Virtual Private Network

The short answer is “yes”. A virtual private network is design to keep you virtually private, just as the name implies. While they are not able to stand up to some of the hacking that we know (and even worse, what we don’t know) about, they are an easy and affordable way to surf the web with a lowered chance of watchful eyes peering in on your activities.

It’s not a solution. It’s a band aid. It will make it more challenging for the big boys to peek in on you and it will eliminate a good chunk of private tracking that is already taking place. Bob the advertiser won’t make it into your activities but Barry the NSA geek will see your VPN as a slight annoyance.

Here’s an infographic by Faceless Me that gives us the skinny on VPN privacy.

VPN Infographic

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The short answer is 'yes'. A virtual private network is design to keep you virtually private, just as the name implies. While they are not able to stand up to some of the hacking that we know (and even worse, what we don't know) about, they are an easy...