How to protect your privacy when online


Privacy is hot topic nowadays, with laws like SOPA, PIPA, ACTA or CISPA making the headlines. Will governments around the world cease to corporate pressure, and, if so, what does it all mean to you? Privacy might become optional, and  you will need to take appropriate measures to protect it. Your emails and browsing history can kept safe by using a VPN service.




IPRed is an example of an intrusive law. Since it was devised by the European Union in 2004 it has raised concerns among tech bloggers and even ordinary Internet users. On the other side of the ocean, the United States have been recently contemplating implementation of  similar laws called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act).  All these laws allow governments to censor and monitor Internet access.

As these laws progress, many Internet surfers concerned with these issues have turned their attention to personal VPN services. A VPN service will make Internet activity tracking nearly impossible, due to the protocols it uses to communicate. The communication with the VPN is 100% encrypted, thus making logging, monitoring and even censorship impossible.  Your ISP would no longer log and store your Internet activities, as all your traffic will be encrypted when leaving your computer.

The VPN uses the same encryption technology employed by large corporations, banks, and even the US military. These services are very secure, easy to use and usually cost between $10 and $20 per month. VPNs have also become immensely popular in Asia, where they are used mostly by expats to bypass Internet restrictions, like the Great Firewal of China. Due to the better security they provide, they are preferred over proxy services, another method widely used to bypass Internet filters.

Modern VPN providers support a plethora of devices, from smartphones and tablets to the latest notebooks. You can setup a VPN on your device in as little as 5 minutes and get your so desired privacy back.  As our lives become more and more digitalized it`s more important than ever to make sure that your personal information does not fall into the wrong hands. Get a VPN now and make sure nobody spies on you anymore!

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