Get Around Government Regulations With a VPN

By Gizmodo UK on at

During the recent State Opening of Parliament , the Queen highlighted how a “new digital charter” would ensure that the UK is the “safest place to be online.” While on the surface this statement sounds like a good thing, it may actually mean that the Internet in the UK is about to get a lot more regulated. Government regulation could prevent you from using many of your favourite sites and services on the web. However by using a VPN to connect to the Internet, you can bypass government regulations as well as region blocks to access all of your favourite content.

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 some of the best deals we found for accessing our favourite sites from anywhere in the world:

  1. TunnelBear - From $59.88 for 12 months

TunnelBear is a great choice for novice users as its wide range of desktop and mobile clients are highly user-friendly and easy to setup. This VPN lets you use up to five devices simultaneously and it has 1,000 servers across more than 20 locations. TunnelBear also has a free option available that gives you access to 500MB of data per month and with this offer you can increase that limit to 5GB of monthly data .

  1. Windscribe - 1 year for just $45

This VPN gives users access to unlimited connections and comes with native clients for Windows, Mac and iOS with an Android app currently in development. Windscribe also provides a number of handy browser add-ons that can also block ads. The company is currently running a deal where new customers can get 50% off the regular and yearly price .

  1. ExpressVPN - 15 months for only $99.95

ExpressVPN has over 1,500 servers across 145 locations with support for up to three devices.  This VPN boasts an impressive selection of quality apps with native clients available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and BlackBerry. There's even a browser extension and ExpressVPN router if that isn't quite enough. ExpressVPN also includes full P2P support, a kill switch in case the service goes down and solid overall performance levels.

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