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VPNs are completely broken in Android 12 Beta 4

VPNs are completely broken in Android 12 Beta 4

Although it's pretty easy to get Android 12's beta up and running on any recent Pixel device, it's not something every user should do. Each update brings about a new round of improvements to system stability, but things can get broken along the way. If you rushed out to install Beta 4 this week, only to find your trusty VPN was no longer functioning, just know you aren't alone.

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Google One's VPN has gone international

Google One's VPN has gone international

Between all the emails you get, and the files you store in Drive, it's not too difficult to start running low on the free storage Google allocates to your account. That's what leads many users to start coughing up a little cash for more space, whether you're looking to stretch out with 100GB, or maybe really get comfortable at the 200GB level. But for those with even greater needs, Google One's massive 2TB tier doesn't just come with deep storage reserves, but also offers a number of perks — extras like saving 10% in the Google Store. Now we're leaning about expanded access for one of those bonuses, as Google One's VPN becomes available in a number of new nations.

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How to make your own self-hosted VPN in under 30 minutes

How to make your own self-hosted VPN in under 30 minutes

VPNs have become a vital measure helping you stay secure online. When you're connected to a VPN, or a private virtual network, all of the traffic from and to your device is funneled through an external server, helping you stay incognito. Your internet service provider can't tell what sites you visit (only that you're using a VPN) or inject content into webpages. VPNs are also great tools when you want to bypass blocked websites and when you need 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.

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Google Fi's data-saving VPN is now expanding to iPhones

Google Fi's data-saving VPN is now expanding to iPhones

Lots of Google products begin life as a public beta. In some cases, that can last years, and it's a major milestone when they leave that branding behind. Today Google Fi's VPN graduates out of beta status. Not only does that mean it's getting a new spot in a redesigned "privacy & security" section of the Google Fi app, it also means it's coming to iPhones.

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Apple's commitment to privacy expands in iOS 15

Apple's commitment to privacy expands in iOS 15

Google was recently lauded for its efforts to make Android a more privacy-driven platform. These changes are obviously a welcomed sight, and we've been wondering how Apple would respond. No longer just a flashy phrase you’ll see on an Apple keynote slide, privacy has since become a cudgel to beat Google with every time it's found doing something sketchy. Here are just some of the ways Apple’s new privacy features steal Android’s lunch and eat it, too.

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Apple's Private Relay keeps your browsing so secret even Apple can't track you

Apple's Private Relay keeps your browsing so secret even Apple can't track you

Security is on everyone's mind these days, with more people than ever looking to keep their browsing data hidden from prying eyes. Apple is introducing a new way to use your iPhone without having to worry about your information leaking to unknown forces.

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Using a VPN on Chrome OS with multiple users is about to get a lot easier

Using a VPN on Chrome OS with multiple users is about to get a lot easier

Digital privacy has long been a major concern for many, and one brought to the forefront when a global pandemic forced millions to shift their lives online. With ISPs and advertisers taking advantage of the work-from-home lifestyle, protecting yourself with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great solution for keeping prying eyes off your data. It may be easy to set up a VPN on your Chromebook, but it can be a hassle to turn it on again after a reboot. You may not have to wait long, though, as an upcoming change will keep your VPN engaged all the time.

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Get 2TB of cloud storage and a VPN for less than a latte a month

Get 2TB of cloud storage and a VPN for less than a latte a month

If you're still surfing the web without a VPN, you may be leaving your device open to hackers and other digital ne'er do wells who would love nothing more than to exploit your browsing habits for personal gain. To help you keep your online activities safe and secure, our new friends at Ivacy are offering a massive 87% savings on a five-year subscription to their premium VPN service that includes 2TB of free encrypted cloud storage.

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Mozilla's VPN service is expanding into Europe

Mozilla's VPN service is expanding into Europe

Mozilla is trying to set itself apart from Google and Microsoft in the browser space with a focus on privacy and security. Part of that is a new product, Mozilla VPN. It came out of beta last year, but was previously only available in the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Malaysia. It's now up and running in France and Germany as well.

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Google One's VPN is pretty okay, according to independent auditors

Google One's VPN is pretty okay, according to independent auditors

There are a lot of VPN services that claim god-like powers of privacy and security, with perhaps less than compelling evidence to back up those claims. No one doubts Google's technical ability to create a virtual private network, but given the company's status first and foremost as an advertiser, you'd be forgiven for being skeptical of the VPN built into the Google One service. According to an independent audit, it's pretty okay. Which is nice.

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