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by:Brian Matis
Ugh... Really wish we had more options for ISP choice. At least then, some of them would make it a strong point to NOT do this--as a way of having a competitive advantage...
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by:Doug Walton
Yeah I was just thinking that.  I'd be willing to pay a little more if it meant they weren't going to sell (or even track) my information.
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by:Juana Villa
:( What is secure then?
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by:Doug Walton
I think you should be able to use a VPN and that would be safe enough.  I was thinking of writing a short article or post on what VPNs are good to use and how to set one up.

This article covers some of the best ones out there and general VPN information: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403388,00.asp

I bought a lifetime subscription to unlimited vpn from the EE store several months ago for $30 and it's been nice and easy.
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by:Lucas Bishop
I'm a fan of ipvanish.com
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by:Brian Matis
@Doug and @Lucas - I'd love to see an article from the two of you about setting up a VPN! Especially since you both use different ones; could be neat to compare and contrast them.

It's funny, I've never used a VPN before because I haven't really cared. Google knows a ton about me, and it's fine, because at least there I feel like I have a choice. All sorts of ways I can use someone else (like DuckDuckGo) or have ways to opt-out. But since ISPs have such a monopoly, when they start selling my data with no way to control it, THEN I get annoyed.
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by:Doug Walton
I mainly use my VPN to change my location (Netflix has different shows available in different countries, and you can watch Doctor Who on BBC in England), but otherwise I don't use it much.
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by:Lucas Bishop
I run a vpn on my home computer and on my phone (when using public wifi) just because I can't stand the thought of my data being collected without my permission. It's not foolproof though. For example, on public wifi many of your personal apps will connect to the internet, before the VPN connection is established... hence a bunch of personal data is potentially exposed. Or your VPN could go down and the same scenario happens. Putting together an article might be a good exercise though!
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