What is Virtual Private Network (VPN) EXPLAINED in 3 min

– [Narrator] So you're online. Maybe you're torrenting, streaming, checking out some YouTube, or just getting a bit
of online shopping done. And all of a sudden
someone starts going on about a virtual private
network, VPN in short. A lot of these adverts seem
to skip over what a VPN does. Hell, according to most surveys, most people don't even
know what the meaning of the letters VPN is. So what is a virtual private network? Virtual private network acts
as a middleman between you and the internet. Without a VPN, every site
you visit can see your IP, your computer's digital address. The site you visit, and
anyone else looking at your IP can track down your general location. A VPN works on a basic principle. It does the browsing instead of you. You connect to a VPN server through a direct encrypted tunnel.

Now, anything you do online will go through the VPN server first, separating you from the online
world by one extra layer. Every website you visit
will see the IP address of the VPN server, not yours, making you virtually untraceable. If anyone wants to find
you, whether it's a hacker, or the government or the website itself, there'll be led on a wild goose chase. Even your own ISP,
internet service provider, won't be able to see what
websites you're visiting or what data you're sending. Now we know how VPN works. Let's get into why VPN is used. The main reason most people get a VPN is to change their location,
unlocking geo-locked content. Geo-blocking happens
when content is locked in certain parts of the world. Want to continue watching
your favorite show when you're traveling? sorry, buddy. It's not available in your region. Heard of a really cool show
that started on Netflix, Korea? Not for you pal, that's geo-blocked. With a VPN, you can spoof
your IP all around the world.

Sending your IP around the world, doesn't just unblock geo-locked content. As most online shops
have geographical prices, you can also save money
on games, flight tickets and other online stuff. VPNs give you extra security online too, helping you avoid being tracked, allowing for safer torrenting and safer connections
to public wifi spots. While also encrypting your connection. What's more? A VPN can even stop bandwidth throttling. That's when your ISP
slows your internet down. A very common question we get
a lot is, are VPNs illegal? And the simple answer is no, they're not. But some countries like
China, Russia, Venezuela, or Turkey have either banned
or heavily regulated VPNs. But if you are not in
one of those countries, there's no risk involved in using a VPN. If you've stuck around until
this part of the video, you'll never have to ask, what is a virtual private
network, ever again. You can be confident going forward. VPNs are virtual private networks that let you unlock geo-blocked content, avoid price discrimination
based on region, give you an extra layer
of privacy, security, and can even stop your ISP from
slowing your internet down.

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