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Here’s why you need a VPN, like right now
November 11, 2021
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Here’s why you need a VPN, like right now

A VPN should be your top priority to access the internet in a way that respects user privacy. Here's why.
Magali Collins
Content Writer
Magali Collins
Content Writer
Magali is like the rockstar of the tech world, with a solid background in IT services, and a knack for computer and network security. Magali shines in the cybersecurity arena and its posse—covering everything from growth hacking to digital and performance marketing, and even throwing in some content magic. And guess what? Magali can jam in both the B2B and B2C realms!

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Here’s why you need a VPN, like right now

A VPN should be your top priority to access the internet in a way that respects user privacy. Here's why.

November 11, 2021

A VPN should be your top priority to access the internet in a way that respects user privacy. VPNs have revolutionized the way we access and consume the internet.

VPNs and especially dVPNs allow users to break free from ISP's personal data collection.

Main reasons to choose VPNs

Identity protection from bad agents

Everyone wants your data. Your IP address is a vital piece of information that can enable any snooper, hacker, government agency, or ISP to learn about your physical location apart from what you are browsing.

If that’s something you’d rather not have them do, your best bet is to use a VPN. VPNs spoof your location, making your actual location impossible to figure out by routing your requests and traffic via different devices located in different countries.

You can protect your identity and access the web anonymously with a VPN.

Better quality and speed

Browsing with a VPN connection can improve your overall experience in many cases. When the server you’re connected to is close to the region where the website is based, you’ll gain a better speed and quality than with a normal connection.

If the server is congested with traffic in the same region, full of other users also using the same VPN connection, there might be a considerable impact on your connection, but it’s pretty much the same as your typical internet connection being congested, and out of your control.

Without a VPN connection, the routing of content from a service provider can make browsing slow. If the VPN server is closer to the source and you’re directly connected to it, you’ll experience a boost in the loading speed and the quality.

Say goodbye to ISP throttling

The ISPs that own your internet connection place maximum speed caps, making browsing slower. It happens because ISPs can identify what type of content you’re accessing.

Using a VPN makes the ISP oblivious of the nature of the content you’re viewing, allowing you to access it at the maximum permissible speed.

Getting rid of unfair throttling limits set by the ISPs always works in your favour.

Choosing dVPNs

You should generally avoid free VPNs. Though they provide these benefits, they can be sluggish, and also, they might log all your browsing data. That’s also the case with some paid VPNs – which are generally better both in terms of security and network efficiency than free VPNs.

Note that both are still better than not using a VPN at all, or the much-slower Tor network.

However, there’s another class of VPNs that has all the goodness of traditional VPNs without any of the disadvantages. Decentralized VPNs or dVPNs are powered by a peer-to-peer network of everyday people and their devices, rather than dodgy data-center servers.

These decentralized networks aren’t controlled by one organization. Being decentralized eliminates the scope of having a single point of failure. More importantly, this also means that there are no central records or logs of your browsing activity.

A dVPN is as secure as traditional VPNs, as they use industry standard encryption protocols like Wireguard. Also, you can pay for using the dVPNs like Mysterium with cryptocurrencies, which offers an extra layer of anonymity.

Wrapping up

VPNs can be the most important factor in deciding how much freedom and control we have when we are connected to the internet. Being in charge of your data is critical. Companies are using ever-increasing levels of invasive practices to scrape your data and combine it to personally identify you and predict your behavior. They do this by tracking your browsing history and habits.

Of course, your data belongs to you. It should not be used by third parties who only sell it to other companies that target you for advertisements. In other cases, you might want to take risks while on the internet and using a normal unencrypted connection will definitely land you in trouble as agencies are almost always snooping in on people’s connections.

That’s why dVPNs are gaining in their popularity. We already have these amazing technologies such as Mysterium VPN, Deeper Network, Orchid, Sentinel, and more. Different dVPNs serve different purposes.If you wish to browse anonymously with a very secure and reliable connection, then Mysterium VPN is the best choice for you.

Magali Collins
Content Writer

Magali is like the rockstar of the tech world, with a solid background in IT services, and a knack for computer and network security. Magali shines in the cybersecurity arena and its posse—covering everything from growth hacking to digital and performance marketing, and even throwing in some content magic. And guess what? Magali can jam in both the B2B and B2C realms!

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