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How to Make Yourself Anonymous Online

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

24 February 2016

It seems these days that every time you open a newspaper (or, more likely, every time you click onto an article) there’s a new and shocking revelation about just how much of our data and information is tracked, stored and used against us by government agencies, companies, websites and more.

Internet privacy seems under fire in a way that it’s never been before, and as our lives are increasingly more Cloud-based and linked to the web, this can feel very alarming.

Because of this, the issue of how best to ensure internet privacy is a question on everyone’s lips. As with most situations, the best way make sure that you’re safe and secure is to ensure that you’re anonymous. But how can you anonymize your internet connection–and how do you know that this anonymity is truly protected?

Making yourself anonymous

It’s increasingly easy for any number of people to track your movements online thanks to things like cookies, but at the heart of Internet security is the lowly IP address. Your computer’s IP address gives up an amount of your information to anyone who cares to look. In some cases, it can reveal you’re the latitude and longitude of your location, as well as what ISP and type of browser you use.

It’s this collection of numbers that is the key to your Internet security. The best way to make yourself anonymous online is to hide your IP address in some way–and the best way to do this is through a VPN?

A VPN is like a secret tunnel that allows you to browse the web anonymously, but what makes a VPN safer than a proxy server is that a VPN uses bank-grade encryption to secure all your data. You and your movements are totally untraceable, making you effectively anonymous online.

But is your anonymity safe?

This is a good question, and it’s one that everyone should ask of their VPN service. In a world where government agencies can force companies to hand over the information about their customers, your anonymity can always be at risk if your VPN service logs your information. This is why it’s incredibly important that any VPN you use is a no-log VPN. With no-log VPNs, there’s no record of your IP address, downloads, web traffic or browsing, so in effect there’s no information there to be given up. Your anonymity is safe.

Here at SurfEasy we’re committed to keeping your internet anonymity safe with our no-log VPN service–and we allow you to protect up to five devices on any one account. Try it today, and make sure that you’re anonymous online!

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