A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows a computer to access information via a public network (such as the Internet) all the while behaving as if it were connected to a private network. This achieves two things.
One, what you do online becomes cloaked. That is, other people won’t know what you are doing online.
Two, your IP address is changed. That is, you will appear to originate from some other location.
I don’t know about you, but with all the privacy and security issues these days, those two things are more than enough to compel anyone to use a VPN. There are, however, other case-specific reasons that you may want to consider using a VPN. [Read more…]