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How To Use a VPN in China

by Tracy Knauer •

Chinese Internet censors have become more proactive in recent years about blocking VPN usage through the Great Firewall. But it’s still possible to use a VPN in China. Here are tips on how to work around VPN blocking. This isn’t an article about how to use a VPN in general. We assume you already have VPN software configured on your …

A Review of the Best VPNs for Gaming

by Tracy Knauer •

Using a VPN while playing games online is one of the best ways to prevent DDoS attacks and other disruptions. But with so many VPN companies out there, what are the best VPNs for gaming? Here’s a guide. Why Use a VPN for Gaming? If you use a VPN to circumvent censorship or provide privacy, it may not be obvious …

Private Alternatives to Adobe’s PDF Reader

by Tracy Knauer •

By default, most people use software from Adobe to open and edit PDFs. Unfortunately, Adobe has a bad privacy policy. Here’s why you shouldn’t use Adobe apps for PDFs, along with suggestions for alternatives. Adobe’s privacy policy makes clear that the company collects a fair amount of information about users. Even if you don’t register with Adobe, it still collects …

How to Find the Fastest VPNs

by Tracy Knauer •

In A Nutshell BitTorrent: PIA. Fast all around but especially good for torrenting. Anti-censorship: IPVanish. This company has an especially large network of high-speed servers in many countries, which give you fast access to content that is blocked in your location. Fastest free VPN: Hola. This company’s privacy policy is lacking, but the VPN service is free and fast enough. …