A Virtual Private Network or VPN, is a connection method used to add security and privacy to private and public networks. VPNs add privacy and security to networks by masking a users internet protocol (IP) address so their online actions are virtually untraceable.
VPNs work by creating a data tunnel between a user’s local network and an exit node in another location, giving the illusion that a user is in another location then where they actually are.
VPNs use encryption to scramble data when it’s sent over a Wi-Fi network. By encrypting the data, it makes it unreadable.
VPN hides a users:
- Your browsing history
- Your IP address and location
- Your location for streaming
- Your devices
- Your web activity — to maintain internet freedom
In Data Defined, we help make the complex world of data more accessible by explaining some of the most complex aspects of the field.
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