The best VPN deals as of July 1: ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Proton VPN, and more

The best VPN deals as of July 1: ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Proton VPN, and more | Tech

Using a virtual private network (VPN) is one of the best ways to protect your online data and stay anonymous on the web, whether you're trying to stream movies abroad, torrent, bypass geo-restrictions, or just plain browse. Most providers' plans cost anywhere from $2 to $12 per month, though many lure customers in with discounted introductory rates that skyrocket after your initial term. To help you lock in a plan that'll fit your budget in the short and long term, we're compiling a weekly roundup of the best deals on all the VPNs we've personally tested. Below, you can check out our top picks as of July 1.ExpressVPN — save 49% on a 15-month planRead our full review of ExpressVPN.A reliable server network, a user-friendly app, a strong commitment to data protection, and a headquarters in the privacy-forward British Virgin Islands make ExpressVPN our favorite full-featured VPN on the market. It also happens to be one of the most expensive VPNs out there, which is why we highly recommend taking advantage of the sale it's been running since early June: You can enroll in a 15-month plan at just $6.67/month, which is 49% off its standard $12.95/month rate. (Bonus: Your purchase is covered by a 30-day money-back guarantee and comes with a year's worth of unlimited cloud backups from Backblaze — that's a $7/month value by itself.) You'll switch to an $8.32/month annual plan after the first term is up. Bitcoin is accepted. Opens in a new tab Credit: ExpressVPN ExpressVPN (15 months) + 1 year of free unlimited cloud backups from Backblaze (opens in a new tab) $6.67/month Get Deal (opens in a new tab) NordVPN — save 67% on a 2-year planRead our full review of NordVPN.Power users shouldn't think twice about signing up for NordVPN, another industry giant based in British Virgin Islands that packs robust security features like double encryption, obfuscated servers, dark web monitoring, malware protection, ad and tracker blockers, and Onion Over VPN, a tool that combines your VPN connection with the Tor network for an extra layer of privacy. All of its subscriptions come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, the cheapest one being its two-year plan: New customers can sign up for an introductory rate of just $3.99/month, or 67% off its usual $11.99/month pricing. (That switches to an $8.29/month annual plan after the term is up.) Bitcoin, Ethereum, and XRP are accepted.Optional add-ons include:NordPass Premium (password manager) — $0.70/month $2.29/month (save 69%)NordLocker Premium, 1TB (cloud storage) — $1.30/month $5.99/month (save 78%) Opens in a new tab Credit: NordVPN NordVPN (2 years) (opens in a new tab) $3.99/month Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Proton VPN — save 50% on a two-year Plus planRead our full review of ProtonVPN.The Swiss-based Proton VPN is another great pick for privacy wonks, with open-source apps and critical infrastructure that's stored inside a datacenter requiring biometric access. We recommend its Plus plan, which gets you full access to its server network, streaming service and P2P support, ad/tracker/malware protection, and a Tor over VPN tool that lets you direct traffic through the Tor network with a single click. Monthly subscriptions go for $9.99, but you'll pay just $4.99/month if you commit to two years (with a 30-day money-back guarantee) — that's a 50% savings. Bitcoin is accepted. Opens in a new tab Credit: Proton VPN Proton VPN Plus (2 years) (opens in a new tab) $4.99/month Get Deal (opens in a new tab) CyberGhost VPN — save 82% on a 39-month planRead our full review of CyberGhost VPN.This Romania-based provider lays claim to the biggest, most globally diverse network we've seen, with special severs optimized for streaming, gaming, and P2P to maintain consistent connections. Sign up for a 39 months of CyberGhost coverage at $2.29/month (or 82% off its standard monthly fee of $12.99), and you'll be able renew at that exact same rate every 36 months thereafter. Like all of CyberGhost's multi-year plans, that's protected by a 45-day money-back guarantee and includes free access to its ID Guard and Privacy Guard tools. Bitcoin is accepted.Optional add-ons include:Dedicated IP — $3.75/month $5/month (save 25%) for three yearsCyberGhost Password Manager — $2/month $3.49/month (save 43%) for one yearEditor's note: The CyberGhost website features a countdown to a deadline for locking in that three years + three months rate, but we're pretty sure it's just a marketing ploy. Opens in a new tab Credit: CyberGhost VPN CyberGhost VPN (3 years + 3 months) (opens in a new tab) $2.29/month Get Deal (opens in a new tab) TunnelBear — save 67% on a three-year Unlimited planRead our full review of TunnelBear.Our go-to recommendation for anyone who's never used the technology before, TunnelBear is simple, lightweight VPN with an intuitive (and adorable) interface. Though it's incapable of unblocking streaming sites and based in Canada, a Five Eyes country, it should serve you well if you're just surfing the web. We recommend its Unlimited plan over the free version for unlimited browsing and priority customer service, which goes for just $3.33/month when you enroll for three years — that's 67% off its usual $9.99/month rate and a fixed price that won't increase after your first term. Bitcoin is accepted and refunds are offered on a case-by-case basis. Opens in a new tab Credit: TunnelBear TunnelBear Unlimited (3 years) (opens in a new tab) $3.33/month Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Private Internet Access (PIA) — save 83% on a 39-month planRead our full review of PIA. It's nothing particularly special (and its U.S. headquarters location isn't ideal), but for users in search of a basic VPN with open-source apps, built-in ad blocking, and a free email breach monitor, PIA is worth a look. Take advantage of its Fourth of July sale to score 39 months of coverage for only $2.03/month — that shaves 83% off its regular rate of $11.95/month and includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. (You may need to open its website in an incognito window to see this pricing, FYI.) Your plan will continue at the same rate after that first term is up, which earns it some extra brownie points. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin are accepted.Optional add-ons include:Dedicated IP — $4/month $5/month (save 20%) for two yearsAntivirus by PIA — $1.45/month $4.50/month (save 68%) for two years Opens in a new tab Credit: Private Internet Access Private Internet Access (3 years + 3 months) (opens in a new tab) $2.03/month Get Deal (opens in a new tab) IPVanish — save 64% on a one-year planRead our full review of IPVanish.Another middle-of-the-road pick with a U.S. headquarters (boo), IPVanish makes up for a lack of advanced security features with a minimalist, straightforward app and support for unlimited simultaneous connections. You can get your first term of its annual plan for just $3.99/month (or 64% off its standard monthly rate of $10.99), which comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and free antivirus protection from VIPRE. After that first year is up, you'll get bumped to $7.50/month. Bitcoin is not accepted.Editor’s Note: IPVanish and VIPRE are owned by Ziff Davis, Mashable’s publisher. Any Ziff Davis products featured on Mashable are covered independently by our editorial team. Opens in a new tab Credit: IPVanish IPVanish (1 year) (opens in a new tab) $3.99/month Get Deal (opens in a new tab) PureVPN — save 82% on a 27-month planRead our full review of PureVPN.We don't have a ton of nice things to say about PureVPN — our review turned up slow download speeds, buggy apps, iffy Netflix support, and a questionable privacy policy — but hey, it's cheap! Enroll in a 27-month plan and you'll pay only $1.99/month, which is an 82% discount on its normal monthly rate of $10.95. (Don't be afraid to take advantage of its 31-day money-back guarantee if necessary.) You'll switch to a $4.50/month yearly plan at the end of that initial term. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin are accepted. Optional add-ons include: Dedicated IP — $2.99/monthPort forwarding — $0.99/monthDedicated IP with port forwarding — $3.49/monthDDoS protection — $3.99/month Opens in a new tab Credit: PureVPN PureVPN (27 months) (opens in a new tab) $1.99/month Get Deal (opens in a new tab)

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Analysts estimate that the market for “delaying human death” could be worth $610 billion by 2025. But that doesn’t sit well with Christian Angermayer, who co-founded Cambrian BioPharma and Rejuveneron, and whose family office Apeiron Investment Group

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TikTok and its third-party content moderator, Teleperformance, are under fire from bipartisan Senate leaders over the companies’ handling of child sexual abuse material following a Forbes investigation.

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A newly discovered impact crater below the seafloor hints at the possibility that more than one asteroid hit Earth during the time when dinosaurs went extinct.

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G. Love, a solid bluesman with 30 years of performing live has crossed over from his hometown of Philadelphia into the electronic space of NFTs with the release of Philadelphia Mississippi.

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She-Hulk: Attorney At Law is entertaining and its lead is charming, but the show's approach to tackling workplace sexism is far too heavy-handed.

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Secure note apps ensure that private thoughts or information remain confidential. These apps, from first-party to third-party apps, get the job done — but they're not all created equal.Old key photo created by mrsirapholEncryption, data storage, and audits are all features to consider when shopping for a secure note-taking app. Some apps provide en ...

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Samsung’s flagship TV for 2022 hits new heights

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Integrating DPUs into an enterprise server can increase the overall performance of the platform while reducing the need to add additional servers by taking over the overhead tasks that may not be well suited for traditional CPU-based host processors.

Source: | 18. 08. 2022 19:45:52 | Tech

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The final 'House Of The Dragon' trailer is filled with fire and blood.

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A glitch on India's Epic Games store let fans pre-order the new edition for the equivalent of 5p.

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Diablo 4 has continued its tradition of lengthy developer blogs, and this time around, this one seems specifically crafted to combat all the Diablo Immortal pushback, and D4 team seems determined to separate itself...

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Warzone 2's release date has been leaked online and it's much sooner than expected.

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Goldman Sachs, Apple's financial partner and issuer of the Apple Card, has ranked first in customer satisfaction in a J.D. Power survey for the second year in a row.Apple CardAmong midsize issuers, Goldman Sachs topped the charts with a customer satisfaction rating of 843 in the J.D. Power U.S. Credit Card Satisfaction Study, Apple touted in a pres ...

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Cybersecurity efforts can be difficult to explain and quantify to fellow leaders who aren’t knowledgeable about tech.

Source: | 18. 08. 2022 19:11:02 | Tech

Save $100: You never forget your first price drop. As of Aug. 18, The 2022 MacBook Air is on sale for $1,099 at Amazon — this 8% discount marks the first time the laptop has dropped below its $1,199 MSRP. Back-to-school shopping can get pricey quick, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice buying the latest and greatest to save some cash. ...