A virtual private network (VPN) is a convenient way to protect your privacy by redirecting your online activity through secure remote servers. Most free VPNs give you just 10GB data per month, which doesn’t go very far, but Canadian provider Windscribe is giving new users an impressive 50GB every month for life.
To get started, visit Windscribe’s signup page and click ‘Use for free’. Enter a username and password, then click ‘Have a voucher’ and enter the code 50GBFREE.
You'll see a confirmation message informing you that you have 10GB of data - don't worry, the full 50GB will appear in your account overview.
Once that's done, download the client (it’s available as a standalone program or a browser extension) and log in. Then just select a country from the drop-down list, flick the switch and start browsing.
The best free VPN 2016
Using a VPN to redirect internet traffic prevents your data being intercepted en route, and stops unscrupulous online retailers tracking your location. It also lets you give the impression that you’re using the internet from another country, enabling you to circumvent region-blocking.
1. CyberGhost VPN
Easy to use and highly customizable, CyberGhost is a name you can trust to protect your privacy online.
Tunnelbear is incredibly straightforward and will secure your connection in a couple of clicks - but watch out for the data limit.
VPNBook is a superb free VPN tool for experienced users, and can protect your whole home network.