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Pornhub has launched its own VPN for the most private kind of browsing

I can’t say I saw this coming, but Pornhub just launched its own VPN service to help users protect their browsing privacy online. On the other hand, the site just added cryptocurrency payments support, so I guess it’s just keeping up with the times!

The new service, called VPNhub comes free of charge, and it’s not tied in a way to the other service, meaning you don’t have to be a paying member of that other service to get it. You can also use it to hide any kind of content, not just the sort that Pornhub offers.

VPNhub has its own website — we wouldn’t have it any other way — where it tells potential customers that it’s “free and unlimited,” it offers “fast speeds” and “online freedom.”

You should also know that there’s a Premium version of VPNhub that hides the ads — there’s nothing really free in this world, so the “free and unlimited” option comes with ads. Also, the $12.99/month Premium version does better speeds, if that’s something you need.

The VPNhub is available right away for any platform you might want to watch porn on without being worried about being tracked or blocked — again, this isn’t just about porn. VPNhub works on Android, iPhone, Mac, and Windows, and download links are available at this link. Yes, even Apple approved it for App Store listing, so the app must be genuine.

Pornhub vice president Corey Price said in a statement that VPNhub will be “the world’s fastest VPN, with over 1000 servers in 15+ countries from which to choose.”

What about your personal data? In the FAQ section of the site, the company says that they “never store, collect, sell, or transmit your personal info to third parties.” The data sent over the VPN is encrypted.

The service will work around the world as long as Pornhub is allowed to do business in those countries. Markets including Myanmar, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria aren’t supported. Moreover, countries including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and China, might block the service.

Despite Netflix’s crackdown, all these VPNs still let you bypass region blocks

In 2013, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos laid out Netflix’s long-term strategy for all to see. “The goal,” Sarandos said, “is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.” In other words, Netflix’s ultimate goal was to develop a massive library of compelling and original content a’la HBO.

Netflix’s effort in this regard has been nothing short of a success. The company today churns out more original content than anyone can realistically keep up with. Moreover, the streaming giant also boasts an impressive library of licensed content across a multitude of genres. All told, there’s something worth watching on Netflix no matter what your tastes might be.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is that not all Netflix content is available to subscribers across all corners of the globe. Thanks to thorny and complex licensing laws, Netflix subscribers in some geographic regions are precluded from watching certain content.

In an effort to work around this, many users relied upon VPN services as a means to mask their true location and access additional content. Specifically, this proved to be incredibly useful for subscribers in countries with relatively small Netflix libraries.

The VPN strategy worked like a charm for quite some time, but Netflix back in 2016 began to clamp down on VPNs.

As the company noted at the time:

If all of our content were globally available, there wouldn’t be a reason for members to use proxies or “unblockers” to fool our systems into thinking they’re in a different country than they’re actually in. We are making progress in licensing content across the world and, as of last week, now offer the Netflix service in 190 countries, but we have a ways to go before we can offer people the same films and TV series everywhere.

While Netflix’s new approach has been mostly successful, there are still workable VPNs out there in spite of Netflix’s ongoing vigilance. To this point, TheBestVpn recently ventured out to see how many VPNs can still be used to access otherwise locked-out Netflix content.

“We tested 67 VPN providers to see if they were still able to access the streaming site, two years into the ban,” the report reads. The testing found that “70% of VPNs can still access Netflix from one or more servers.”

It’s a rather thorough review and you can check out their full findings over here.