19 Ways to Stop Big Brother Spying on You

Posted: 05/06/2013 in All Teched UP!, free stuff, Geek Stuff, Tools
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What is a virtual private network (VPN)

A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization’s network.

That’s all well and good but what do you really want a VPN for; looking at Facebook from school, downloading torrents from a site that your ISP has blocked, to watch streaming sites from a foreign county or just to stop big brother from spying on you.
So having said that below is a list of the top 19 free VPN services (would have been 20 but one site was down)

 

 

1) Free VPN by WSC

The Free VPN service protects web surfing session on your home Internet network as well as on Public Internet networks (both wired and wireless). Free VPN enables you to access all web content freely and securely. Free VPN supports Windows 7/Vista/XP (both 32 bit and 64 bit)

Free VPN Features

  • Access blocked websites from within a corporate environment
  • Watch Hulu.com, Pandora.com, ABC.com, BBC.co.uk Abroad
  • Use VoIP software like Skype if it’s blocked.
  • Protect yourself from snoopers at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, airports, corporate offices and ISP hubs.
  • Hide your IP address for your privacy online.

Download – thefreevpn to access blocked websites.

2) Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield is yet another free VPN service available that ensures your privacy and security online. If you want to install Hotspot Shield on your iPhone then visit here for more information on how to configure free VPN on iPhone. It works on both wireless and wired connections providing unlimited Bandwidth. Supports Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS, Snow Leopard.

Features of Hotspot Shield

  • Secure your web session, data, online shopping, and personal information online with HTTPS encryption.
  • Protect yourself from identity theft online.
  • Hide your IP address for your privacy online.
  • Access all content privately without censorship; bypass firewalls.
  • Protect yourself from snoopers at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, airports, corporate offices.

Download – Hotspot Shield to protect your identity online

3) AlwaysVPN

AlwaysVPN creates an encrypted link between your computer and AlwaysVPN servers and then forwards all of your internet traffic through this link.

AlwaysVPN Features

  • Prevent local eavesdroppers from listening in on your web communication.
  • Bypass restrictive firewalls.
  • Allows you to Access US only web content like Hulu, ABC and other video networks that were blocked previously.
  • Bypass Government firewalls or web content filtering.

4) Tor VPN

Tor is free software that protects your online privacy, business activities and relationships. Torbutton blocks browser plugins such as Java, Flash, ActiveX, RealPlayer, Quicktime, Adobe’s PDF plugin, and others that can be manipulated by hackers into revealing your IP address and thereby stealing confidential information. Using Tor might disable Youtube. If you want to view videos at Youtube, you can reconfigure Torbutton to allow it. Supports Windows Mac OS and Linux.

Download Tor to protect your online privacy

5) ItsHidden

Most free VPN service on the Internet like Tor provides limited bandwidth or usage restriction. ItsHidden.com is the ultimate FREE surfing privacy service on the Internet that provides you over 5 GB of dedicated bandwidth to its users. ItsHidden works on BitTorrent (BT) traffic (both upload and download transfer) making it useful for users whose torrent traffic been choked by their ISP, or users who need to hide themselves for anti-piracy organizations from sharing copyrighted content. There is no software required and ItsHidden.com works on all Platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, IPhone etc

Features of ItsHidden

  • ItsHidden.com is fast and reliable with over 5 gigabits of dedicated bandwidth.
  • Instant access & no software is needed
  • Total privacy, no records of your surfing are kept by us
  • 128-bit secure connection to ensure privacy over all networks

Sign up for ItsHidden VPN service.

6) UltraSurf

UltraSurf is a popular tool to protect Internet privacy with anonymous surfing and browsing. The tool hides or mask the IP addresses and locations, clean browsing history, cookies & more to hide your identity online. With Ultrasurf you can also browse any website freely, that were blocked before. Support Windows only.

Download UltraSurf 9.8. Firefox users need to download the Firefox add-on besides the software

7) NotMyIP

NotMyIP is free online privacy protection software that hides your real online identity from cyber thieves by masking your IP address, which might reveal sensitive information. Not my IP lets you access blocked websites, allows you to vote and comment on forums you were banned before, and further more to prevent other people (organizations) to follow you online by providing you different proxies from all over the world.

Download Not My IP – Free Online Protection Tool.

8) Freenet

Freenet is free tool that allows you to share files, browse, publish, and chat on forums, without fear of censorship anonymously. Freenet when used in “darknet” mode, where users only connect to their friends, is very difficult to detect. Communications by Freenet nodes are encrypted and are routed through other nodes to make it extremely difficult to determine who is requesting the information and what its content is. Supports Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Download Freenet for Windows, Mac OS and Linux

9) Freegate

Freegate is an anti-censorship tool that enables internet users from mainland China, Iran, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates, to view blocked websites and content by their governments. The tool uses multiple open proxies allowing users to penetrate firewalls used to block web sites. Freegate works by tapping into an anti-censorship backbone, DynaWeb, DIT’s P2P-like proxy network system and FirePhoenix used most widely to get around China’s Great Firewall. Supports Windows OS only.

Download – Freegate to penetrate China’s Great Firewall

10) GPass

GPass is a highly advanced software that encrypts online data, hide IP address, and sidestep content filtering and monitoring using a number of secure channels to connect to the Internet and break through the Internet blockade. It encrypts the data sent on the internet, keeping your content safe. The tool allows accessing blocked websites by penetrating into the firewalls and bypassing network censorship. GPass supports streaming audio/video, email, instant messaging, download managers, as well as web surfing. Supports Windows.

Download GPass for Windows

11) JonDo

The JonDo anonymous proxy software protects your Internet access against observation from ISPs, websites and even against the anonymous proxy servers and their operators. Blogger can use it for publishing their views anonymously in order to avoid punishment, disadvantages at work.Supports Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Download JonDo for Windows Mac & Linux

12) UltraVPN

UltraVPN is a client/server SSL VPN solution based on OpenVPN. It encrypts and anonymizes your network connection.

UltraVPN Features

  • Watch streaming websites like hulu.com or favorite-tvshows.com
  • Access blocked websites from within a corporate environment
  • Connect or log in into MSN if it’s blocked
  • Use VoIP software like Skype if it’s blocked
  • Protect your email and browsing privacy

Download UltraVPN for Windows

13) GNUnet

GNUnet is a secure peer-to-peer networking tool that uses a service on top of the networking layer allowing anonymous file-sharing. The tool uses link-encrypted connections with stable bandwidth utilization to communicate between peers. GNUnet uses a simple, excess-based economic model to allocate resources.

Download GNUnet for Windows, Mac & Linux

14) Alonweb

VPN service offers to preserve anonymity on the web and encrypt the transferred data. VPN provides a secure connection, hides your real IP address and encrypts the transferred data (correspondence, passwords, sent files). Just register yourself for free anonymous web surfing. Free VPN service from Alonweb offers its users connection via two servers: Netherlands and Panama with some limitations (not for premium users) like – Only 1Gb of data traffic per month is available, maximum HTTP request size is 2Mb, heavy traffic consuming protocols and games are blocked.

Register yourself on Alonweb for free VPN

15) Your Freedom

Your Freedom VPN service that bypass restrictive firewalls, filter web proxies and hides network or IP address. Once installed you can easily penetrate into a firewall or a filtering web proxy and access blocked web pages. The tool allows you to stay anonymous, as your IP address is not logged with every access to someone’s web page. Nearly all applications work with Your Freedom, but make sure to have an Internet access entirely. It also allow you to play many online games like World of Warcraft, Second Life, Lineage 2, Final Fantasy XI, EVE Online and many more through web proxies. Supports Windows and Mac

Download Your Freedom to bypass firewalls & Filter web proxies

16) CyberGhost

CyberGhost conceals your IP address and completely protects your data transmissions from eavesdroppers. With 128-bit AES encryption, you can surf anonymously. Supports Windows OS only.

Download CyberGhost to surf anonymously

17) Loki Network Project

It is free VPN service and SSL based free VPN server to protect your private data like IP address, e-mail/FTP/HTTP passwords, web-sites visited, uploaded/downloaded files and etc. It also bypasses internet access limitations, if any. Public Loki VPN Service also protects data from being intercepted by various network sniffers in your LAN segment and safely bypass traffic interception and analyses on corporate, ISP or even country level firewall. Supports Windows only.

Download Loki Network Project to bypass any limitations in visiting web-sites or any other Internet services

18) Comdo EasyVPN

Free VPN software, Comodo EasyVPN uses 128 bit encryption providing you complete security right on top of Internet. EasyVPN allows you to create your own private ‘network-within-the-Internet’ that only the contacts you invite are able to view and use.

Features of Comodo EasyVPN

  • Access your PC from anywhereEasyVPN makes it simple to gain control of any machine in your network.
  • Security by Comodo – EasyVPN allows you to create your own private ‘network-within-the-Internet’ that only the contacts you invite are able to view and use.
  • Remote File and Printer Sharing – Creating an EasyVPN network allows you to exchange files and folders and even print to your local printer from any remote location.

Download Comodo EasyVPN 32 bit version | 64 bit version

19) Wippien

Wippien allows you to access your friends’ shares, printers, services, desktop, even ping them by providing an IP address. Wippien uses WeOnlyDo wodVPN component to establish P2P between peers, and then redirects all traffic from Virtual Network Adapter through wodVPN to remote side.

Download Wippien

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