A few weeks ago, I was perusing my Facebook feed when I saw a meme that read, “What Happened to Countries That Used to Connect to NordVPN?” I was immediately interested. I use NordVPN, and I was curious as to what had happened to the nations that used to be connected to the VPN.
I had to do some quick Googling to find the answer. It turns out that at one point, NordVPN was connecting more than 150 countries! It seems as if the meme was created when a network issue was causing some users to lose connection to the service. As a result, some countries were unable to access content that was restricted in others. In the worst case scenario, users in some countries were even unable to reach Facebook!
Thankfully, the issue was resolved fairly quickly, and users were able to get back on track.
There are many reasons why NordVPN is such a popular choice among those who use it. One of the main reasons is due to its unique blend of security and privacy. When you connect to the VPN, all of your electronic traffic is encrypted, using strong AES-256 encryption. This makes it extremely difficult for anyone — whether or not you’re specifically targeted – to intercept your data while it’s traveling to and from websites. While this may not seem like a major security threat if you live in a democracy, where government surveillance is not considered a major issue, the fact remains that some countries do suffer from greater government surveillance than others.
The level of government surveillance varies from country to country. According to the Freedom House survey, only eight out of the 92 countries studied were rated as ‘free’ — the countries where citizens are commonly thought to have freedom of speech and press, and the overall government’s power is widely considered to be constrained by the constitution or another controlling body. By contrast, the other 84 countries were rated as ‘not free’ and are thus considered to be controlled by dictators or strongmen who abuse their power. In fact, in the most recent survey that took into account the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Freedom House rating for Thailand dropped by 10 spots, from ‘free’ to ‘partly free’ for a total of 73 out of 92 possible points.
Thailand is not the only country where the Freedom House rating has dropped. Scores for Russia, Venezuela, and Turkey all dropped by at least four spots due to the pandemic. In the case of Venezuela, the country’s score declined by 22 spots to 29 out of 92 possible points. And in the case of Turkey, the country’s overall score dropped by 12 spots, with its freedom of expression rating declining by seven points and its privacy score falling by five points.
The Freedom House survey results highlight how important it is to have privacy and security in today’s world. A VPN can help ensure that your personal information is protected when you’re on public Wi-Fi or in an unsecure setting. It can also help block unwanted advertisements and trackers, which are commonly found on public websites. When combined with strong encryption, a VPN can keep your personal information secure even when you’re on public Wi-Fi or in an unsecure environment. Finally, with many VPNs offering a kill switch that will disconnect you from the internet if your device is ever compromised, it’s easy to see why so many people rely on a VPN to protect their privacy and security online.
Is Using A VPN Safe?
When you’re deciding to use a VPN, the first and most important question to ask is about safety. There are a few things that you should know before you start using one. First, you should make sure that the VPN you’re using is actually secure. One important thing to check for is the company’s reputation. You should look for reviews from previous customers who’ve had positive experiences with the service. And remember, when you’re shopping for a new VPN, make sure that you’re not paying too much for it.
From a security standpoint, keeping your personal and financial information secure is one of the primary concerns whenever you’re using a device that’s connected to the internet. And for good reason! A VPN can’t guarantee complete security, but it can certainly help provide a layer of protection. If you’re worried about your personal information being intercepted or compromised, a VPN is the perfect solution. It encrypts all of your traffic, ensuring that your personal data is safe while you’re connected to public Wi-Fi or other unsecure networks. Your traffic is also encrypted when traveling to and from websites, preventing anybody — whether or not you’re specifically targeted — from reading your data. This is why many people choose to use a VPN when they’re on public Wi-Fi or in an unsecure setting.
How Does A VPN Work?
A VPN works by making your device appear as though it’s connected to a different IP address. In most cases, this will mean that you will be able to access content that is blocked in your country. When you’re using public Wi-Fi, the service will encrypt your data, making it difficult for anyone (including Google, which often keeps user data in its possession) to intercept or view your activity. In the case of the VPN I use, NordVPN, this will result in a huge savings of bandwidth — about 90% in my case — as all of my internet traffic is encrypted. It’s also worth noting here that while NordVPN encrypts your data, it does not contain any personal information that could be used to identify you. The only people who could potentially identify you are those who have your personal information — such as your name and email address — in their database.
Which Countries Can I Use My NordVPN Account In?
The next thing to consider is which countries can you use your NordVPN account in. As I mentioned above, NordVPN can be a bit expensive, with the standard one-year plan costing $12.95 per month. However, this can be a great option for people who need to access websites and services that are otherwise unavailable in their country. It’s also popular among people who want to access content that is otherwise blocked by geo-restrictions, such as Netflix shows and movies that are only available in certain parts of the world — such as the U.S.A. You can’t use your NordVPN account in all countries, as there are certain places, known as ‘blacklisted’ countries, where you will not be able to access content with your NordVPN account. The good news is that while your account may be blocked in these countries, you can open a new account and use it through the Free VPN app or through a different device.
Which Devices Can I Use To Access My NordVPN Account?
You can use almost any device to access your NordVPN account. This includes laptops, desktops, tablets, and even some mobile phones. In my experience, any device that’s running either the iOS or Android operating systems can be used to access your account. Remember, you will have to pay for the device directly through your account, as it will be considered ‘rental’.
How Do I Set Up My NordVPN Account?
It’s extremely easy to set up your NordVPN account. All you need to do is visit the website and create a login with a password. After creating a login, you will be asked to enter your payment information. You can either input a debit or credit card number, or you can use an e-mail address to log in to the service. Remember, while you’re on the site, you should select a strong password that’s at least eight characters long and contains numbers, letters, and a symbol. Once you’ve entered your payment information, you will be taken to a page where you can enter a country and choose a region within that country.
As mentioned above, you cannot use your NordVPN account in all parts of the world. In fact, there are parts of the world, known as ‘blacklisted’ countries where you will not be able to access content with your account. In order to access content in these countries, you will have to open a new account and use it through the Free VPN app or through a different device.
How Do I Use A VPN On My Computer?
In order to use a VPN on your computer, you will need to download and install a dedicated application. The most popular and best-known VPN application is undoubtedly the free VPN app that comes with your phone. While it’s completely free, the app does have limitations. For instance, when you’re using the app, you will be unable to access content in countries where that content is restricted, as explained above. Or if there’s an issue with the app itself, you will not be able to access any websites or services through it.