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COVID-19 VPN Demand Statistics

This report identifies the emerging trends in VPN demand following seismic changes to how we live and work due to the pandemic. It will be updated regularly.

Simon Migliano
By Simon Migliano
Global VPN Usage Report 2020

Global VPN Usage Report 2020

31% of internet users worldwide use a VPN, according to our new global VPN usage statistics report, which features rich insights into VPN user behavior.

Simon Migliano
By Simon Migliano
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Man Arrested in China for Selling VPN Software

A man has been arrested in China’s Jianshu province for distributing unlicensed VPN software as a result of China’s crackdown on VPNs.

Callum Tennent
By Callum Tennent
Top10VPN Global Mobile VPN Report 2019

Global Mobile VPN Report 2019

There were over 480 million mobile VPN apps downloaded around the world in the last 12 months, an increase of 54% compared to the year before.

Simon Migliano
By Simon Migliano
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Free VPN Investigations Update (August 2019)

We reviewed our Free VPN investigations and found 75% of all the apps we looked at still pose a risk to consumers - but Google and Apple continue to ignore our findings.

Simon Migliano
By Simon Migliano
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Tech Giant J2 Global’s NetProtect Acquires SaferVPN

NetProtect also owns IPVanish, StrongVPN, and Encrypt.me

Callum Tennent
By Callum Tennent
Free VPN Data Sharing: VPN apps in the Apple App Store

Free VPN iOS Apps Data Sharing Investigation

Apple has introduced strict new data-sharing rules for VPN apps but 80% of the most popular free VPN apps remain available in the App Store despite flouting them.

Simon Migliano
By Simon Migliano
Tech Giant j2 Global Acquires StackPath’s VPN Brands

Tech Giant j2 Global Acquires StackPath’s VPN Brands

Encrypt.me, IP Vanish and StrongVPN are among the properties included in the deal as J2 Global looks to compile a complete privacy and security solution

Callum Tennent
By Callum Tennent
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Sri Lanka Blocks VPN Services Following Easter Sunday Bombings

VPN block comes after the country restricted access to social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

Samuel Woodhams
By Samuel Woodhams
Chad President Idris Déby

Internet Without Borders Battles Censorship by Bringing VPNs to Chad

Chad citizens have been without social media for almost a year now, but this campaign looks to change that

Callum Tennent
By Callum Tennent
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