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50 free streaming services around the world


It’s time to start planning for your next lazy weekend to binge all the content in the world. You don’t even have to pay.
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App Store’s privacy labels: Fact or fiction?


Apple introduced app privacy labels in the App Store in December 2020 with the aim of showing users downloading any app what sort of data it collects. The labels are meant to act as a summary of the app’s privacy policy that we have all definitely read.  Knowing what information apps collect is useful, as […]
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Here’s what vaccine scams look like


Covid-19 vaccinations are free, but that’s not stopping scammers from trying to get credit card and personal information through phishing and other methods.
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Why you should use a VPN on your mobile device

Growing public awareness about the threat posed to our fundamental right to privacy by online trackers has fueled a surge in VPN adoption, a trend that has been boosted thanks to people spending more time online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although VPN use is at an all-time high, many people still associate the technology […]
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Guide to data hoarding for the end of the world


Do you like to download large quantities of information off the internet for safe keeping? You might be a data hoarder—and that’s a good thing!
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The EU is closer to banning AI mass surveillance


A proposal aims to closely regulate artificial intelligence in the bloc, as well as law enforcement’s use of facial recognition.
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Is a kid-friendly Instagram possible?


Facebook has said that an Instagram for 13 and under is on its way. But previous attempts at social media for kids leave room for skepticism.
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How to stop DDoS attacks on Xbox


Want to game in peace? Find out what’s behind the increase in gaming related DDoS attacks, and what you can do to protect your Xbox.
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Are QR codes safe? Not always


There are a few ways QR codes pose online security risks. Here are a few simple tips to protect yourself.
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We’re at the dawn of medical surveillance


As a consequence of Covid-19, our medical data is at risk of becoming a cornerstone of the surveillance state.
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Where to stream 2021 Oscar-nominated movies


The 93rd Academy Awards are airing on April 25, 2021—that means you’ve only got three weekends left to watch all the Oscar nominees! Amid Covid-19 and the mass closure of movie theatres worldwide, 2020 was a particularly strong year for streaming movies, and that’s reflected in 2021’s Oscar nominees. Will this be the year that […]
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Slow internet driving you mad? 4 possible reasons


Can’t connect? We know that pain. Can connect but it’s painfully slow? We know that pain and we hate it more. Here’s what might be the culprit.
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10 times Facebook violated your privacy


To say that Facebook has a less-than-stellar reputation for privacy is understating it. Here are some major instances where the company didn’t guard your data.
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Are you human or robot? How CAPTCHAs know


Different types of CAPTCHAs protect websites from spambots. Here’s how they work, and tips to solve them. But first, find all the street signs in these images...
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Always stay secure with the Permanent Kill Switch beta for Windows

ProtonVPN is pleased to introduce a new feature in beta for our Windows app: a Permanent Kill Switch that protects your device at all times, preventing you from accidentally connecting to the internet without the privacy and security of a ProtonVPN connection.  In this article, we discuss what Permanent Kill Switch does, how to enable […]
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Q&A with surveillance critic Albert Fox Cahn


We speak with the founder of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.) in New York City about the fight to dismantle mass surveillance.
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How “wardriving” puts vulnerable Wi-Fi on a map


Wardriving is the act of searching for vulnerable Wi-Fi networks from inside a moving vehicle. Here's how you can keep your network protected.
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Facebook wearables are coming. Would you want them?


If you thought Facebook knew too much about you, wait till it launches hardware products like fitness trackers, smart glasses, and neural wristbands.
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Big Tech censoring you? Try a distributed social network


Social media and Big Tech might censor content it deems “fake news” or inappropriate. Try distributed or federated social networks like Mastodon for free speech.
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When Myanmar needs ProtonVPN the most, Apple stands in the way of human rights

Proton has long been a defender of freedom and democracy around the world. In fact, protecting these fundamental human rights was one of the main reasons we founded ProtonMail back in 2014. From Hong Kong to Belarus, activists, protesters, journalists, and citizens of the world have turned to our services to securely and privately communicate, […]
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Browse the internet securely with a Cypriot IP address

Cyprus was the most popular country in our most recent ProtonVPN server poll, receiving more than 1,100 requests. At ProtonVPN, we want to build a VPN network that serves the needs of our community, so we take these requests seriously.  We are happy to announce that we have installed 4 new servers in Cyprus, making […]
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Why operating system (OS) updates are important

Many users turn to Proton to secure their most sensitive information. Your security is our number one priority, and we employ advanced encryption in all our apps to ensure that your personal data cannot be exposed by malicious actors.  However, Proton apps, like all apps, rely on the security of your operating system (OS) to […]
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How to update the operating system on your Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, Linux, iOS, or Android device

To keep your device secure and to make sure that all your apps continue functioning normally, you must regularly update your device’s operating system.  A device’s operating system (OS) is a special piece of software that manages a device’s hardware and provides common services that allow you to run different apps and programs on that […]
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How to get the best VPN speeds

Several factors affect VPN speeds, including which servers you select and how many other people are using your VPN service. We created this article to help demystify these factors and help you get the best VPN speeds while using ProtonVPN. If you would like to learn more in depth about internet speed  and the various […]
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What factors you should consider when looking for the best free VPN service

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the rush to digitalization. Daily activities that once required in-person attendance, like classes, conferences, and even family gatherings, are being held online. While this increasingly internet-mediated life has made many events more accessible to more people, it has also introduced new security and privacy concerns. The more time we spend […]
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How to watch the 2021 Australian Open live online

The 2021 Australian Open is fast approaching. Will Novak Djokovic win this year’s tournament and make it three in a row? Can newcomer Sofia Kenin defend her crown? Or will a new challenger add their name to the Australian Open history books? via GIPHY This online streaming guide will help you watch the 2021 Australian […]
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Protect yourself from malware, evade online trackers, and block ads with Adblocker (NetShield)

Today we’re releasing an exciting new feature that makes it easier for paid ProtonVPN users to keep your devices secure and your browsing private. NetShield is now available on our Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows apps and is in beta on our Linux command line tool. It blocks malware, ads, and online trackers before they […]
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Stream content on your big screen with the ProtonVPN Android TV app

Today we’re excited to release our first-ever VPN app for your television. With ProtonVPN for Android TV, you can protect your privacy and access blocked and censored content while using your smart TV.  This means your internet service provider and other third parties will not be able to monitor your streaming activity, see your location, […]
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