Virtual private network (VPN) News

A virtual private network, most commonly known as a VPN, is a service that allows users to create a private network connection when using a public network. It ensures that a user’s online activity is protected and allows them to use a public network safely. 

There are several advantages of using a VPN. First, a private network provides access to numerous network-related services and resources for a closed group of approved users. Traffic coming in to and out of the network only goes through those nodes that are a part of the private network. Therefore, one can access the internet privately, as users’ network activity is not linked to their IP address.

Furthermore, there is traffic segregation, which means that neither the traffic specific to the private network nor the extraneous traffic affects each other. In addition, a VPN offers extra security against hackers and other parties interested in a user’s personal data, such as third parties like a government or internet service provider. Through a virtual private network, it is possible to avoid censorship by bypassing geographical boundaries. It’s a more accessible, secure way to access corporate networks and browse the internet safely in public locations.

In depth
From biggest ICO to Russia’s ban: recap story of Telegram
Telegram Digital Resistance: The Open Network And Russia’s Ban
Hector Sanchez
Building decentralized P2P VPN on Blockchain would change the industry of VPN, CDN, and cybersecurity.
Privatix Makes It Possible to Share Unused Broadband and Get Paid in Cryptocurrency
William Suberg
Chinese citizens’ limited access to global websites looks set to end as VPNs get a full ban in 2018.
China Providers Must Block VPNs By 2018: Government
William Suberg
VPNs and Tor could come under new legislation in Russia banning them if they do not block sites at the government’s request.
Russia Considers Ban On Tor, VPN Networks
William Suberg
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
William Suberg
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
Joël Valenzuela
Cointelegraph reviews VPN services TunnelBear and ShadeYouVPN, who accept payment in Bitcoins.
VPN Services Accepting Bitcoin, Part 2 - TunnelBear and ShadeYouVPN
Andrew Marshall
Cointelegraph takes a look at Hide My Ass!, one of the long-time VPN leaders.
Cointelegraph Product Review - Hide My Ass! Online VPN Service
Evander Smart

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