This morning Opera announced that it’s closing up shop on its free VPN app. With various moves by the United States government allowing telecom companies to sell or throttle data, it’s becoming more important than ever to consider utilizing a VPN. Following Opera’s decision to shutter its popular service, we’ve taken the time to roundup our favorite alternatives to help keep you safe out on the web.
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If you want to protect your data and stop digital thieves, NordVPN is a good bet. This top-rated service offers double-data encryption, unlimited traffic and a huge network of servers around the world. NordVPN’s credibility is reflected in both the App Store’s 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1.8K ratings and Google Play’s 4.4 out of 5 stars from 23.5K ratings. Right now, you can get a NordVPN two-year subscription for only $69 (Orig. $286) at 9to5Toys Specials.
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With cybercrime at record levels, now is a good time to get some online protection. VPN Unlimited blocks malware and helps you stay anonymous online. It also opens up region-locked content on your favorite sites. Right now, you can get lifetime service for only $23.99 (Orig. $499.99) at 9to5Toys Specials with coupon code: BFRIDAY20.
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The service works by routing your data through a masking server, which hides your location and IP address — the ID card of your device. This means that no-one (incl. government agencies, Wi-Fi scammers) can track you down, and you can access region-locked content, such as Hulu and iPlayer. PureVPN is known for being speedy, and unlimited bandwidth means you can stream video to your heart’s content. There are over 550 masking servers around the world to choose from, and a single subscription covers five devices. The apps for Windows, OS X, iOS and Android offer one-click setup, and you can install the service on virtually any internet-connected device, including smart TVs and games consoles. All your browsing traffic is encrypted, and PureVPN provides 24/7 support.
Sign up now to save 79% on the regular price for two years’ service.
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Whenever you browse the web, someone is always watching –just ask Edward Snowden. Private Internet Access VPN stops this by masking your online identity, and 9to5Toys Specials has 2-year subscriptions for $60.
From government agencies to Wi-Fi snoopers, there are many reasons to defend your privacy. Private Internet Access routes your browsing traffic through masking servers that disguise your IP address and location. This makes you virtually untraceable, while in-built encryption prevents anyone hacking your connection. Getting set up is really straightforward thanks to the one-click installers for PC, Mac, Android, and iOS. There are 3,310 masking servers around the world to choose from, meaning a fast connection is always available. Because you appear to be browsing from wherever your chosen server is located, it is also possible to access local region-locked content (e.g. iPlayer, Hulu). The subscription provides protection for up to five devices simultaneously, with unlimited bandwidth. There is even a kill switch that shuts down your connection if it becomes insecure.
Sign up now to save 25% on the regular price for a two year service of Private Internet Access.
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If you would rather keep snoopers and government spooks out of your browsing history, Private Internet Access VPN offers comprehensive protection. 9to5Toys Specials has two-year subscriptions for $59.
This service masks your IP address by routing your browsing traffic via a specialized server, making it virtually impossible for anyone to track you online. Installation is a one-click process, and there is support on offer if required. With the VPN switched on, unwanted connections are filtered out, and your location is also disguised, meaning you can access geo-restricted content (e.g. Netflix, Skype). There are over 2,900 servers to choose from, scattered across 20 countries, and your data is encrypted with the Blowfish CBC algorithm. This subscription covers any five Windows, OS X, iOS and Android devices you own, with unlimited bandwidth.
Grab the deal to save 24% on a two-year subscription.
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If you think Public Wi-Fi is secure, you’re playing with serious data-risk fire. That is, unless you use a virtual private network to secure your information, such as TigerVPN. 9to5Toys Specials is now offering a lifetime subscription for just $29.
By routing your traffic via intermediary servers, TigerVPN disguises your identity from would-be attackers, and the service gives you 15 nodes to choose from. This means you can select the fastest route, but it also gives you access to region-locked content (e.g. Netflix, Skype). Bandwidth is unrestricted, and the 10Gbps servers are designed to minimize lag. For added protection, there is the option to use 256-bit SSL encryption with a choice of protocols, PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN. TigerVPN has mobile apps to keep you secure on the go, as well.
- Top-notch security with 256-bit SSL encryption
- Includes 10Gbps servers optimized to limit latency globally
- Offers access to 15 nodes: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Denver, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Miami, Montreal, New York, Toronto, Vienna, and Zurich
- No limit on data
- Bandwidth health detection maintains performance at peak times
- Includes easy-to-use mobile apps
- Choice of encryption protocol – PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, etc.
The deal takes 96% off the price of a lifetime subscription (normally $790). Head over to 9to5Toys Specials to grab it for $29.
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9to5Toys Specials currently has a lifetime subscription to BartVPN for $74.99, along with three other great deals on VPN services.
A virtual private network keeps fraudsters and snoopers away from your online activities by routing your traffic via a middle-man server. In the case of BartVPN, you have a list of servers around the world to pick from, giving you access to region-locked content. But if you just want to protect yourself without the hassle, you can let BartVPN choose a server for you, and you can use the service on three devices at the same time. This deal takes 77% off the standard price of a BartVPN lifetime license.
VPN Land is offering a four-year subscription for $54.99. This service has 400 servers to pick from, and a speedy connection. You can also use it on Mac, PC, Linux, iOS, Android, and Blackberry 10. The deal takes 72% off the standard price.
Privatoria Personal VPN has a three-year subscription for $39. Along with the usual protection of a VPN, Privatoria lets you choose an alternative IP address and send emails with 256-bit AES encryption. Again, it works across all major platforms, and it currently has 48% off.
A TigerVPN two-year subscription is now at $49. It offers uncapped data, and has 55 servers in 40 countries. These servers are optimized for a 1Gbps connection speed, and you can protect your browsing with 256-bit SSL encryption. Desktop and mobile are both covered. The current deal takes 72% off the price. expand full story
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