Deals: How VPNs Can Protect Your Online Privacy

Image: Supplied

Now that Australian ISPs are officially required to collect metadata about customers communications, you may need to take online privacy into your own hands — and VPNs are the best way to do it.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) software effectively encrypts your online activity to help you surf the web free from the prying eyes of eavesdroppers. VPNs come in all shapes and sizes with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a look.

You may not know it, but there is a war being fought over online privacy — and not just in Australia. The United States Senate recently voted to repeal a set of laws designed to safeguard US personal browsing data from their very own ISPs, setting a dangerous precedent that could compromise net neutrality.

So how do you find out which VPN is right for you? Fortunately, we've done the legwork and rounded up some of the best VPN deals on the web and broke them down based on their price, versatility, and user-friendliness. For a limited time, save an extra 10% with promo code SECURITY10, and start browsing securely.

IPinator VPN Premium: 1-Yr Subscription

MSRP: $65 AUD | Sale: $20 AUD | Savings: 70%

Many VPNs come standard with lifetime subscriptions, which can be intimidating for those just looking to try one out. IPinator VPN Premium lets you get your feet wet with a year of encrypted browsing and online anonymity for only $20 AUD.

Get this deal

VPNSecure: Lifetime Subscription

MSRP: $589 AUD | Sale: $51 AUD | Savings: over 90%

For those looking for a good VPN at a reasonable price, VPNSecure has you covered.

At $51 AUD, VPNSecure offers a lifetime of the essentials like online encryption and IP masking. Plus, it even comes with a Smart DNS component, allowing you to bypass those geo-restrictions that keep you from enjoying sites like Netflix and Hulu when you're travelling abroad.

Get this deal

VPN Unlimited & To Do Checklist: Lifetime Subscription Bundle

MSRP: $818 AUD | Sale: $59 AUD | Savings: over 90%

If you want even more bang for you buck, VPN Unlimited is bundling a lifetime of its VPN service with To-Do Checklist. With their powers combined, you can stay off the grid in over 50 countries while streamlining your daily tasks.

Get this deal

Private Internet Access VPN: 2-Yr Subscription

MSRP: $217 AUD | Sale: $79 AUD | Savings 63%

If you absolutely, positively have to keep your browsing bulletproof no matter the cost, Private Internet Access has what you need. Rated 4.5/5 stars by PC Mag, this top-tier VPN employs high level encryption, IP masking, ad blocking software, and even a network kill switch that kicks in if you ever disconnect from your VPN.

Get this deal

Please note that all deals in the deal store are in US dollars. Additional shipping costs may apply for physical items.

All deals are carefully vetted to ensure relevance and value to Lifehacker readers. Commerce Content is independent of Allure Media editorial and advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more.

Please note that all deals in the deal store are in US dollars. Additional shipping costs may apply for physical items.

Find more great bargains at Lifehacker Coupons.

As Lifehacker editors we write about stuff we like and think you'll like too. Lifehacker often has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

Trending Stories Right Now