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The Best Free VPN Services in 2020
tomsguide.com ^ | March 2, 2020 | James Rivington

Posted on 03/08/2020 2:24:46 PM PDT by ransomnote

The overall best VPN services encrypt all your internet traffic and pass it through a private tunnel to their own secure servers so that no one can see what you're reading or downloading - not the government, not your ISP, not even the VPN service itself.

Very simply, a VPN (short for virtual private network) is an app you can download for your mobile or laptop that allows you to hide your location, identity and IP address from the rest of the internet.

All internet content is completely encrypted - securely jumbled so no one could read it even if they intercepted it - between the VPN server and your device.

By doing this, a VPN can protect your data, keeping it safe and anonymous while you connect with your online banking account, favorite retailer or any other site. So if you want to keep your emails, browsing history or bank details away from potential prying eyes, a VPN is the way to do it.

VPNs are becoming more and more mainstream, with analysts predicting the market will be worth over $50 billion by 2024. But which is the best VPN? These are out top picks.

The best VPN services are:

Much more info at link.

(Excerpt) Read more at tomsguide.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: apple; dialup; iphone; linux; macos; microsoft; privacy; tomsguide; vpn; windows
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1 posted on 03/08/2020 2:24:46 PM PDT by ransomnote
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This is great. Now all I need is a directory for the Dark Web.


2 posted on 03/08/2020 2:26:33 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Hi! I'm Joe Biden and I forgot this message.)
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To: ransomnote

FR access is good and fast now. Timed out every time, unless TOR was being used with the same browser but slow.


3 posted on 03/08/2020 2:31:11 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: ransomnote
Those of us using real computers known as desktops are notably ignored by this statement.
4 posted on 03/08/2020 2:31:21 PM PDT by doorgunner69 (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T Jefferson)
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Lightning fast right now, wonder how long it’ll last?


5 posted on 03/08/2020 2:33:49 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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bump for later


6 posted on 03/08/2020 2:34:32 PM PDT by GOPJ ( http://www.tinyurl.com/cvirusmap https://www.cdc.gov/flu/we waekly/usmap.htm)
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I changed from the “Free” VPN article to the paid VPN article mid-post.

Admin, could you remove the word “FREE” from the title. My error may lead FReepers to check out products beleiving they are free and later discover these are paid versions.


7 posted on 03/08/2020 2:35:40 PM PDT by ransomnote (IN GOD WE TRUST)
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Yeah, right. Here.

https://cryptostorm.is/


8 posted on 03/08/2020 2:39:34 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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Firefox has something new that is supposed to be almost as good as MacBook
9 posted on 03/08/2020 2:44:02 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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When I started posting the article above, I started with the "FREE" versions but then read:

"If your only need for a VPN is to keep you encrypted when using public Wi-Fi and streaming a little overseas television, then grabbing a free VPN can pay dividends."

I didn't see reviews for the firefox VPN, but here's the link for anyone who might be interested to the (other) best free VPNs:

The Best Free VPN Services in 2020

at the link:

The best free VPN downloads at a glance:

 

10 posted on 03/08/2020 2:52:33 PM PDT by ransomnote (IN GOD WE TRUST)
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Bookmark.


11 posted on 03/08/2020 2:55:09 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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Firefox has something new that is supposed to be almost as good as MacBook

WireGuard was pulled into the Linux kernel 5.6 source tree so it's only a matter of time before after-market VPN providers aren't even really needed anymore.

12 posted on 03/08/2020 3:00:02 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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I used to follow Downloads.com or Cnet for years on free computer programs and information. https://download.cnet.com/s/firefox-vpn/

I also think encryption will be in most computers soon.

13 posted on 03/08/2020 3:05:14 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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There are no truly free services. To provide you with maximum privacy, a VPN provider has to pay lots of money to provide strong encryption and be up and running.

Best ones aren’t expensive but if you need to surf securely online, they’re your best bet.


14 posted on 03/08/2020 3:06:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever po)
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To: mountainlion

Just a sidenote:
I think CNET.com downloads gave me cyber PTSD. Ha! Downloaded from them for years and then one day downloaded from them on a high availability work computer. Now, that of course is not good practice. TOok that computer down so hard it took everything I’d learned in my life about computers to get it back! So now I’m skeerd of CNET.com downloads and try to find other sources. *shudder* :)


15 posted on 03/08/2020 3:17:52 PM PDT by ransomnote (IN GOD WE TRUST)
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To: ransomnote

thanks


16 posted on 03/08/2020 3:23:43 PM PDT by jetson
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TOok that computer down so hard ....

Heard that they did some stuff but nothing that severe. I usually run a virus check after downloading something. They do have good info on electronic stuff.

I had a phone call and no one was here but there was a strange beep. When I went back to my MacBook the camera was on. I even got hacked by my landline. My personnel records, equafax, and my health insurance got hacked. I feel safer on the dark web than the “safe” stuff.

17 posted on 03/08/2020 3:58:28 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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After getting my credit cards hacked twice, I tried to put the screws down anywhere I could, and VPN was one of them.

I have been using Express VPN for several years now, and I really like it. Well worth the money paid for the incremental effort towards some peace of mind on the Internet.


18 posted on 03/08/2020 4:00:05 PM PDT by rlmorel (Finding middle ground with tyranny or evil makes you either a tyrant or evil. Often both.)
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Bookmark


19 posted on 03/08/2020 4:08:14 PM PDT by aquila48 (Do not let them make you care!)
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To: ransomnote

Not one option on that list is free. What’s up with the title?


20 posted on 03/08/2020 4:21:14 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Polls are no longer designed to measure public sentiment but to influence it.)
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