When Buying Bitcoin, Use Major Internet Browsers Offering VPN To Protect Crypto User Privacy
Major Internet Browsers Offering VPN To Protect User Privacy
VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology has been used by privacy-seeking internet users for a while now. In recent years, the popularity (and number) of services that provide VPN has grown a lot for several different reasons. Not only can this technology provide users with safe and private browsing, but it also allows users to access areas of the internet that might be blocked in their native countries.
Due to high demand, a lot of popular browsers have decided to embrace this technology and offer it to their users.
Google Chrome Offers VPN Extensions that Can Be Bought With Crypto
In many parts of the world, using VPN is nothing less than a necessity. Internet censorship is growing, and data is never truly safe, as was shown in numerous reports of incidents where companies were caught selling users private data to marketing firms. Those seeking privacy and protection online had to turn to different methods of protecting themselves against such mistreatment.
One interesting thing regarding many VPN services is the fact that they were among the first to start accepting cryptocurrency payments. Now, this crypto-friendliness also extended to browser extensions. Considering how privacy and anonymity are the main focuses of both of these technologies, it is not unusual to see that they work well together.
Google Chrome offers numerous options to its users, most of which are crypto-friendly solutions. These include Private Internet Access (PIA). Express VPN, NordVPN, and many others.
After installing a VPN extension in Chrome, users will see a small icon on the right side of their browser's address bar. By clicking on it, they will open a drop-down menu that will offer various settings, and allow the ability to choose a server in a different country. This allows users to bypass their ISP's blockade and access content that would otherwise be out of reach. Apart from that, many of these VPNs also offer protection against ads, malware, and similar threats.
Mozilla Tests VPN Subscription Service
Mozilla is another favorite among the most popular browsers, and numerous VPN services are already available among its add-ons. In a lot of cases, such add-ons can even be free, although free services tend not to offer the same quality as premium ones.
Because of this, users tend to go for the best that the market has to offer, which has inspired Firefox to introduce a new subscription feature. The feature is currently being tested, and it is expected to bring numerous benefits regarding privacy and encryption for only $10 per month.
As mentioned, this will be a paid, subscription-based service which Mozilla is working on with Swiss-based Proton VPN. Proton VPN offers servers located in countries that have laws that prevent authorities from accessing user information. These include Sweden, Switzerland, and Iceland.
In addition, Proton VPN does not log any data regarding their users, or what they do under the protection of VPN. That way, even if they were ordered to provide information regarding specific user's actions online, they cannot give it away, seen as they do not own it.
The feature is said to be compatible with Mac, iOS, Android, Windows, and even Linux.
Opera Provides Users With Free VPN
The third large browser that has made steps towards implementing VPN is Opera. However, Opera has decided to integrate VPN as a free feature, which is activated by a simple push of a button on the left side of the address bar. By going to the Settings tab, users can customize the feature in accordance with their needs and desires. The feature also comes with unlimited data transfer, and users can easily change their virtual locations by choosing a different server at any time.
Their options include four continents (The Americas, Europe, and Asia), with servers being located in several countries on each of these continents. While the connection speed will slightly slow down due to the fact that VPN is encrypting all traffic, many find it to be more than a worthy sacrifice for online protection and privacy.