Finding a good service is a real challenge. There are many VPN services out there that are scams designed to steal your data.
You will need to find a service that costs money if you want a quality product.
What a VPN can do for you:
- Perfect for providing security on a public wi-fi at coffee shops, airports and hotels
- One of many tools to prevent websites from tracking your IP address, but not a guarantee. Browser extensions help!
- Effective in preventing ISP tracking, but only if your VPN service is trustworthy and doesn't log.
- VPN will not protect you from active government tracking/surveillance, but is effective in passive snooping.
- Geoshifting, or using a VPN to fake your location, to get to certain websites is not an effective use. Popular websites are cracking down this.
- There is no guarantee that a VPN service can get around ISP throttling either.
Advanced users and those requiring top notch anonymity will need a layered set-up of Virtual Mahcines running VPN and TOR. This is next level stuff, requiring deep technical know how.
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