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There has never been a reasonable expectation of online privacy, and there never will be
By: Shelly Palmer
Apr. 14, 2017 12:00 PM
What About S.J.Res.34?
What Does This Mean?
The other side will tell you that the FCC rule was absolutely necessary because ISPs have access to 100 percent of your online activity while FANG can only see what you do on their respective sites.
Most of the explanations from elected leaders failed to mention that you pay hard currency to your ISP for access to the Internet. Therefore, you would expect some privacy options (even if those options were offered at a premium price).
Should We Have Internet Privacy Laws?
It’s a Bigger Topic
When discussing online privacy, do not just think of the Internet as a technology that transports your smartphone and web browser data. It also transports your banking data (from bank to bank), your health records (from doctor to hospital), autonomous vehicle data, Internet of Things data, municipal sensor data (such as water meters and weather data), and every other type of data that we create by interacting in a completely digital world.
What Can You Do?
If you didn’t need a VPN or encrypted email yesterday, you probably don’t need it today. That said, I only access the Internet through VPNs, and I encrypt communication that I would not like to see on WikiLeaks.
I do not endorse any of the following products, but I pay for and use some of them. They all work as well as consumer-grade systems can work. If you feel like you will be safer using a VPN or encrypted email, here’s a short list of options:
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