser-based privacy tools keep you from being tracked behaviorally based on the sites you visit. Windscribe is a utility and service that does both in one package.

This Massive VPN Comparison Spreadsheet Helps You Choose the Best for You This Massive VPN Comparison Spreadsheet Helps You Choose the Best for You

Choosing a trustworthy, reliable VPN service provider is hard, but over on Reddit, user That One Privacy Guy collected virtually everything there is to know about most large (and many small) VPNs and put them into a single color-coded Google Sheet that’s easy to read and understand.

How to Make Sure Your VPN Is Honest About Its International Exit Servers How to Make Sure Your VPN Is Honest About Its International Exit Servers

One of the best reasons to use a VPN is to get around pesky location restrictions on streaming movies and other content, but before you shell out money to a VPN that promises servers in dozens of countries, make sure they’re telling the truth about them. Trust, but verify.

VPNify Shows You the Fastest VPNs in Your Area, Is Like SpeedTest for VPNs VPNify Shows You the Fastest VPNs in Your Area, Is Like SpeedTest for VPNs

Web: Choosing the right VPN goes deeper than finding someone trustworthy and privacy-focused—you need a provider that can offer decent speeds too, and VPNify can help you find the right one for you. The service tests multiple providers in locations around the world, and shows you the speed you’ll get with each.

Get Around Location Restrictions on Netflix or Hulu with a Private VPN IP Address Get Around Location Restrictions on Netflix or Hulu with a Private VPN IP Address

Streaming blocked content overseas has always been about setting up a VPN, but sites like Netflix claim they’re about to start cracking down on VPN users. How-To Geek points out that one way around that is through a unique IP address.

Flixed Searches Every Country's Netflix Library at Once Flixed Searches Every Country's Netflix Library at Once

Netflix is finally available in most countries. Not every country has the same library of shows, though. To find out what other countries are streaming, check out Flixed.

Turn an Old Mac Into a Cheap VPN with OS X Server

VPN subscriptions cost money, and they often require a bit of research just to figure out if they’re legit. If you have an old Mac sitting around, you can make use of it by turning it into the simplest DIY VPN around, perfect for browsing safely on public Wi-Fi or grab files from your home computer on-the-go.

How to Create an Untraceable Messaging Device With an Old Phone How to Create an Untraceable Messaging Device With an Old Phone

Secret, anonymous messages aren’t just for the dastardly. Luckily, a little privacy isn’t difficult to get. With some effort and a spare phone, you’ll be whistleblowing, protecting your privacy from harassers, and staying anonymous when selling on Craigslist or looking for dates on Match. Here’s how.

Betternet is a Free, Unlimited VPN With No Registration Betternet is a Free, Unlimited VPN With No Registration

Windows/iOS/Android/Chrome/Firefox: A good VPN is a handy tool. A free, unlimited one is even better. Betternet aims to make using a VPN (as well as my wordplay) dead simple.

Hotspot Shield's New Web Extensions Get You Around Geographic Content Blocks Hotspot Shield's New Web Extensions Get You Around Geographic Content Blocks

Chrome/Firefox: Hotspot Shield, a VPN we’ve highlighted before, just unveiled a pair of proxy browser extensions, complete with the option to set your own virtual location. That makes it perfect for bypassing pesky location restrictions on streaming movies, music, and web pages.

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