If you are concerned about things like Internet freedom or protecting your privacy, you can download an app like ZPN VPN. It channels your online activity through a proxy server, which brings certain benefits. If you couple using a VPN with a private or hidden browsing session on your device, it will be very hard for anyone to track you, whether they start from a website or from your device.
More anonymity, safety and free access to the web
The main advantages of using a VPN app on your Android device are these:
- Access to websites which are blocked by the censors or author’s rights issues (for example, YouTube videos).
- Anonymity because your IP is hidden behind a false one.
- Better security for your communications through an encrypted connection.
The application has two user profiles: one for countries where you just want an extra layer of security, like in the EU or the USA, and another for countries which have censorship of the Internet, etc. (China, Iran, Turkey…). All you have to do is choose which kind of user you want to be and then pick a location for the server you are going to connect to the Internet through. For those of you who are behind state firewalls, just remember that even having a VPN app can be a problem so you need to be discrete in how you use it and who you tell you have it, if anyone.