Privacy and Security

Your ISP Can Sell Your Data: Here’s What To Do Now

Recently you might have come across various news related to online privacy. There are many countries where the privacy laws are not so strong and most of the time against the consumer.

Taking advantage of this situation, almost all the ISPs monitor and keep a track on your activities online.

We have come up with a follow guide which will help you with protecting yourself from your ISP:

Using HTTPS:

HTTPS is an extension of the  Hypertext Transfer Protocol for secure communication. You can differentiate between HTTP and HTTPS by checking the website URL, for HTTPS you will see a green padlock sign at the beginning and the URL will start with HTTPS instead of HTTP.

When using HTTPS, all the information that is being sent and received is encrypted. So even if someone snoops on your data, they will not be able to get the actual information.

There are various browser plugins available when enabled will only show HTTPS website and block others.

Using Encryption for your email and data:

There are various services available which you can use to encrypt your data which is usually stored offline or even your email.

In case anyone gets your data, it will be in an encrypted format which is equivalent to some gibberish data.

Using public DNS service:

DNS which stands for Domain Name Servers is a naming system for services or other resources connected to the Internet. You can call it as an address book which is used to convert website name that you enter to IP address in the backend.

When you use the DNS of your ISP, they will be able to track your browser details. Always manually change your DNS to Google public DNS for better privacy.

Using VPN

A VPN is a means of creating secure communications over a public network setup. VPN uses encryption and authentication to make sure information is kept private and confidential. Therefore, you can share data as well as resources among various locations anonymously

without your data being compromised.

It establishes a point-to-point link, which is determined by traffic encryption, virtual tunnelling protocols or dedicated connections.

So a VPN will prevent your ISP from tracking your activities. Even though they will know that you are connected to a VPN, they will be unable to get hold of your online activities

Raising your voice

We should always raise our concern over online privacy. There are various non-profit organizations that work towards keeping these right with the consumer. One such organization is the “Electronic Frontier Foundation”, it was founded in 1990 by John Gilmore, John Perry Barlow and Mitch Kapor.

They fund legal defence in court and stand up against technologies that are considered as abusive or treat to our privacy.

These are the quickest ways that will help with your online privacy

 

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