6/21/2022: Why VPNs aren’t magic

A hype-free VPN guide

Plus: T-Mobile’s travel perks, an extra-private browser, and free MP3s

Proton VPN Windows app

In last week’s newsletter about the apps you don’t need, I almost put VPNs on the list.

As a way to protect your privacy and security, the benefits of a virtual private network are often overblown. VPN providers present them as cure-alls that magically make you invisible on the web, and VPN reviewers can be too eager to play along, as they earn a commission from the sales their sites generate.

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