The Fourth Estate to offer VPN access to all members and staff with a valid Fourth Estate member ID and password – at no charge.

This latest security solution provides Fourth Estate members with an encrypted data connection that protects their privacy and secures their sensitive communications from prying eyes.

“Society's watchdogs: the journalists, news organizations and whistleblowers are the most surveillance targeted population online and it is important to protect the data they transmit." said W. Jeffrey Brown, Executive Director of the Fourth Estate.

"Hackers, governments, and corporations,  use many – often surreptitious and illegal – methods to intercept information, and our members need trustworthy and sceure access to the internet to communicate, research and report the news of the day."

Paired with Fourth Estate's existing secure and encrypted zero knowledge DNS the new VPN sdervice keeps member's sensitive and confidential data protected.

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