Shadowsocks is not a traditional VPN, but rather an open source SOCKS5-based proxy project. This means that it does not give you the typical VPN experience by encrypting your data and traffic with a spoofed IP. Instead, it uses HTTPS to effectively disguise your traffic, thereby allowing you to work around geo-restrictions and censored content.
Shadowsocks was created by a Chinese programmer working under the name 'clowwindy', who developed Shadowsocks as an answer to China’s crackdown on VPNs. While the proxy he developed didn’t encrypt traffic, it did fool Chinese servers as to where the IP location was, thus providing an undetectable way of working around content blocks that were put in... read more
SkyVPN is a mostly free VPN that takes a different approach to a free VPN service. They also offer a bit more than you usually see in a free service, and while there is some room for improvement, SkyVPN could very well be one of the best free services available. But is the premium service worth paying for?
Still a relatively new VPN, SkyVPN first surfaced in 2016. The creating company is located in Hong Kong, and it continues to release the VPN in different languages while adding to its features and scope.
The main benefits of SkyVPN are pretty obvious: it’s free, and it offers a decent number of servers and locations. It also has an intuitive design that seems to be more geared towards ... read more
Speedify is one of the most unique VPN services you’ll come across. The company’s mission is to do things a little differently while offering an innovative VPN that makes speed a priority.
Speedify was developed originally in 2014 in the United States and has quickly amassed a large user base while also continually expanding its server options and locations.
The Speedify approach uses something they’ve dubbed “Channel Bonding,” which lets you use multiple connections at the same time. When connected, you can combine your Wi-Fi, mobile data, and Bluetooth connections to increase your speed. You can also prioritize which connections get the majority of the speed boost. Aside from e... read more
TgVPN is one of the more unique VPN services on the market. Rather than having a dedicated application that users use to access their servers, they work through the Telegram app. So instead of logging into the VPN software, you start a conversation with the TgVPN bot (@tgvpnbot) in Telegram, and a message comes through allowing you to choose your node connection.
TgVPN believes in protecting its customers' personal information, and the company uses 256-bit AES security to encrypt data. While they may store some of your conversations (because the Telegram application uses cloud storage), they do not have access to the encrypted information. TgVPN's design is to make Telegram security more robu... read more
As one of the first proxy VPN service providers on the market, Tuxler knows how to keep users protected and happy. They use end-to-end encryption to keep all user data secure from prying eyes. Sadly, since users are sharing other users' IP addresses, there is limited information on any additional security measures they have in place to protect both the users connecting to the proxy and the users whose computers are the proxy.
Tuxler also offers a free service which surpasses most competitors' free service offerings. There are no limits on bandwidth, meaning you can use the VPN as much as you want and stream movies or music without endless buffering. They do limit how many changes between serve... read more
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