Free VPN services such as Hola Unblocker, a browser extension that allows users to select a country through which to route their Internet traffic, offer unlimited service. You can download Hola on Chrome, Firefox or Safari using the Chrome Web Store, Firefox Add-Ons or Safari Extensions Gallery, respectively.
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a group of computers networked over the Internet through which users can route their Internet traffic. There are many benefits to using a VPN. Media hosted on local networks that is restricted based on geological location is accessible when traffic is routed through an IP address from a different country. For example, using a VPN, an American viewer could access Netflix shows typically only available in the United Kingdom.
Internet security is important for everyone. VPNs create safe connections that are much more difficult to crack than typical default security protocols. When you connect to the Internet, your ISP and network admin can potentially see everything you do and if proper security protocols are not in place, hackers can also observe your traffic. This is a particular concern when connected to public Wi-Fi, such as at airports or cafes. Using a VPN prevents anyone who may be sniffing Internet traffic from obtaining sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers or otherwise private data.