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Your Internet Service Provider is Spying on You

Protect Yourself From Internet Service Provider Spies

The “Six Strikes” anti-piracy scheme also known as a “Copyright Alert System,” launched last week, making it apparent that our ISPs are spying on us.  Although the ISP might not be sitting back and watching in real time everything we do online, what they do is too close for comfort.

An Internet service provider can read anything sent over the Internet that isn’t encrypted (by a VPN) and tracks all IP addresses contacted, meaning they know all of the websites everyone visits.

Staff Technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Dan Auerbach told PC World that your ISP is tracking “who you’re sending email to but not the content.” What ISP’s collect mostly is metadata (IP addresses and port numbers) and that information tells who you’re communicating with.

So they might not be tracking the content but it’s available to them. ISPs can see what pages on a website you’ve visited and what you wrote in an email if they want to.  There is a legal limit, for example in the United States, ISPs are only allowed to share content with the government.  However they can share your metadata with whomever they please.

Auerbach says there’s “a lot of opacity surrounding what they actually do. It’s difficult to know what a given ISP is doing with the data.”  If you’ve ever tried to read a privacy policy (which very few people do) they are rarely clear and easy to understand.  When you stop to think about the amount of time you spend online in a given day or week – that is a lot of information your ISP is collecting and retaining for about six months to two years.

Protect Yourself From Prying Eyes

The easiest and most cost effective way to protect your IP address and online data is by using a VPN. IPVanish VPN allows you to connect securely to 3500+ IPs on 90+ servers in 41 countries. When you use IPVanish   you choose an anonymous IP address from the 3500+ we offer and your real IP address is hidden so it cannot be tracked.

Once you are connected to IPVanish, all of the content that you send across the Internet will be encrypted. This means that it will only be readable by the source it is intended for.

IPVanish VPN is as low as $6.49/month for an annual program and comes with free software, step-by-step instructions, visual guides and 24-7 support. You don’t have to be a computer whiz to use IPVanish it’s simple and easy enough for anyone. Sign up today to be safe from prying eyes.

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Looking for a VPN Service? Make An Educated Decision with VPNSP

VPNSP Helps Consumers Choose the Right VPN Service

Today VPNSP announced their Editor’s Choice award winners for the “2013 Best VPN Services.”   VPNSP honors the accomplishments of VPN providers that help their readers protect their online privacy.  With over 300 VPN services in the market to choose from, VPNSP had a difficult decision to make.  But they narrowed down the list to the top five providers and choose IPVanish for fastest VPN.

VPNSP states, “IPVanish is focused on speed and reliability.  They manage VPN servers in 31 countries with more locations planned.  Members will appreciate the performance of their network.  IPVanish is consistently the fastest VPN service when we test in North America and throughout Europe.”

IPVanish is honored to be recognized by VPNSP for providing the fastest VPN service, as that has been their goal since inception.  IPVanish came into the market less than a year ago and within that short time has doubled its VPN presence.  IPVanish offers unlimited access on 3500+ IPS on 65+ servers in 31 countries along with support for Windows, Mac, Linux, IOS, Android and DD-WRT routers.

When you use IPVanish VPN you receive the following benefits:

  •  Online Identity and Data Protection
  • Control of your IP location
  • Unwanted Marketing is Blocked
  • High Speed Connections
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • A Secure Connection at Wi-Fi Hotspots

IPVanish also offers free VPN software complete with visual guides and step-by-step instructions and technical support available 24-7.  Protect your online privacy and start surfing the web securely with IPVanish for only $6.49/month with an annual subscription.

To read the complete article and to make an educated decision about your VPN provider, visit “2012 Best VPN Service Awards – VPN Service Providers Blog.”

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