Surfshark is holding a summer sale. If you buy a 24-month subscription between now and July 4th you’ll get two extra months for free.
Not only that, but you’ll also get a free subscription to the acclaimed Surfshark Search and Alert functions. This will allow you to get immediate alerts whenever your email address appears in breached online databases so that you can take action. Handy.
But what do you need a VPN for?
Simple. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a tool that lets you remain anonymous on the internet. And if you thought you already were anonymous, you’re wrong.
Each computer has an online identifier called an IP address. This address is clearly visible to anybody who wants to go looking for it, and anybody who looks up your IP address immediately knows your city, zip code, internet provider, and more.
Most of us aren’t aware that we’re giving away our coordinates every time we go online, but that’s exactly what most of us are doing.
Now You See Me, Now You Don’t
A VPN routes your traffic through servers all over the world, making you and your online activities completely impossible to trace. Even your ISP won’t know what you’re up to.
Plus, you’ll get alerts when your data is compromised, ensuring that you can react to database breaches and other security mishaps that are beyond your control.
But online privacy isn’t the only advantage of using a VPN. It also allows you to bypass regional restrictions. After all, as far as the internet is concerned you’re in any region where your VPN provider has a server.
Fancy watching something that’s only available on Canadian Netflix? Go for it. Feel like joining that open beta in the Philippines? Help yourself. A VPN turns you into a carefree online globetrotter.
So carefree, in fact, that you don’t even have to put up with ads. Surfshark not only removes trackers from the equation, preventing advertisers from targeting you, but it does away will ads altogether.