What is Youtube VPN, and why is it trending?

Youtube is, by far, one of the most popular websites. Since its purpose is to give voice to everyone interested in making a statement, Youtube became the perfect tool for artists to show off their work and, lately, for vloggers to speak their minds out.

Similar to BBC iPlayer, Netflix, or Spotify, Youtube is not available worldwide, or the content available in the U.S. may not be the same as the one available in Romania.  A Youtube VPN can prove to be really handy in case you’re interested in checking out what Youtube has in store in other countries or for getting access to Youtube Premium, a service that is available only in certain countries around the globe.

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How to set up L2TP VPN on Mac – Options and alternatives

This short tutorial shows how to set up an L2TP VPN connection on your Mac. It also explains the available L2TP authentication options, how to manually set L2TP VPN on Mac, and what alternatives you may consider.

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Can a VPN increase Internet speed? Sometimes, yes!

One of the most common questions regarding VPN usage is: Can a VPN increase Internet speed? Yes, it can, but most of the time, it won’t. I am going to explain when, why, and how it is possible.

By construction, a VPN uses encryption to secure the data transfer, and the encryption/decryption process takes time. Thus, a VPN is, theoretically speaking, slowing down the Internet connection. However, other factors may compensate for the speed loss and provide excellent overall performance.

We have performed a series of tests that show that a VPN may sometimes increase Internet speed. Let’s see the results first, and then we will find an explanation.

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What is Shadowsocks and why is different than VPN?

Tech solutions are brought to light and continuously improved by high-skilled programmers. And just like the Transylvanian legends, the ones that make an impact will last through the decades, gaining more and more popularity. The great thing is that tech solutions are as real as possible and available for all internet users.

For the sake of all the legends written in the mystic land of Transylvania, today, we are bringing out to light the story of Shadowsocks, a tech solution developed for people living in the shadow of the Great Firewall of China (GFW).

Therefore, if you’re wondering what is Shadowsocks, what is the difference between a VPN and Shadowsocks, and what are the advantages of Shadowsocks, activate your curious mood, and let’s proceed.

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Is Wireguard faster than OpenVPN? We tested 114 VPN servers.

One question regarding WireGuard seems to be more prominent than others: is WireGuard faster than OpenVPN? We answered it by performing more than 100 VPN tests using 5 different VPN providers.

WireGuard seems to be the future of VPN protocols due to its simplicity and performance. Several VPN providers were involved in testing and supporting the development of WireGuard during the last few years. And now, WireGuard is ready to conquer the World of VPN. But, is it faster than OpenVPN? Let’s find out!

WireGuard vs. OpenVPN speed test results [Summary]

  • WireGuard was the fastest in 58.8% of the download tests.
  • On average, WireGuard was 14.6% faster than OpenVPN on UDP and 56.1% faster than OpenVPN on TCP.
  • The average speed loss was 19.1% for WireGuard, 20.6% for OpenVPN on UDP, and 58.1% for OpenVPN on TCP.
  • There were significant differences between VPN providers regarding WireGuard performance.

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How to set up PPTP VPN on Windows 10. Manual setup, use a VPN app, or set it up on the router.

This short tutorial helps you set up PPTP VPN on Windows 10 devices. It also explains why PPTP is no longer considered a safe VPN protocol, how to set PPTP up on your Windows machine, and what alternatives you should consider.

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What is a VPN for China and how does it help you catapult over the Great Firewall?

Close your eyes! Imagine a field of flowers, the birds chirping, the warm air gently touching your face, the sun spoiling your skin, and the crickets jumping around through the raw-green grass. And then you’re suddenly in the shadow of something big. That, my friend, is the Great Firewall of China, holding China’s residents in the shadow, away from what the Internet means for all the rest of us, privileged Internet users, with Netflix and BBC iPlayer subscriptions and Spotify accounts, as YouTube’s no longer cool enough.

Besides The Great Wall of China, the Chinese Government was able to develop another wall called The Great Firewall of China (GFW). Even if this one is not visible from space, Chinese citizens are aware of its existence. GFW is a combination of technologies and legislative actions developed by the Chinese Government to control and regulate internet traffic. Therefore, this solution is mainly used as an internet censorship technique not only to block access to certain websites but also to slow down cross-border internet traffic.

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How to set up VPN split tunneling on Mac

This short tutorial explains how to set up and use VPN split tunneling on Mac. It also explains why to use split tunneling on macOS, presents the available options, and lists VPN client apps that offer access to this feature.

How to set up split tunneling on macOS [Summary]

Setting up VPN split tunneling on Mac may be either very simple (if you install an app capable of turning split tunneling on and off), or a little bit complicated as it requires some command-line skills, and patience.

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Complete list of WireGuard VPN providers [September 2020]

The goal of this article is to list (almost) all WireGuard VPN providers and present their approach toward offering access to the WireGuard protocol.

WireGuard seems to be the future of VPN protocols due to its simplicity and performances. Several VPN providers were involved in testing and supported the development of WireGuard in the last few years. And now, WireGuard is ready for broad-scale adoption.

You may test the new VPN protocol yourself by subscribing to one of the WireGuard VPN providers listed below.

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What is Kill Switch and why it is a must-have VPN feature?

Sometimes we need a little magic, don’t we? A magic wand, an enchanted switch, or Harry Potter’s invisible cloak would prove to be more than helpful for turning invisible when you have a really bad hair day, for completing your tasks as fast as a ”hocus pocus”, or for avoiding unpleasant situations in a blink of an eye.

The magic is all around you, and you just have to find it. No, you won’t find magic wands hanging on trees, or invisible cloaks at the mall, but you will find things and persons who will do magic for you. And, folks, I have the best example – a VPN Kill Switch.

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