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Watch Out When Opting For “VPN” Internet Connections

April 24, 2017

Now that Congress and the Trump administration have blocked proposed Obama administration internet privacy rules, internet providers will be free to harvest their customers’ browsing history and sell it. The prospect of having everything from their idle curiosities to their visceral obsessions put in the same basket and made freely available to the likes of CenturyLink and Comcast has spawned renewed interest in so-called virtual private networks, or VPNs. Presumably that protocol will short-circuit any appropriation of personal history, although at the cost of slower and more cumbersome connections. Is it a good deal? This post, from a weekly column about information security and privacy called “Bad Password” doesn’t say it isn’t a good deal, but it advises careful shopping.

 

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