Your internet privacy protections are dead. Here’s why you need a no-log VPN

Your internet privacy protections are dead. Here’s why you need a no-log VPN

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

29 March 2017

Yesterday, Congress voted to kill the internet privacy protections approved by the FCC in the last days of the Obama administration.

These protections had not yet gone into effect. If they had, they would have forced internet service providers (ISPs) to seek your permission before logging and sharing your data—including your browsing history, your location and information about what apps you use.

Now, these measures will never go into effect. And worse, the FCC is unable to now enact similar measures in future. This means that now, and for the foreseeable future, your ISP is allowed to collect and sell your data without ever asking your permission.

Some internet users are happy to share their data in return for free services. Some make that choice themselves. However, those that are not happy to share their data now have no legal protections, and their ISPs can take that information and sell it to the highest bidder without ever telling the user.

So if you care about your privacy, what can you do to protect yourself?

If your ISPs are now legally allowed to sell your browsing, download and online activity data, the best thing to do is to ensure that they don’t ever get their hands on that data in their first place.

And how do you do that?

With a no-log VPN.

A VPN protects you online by connecting you to an encrypted private network before connecting you to the web. What this means is that your ISP won’t be able to access your browsing or download data; they’ll only be able to see that you connected to the one server.

However, this is where the trustworthiness of your VPN provider becomes relevant. They have the means to collect and log your online activity if they want to. So what do they do with it?

All VPNs are not created equal

Some VPNs sell your data, just as ISPs do. Free VPNs often work this way; this is their business model. However, SurfEasy VPN doesn’t work like this. We charge you to use our service, because we don’t want to sell your data. Because we don’t want to sell it, we don’t want access to it.

We believe that real privacy means privacy from your VPN provider too. For this reason, and the one above, we are strictly a no-log VPN. This means that we don’t keep logs about your downloading, torrent or browsing activity outside of the small amount necessary to ensure a good, working service.

We don’t ask you to trust us with your data; you don’t need to, because we don’t collect it in the first place.

As the market for selling your data is now set to grow, it’s important that you take privacy back into your own hands—and to do that, you need a VPN that’s strictly no-log, with a track record to prove it.

Get started today at surfeasy.com, and take control of your privacy.

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