Stop Retailers From Collecting Your Data With a VPN

By Gizmodo UK on at

Amazon has released a new version of their Echo dubbed the Echo Look that is even more invasive than its always-listening bluetooth speaker.  The new Echo can take pictures of your outfits and can even critique them using machine learning.  While this new device may be a godsend for the fashion forward, those with a bit more concern for their online privacy might even be shocked by it.  If you lean towards the more privacy concerned side, now might just be the time to consider a VPN to protect yourself from Amazon and other companies trying to collect your data.

Most VPN service providers offer services globally and thus charge in US Dollars rather than in local currencies, so we've listed pricing in Dollars for the sake of simplicity.  Bear in mind that when you click through to the actual deals, you may find the prices automatically displayed in pounds, or whatever your native currency may be.

These are just a few of our favorite VPNs that help keep our data private:

  1. IPVanish - From $62.28 a year

If you are searching for a reliable VPN with great speeds and total privacy, IPVanish just might be for you.  This VPN keeps zero logs to help protect your privacy online and it boasts over 500 VPN servers in 60+ countries.  IPVanish supports five simultaneous connections and provides its customers with unlimited P2P traffic.

  1. VyprVPN - Only $80 a year for premium features

This Swiss-based VPN provides a good balance of privacy and very fast performance.  VyprVPN provides its customers with unlimited data usage and has 73 server locations.  This service also comes with some extras such as its auto connect options to simplify things, a kill switch and additional security thanks to the company’s own Cameleon protocol and VyprDNS.

  1. ExpressVPN -  Just $99.95 for 15 months

Users looking to utilise a range of devices across desktop and mobile can benefit from this VPN’s native clients for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and BlackBerry.  ExpressVPN only supports three connections but it offers 145 locations across 94 countries.  The service also provides high quality tech support to help you get your VPN client up and running smoothly.

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