Chime in: Do you use a VPN? Why or why not?

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We've written quite a bit about VPNs, because they seem to be gaining in popularity as the internet becomes more monitored and more dangerous.

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Windows Central Managing Editor Al Sacco recently started a thread in our forum asking whether or not you use a VPN, and what reasons you have either way.

We write quite a bit about VPNs on Windows Central. And for good reason. You really can't be too safe on the internet these days, and as long as you research and trust your VPN provider, a good VPN can increase online security and privacy. But the good ones often are not free, or if they are, there's some sort of catch. Personally, I would not connect to ANY public Wi-Fi hotspot without...

Al Sacco

Sacco goes on to say that he uses two separate VPNs, one for work and one for personal use, and wouldn't think of using public Wi-Fi without one. Is he overreacting? Is he not taking enough of a precaution?

We want to know what you think, so be sure to head over to the forum and drop us a line.

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1. Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service).

2. Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroad.

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Cale Hunt brings to Windows Central more than eight years of experience writing about laptops, PCs, accessories, games, and beyond. If it runs Windows or in some way complements the hardware, there’s a good chance he knows about it, has written about it, or is already busy testing it.