VPNs are a must for private browsing in 2020. Here are huge deals on 5 of them
With a virtual private network, you're accessing a separate server for your internet use, making it virtually impossible for hackers or malicious outsiders to track your online activities and hack your accounts.
If you’re increasingly worried about your security and the security of your sensitive data online and you’re ready to take action, you’re smart. Unfortunately, you’re also in the minority. The facts are:
- 61% of transactions and payments happen on a mobile device.
- There were 150 million mobile device attacks over a six-month span (Jan.-June 2018).
- Only 5% of Americans protect themselves with a simple VPN (virtual private network).
With a VPN, you’re accessing a separate server for your internet use, making it virtually impossible for hackers or malicious outsiders to track your online activities and infiltrate your systems.
And while that’s vitally important, it’s not even the only reason to enlist VPN protection. To help, we’ve compiled five of the best deals happening this holiday season on some of the top VPN services around, each offering discounts as high as 97% off.
If you’re logged in to public WiFi at the mall, NordVPN can make sure that guy in the food court isn’t hacking your data. NordVPN’s connection tunnel features double data SSL-based 2048-bit encryption, making you invisible to anyone else poking around on that open public network. With over 3,500 server locations in 61 countries worldwide, NordVPN has your back at home and abroad.
Say you’re traveling in the UK. Think you can just log into your US Netflix account and fire up a movie? Nope. Windscribe VPN access gets you around any censorship or content restrictions imposed by a foreign government, agency or business. Windscribe even has its own Netflix browser extension to help sidestep any geo-locking.
Know how Google and Facebook always serve up ads for items you just looked at online? It’s because they’re tracking you. But with coverage from Ivacy, you assure no prying eyes are ever following your web activities. And Ivacy keeps no traffic logs, meaning not even they know where you’ve been and what you’ve been doing. With access in over 50 nations, chances are there’s a safe login site ready to serve you.
Trackers aren't just a threat to your privacy; they can also wreak havoc on your device's performance. Disconnect blocks trackers and malware across your entire device, allowing you to browse up to 44% faster, using up to 39% less bandwidth, and greatly improving battery life.
KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription - $39 (Originally $499.99)
It's a Software Informer's Editor's Pick, a Laptop Review Pro Best VPN selection and a Top VPN honoree from PC Mag. Packed with a variety of services and advanced features, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited offers the full package, including complete security and anonymity online with no speed or bandwidth limits. With 10 million customers using servers in more than 70 locations around the world, you get fast, fully-encrypted access to the web that keeps you fully cloaked from any viewing restrictions.
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From ultra-realistic graphics to more intelligent A.I. characters, the 2020s will bring some mind-bending video games.
- The video game industry will be worth an estimated $200 billion by 2022.
- The growth of the industry is helping to advance gaming technology, which will allow for new types of gaming experiences.
- Some gaming evolutions likely to occur in the 2020s include ubiquitous ray-tracing technology, smarter A.I. characters, and big-budget virtual reality attractions.
There's a lot we can do with current technology to help stem the tide of climate change, but future technology may help even more.
- Part of what makes fighting climate change so hard is that solutions take years or even decades to develop.
- Meanwhile, the amount of CO2 already in the atmosphere means that climate change has momentum on its side, and its effects are already being felt.
- However, quantum computing would represent a breakthrough that could cut down on the time needed to research and develop solutions exponentially, turning the work of decades into years or less.
Can our bodies tell the difference between recorded violence and real life danger?
- "The internet is an exciting and a dangerous place," says journalist and documentarian Sebastian Junger.
- He argues that because of thousands of years of evolution, our bodies react to seeing decapitations on screens as if they were happening in front of or to us.
- According to Junger, the internet is too new for us to really understand the long-term effects it will have on our lives.
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