The internet has been shutdown in Zimbabwe because of the protests and violence that the Country has experience. And as a result of that, since most of the people are now addicted to whatsapp , twitter and facebook, almost more than 50% on internet users in Zimbabwe downloaded the Virtual Private Network apps. The most app that was being used was the VPN master so that people will now have access to the internet.
VPN stands for virtual private network. It is a secure tunnel between two or more devices. VPNs are used to protect private web traffic from snooping, interference, and censorship. Express VPN can also act as a proxy, allowing you to surf the web anonymously from wherever you want. And if you are blocked to access the internet like what happened here in Zimbabwe, VPN can unblock you by allowing you to surf the web anonymously.
Despite the fact that people managed to communicate with each other using free VPNs, the question which remains is that . Are these free Android VPN apps really free? Some free Android VPN apps are not good to use. If the VPN free apps allows you to surf the web anonymously , my thinking is that those apps can gather you private data anonymously also because they are capable of doing great.
My conclusion, despite the fact that in Zimbabwe we have experienced the use of VPNs and VPN has become the word of the day and word of the year in 2019 l think, everyone downloading any application should take extra caution because some applications are not really for free as we may think.