Here's How To Protect Your Privacy Online

Back in April, Trump signed a bill to repeal internet privacy restrictions. So what can you do to protect your privacy online? It's time to get yourself a VPN. EFF-Graphics/Wikimedia Commons

James Felton 05/06/2017, 21:42

Back in April, Trump signed a bill to repeal internet privacy restrictions. The bill overturns a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that required Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to get your permission before selling your data.

This means that your service provider (e.g. Comcast, Charter or AT&T) can sell your browsing history to other companies, without you even knowing it’s happening.

Meanwhile, over in the UK, the government have passed the Investigatory Powers Act. This law allows government agencies to access huge amounts of personal data. It was called “the most extreme surveillance in the history of Western democracy” by former NSA employee Edward Snowden, adding "it goes farther than many autocracies."

So now that governments are no longer protecting you, what can you do to secure your own privacy online?

In short, you need a VPN.

If you value your privacy, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) gives you an encrypted connection to the internet. It makes it much more difficult for anyone see what you’re doing online, and allows you to access sites and content blocked in your own country. If you were in China, for example, using a VPN you would be able to access Facebook, which is currently blocked by the Chinese Government. You could be safe in the knowledge that the Chinese government could not see what sites you were accessing, or the data you were sending online.

VPN Unlimited provides a one-stop shop for protecting your WIFI and cellular connections, solving all your online privacy worries. The award-winning service (VPN Service Providers Best VPN Service Award, 2015) secures your online activity, and bypasses web content restrictions. Take a look here.

The service offers:

  • Secure public Wi-Fi connection: your data is hidden & encrypted
  • Unlimited traffic bandwidth: no need to worry about your data usage
  • Unlimited high-speed connection
  • A growing selection of servers globally: currently 70+ locations in 50+ countries including USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan, with more than 1000 servers
  • Fast server switching & app operating
  • Blocks ads, malware, & tracking systems w/ the newly included DNS Firewall

 Here's a little more about how it works, and how you can keep your data private when you surf the Internet.

 


This article was sponsored by VPN Unlimited from Stack Social, Rated PC Mag Top VPN for 2016 and named a Best VPN Service of September 2016 by TechRadar. You can purchase VPN Unlimited here. This product was independently selected by our editorial staff without advertiser input.

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