Why Do I Need to Use a VPN?
A VPN (or virtual private network) is a must-have tool to access content and keep your personal data safe on public Wi-Fi, at home and on your phone.
- A VPN will help to stop third parties from tracking you,
- A VPN even let you enjoy your favorite content while traveling abroad,
- A VPN allows you to watch foreign movies, news stations and other content that may be restricted in your home country,
Everything you do on your computer and phone on the internet is tracked. And this ‘data’ not only can be monetized but can be utilized to spy on your whereabouts or steal your banking data.
Have you ever searched for a product or service then all of a sudden you see ads for it all over the internet? If you answered yes, this is because you’re being tracked.
A VPN can help to minimize or even stop this.
What is the purpose of a VPN?
The main purpose of a VPN is to hide your online activity and/or location. VPNs are often used to guard against hackers and snoops on public networks, but they’re also useful for hiding your IP address, browsing activity, and personal data on any Wi-Fi network, even at home.
Another Benefit is that VPNs will allow you to watch content that may be restricted in your country. For example, you may live in Morroco (Africa) and your provider doesn’t allow you to watch content that is in the U.K. Well a VPN will allow you to watch that content as if you were residing there.
Is using a VPN legal?
100% Yes. Under US law, it’s perfectly acceptable to use a virtual private network (VPN). In fact, lots of companies use them to give their employees secure access to the corporate network. The Meta-Center uses VPNs as well to connect securely.
What not to do?
Please do not use The VPN to download movies/music via torrenting. As many people have noticed, when they download the newest movie, a copyright notice is sent shortly thereafter.
Even though we do not keep extensive logs, we do specifically log P2P (Torrent) traffic. If your sole purpose is to download movies and music via torrent then please use another VPN. Also, torrenting slows down the network for everyone anyone caught torrenting will be banned from the service.