Depending on what you're up to online, it is entirely possible that you do not want your online activities to be traceable – particularly in parts of the world where internet surveillance is a serious issue.

As for wanting to disguise where you are, this has the advantage of opening up websites that might otherwise be inaccessible.

Here's our pick of the best free VPN software to keep your online activity safe and anonymous.

Looking for a VPN with unlimited data?

Check out our guide to the best premium VPN services 2017

Super secure, with a very generous data cap, Windscribe is the best free VPN service today

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