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How Does a VPN Work?
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In plain words, VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a protected network connection. Its main functions are to encrypt your Internet traffic and mask your online identity & location. 

 

Using a VPN makes it more difficult for third parties to track your online activities and monitor your data. If you surf online with a VPN enabled, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and other third parties won't be able to see what websites you visit or what data you send and receive online. In addition, VPN turns all your data into encrypted "gibberish", so even if someone lays hold on your data, it will be useless to them. This is especially convenient when you transfer or receive private or sensitive data on the web.  

VPN servers also spoof your location. Since you appear on the Internet as being in a different city and country where your VPN server is located, your actual location cannot be determined. 

 

PrivadoVPN is proud of being a zero-log VPN company, which means we do not keep track of any of your activities while you are on VPN; therefore, any potential record of your user behavior remains permanently hidden. 

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