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Reasons to Use a VPN for Private Web Browsing

A virtual private network connection achieves two technical results: 1) a VPN cloaks and encrypts your signal, making your online activity completely illegible to any eavesdroppers, and 2) a VPN manipulates your IP address, making you appear to come from a different machine/location/country. While your VPN will slow down your connection speed by 25-50 percent, there are many good reasons to cloak your activities and change your IP address.   Access Full Netflix and Streaming Content from Outside the USA Because of copyright agreements, Netflix and Hulu and Pandora and other streaming media providers cannot broadcast all content outside of the USA. This means: many movies and shows are blocked to users in the UK, Canada, South America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. This geographical enforcement is managed by reading your user login IP address and tracing it to its country of origin. By using a VPN service, you can manipulate…

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