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How Does a VPN Protect Your Privacy and Anonymity?

Staying secure and private online is more important than ever


Surfing on the net makes you vulnerable to being hacked and tracked. Furthermore, you do not want to have your data ending up in some government files, seen by hackers or other snooping eyes.

VPN protects you from your browsing data being recorded by your ISP (Internet Service Provider), Mobile Phone Network, or other 3rd parties as well as from the website itself that you are visiting. Your traffic from your computer to the visiting websites goes through a private virtual server in an encrypted tunnel that nobody can see it. It protects also your computer, mobile, and tablet from malicious scripts on compromised sites, protects your passwords and sensitive financial data on your device such as credit card information.

Protect all your devices on unsecured networks such as public wifi hotspots, which are an open invitation for hacking and stealing your personal information such as passwords, credit card, and banking details.

Millions of people are using a VPN to help to unlock content from Netflix from other countries, ESPN, HBO, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, and more. Many are also using Virtual Private Networks to:

Breakthrough Firewalls of Company, School or Hotel for: Facebook, YouTube, VOIP, Spotify and other sites or apps.

However, the main reason you should use a Virtual Private Network is: SECURITY, SECURITY, SECURITY!

Protect your devices from hacking, stealing passwords and your identity, sensitive data such as personal photos, messages, and everything you do not want to be public!

Protecting your anonymity

A VPN protects your anonymity. This is a slightly different term than privacy. It means you are completely anonymous. When you visit websites or purchase products, when you stream movies or download television shows, it’s one thing to be private in the sense that no one can track what you do

However, anonymity goes one step further. Not only are you safe from being watched and tracked, but your identity is also safe. No one can see what you are doing online (that’s privacy) and no one will know who you are or where you live (that’s anonymity).

It’s a curious distinction because combined together, it does give you a sense of protection and security from all of the ways your online activity can be tracked. In terms of surveillance, what you transmit is safe and who is doing the transmitting is also safe.

This includes everything about you – your gender, your location, your private information such as an address and home phone, your email, your social media footprint…

Cookies used to track personally identifiable information won’t know your location, and the VPN encrypts the transmission of data so that your ISP can’t track it.

Being anonymous online has several advantages. Once you establish the VPN connection and obscure your location, you can then use other security measures to protect your identity. One of the most common is secure email. If you are conducting financial information, a secure email sent over a VPN protects that data from anyone.

The message itself is encrypted as is the connection you use to send it. Only the recipient – who must either enter a passcode or even visit the secure email portal to retrieve the message – can open your message.

Overall, a VPN provides a level of security, privacy, and anonymity to make your web travels safer and give you the peace of mind that you are not being tracked at all times.

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