How FREE VPNs Sell Your Data

We Don’t Recommend Using FREE VPNs

we generally advise against the use of free VPNs.

The reason is simple – many of them simply sell your data to 3rd party advertisers.

And this defeats the whole purpose of having a VPN in the first place.

But there’s more:

1. Many free VPN services are not transparent about how they make money from you using their services; in most cases, when you’re not being sold a product you are most likely the product.

2. Most free VPNs simply sell your data to affiliated/partnered companies or to the third party who is willing to pay the most.

3. Some free VPNs have gotten caught using shady practices like injecting ads, referring affiliate traffic

Besides the obvious, using you as a product, free VPNs often go an extra mile to get more money from you.

Despite advertising themselves as “free VPNs”, they often set a very low data cap (bandwidth) so you can only use their service a few hours a month. Common data caps are 250mb/day, 500mb/mo, 2GB/mo and 10GB/mo.

Many free VPNs like TurboVPN and Betternet also include additional ads in your browsing activity.

Last, but not least, the vast majority of free VPN servers are overwhelmed with other folks who make your browsing (or streaming) activity extremely slow.

Free VPNs also tend to leak your DNS and keep your log files.

In a nutshell, if you want to stay secure and safe, free VPNs aren’t the best option. You’d be better off relying on your ISP instead of a sketchy, money-hungry VPN provider.

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