A VPN (Virtual Private Network) routes all internet traffic from your phone through a dedicated encrypted channel. You access the same resources, but through a different path.
If you don't use a VPN, censorship devices that governments install at ISPs (Internet Service Providers) detect which resources you're accessing and can block you. With a VPN, the target resource is hidden, so these devices are powerless, and you can access any Internet resource you want.
Allows users to reach any website
Encrypted to protect your identity
Finds a new, unpredictable path to content every time you go online
How NewNode VPN
Users of the NewNode VPN join a network of other NewNode devices - phones with NewNode, NewNode VPN or a NewNode Kit-enabled app.
Dynamic Path Finder
If a web resource is blocked for one user, NewNodeVPN finds an unblocked path through other nodes.
Serverless Content Delivery
NewNode VPN does not rely on central servers. There is no single chokepoint that can be used for censorship or snooping.
Because the network path changes randomly from one transaction to the next, NewNode VPN keeps user traffic secure from monitoring or IP-based blocking.
How does NewNode work without the internet?
At the core of both our NewNode messaging app as well as the NewNode VPN is the open-source NewNode protocol. It’s this protocol that automatically detects the optimal path for your data. If there is no wifi connection, NewNode will route your traffic through a network of connected devices.
As long as one of the peer devices down the line has access to a functional mobile network, your device will too. This strategy bypasses the limited central server of typical messenger apps and enables higher levels of connectivity.
How does NewNode protect my privacy?
NewNode provides end-to-end encryption for all messages, and we cannot see or save any aspect of your messages or file shares. The only information passed from one device to another is the requested content. We care deeply about privacy and we have designed NewNode to keep your data safe from start to finish.
NewNode does not collect any individual data except for a phone number at signup to prevent the creation of spam accounts. You create your own username, and can be fully anonymous on the app.
Why did you make NewNode?
We believe that free and open communication is a fundamental human right that enables society to function. As our society rapidly turns to online spaces to fulfill this need, safe and resilient communication online is essential.
NewNode guarantees this right for everyone – regardless of where you live, how much money you earn, or those who would seek to threaten your access.