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Individuals that access the internet from a computer, tablet or smartphone will benefit from using a VPN. Having more than one server in a country can help spread the load, but doesn't guarantee improved performance, so don't assume a plan with servers will automatically beat another with Are there any bandwidth limits? You also get a speedy VPN service, and quality customer support, which never hurts. However, when you click through to the actual deals, you may find the prices automatically displayed in your home currency as direct price conversions. Taiwan 11 servers P2P. If you let the entire family download and stream videos separately then you'll run into trouble.

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The Best VPN services for 2018

The ExpressVPN service supports just three simultaneous connections per user, and their service comes with a premium price tag. But if you want a reliable, ultra fast and highly secure provider, ExpressVPN may be a great fit.

The packages available are:. While many VPN services try to stand out with their free plans and cheap commercial products, IPVanish talks more about service quality. The price is still going to be an issue for some — it is more expensive than the average VPN, but IPVanish's high speeds, choice of locations and excellent client are hard to beat although in our latest look at the Windows client, we did find it potentially susceptible to the odd network issue, perhaps more so than rival software.

If you're after quality, take the plunge with this VPN service, and if somehow you end up unhappy with the service there's a 7-day money-back guarantee.

Note that on the logging front, some logs are maintained connection times, IP addresses. VyprVPN also offers a commendably wide range of clients and its Windows software benefits from an easy-to-use interface. Perhaps the best news, though, comes on the performance front - this VPN is certainly speedy. Get this exclusive offer from NordVPN. Despite being based in a country located in Central America - hardly a tech hub - NordVPN 's current products match or beat the competition in just about every area.

Performance was good, too, with impressive speeds on short connections, and some very palatable results with longer distances. And you also benefit from a tight privacy policy here, as well. NordVPN has four service options available: If you want to give the service a whirl before you commit, NordVPN provides a nifty three-day free trial which is rather hidden away on the website — find it here.

AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield Premium manages to provide all the necessary VPN service features at an attractive price with the option of getting a lifetime license. It supports private browsing, allows "access all content", and supports up to five devices. Performance results in our tests were excellent, with latency showing only a marginal increase, and both upload and download speeds were a little faster once connected.

We'd like more configurability and a wider range of locations, but Hotspot Shield Premium's high speeds and low prices have a lot of appeal, and the 7-day trial makes it easy to test the service for yourself.

As usual, the best value-for-money is the 1-year subscription note that you will be billed in US dollars , unless you want to commit to the lifetime plan. TunnelBear is a Canadian-based VPN service which is notable for a number of reasons, perhaps the foremost of which is its emphasis on ease-of-use. You get a wide range of clients, covering both desktop and mobile devices thoroughly, and the software is highly user-friendly. So this is really designed with beginners in mind. This provider is strong on the privacy front, as well, clearly and concisely explaining its policies, and again not drowning you in jargon of the legal variety in this case, rather than the technical kind.

Windscribe is a quality VPN service which has native Windows, Mac and iOS clients — an Android client was recently launched, but labelled as being potentially unstable, so use it at your own risk for now.

What you do also get is a range of browser add-ons, which come highly rated and also block ads. This provider also has a commendably clear privacy policy, and the Windows client is easy enough to use. KeepSolid boasts some impressive performance levels, with our testing showing that the VPN barely affected download speeds compared to the rates we got with the VPN turned off.

This provider offers a wide range of clients, with coverage for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux and Windows 10 Mobile, and setup instructions are provided for further devices. Only five servers support torrents: KeepSolid offers a seven-day trial, and a seven-day money-back guarantee to boot, with a choice of three price plans, including a lifetime option which could work out very cheap in the long run.

The annual subscription is also nicely competitive. While those clients have some niggles in terms of their interfaces, there are a number of very neat options here, including the ability for the VPN to kick in when you launch specific apps. Those who enjoy a bit of peer-to-peer file sharing will also be glad to hear that torrents are supported on most of its servers.

ZenMate is another of the VPN services which try to pitch to novices, with the website avoiding any technical jargon and explaining everything in clear and simple terms. And naturally that carries through to the software. But as ever, where software is designed to be as simple as possible, expert users will likely be frustrated at the lack of controls available. As well as keeping you safe and sound while browsing the web, VPNs are also handy for catching your favourite TV shows and live sports while you're out of the country.

If you've ever tried to stream something on your tablet while on holiday only be told that rights restrictions mean you can't then this is for you! Changing your IP address to your homeland will get around the problem. The winner here is ExpressVPN — in our tests it came out on top when used with an Android phone or tablet. For more experienced users it's also great as there are plenty of advanced options to play with. There is a free trial available on Android as well, though it only lasts for 24 hours!

As does the company's British Virgin Island location when it comes to maintaining your anonymity. And don't forget that we've wangled that 15 months for the price of 12 deal for TechRadar readers, too. You also get an excellent native client for Windows with an intuitive interface, yet some good depth in terms of advanced settings.

There is no free trial, but you benefit from a 7-day money-back guarantee. As you may be aware, China has some pretty heavy internet censorship that's only getting more difficult to get around. ExpressVPN proactively monitors its network to ensure that accessibility in China is maintained. You also get a speedy VPN service, and quality customer support, which never hurts. That's because the VPN provider offers speedy performance for slick streaming, and supports viewing Netflix in a number of countries not just the US.

And if you're dipping your toe into the VPN waters for the first time, then ExpressVPN's day money-back guarantee should be an attractive bonus. For starters, the provider boasts an impressive array of servers in Canada, 42 of them to be precise, which will certainly help in the quest for a fast and stable connection. In our tests, we found this VPN gave us a substantial increase in download speeds compared to our normal rates, which is very impressive indeed.

If you want a simple solution to ensure safe and private browsing, then you can add an extension to your Chrome browser — and our favorite in this case is ExpressVPN. The extension is super easy to use and has some handy little features such as DNS leak prevention and a kill switch. It's fast and Chrome users can have confidence in ExpressVPN's security as well - its privacy policy is attractive with no logging of traffic data or online activity. This is our recommended best VPN service for iPad and iPhone largely because of its consistently fast performance, huge server network and wide array of access to streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.

We also liked how easy it was to download, install and set up the ExpressVPN app - it takes merely a single tap to turn on and off the VPN at your will. VPN is one of those tech terms and has gained a lot of traction in recent years as the internet has diversified and grown to even bigger levels.

The latter involves technologies that aim to add a layer of security to both private and public networks. These include broadband and internet hotspots.

A VPN virtual private network is therefore a secure and private solution within the wider internet itself that allows users — whether they are individuals, or part of an organisation, or business — to send and receive data while maintaining the secrecy of a private network.

That means you could use one to create a secure "tunnel" into your company network to enjoy access to private internal systems, but also means you could browse in complete privacy online and access content you might otherwise not be able to get such as Netflix or BBC iPlayer. All the traffic that passes through your VPN connection is secure and cannot, in theory, be intercepted by anyone else, making it the safest mainstream way to browse the web privately but not always anonymously.

Just bear in mind though that VPN setups are only as secure as the weakest link in the entire chain. So if your device has already been compromised with malware already, using a VPN won't save you from being spied upon, although a good antivirus could. By using a VPN, you can, in theory, prevent your internet service provider ISP and government from seeing your internet history.

VPNs have also emerged as a popular tool in the freedom of speech movement. This results in users customising their location settings to be able to use overseas services. These secret subpoenas allow the FBI to demand that online service providers or ecommerce companies produce records of their customers' transactions. NSLs are practically immune to judicial review. They are accompanied by gag orders that allow no exception for talking to lawyers and provide no effective opportunity for the recipients to challenge them in court.

This secret subpoena authority, which was expanded by the controversial USA PATRIOT Act , could be applied to nearly any online service provider for practically any type of record, without a court ever knowing".

All attempts to create mandatory retention legislation have failed:. In two models of mandatory data retention were suggested for the United States: What IP address was assigned to a customer at a specific time. In the second model, "which is closer to what Europe adopted", telephone numbers dialed, contents of Web pages visited, and recipients of e-mail messages must be retained by the ISP for an unspecified amount of time.

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