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[Update: Security measures in place] NordVPN was hacked in March 2018, only some servers affected

Banks, credit card companies, and VPN providers are probably at the top of the list of organizations you really hope would have their security in order. NordVPN, the VPN company you've likely heard recommended by countless YouTubers, has confirmed one of its data centers was hacked over a year ago.

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Cloudflare's WARP VPN is now available to everyone

Cloudflare has long focused on internet security and content delivery, but it has been leaning into the consumer space lately. It started with the 1.1.1.1 DNS app and then announced the WARP VPN service earlier this year. However, the waitlist has just been growing ever since. Cloudflare says WARP is finally available to everyone starting today.

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[Update: It's official] Ubiquiti's free Amplifi Teleport app lets you browse anywhere as if you were in the security of your home

Even with HTTPS encryption, using public Wi-Fi is an act of faith. You don't know if some bad actor is trying to access your data, and even if most of your connections are obscured, someone could still get a hold on metadata you wouldn't want to share. To combat this, you can set up your own VPN. There are many options available, but if you're looking for a seamless way to surf the web as though you were home, Amplifi might be the way to go. The company has just released the beta version of its Teleport app that allows you to remote into your Amplifi router at home, remaining anonymous on any other network.

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How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are a popular way to stay safe online. When you connect to a VPN, all outgoing network traffic is funneled through an external server. Your internet service provider can't tell what sites you visit (only that you're using a VPN) or inject content into webpages. They're also commonly used to bypass blocked websites and to stay safe on public Wi-Fi networks.

Unfortunately, using certain VPN providers can be just as dangerous as going without a VPN in the first place. Many popular providers will log connection details of users, which can then be sold to third parties.

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The new Speedtest Live tool tracks data usage by individual apps

The Speedtest app from Ookla has long been able to tell you how fast your internet connection is, but now it can tell you how fast individual apps are. The feature is called Speedtest Live, and it's available in the latest version of the Speedtest app. Be warned; there are some potential privacy concerns.

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Google adds VPN support to Linux applications on Chrome OS

One of the more tricky parts to integrating Android apps with Chrome OS has been networking. It took a while for VPNs running on Chrome OS to apply to Android apps, and even longer for the opposite to work. Thankfully, VPN support for applications running in a Linux container has now arrived.

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Weekend poll: Do you use a VPN on your phone?

There are plenty of different reasons why you might use a VPN these days. They can be a boon to security and privacy in an era where it seems we have less and less, protecting you in quite a few important ways. But it's more likely that most of our readers are using them for the more simple purpose of bypassing regional restrictions for streaming content. They're also pretty cheap now, with most working out to less than $5 a month. So, do you use one on your phone?

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Cloudflare adding freemium 'Warp' VPN to its custom DNS app

Web services company Cloudflare has been working for 2 years on a faster mobile VPN. Yesterday it finally took the wraps off some of the tricks it has implemented to speed up connections with distant servers while still providing encryption and virtual relocation to end users. That work is now debuting in the 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver app, with the introduction of the free Warp VPN.

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[Update: Live in Opera 51] Opera announces new free VPN in beta browser

ISPs are generally not trustworthy, so many internet users have turned to VPNs. Opera used to offer a popular free VPN on Android, but it retired the service last year. Now, the company has announced a new VPN, which is integrated with the Opera browser. It's starting out in the beta version, available to everyone in the Play Store.

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Facebook pulls its Onavo VPN app from the Play Store

Facebook has become embroiled in privacy scandal after privacy scandal. A few weeks ago, the company was found to be paying people to install a 'Facebook Research' app on iOS, which functioned as a VPN with root access to all network traffic. Apple quickly pulled it from the App Store, but the app was based on Facebook's public 'Onavo' VPN app, which the company is now removing from the Google Play Store.

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