A VPN — or virtual private network — is an extension of a private network that enables users to exchange data across shared public networks in a way that none of the devices will be directly connected to the private network. A VPN provides strong encryption for the protection of unauthorized access to data sent over the network. VPN networks are mostly used for additional privacy, the opportunity to avoid national restrictions or censorship of the web and security of the private network. VPN services are used by businesses to make anonymous payments, establish secure access to corporate resources and authentication process and to connect company offices with a united network. VPNs are also a popular way of securing internet activity performed on a public WiFi connection. There are a lot of services that currently make VPNs easy to install on various devices, including smartphones and PCs.
Amid uncertainty regarding cryptocurrency trading, China has announced a formal ban on the unapproved use of virtual private networks (VPNs) within its borders.
China Bans VPNs, Cross-Border Gateways That Bypass Existing Blocks
Private Internet Access, a VPN provider, is saying goodbye to Russia because of a law that would force them to log their customers’ traffic for up to a year.
First Foreign VPN Provider Leaves Russia Because of Repressive New Law
Cointelegraph reviews VPN services TunnelBear and ShadeYouVPN, who accept payment in Bitcoins.
VPN Services Accepting Bitcoin, Part 2 - TunnelBear and ShadeYouVPN
Cointelegraph takes a look at Hide My Ass!, one of the long-time VPN leaders.
Cointelegraph Product Review - Hide My Ass! Online VPN Service
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