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Post-FCC Privacy Rules, Should You VPN?


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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 07:36 PM

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Post-FCC Privacy Rules, Should You VPN?

Many readers are understandably concerned about recent moves by the U.S. Congress that would roll back privacy rules barring broadband Internet service providers (ISPs) from sharing or selling customer browsing history, among other personal data. Some are concerned enough by this development that they’re looking at obfuscating all of their online browsing by paying for a subscription to a virtual private networking (VPN) service. This piece is intended to serve as a guidepost for those contemplating such a move.

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 07:41 PM

Please have a look in addition too:

 

The Best VPN Services of 2017
By Max Eddy   28 Feb 2017

It seems like everyone from hackers to governments is after your personal information, but a virtual private network (VPN) can protect you and your data from prying eyes.

Security and Speed
As consumers, we expect our computer hardware and software to keep us safe. The problem is, we all too often use our computers in risky ways. Connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, for example, is a commonplace practice, but these are also excellent avenues for attackers to seize your personal information. Enter virtual private networks, or VPNs. These services use simple software to secure your internet connection and give you greater control of how you appear online.

More about the results and reviews:
http://uk.pcmag.com/...ervices-of-2017

 



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 07:46 PM

And another related article about privacy issues:

 

We Asked Experts What Would Happen If Everything Was Encrypted
By Evan Dashevsky   17 Feb 2016, 4:36 p.m.

As America's mounting anxieties over terrorism run up against its engrained mistrust of authority, the result has been a surprisingly robust debate about encryption and digital rights.

Read the complete story here:
http://uk.pcmag.com/...ing-was-encrypt