What is a VPN?
The acronym VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Virtual in the sense that you’ll be able to establish a private connection to any website or another computer located somewhere else. Private because the data passed over to and from Point A to Point B are usually encrypted. And Network because all these are done using servers located all throughout the world.
Why should I use a VPN on Chrome?
Chrome is currently the world's most popular browser, with 6 out of 10 people using Google's browser, compared to Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox. Using Chrome is quick and convenient, but it comes at a price. It may not be blatantly obvious, but Chrome keeps tabs on your online habits and sometimes stores and sends this information to third parties. If you don't like that, it makes sense to use a VPN with Chrome.
Does Chrome have a built-in VPN?
No, but you can go on "incognito" mode for private browsing. This is obviously not quite the same as having a dedicated VPN. When you are on "incognito mode", Google won't save your browsing history, cookies, and site data, as well as information entered in forms. On the other hand, your activities "might still be visible" to websites you visit, your employer or school, as well as your internet provider. At least Google is transparent about it.
Is there a free VPN for Chrome?
Yes, but we would be wary of any product or service that advertises itself as free. You may not be paying the vendors directly, but you can be sure that they are still making money from you. Yup, they're getting something far more valuable - your personal data. These free VPN services track your online habits and share your information with advertisers, business partners, and other third parties. At the end of the day, we believe that your online privacy and security are worth more than a VPN's monthly subscription.