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With high speed internet connections becoming the norm worldwide, and as more and more countries gain internet access, we are seeing a whole new generation being brought up in a world where a good part of the day is spent online. The internet has become so deeply imbedded into our culture that the first thing a lot of us do upon entering a home or a coffee shop is ask for the WiFi password, but with this increased use come some risks and, of course, a few annoyances.

Governments and corporations are constantly trying to censor the internet and limit the freedom of information we currently enjoy, there are plenty of immoral people out there looking to steal your information, and some major online companies, the likes of Google and Facebook, have become very sly in the way they access and use our personal information. The solution to most of these problems is to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) which provides a safe buffer between you and the rest of the online world.

What is a VPN Server?

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a networking technology that creates a secure network connection over a public network such as the Internet enabling you to stay private on the net while providing you a VPN server identity. Throught the VPN connection your device appears to reside in United States granting you full access to various TV streaming services. A VPN is an attractive solution for anyone concerned about protecting their personal data, secure browsing, privacy and streaming from blocked websites bypassing geographical restrictions.

VPN’s have been around for a while now, but they have really gained in popularity over the last few years. The basic function of a VPN is to allow you to connect to a secure network, which prevents others from accessing your computer, hides your IP, essentially affording you safety and privacy. You are connected to a server from the VPN provider, and with the information being encrypted and the company using a variety of other safeguard features, you don’t have to worry about hackers or other nuisances. Let’s go over some of the good reasons for using a VPN.

You can access geo-blocked content

Services like Hulu, Netflix, Spotify, Pandora, Vudu movies, and even some YouTube channels are region-locked, meaning that you can only access them from certain geographical locations like the US or UK. This means that, even if you have paid to open an account, once you leave the country, you lose access to these websites. If you have gone on a vacation, taken a business trip or have moved to another country, you can’t access a service which you have already paid for, which is not entirely fair. With your real IP hidden through the use of a VPN, you will be able to watch your favorite shows and movies from all across the globe without a problem.

You don’t risk being hacked when using public WiFi

Since we are constantly online – talking to friends on Skype, posting on social networks, looking up important information or facts that can help us win an argument and show everyone that we were right – and we are often on the move, connecting to public WiFi at a coffee shop or the airport is inevitable. The problem is that such WiFi hotspots may very well be crawling with criminals who want to access your information and use them for nefarious activities. Connecting to a VPN, on the other hand, is safe even in the most crowded places with free WiFi, so you can have peace of mind when you’re strolling through the city.

As you can see, a VPN offers many benefits for the modern internet-dwelling man or woman. Connecting to a VPN can make your life a whole lot easier in a variety of different ways, from ensuring privacy and security to overcoming arbitrary limitations, so be sure to give it some serious thought.

You can keep your search habits to yourself

When you keep using search engines from the same IP address, their algorithms quickly learn a lot about your search habits and can use this information in different ways, e.g. to help target ads. If you are the kind of person that likes a certain level of privacy and takes umbrage at the fact that your information is widely available to complete strangers, you can use a VPN, in which case only the IP of the server you are connected to shows up, and you can do your searches anonymously.

Introducing Zoog VPN

Once connected to Zoog VPN servers your devce is assigned VPN server’s IP address. Subsequently all of your Internet traffic is encrypted and is tunneled through the VPN server. This creates a secure encrypted link between your device and the Internet via VPN server. Your local ISP will only see a single encrypted data stream between your device and Zoog VPN server. Your ISP can no longer monitor, log or control your Internet usage, you are protected from hackers and avoid any surveillance from 3rd party agencies.

Moreover, with Zoog VPN you can unblock geo-restricted services from the likes US Netflix, Hulu (Plus), BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, HBO Now, Pandora and more online services from anywhere in the world. So say goodbye to the annoying “Currently this content is not available in your area” message and say hello to Zoog VPN!

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