Recently, the Trump administration voted against your right to privacy by allowing your internet service provider to sell your personal information. Of course, this is obviously alarming to anyone who uses a computer, however, there is a way to protect yourself from this invasion.
The regulations in place had been implemented to prevent your internet service provider from selling your information to outside agencies. However, in February, congress put this to an end by rolling back the previously instated regulations. And during a time in which almost every American lives their lives on the internet, it has come as quite a shock to many. So how exactly does one thwart such invasions?
First You Must Pick a Company that Has Your Privacy In Mind
While we as citizens don’t have much ability to stop current legislations, we do have the ability to vote with our dollar. So visit the list of companies that does care about your privacy.
Learn to Use HTTS Everywhere
The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s HTTPS Everywhere browser extension should be at the top of your list for ways to protect your privacy. It required all website connections to your browser to use the SSL/TLS encryption. What this means is that your content will be protected from the passive collection by your ISP.
Invest in a Virtual Privacy Network (VPN)
This will route your internet traffic to a proxy IP address. While it may slow you down a bit, it will protect your privacy.
Opt Out of Supercookies and ISP Tracking
We now have a choice as to who tracks our cookies and we must exercise our right to that allowance. Check the settings on your ISP to see if they also provide the ability to opt out. If not, pick another ISP.
Your privacy is the biggest right that you have. Protect it. No matter what you must do to show the massive internet corporations that you don’t care for their legislations, it is absolutely worth it.