A guide to virtual private networks (VPNs)

An overview of using a VPN including benefits, costs, recommendations and more.

In this podcast we’re discussing virtual private networks or VPNs as they’re more commonly known.

As we’ve seen over the last few years, online privacy is almost non-existent. At any given time, what we do online is being tracked by internet service providers, large advertising companies like Google and Facebook and even hackers looking to steal personal details about us.

The fight back has begun as more people begin to realise how unprotected their online privacy is especially in modern times of the coronavirus and how we increasingly depend on the internet in our day-to-day life.

While you can never have total online privacy, you can take steps to protect yourself from surveillance capitalism, identity theft, cyberstalking and any other unscrupulous people or technologies.

As one of the best methods of protecting online privacy, this podcast provides a guide to VPNs including how they work, the benefits of using them, what to look for when choosing one and more.

With this in mind, this podcast provides a guide to VPNs as they are one of the best methods of protecting your online privacy.

Show highlights

1:08 The benefits of using a VPN

4:05 The cons of using a VPN

5:07 What to look for when choosing a VPN

9:17 VPN provider recommendations

12:29 How much do VPNs cost?

13:49 Should you use a free VPN?

Resources/people/articles mentioned in the podcast

That One Privacy Site –

NordVPN –

ProtonVPN –

Surfshark –

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Written by Stephen Davies

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