With privacy a growing concern, it makes sense that an increasing number of people are turning to VPNs to protect themselves. VPNs are known for protecting users’ privacy by encrypting their computer traffic and routing the encrypted traffic through anonymous routers, hiding the user’s identity. Thirty percent of all internet users use a VPN at least once month, and those users aren’t just journalists or investigators or others who need to maintain privacy for professional or political reasons. With people of all kinds becoming more reliant on VPNs, we need to ask: do VPNs actually protect our privacy?