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The Best VPNs for Netflix in 2021

VPNs are useful for preserving your online privacy, but Netflix does its best to block subscribers who use them. These are the best VPNs that work with Netflix in the US right now.

By Max Eddy

The Best Free VPNs for 2021

If you're short on cash, you can still improve your privacy online. Here's everything you need to know about what you get (and don't get) with the best free VPN services.

By Max Eddy

Private Internet Access VPN Review

4.0

Private Internet Access offers a robust VPN service with advanced network settings, an excellent app interface, and strong speed test scores. It doesn't offer much beyond VPN protection, however, and it needs to better communicate its privacy policies.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key

Mozilla VPN Review

3.5

Mozilla VPN protects your privacy, and your subscription fee supports a proponent of a free internet. It's a simple service for anyone who needs a virtual private network, but it offers no bonus privacy tools beyond the VPN.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key

Best Cheap VPNs for 2021

Get the protection of an affordable top VPN, without the limitations imposed by most free VPNs.

By Max Eddy

Netflix VPN Crackdown Ensnares Those Who Aren't Even Using VPNs

VPN providers are trying to trick Netflix's location-based restrictions by using residential IP addresses as proxies. But when Netflix blocks those IP addresses in response, it can spell trouble for the average ISP customer.

By Nathaniel Mott

What Is a VPN, and Why You Need One

The best VPNs can help secure your web traffic against snoops, spies, and anyone else who wants to steal or monetize your data.

By Max Eddy

How to Set Up and Use a VPN

A VPN is one of the simplest ways to protect your privacy online. Best of all, installing and using a VPN app is easy. Whether you're working from home because of COVID-19 or you're using unsecured Wi-Fi in a coffee shop, this is how to do so safely!

By Max Eddy

The Best VPN Services for 2021

A VPN, or virtual private network, is an easy way to improve your online privacy. We've reviewed scores of them, and these are the best VPN services we've tested.

By Max Eddy

Bitdefender Premium VPN Review

3.5

Bitdefender Premium VPN offers split-tunneling and 10 simultaneous connections at an extremely reasonable price, but without many bells and whistles to make it stand out.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key

COVID-19 Upended How We Test VPN Speeds

Our new methodology allows for more up-to-date numbers to be published year-round, and produces an unexpected result.

By Max Eddy

The Best Android VPNs for 2021

Improve your privacy with a VPN for your Android mobile device. We've tested the top contenders to help you make the right choice.

By Max Eddy

The Best Mac VPNs for 2021

Using a VPN is a simple way to improve your privacy online. We've run the tests, and these are the best VPNs for your Mac.

By Max Eddy

The Best iPhone VPNs for 2021

A VPN is a handy tool to have in your privacy toolbox, even on a secure platform like iOS. Here's how to find the one that will work for you.

By Max Eddy

ExpressVPN Review

4.0

ExpressVPN's dedication to privacy is impressive, and its fleet of far-flung servers outclasses much of the competition. Anyone who doesn't need that worldwide access may find its price a bit steep, though.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key

LimeVPN Backup Database Hacked

A hacker gained access to a old backup server, and thankfully the impact is minimal.

By Matthew Humphries

NordVPN Review

4.0
Editors' Choice

NordVPN packs top-notch protection and other privacy features into a slick client, powered by the latest VPN technology. It's a privacy juggernaut, at a premium price.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key

CyberGhost VPN Review

4.0

CyberGhost offers the largest VPN server network we've seen, accessed by a snazzy client, and powered by the latest VPN technology. All that helps offset the service's hefty price tag, but it doesn't include all the privacy features found among competitors.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key

Surfshark VPN Review

4.0
Editors' Choice

Surfshark VPN is expensive, but more than proves its worth with a large collection of privacy tools, an excellent app, and unlimited device connections.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key

TunnelBear VPN Review

4.0
Editors' Choice

Forget complicated apps and edgy graphics, and let the strong-but-cute bears of TunnelBear VPN defend your web traffic. Easy to use and easily affordable, it's an Editors' Choice winner.

By Max Eddy  & Kim Key