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Proton VPN users no longer need an account and more free VPN servers

As of now, Proton VPN users no longer have to create an account when they want to surf the web anonymously. Android users can download the app from the Google Play Store and continue as a guest.

Proton, a Switzerland-based tech company that offers privacy-focused online services, says on Reddit that users can use the Proton VPN Android app without entering any credentials. Hey simply have to choose the option ‘Continue as guest’.

“Together with the constant expansion of our infrastructure, we believe that this will help our privacy-first VPN service reach those who need it the most more efficiently than ever,” the VPN provider states.

Using Proton VPN as a guest is currently only available for Android users. If and when this feature will roll out to other platforms, the company doesn’t say.

Extra free VPN servers

In a second post Proton promises to provide free VPN servers in five more countries with upcoming elections. These countries are known to have heavy censorship and an authoritarian regime. In order to provide citizens with news from trustworthy sources, Proton thinks it’s vital to temporarily place extra servers.

Proton has added Brazil, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia and Uzbekistan to the list of countries with free VPN servers. Algeria, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somaliland, Sri Lanka and Venezuela were already on that list.

The free VPN servers will become available two weeks before the elections will take place. The week after the elections the servers will still be free and accessible. Depending on the situation, this period may be extended.

As of writing, Proton has over 100 million people using services like Proton VPN, ProtonMail and Proton Drive. The company offers a strict no-log policy, end-to-end encryption and zero-access encryption, which means that not even the company can access your data, even if law enforcement wants it to.

Proton says it has over 6,000 VPN servers in approximately 100 countries.

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