Here's Why You Should Be Using a VPN

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Getting tired of tech companies tracking every single thing you do and sharing all of your data? It may seem like you're fighting a losing battle, but one thing you can do is use a virtual private network.

When you use a VPN, some of your data will still be collected but not as much as surfing without one. For example, it won't block all cookies, but it will mask your location, which means search engines won't be able to identify you. Your internet service provider also won't know what you're up to, though it will be able to see that you were using a VPN.

A VPN can make using public Wi-Fi slightly safer. Security experts generally recommend against using public Wi-Fi networks, like you would typically find at a cafe or airport. But sometimes, it's essential that you jump online to answer an important email or check your bank account. Running a VPN will make it more difficult for someone in that cafe or airport to use public Wi-Fi to snoop on you.

In general, if your goal is to increase your level of privacy, go for a VPN that doesn't keep logs. Otherwise, that defeats the whole purpose of using a VPN.

To learn more, check out the video below from CNET