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What's a VPN for?: Why, to hide your device's location and UID!
What can't the "new" version of Norton 360 Deluxe do? See above!
For reasons I, for one, will never understand, NU's newest version of its alleged iPhone, at least protection, possibly all NU 360 products with vpn
are "On host VPNs that do not hide your location, or, I suppose, your Unique Internet identifier, the code like 150.234.64 that targets YOU, yes, YOU.
This allows NU to reduce the number of facilities/IT "on ramps" and "off ramps" a traditional VPN encrypts whatever you do on the Internet/WWW - send to the central point, where it's decrypted, given a new UID and sent on/received/encrypted/sent to your device.
This is particularly important to cellphone users who don't want, just out of a desire for some limited privacy, to have their location immediately available to assorted scoundrels. Those using the Internet for criminal purposes, those with health emergencies, calling 911, etc., can be pinpointed, emergencies by e-911 service override, suspects by the issuance of a search warrant by a judge - similar to a wiretap*.
So, for a real VPN, offering ANY protection at all, you need Norton Secure VPN, at an additional, I believe $70 a year.
This is what's called, in classic 1960s-70s language a "rip-off". From a company known for years as being the BEST in utilities, back in DOS days, and protection.
SHAME ON YOU Norton, for doing this with notification that looks like an improvement!
And users of the smaller Norton Secure VPN will notice it takes LONGER to get anything! Because even in the MIDDLE of a communication, NS VPN shut down on me. early this morning, from 1 am to 5 am in my time zone, I did what the L1 tech told me to do - he (in this case) REFUSED to escalate the call to Level 2 - someone who knows what they're talking about.
I'm still in recovery mode.
I'm not allowed to suggest you too complain to Norton-Lifelock(TM) about this on the forum, and most other VPNs, available, except those good coders can roll themselves out of Github or other reliable shareware.