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33 Reasons to Start Using a VPN Today

33 Reasons to Start Using a VPN Today

Added: Friday, June 10th, 2016
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:Torrents, p2p, VPN, Privacy, BitTorrent, extratorrent, security, anonymity, filesharing

1. Download and upload torrents anonymously.

Do you know that Bittorrent and anonymity are not the same things? VPN hides your IP Address while torrenting. Prevent ISP from tracking your downloads while torrenting.

2. Prevent your ISP and Government Agencies from tracking your every move.

Your Internet service provider monitors what IP addresses you are contacting, what websites and pages you are loading. . It can also read anything you send and receive over the web that isn’t encrypted. VPN replaces your IP address with VPN server’s IP address. It encrypts all data you send and receive.

3. Stop Receiving Copyright Infringement Notices from your ISP.

If you use anonymous and logless VPN under offshore jurisdiction like, your VPN provider receives all types of DMCA requests and Takedown Notices and ignores them.


4. Break free from advertisements.

Websites are usually tracking your activity and selling tracked data to advertisers which load your system with inappropriate advertisements while browsing online. VPN keeps your online activity private.

5. Start using a VPN If you are researcher

If you are researcher but don’t want your business opposition to be alerted to your having accessed their site. Each time you are visiting a certain website your IP address is being logged and can by tracked by the owner of the website with Google Analytics.

6. Use Search Engines Anonymously without tracking your searches and logging your browsing habits.

Google, Yahoo and Bing, and other search engines remember your every search you perform. VPN hides your real location and provides you with the private browsing.

7.Access full Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, CBS, Amazon Prime content and other online streaming services from outside your country.

Bypass geo-restrictions and unblock video and online streaming services in your country. Watch full Netflix content with no restrictions

8. Bypass censorship and unlock blocked websites.

UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, The UK, Portugal and many other countries are currently blocking a wide range of websites: file-sharing, piracy, online streaming, movies, TV shows, music and online books related websites.

9. Bypass Adult Filters.

Adult filters are now available in many countries but the UK is often leading the way after UK government requirements made adult filters mandatory.

10. Protect yourself from hacking.

A VPN encrypts traffic between your device and the VPN Provider. Since the connection is encrypted, hackers and even your ISP won't be able to tap into the traffic to find out what you are doing on the Internet.

11. Stay safe while using public Wi-Fi in hotels, restaurants, airport and etc.

It’s very easy for someone who wants to steal your data to set up a network called "Free Wi-Fi" to make you think it’s a legitimate source.

12. Browse Internet Anonymously to avoid logging your actions.

Many websites are tracking your activity and logging your actions. With a VPN you are able to anonymize your actions.

13. Mask your online presence.

You can hide your IP Address with a VPN when engaging in sensitive activities on the web, whether checking topics you want to keep private - health, financial problems, sexuality etc.

14. Unblock VoIP services.

Many countries ban VoIP communication. China, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and other countries block VoIP services like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and other.

15. Get Low Rates on Skype and Viber with a VPN.

The calling rates are different per each country. If you are living in the US, then you pay less. With a VPN you are able to connect to the virtual location in the US and Skype will think that you are calling from the U.S. and will give you the cheaper Skype calling rates.

16. Secure your communication.

VPN encrypts your internet connection and secures your VoIP conversation via Skype or Viber. Nobody can intercept your private conversations or phone call.

17. Watch YouTube videos with no restrictions.

Sometimes when you are going to watch a video on YouTube, it shows you error like, “The uploader has not made this video available in your country”. YouTube determines your location by your IP address and if your IP address is out of that particular geographic region, YouTube shows an error.

18. Anonymous Sign-ups and Purchases.

If you use VPN with non-traceable email address, anonymous payment method such as a Bitcoin, gift cards or coupon codes – you can pay for goods and online services anonymously. With a VPN purchases can’t be linked back to you.

19. Better Access for Search Results Overseas.

Do you ever wonder what search results look like in another country? Sometimes it’s important to see search results page as if you’re a native.

20. Use a VPN to get low rates on Kayak, Booking, Uber, Airbnb and other online services

Choose a different geolocation and city and see how that changed the price. Save money on flights, hotel bookings, car rentals and other online services.

21. Get low rates for Steam games from different regions.

Change your region with a VPN and get low rates to buy games.

22. Avoid local tax (for example, GST) by changing your location with a VPN.

Save your money while using the purchasing online music and TV shows. Tech-savvy internet users and TV-show fans use VPN services to mask their country of origin, so they can purchase online music and TV shows at lower foreign prices.

23. Protect your privacy and data while traveling abroad.

VPN secures your computer’s internet connection to guarantee that all of the data you’re sending and receiving is encrypted and secured from prying eyes

24. Access social media while traveling abroad when it’s blocked

In many countries like China, Iran, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey social media and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are blocked.

25. Use a VPN while connecting your internet banking website.

Online shopping, banking, e-mailing becomes completely safe with the VPN. Your online banking passwords and identity details cannot be stolen anymore.

26. Prevent Your Online Banking Lockouts.

Access to your online banking account could be blocked when you travel abroad. You need the IP address of your home country to protect yourself and avoid account blocking.

27. Stay connected with work.

Use VPN to stay safely and securely connected with your company’s network while you are abroad.

28. Overcome School or Workplace Restrictions.

Many schools, universities and workplaces block websites and social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that they think are inappropriate. VPN may bypass any restrictions.

29. Improve online gaming speed.

You can connect to nearest VPN server to load and play online game with your friends faster.

30. Get extra content for your Xbox

With a VPN you are able to grab more Xbox content under another region. With a VPN your Xbox Live account can significantly expand your multiplayer options.

31. VPN may improve your internet connection speed.

VPN encrypts your traffic and sends it over a different protocol. If your ISP is trying to throttle certain things rather than your entire connection then their throttling tools wouldn't be able to see the traffic in order to throttle it, hence bypassing their throttling and improving internet connection speed.

32. Avoid throttling your traffic by your ISP.

Internet Service Providers may throttle certain types of traffic, for instance file sharing, P2P and online streaming traffic

33. Because You Have a Right to Privacy.

By using a VPN you’re claiming this right. Perhaps, the best reason to use a VPN.

Did we miss anything? ExtraTorrent fans, add your reason!

Posted by:  Admin
Date:  Friday, June 10th, 2016

Comments (18) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2016-06-09 15:44:17)
crazymichael avatarYou don't need a VPN you just need opera and tick opera turbo.I've been downloading torrents for over 10 years in 2 different countries and not once have I received a copyright notice.All VPNs do is slow your internet speed and some websites don't even allow you to use them.Apart from opera just clean your internet history and recycle bin with Glary Utilities.You can remove Advertisements by installing Adblock plus for opera.If the police can arrest people watching child porn using VPNs they can see anybodys internet history.

posted by Turtle (2016-06-09 20:57:54)
BaBaDapper avatarcrazyboy. Sounds like you have just been lucky unless you can DL torrents and movies etc with your Opera browser? (In other words Opera is your torrent client and not the likes of utorrent etc). And even if this is the case do you know Opera's policy in logging and disclosure to parties interested to get to know who you are because you were sharing copyrighted material. And do you know you're not getting a server in the good old US of A? I use PIA and never use USA servers for my torrenting.

posted by ModeratorET loverSunXbox (2016-06-10 00:44:38)
Mulva1989 avatar@1 Cracymichael
Don't say those things.. Thats really bad advice.
That you advice people to clear their browser history to avoid legal troubles for downloading torrents tells us you REALLY have no idea how all this stuff works.

posted by ET lover (2016-06-10 09:16:42)
gypsywarrior avatarHere's some more bad advice...Use Trust.Zone vpn. Just from reading the first few on that list of reasons. I can say without a doubt that trustzone is not a good vpn. You still get targeted ads on every site and as far as getting every countries Netflix goes...You simply don't!!! All but 1or2 of their servers are blocked by Netflix. You can watch from east coast usa and that's about it.

posted by (2016-06-10 18:42:57)
Vaidehi_Angel avatarhey opera developer is good vpn plus inbuilt adblock, live screen/wallpaper , speeddial is awesome no one comes near to that. smooth page scrolling.
i'm using hotspot shield elite valid till 2018 available on piratebay.org without paying a penny.

posted by Trusted UploaderWarned (2016-06-10 23:42:54)
EtLesnar avatarbutt i think trust zone is good

posted by (2016-06-11 01:01:09)
No avatarFor people actually dumb enough to believe a VPN protects you.....

posted by (2016-06-11 09:14:30)
Namesake avatar#7 No longer applies

posted by (2016-06-11 23:39:54)
No avatar#7 still applies. Not that it's dumb not to use it though. Depends on what Nazi country you live in. Microsoft opened it's windows 8 code like a smart phone. They can remotely access a lot of computers similar to activating a microphone on a cell phone turned off. And now that Microsoft is working with NSA it's all in focus now. They can't get you legally, so they try to get you illegally in countries where freedom still exists.

posted by (2016-06-12 00:07:45)
No avatarOnly when someone is doing something bad are these HORRIFIC programs exposed! Hackers are the good guys every now and then.

posted by Site FriendET lover (2016-06-12 14:16:16)
sumi avatarGreat informative info and true, get a VPN if you haven't yet. You do need it to download, safety, privacy, all reasons stated in the blog and also it is not slow on your net like commenter stated also to use glary, "dont". Depends on your speed and server location you choose mainly. Mine is just as fast using vpn. Some have said it increased their speed a bit.

posted by Admin (2016-06-13 08:05:25)
spectator avatar@gypsywarrior, Trustzone team notified me that they changed ip address of their US servers and everyone can enjoy Netflix in the US now. If your problem is still not gone, try to play with settigns, change default VPN port to 443, 21 or 22 (see TZ client settings screen)

posted by Verified Uploader (2016-06-13 09:54:38)
knowumsayin avatar34. Although VPNs encrypt what is downloaded they are very much likely to know the websites you visit.

posted by (2016-06-13 14:33:39)
No avatar"4. Break free from advertisements."

Will it stop the browser hi-jacking to advertising that happens on this site?
I doubt it.
Or is that part of the master plan?
Push advertising on everyone so they'll spend money on your VPN?

Being truly anonymous on the internet is a myth.
Being "totally secure" on the internet is a myth.
Anyone that tries to tell you otherwise is a liar.
All these so-called VPN owners that tell you they "don't log anything" and "you are completely safe with our service" and "While using Anonymous VPN you will never receive any copyright infringement letters from your ISP" are full of sh*t.

For a start, some form of logging is required to maintain and optimise networks, limit connections, troubleshoot & even handle the basics, things like DNS requests.
Only a fool would pay someone to "think" they are safe while doing something illegal.

posted by ET lover (2016-06-14 09:08:59)
gypsywarrior avatar@spectator...Thanks for that. However US is the one country I could already get. It's Every other server that is blocked by Netflix. I reported the problem to them over 4 months ago and nothing was done until you tried. Now they have addressed the problem for the only country that was working as it should. At this rate my subscription will be up before I get to sample the rest of the world's Netflix. It's gonna be a tough decision wether or not to renew lol

posted by Bitcoin Master (2016-06-15 02:24:52)
rgadawg avatarUnless I missed something. Browsers, clearing cache, history, cookies don't do anything to change the server logs or the IP address in the server logs. All that does is clear out the data on the client side. On the server side, all servers keep logs (except VPN's) which contain exact data on the requesting IP and the specific URL the IP is requesting. That is the main reason to get a VPN.

What the VPN does is actually show the requesting IP as coming from a different server than the one you use through your ISP. The logs are very informative. They can show every requesting IP for every specific file on the server. There is sophisticated software that can analyze the logs and come up with what requesting IP is requesting patterns of URL's on the server. Be careful. All servers can see your requesting IP via their logs, and the exact URL you are requesting. VPN's don't keep their logs, so that information is not available.

posted by (2016-06-15 10:41:24)
No avatarCan anyone explain to me why a VPN has totally turned my DL speed to something like Dial-up (max 40kbs)... Is this VPN nonsense just another scam? The more i look into it, the more i find it looks hinky... All the poor speeling and bad grammar maybe should have tipped me off- but I just watched Citizenfour 2 days before i hooked up my internet after being offline for 2yrs.. thought it was neccessary, but i havent used it since i bought it and am having REAL DIFFICULTY trying to get refunded....

Severely unhappy with VPN

posted by ET lover (2016-06-19 01:54:55)
gypsywarrior avatar@Twiztidcrypt I'm not an expert by any means but maybe this will help. The way I understand it is that your VPN client sends all your data requests to whatever VPN server you're using where it is encrypted and behind a firewall. Then it is forwarded on to the target site and then returned (again through the VPN server) to your PC. So depending on your distance from the server, the data can have a pretty huge round trip. Not saying that would account for all the speed drop but it must contribute.

I've also been told by VPN providers that using a firewall on your own PC can cause problems in this area. It's recommended that you don't use one as their servers are all behind professional grade firewalls.

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