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Some VPNs can't be trusted. These are best at privacy and security

By Geoffrey A. Fowler

15 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Choosing the right VPN can be challenging. The Post breaks down some of the key factors you need to consider when selecting a VPN for your online privacy.

It's one of the most-asked questions to The Washington Post's Help Desk: Do I need a VPN - and if so, which one?

Interest in virtual private networks, a technology that helps you hide what you do online, surged after the Supreme Court ended legal abortion in some states and dramatically raised the stakes for digital privacy.

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