The world is growing increasingly hostile to online privacy. As governments and corporations invade our online lives, and limit our access to the web, more of us are coming to a decision about the need to protect our privacy.

For a long time, we’ve been forced to navigate this decision without a whole lot of clarity. set out to change that in 2021. Founded by technology entrepreneur Amanda Moretti, it’s our mission to make digital privacy simple for everyone.

Our in-depth VPN reviews, independent research, and expert advice help fight for an open internet. They raise industry standards and guide our readers towards a safer and more private online experience.

Why VPNs?

The search for internet freedom has driven a quarter of the world’s population to subscribe to a VPN. They’re the foremost tool for anyone concerned about their digital privacy.

The problem is, not all VPN software is created equally. Some VPN services can even jeopardize the very privacy and security they’re designed to protect.

We’ve spent thousands of hours testing the best VPNs. Last year we helped over 5 million internet users from 190 countries find a trustworthy, safe VPN service.

Why Trust

1. A recognized Authority on VPNs is a respected thought leader on VPN as well as digital privacy and security. Our research and investigations have helped hold the industry accountable and improve security software available to consumers around the world.

Our privacy and cybersecurity research has been featured in over 400 publications globally, including The Financial Times, ZDNet, NBC News, New York Times, PC Mag, and CNET. You can find more coverage in our Press Centre.

2. Real User Review

We’ve collected and published over 1500 customer reviews so you can hear real experiences from everyday VPN users just like you.

3. Genuine VPN Experts

Our VPN experts specialize in Virtual Private Networks. With over 10 years combined experience in network security, software engineering, and consumer technology, they have overseen the testing of 50+ VPN services and developed every step of our comprehensive review process.

4. Unbiased and Independent

Every VPN is put through the same rigorous 6 step review process comprising of hours and hours of use at the hands of our experts.

We don’t accept payment to conduct a VPN review or provide positive coverage, and providers will never have a say in how we rate products. You can read exactly how we make money here.

We never accept “free” test accounts from providers. We subscribe to every paid VPN we test, and last year we spent over $6,000 on VPN subscriptions.

It’s simple: our readers are our first priority. The information and recommendations we provide, and research we produce, are objective, independent, and unbiased.

Supporting Advocacy Campaigns

We proudly support a number of great organizations in their fight for an open internet and defense of our digital rights.

Most recently, we partnered with Open Rights Group to investigate the impact of aggressive web content filters in the UK. We also provided resources to Internet Without Borders to ensure activists in Chad had access to data and secure VPN services.