Download of the day: Windscribe

Protect your identity and your privacy for free

Windscribe

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are an increasingly important weapon in the fight for online privacy. They work by using a secure connection to redirect your web traffic via a secure remote server, preventing your data being intercepted and stopping third parties gathering information on your location and activities.

There are lots of free VPNs around, but most provide very limited bandwidth (as little as 500MB per month), and keep records of your IP address and browsing history for months. Windscribe is different, with a generous data cap and a real focus on privacy.

Why you need it

Windscribe gives you an impressive 10GB bandwidth per month as standard, and you can boost your allowance by tweeting about the service for an extra 5GB, or referring a friend for another 1GB.

If that friend then upgrades to an unlimited paid-for subscription, you'll be given the premium plan too.

Windscribe doesn't store IP stamps, connection logs, or lists of visited sites, and only keeps the bare minimum of data necessary when you're actively connected to one of its servers (your username, the ID of the server you're using, and the amount of data transferred). This is all erased within three minutes of the session ending.

Its generous data cap and user-focused approach to record-keeping make Windscribe the best free VPN around. Download it today and start protecting your connection.

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