How to hide some info from ISP?

HI . .

i though about my place on internet and the size of information the ISP can collect about me! .. in a LAN user administrator could collect much info about clients, is it the same thing for ADSL ISP!?  i have ADSL internet connection.. what info can the ISP collect about me? ..

and is there a way to change or hide the ADSL modem MAC address!? in a LAN we could do this easily.. is that possible in an ADSL? .. what methods else i can protect myself from the ISP!? ..

thank you
speedbitAsked:
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pseudocyberConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You could ditch your broadband and then get a dial up account.  They would only know your name and credit card.

They have to have a unique MAC to communicate with you.  You could change your MAC assuming you can come up with something unique.

After that, you could subscribe to a public VPN service so you tunnel and encrypt all your traffic to the vpn service, so you ISP couldn't monitor what kind of traffic you're sending/receiving.
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speedbitAuthor Commented:
would u provide more details please?
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zoofanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes but then wouldnt the VPN provider have it?

could also check out
http://www.anonymizer.com/
then they would have it

;-)
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pseudocyberConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Your ISP is going to know about your physical address and who you are unless:

1.) You lie
2.) You steal someone elses' connection.

Period.
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