Why do we need anonymity on the Internet and how to ensure it – tell us in this article.
How VPN services and anonymizers work
To put it simply, an anonymizer is a small tunnel for the browser, through which you can get to a particular site inconspicuously. On this tunnel running data that no one can see, much less intercept.
VPN is a big tunnel between your device (computer or smartphone, whatever) and the whole big Internet at once for all your applications: browser, messenger, and so on.
When using a VPN, incoming and outgoing connections do not go directly but through a server that can be in our country or abroad.
Why do we need anonymity at all?
1. To use the Internet without interruptions
Often there are cases when by mistake or other cases, many sites are blocked. In this situation, VPN is real salvation. And no, we do not encourage you to use it to visit sites blocked by court order. It’s an option for when millions of subnets are blocked by mistake and harmless services end up falling off.
With VPN, you won’t even notice that you’re having trouble accessing a particular resource: everything will still be stable.
2. To buy software cheaper
You can buy various applications and software much cheaper, thanks to the VPN. All you need to do is change your country, and in some cases, you will experience a huge difference in price for the same application in different countries.
How to connect a VPN
It takes about five minutes. Go to the website of the VPN you want, choose the option you wish to (for Windows, Mac, Linux, or mobile devices), and click on the big green button and download.
You install the application – there’s nothing else you need to do. To try a paid service for free, you can get a code for test access. One code can be used simultaneously on several devices. For example, on your work and home computer.
You can also work with VPN services from your phone, which will make your life easier. Once you sign up for a VPN once, you can use it from any device you want.
And then it’s simple: choose the country where the server you want to use is located and connect.
During the test period, you can understand whether you are satisfied with a particular VPN and decide for yourself whether you want to buy it. If you have purchased it and are still not satisfied with it, most services offer a refund in the first 7 days of use.
What if all my data gets stolen?
1. Choose a VPN where there is no registration or personal account, and the service does not need users’ personal data. Traffic transmitted and DNS requests are not stored anywhere either.
2. When you pay for use, the service is responsible for the security of your data.
3. Look at the track record of different services so that you can find the best VPN services. A service that doesn’t provide the proper level of data security simply wouldn’t stay afloat for long.