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The Best VPN

First published: January 27, 2023
Updated Feb 9, 2023 | Jan. 28, 2023

The best VPN for left handed children with brown hair is ...

Pretty much every day, someone publishes an article about the best VPN service for a certain purpose. By and large, these articles are useless. They are advertisements masquerading as articles. That is why I do not link to them.

This page exists to point up the foolishness of the many best VPN articles that have been published over the years. When you see them in aggregate you may find the view is very different compared to running across a single article.

I should also note that one criteria missing from these articles is whether a particular VPN provider is trustworthy or not. Arguably, this is the most important criteria.

Also note that most of these articles are written by people with no technical qualifications.

On my Defensive Computing Checklist website, I go into lots of detail on how to judge a VPN provider. The page also has a big section on my user experiences with assorted VPNs.

I have my own opinion on good VPNs but I will not put it out on the Internet because I don't want to be associated in any way with these types of articles. If you want my opinion, email me.



Everything You Need to Know About VPN Services
by Sarah Chaney   January 28, 2023
Author Bio: Sarah Chaney is a professional freelance writer ... She has a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Creative Writing concentration.
Despite the title, the article has many recommendations for the best VPN. Note however, that the topic of What is a VPN? contains technical mistakes both of commission and omission. Same for the the topic of how a VPN works.
As to best VPNs: ExpressVPN is the best overall and the best for streaming. PIA is the best cheap VPN. Windscribe is the best free VPN. Proton VPN is the best for iPhones. Hide.me is the best on Android, NordVPN is the best on Windows. TorGuard is the best for gaming, while IVPN is the best for torrenting. VyprVPN is the best for China and Mullvad is the best for privacy.
https://www.reviewgeek.com/142974/everything-you-need-to-know-about-vpn-services/

The Best VPN Services Of 2023
by Steve Smith   January 15, 2023
Author Bio: Steve has been writing technology-related content for the past two years ... When not tinkering with his computer, you can usually find him playing the latest PC games.
There are 10 best: TunnelBear, Windscribe, Atlas VPN, CyberGhost, Proton VPN, Private Internet Access, IPVanish, Surfshark, NordVPN and ExpressVPN.
https://www.slashgear.com/1168219/the-best-vpn-services-of-2023/

Get an extra 4 months for free with the best VPN for your iPhone
by Joseph Green   January 21, 2023
Author Bio: Shopping Editor
Quoting: "Private Internet Access is probably the best VPN to pair with your iPhone ... Private Internet Access focuses on the fundamentals of cybersecurity. If you're looking for a serious service that you can trust, we recommend checking out Private Internet Access."
"All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers. If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission."
https://mashable.com/uk/deals/best-iphone-vpn

Save 84% on the best VPN for unblocking UK Netflix from anywhere in the world
by Joseph Green   January 17, 2023
Author Bio: Shopping Editor
Quoting: "CyberGhost VPN can hide your real IP address so you can watch UK Netflix from anywhere in the world."
"All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers. If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission."
https://mashable.com/uk/deals/watch-uk-netflix

How the top VPNs compare
by David Gewirtz and Jason Stauffer   Last updated January 11, 2023
Author Bio: Jason Stauffer is a staff writer at ZDNET. He previously was a personal finance reporter ... and a travel rewards writer ...
Author Bio: David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist.
ExpressVPN is the best overall. Surfshark is the best for value. NordVPN is the best for travel. IPVanish is the best highly configurable VPN. Proton VPN is the best open source VPN.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/best-vpn/

What are the cheapest VPNs that actually still work and protect your data?
by David Gewirtz and Jason Stauffer   Last Updated January 10, 2023
Author Bio: Jason Stauffer is a staff writer at ZDNET. He previously was a personal finance reporter ... and a travel rewards writer ...
Author Bio: David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist.
AtlasVPN is the best cheap VPN
https://www.zdnet.com/article/best-cheap-vpn/

The fastest VPNs: Get great speeds without sacrificing security
by Jason Stauffer and David Gewirtz   Last Updated January 12, 2023
Author Bio: Jason Stauffer is a staff writer at ZDNET. He previously was a personal finance reporter ... and a travel rewards writer ...
Author Bio: David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist.
Tunnelbear is the fastest but ... Proton VPN is the best fastest overall and NordVPN is the best fastest for iPhones. Also, Atlas VPN is best fast VPN for value and ExpressVPN is the best fast VPN for massive server network.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/fastest-vpn/

Best VPN for streaming
by Jason Stauffer and David Gewirtz   November 30, 2022
Author Bio: Jason Stauffer is a staff writer at ZDNET. He previously was a personal finance reporter ... and a travel rewards writer ...
Author Bio: David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist.
ExpressVPN is the best for streaming. Surfshark is the best for native support of Fire TV and Android TV. IPVanish is the best for streaming with Kodi and NordVPN is the best for unblocking Netflix.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/best-streaming-vpn/

The best VPN services of 2023
by Mike Williams with Contributions from Adam Zeis   January 20, 2023
Author Bio: Mike is a lead security reviewer at Future, where he stress-tests VPNs, antivirus and more to find out which services are sure to keep you safe ...
Author Bio: Adam is the Editorial Director of High-Yield content at Future.
The three best are: ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Surfshark. Also great, another dozen: Private Internet Access, Proton VPN, Windscribe, IPVanish, CyberGhost, Mullvad, Hide.me, TunnelBear, Atlas VPN, PureVPN, Hotspot Shield, StrongVPN and last, but not least, IVPN.
https://www.techradar.com/vpn/best-vpn

Best VPNs for Every Purpose
by Chantel Buchi   January 11, 2023
Author Bio: Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible
Buchi says there are 4 best overall: NordVPN, ExpressVPN, CyberGhost and Surfshark. And then...
The best VPNs for Windows users are Hotspot Shield, IPVanish, and CyberGhost.
The best VPNs for Mac users are NordVPN, VPN Unlimited, and Surfshark.
The best VPNs for Android users are TunnelBear, ExpressVPN, and NordVPN.
The best VPNs for Linux users are NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Surfshark.
The best VPNs for streaming services are NordVPN, ExpressVPN, ProtonVPN, and Surfshark.
The best VPNs for Amazon Fire devices are PureVPN, IPVanish, and Hotspot Shield.
The best VPNs for smart TVs are ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Private Internet Access, IPVanish, and Surfshark.
The best VPNs for Samsung Smart TVs are ExpressVPN, CyberGhost, and Private Internet Access.
The best VPNs for using Kodi are IPVanish, PureVPN, and VyprVPN.
The best VPNs for anonymous browsing are VPNSecure, Surfshark, and Ultrasurf VPN.
The best VPNs for blocking ads are NordVPN, TunnelBear, and Surfshark.
The best VPNs for privacy online are PureVPN, Surfshark, NordVPN, ExpressVPN, and Cyberghost.
The best VPNs for torrenting are NordVPN, PureVPN, and Surfshark.
The best VPNs for routers are ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and CyberGhost.
The best VPNs for using high-end security are ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and VyprVPN.
The best VPNs with a free trial are NordVPN, VPNSecure, Norton Secure VPN, Windscribe, and PureVPN.
The best VPNs with flexible payment plans are VPN Unlimited, CyberGhost, and TunnelBear.
The best VPNs for alternative payment methods are Mullvad VPN, Private Internet Access, and Windscribe.
The best VPNs for travel are CyberGhost, NordVPN, ExpressVPN, Private Internet Access, and PureVPN.
The best VPNs for power users are CyberGhost, NordVPN and Hotspot Shield
The VPNs with the best interface include TunnelBear, Surfshark, and ExpressVPN

https://www.reviews.org/vpn/best-vpns-for-every-need/

The Best VPN Services for 2023
by Max Eddy   Updated January 11, 2023
Author Bio: Eddy reviews VPNs for PC Magazine and is the rare reviewer to mention IVPN and Mullvad.
There are 10 best VPNs.
ProtonVPN is the best overall, NordVPN is the best "Premium". Surfshark is the for protecting many devices. TunnelBear is the best for first time VPN users. IVPN is the best for strong privacy on a budget. Mullvad is the best for bargain hunters. Private Internet Access is the best for customers. ExpressVPN is the best for global location spoofers. CyberGhost is the best for frequent travelers. Mozilla VPN is the best for Supporting an Open Internet.
Not enough bests? PC Magazine also has articles on: Best Mac VPNs, Best Free VPNs, Best iPhone VPNs, Best Android VPNs, Fastest VPNs and the Best VPNs for Streaming Services

https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-vpn-services

Best Cheap VPN for January 2023
by Rae Hodge and Attila Tomaschek   January 7, 2023
Author Bio: Rae Hodge was a senior editor at CNET. She led CNET's coverage of privacy and cybersecurity tools from July 2019 to January 2023 ... Prior to joining CNET in 2019, Rae spent nearly a decade covering politics and protests for the AP, NPR, the BBC and other local and international outlets.
Author Bio: Attila is a Staff Writer for CNET, covering software, apps and services with a focus on virtual private networks.
Surfshark is their Best Value VPN for 2022. Proton VPN makes the list, in part, because of its free tier. Also, IPVansih and Mullvad.
https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/best-cheap-vpn/

10 Best VPN Services 2022
by Catherine McNally   December 8, 2022
Author Bio: Catherine has a degree in journalism and an MBA, and has spent the last 10+ years writing everything from Okinawa travel guides to stories on Medium
In the end, ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and CyberGhost topped the list.
Best for security: NordVPN. Best for most people: ExpressVPN. Best value: CyberGhost. Best for web browsing: Private Internet Access. Best for Netflix: Hotspot Shield. Best for beginners: Surfshark. Best for unlimited devices: IPVanish. Best for BBC iPlayer PureVPN. Best for a free ad blocker: TunnelBear. Best for torrenting: ProtonVPN
https://www.reviews.org/vpn/best-vpn-services/

 

 

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