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Firefox releases Android app for its VPN serviceYou still need an invite to try it out, though

Mozilla, the organization behind the much-loved Firefox web browser, has experimented with creating a VPN service for some time. Unlike the VPNs packaged with browsers like Opera, Mozilla always intended for it to be a paid service, to avoid profiting off user data. While the VPN service is still in a closed beta, the Android app for it is now available.

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Speedtest now has a VPN in its mobile apps, because why not?

At this point, there are more VPN services than anyone can reasonably keep track of, all offering roughly the same features — with varying levels of security, anyway. In case you really needed another option, Speedtest.net has now added a VPN function to its Android and iOS apps.

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CyberGhost VPN is the perfect tool for viewing content during the holidays, 79% off during Black Friday (Sponsored)

VPNs are rather popular with the security conscious, but it can be difficult to find trustworthy services since there are so many to choose from, and often, these services aren't very user-friendly. This is why AP is proud to present CyberGhost VPN. Not only does this particular VPN include access to fast and secure Android app, but you can also expect a quality desktop app that supports Windows, Mac, iOS, and Linux, and there are dedicated apps for smart TVs and routers as well. So if you've ever struggled with viewing streamable content while vacationing or traveling for work away from the US, and are looking for a secure VPN that will allow easy connections that unblock your favorite streaming sites when away from home, CyberGhost VPN is the solution you've been looking for.

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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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