Imagine you’re in a coffee shop, idly scrolling down your news feed. The endless stream of baby pictures and #firstworldproblems offers a little light relief from the daily grind.
Out of the blue, some stranger walks up behind you and starts reading every status update. This same person then spends the whole day walking along behind you, making notes on every website you visit. Most of us would object to this strange and intrusive behavior in the real world (i.e., call for help). Yet we allow it to happen online every single day.
Sites like Facebook and Google make money by analyzing your browsing habits. Thanks to Congress, your ISP can now operate in the same way. In addition, many governments gather information on their citizens using digital means. Using a VPN allows you to escape these privacy traps.
Every internet-connected device has an IP address. This virtual passport identifies you across the web and gives away your physical location. If it seems like there’s no workaround for the way stuff just works, think again: you can use a VPN to hide your IP address. The service works by rerouting your data through masking servers as you browse the web.
Instead of seeing your details, snoopers only see the IP address and location of your VPN. With an IAPS Residential VPN, as opposed to traditional vpn’s, skews your data and location information even more causing your trackers to become even more confused in who you really are.