Hello. I heard that the ISP is able to spy on my activities online. Though I don’t do anything bad online, I feel uncomfortable after realizing every move of mine is revealed before others. Is there a way to stop them? How to stay anonymous from ISP?
The Internet service providers or ISPs is able to collect your browsing histories and learn what you were doing online. Your browsing histories are important for marketing and the third party companies will try to have them in a way. No one would like to expose their browsing histories to others. However, Congress voted to shoot down the FCC’s internet privacy rules in March 2017. Originally, those rules stop internet service providers from sharing their users’ internet activity with third parties that were passed in October. However, this vote not only undoes them, it prevents the FCC from reinstating similar rules in the future. This is great for broadband companies, but the Internet users do not think so. The ISP can sell your browsing histories to the third party without your permission. Don’t want to be monitored any more? You need to stay anonymous from the ISP.
The ISPs monitor your online activities to collect information for revenue. They sell information that the advertisement companies and get money in return. They use and share a de-identified profile of your web-browsing. They learn about the pages you visit and make use of that information for advertising. It is necessary to know that the information they get from you is more detailed than you might think. Maintaining an optimal network also means collecting a lot of potentially sensitive data about internet traffic. No matter you’re watching Netflix or playing an online game, the path between you and the server is constantly shifting. At the same time, the network operators are continuously monitoring where and how you’re connecting. As we know, some companies customize ads based on your visits over time to other different websites. In this way, others learn well about your browsing habits without your permission or knowledge. You may notice that ads about similar product you recently viewed pop up on your screen frequently. It is because they store information about you secretly. After they have that information in hand, they combine your information with information of people with similar interests or demographic information to get a bigger picture. That makes their ads become increasingly personalized. It is necessary for you to stay anonymous from the ISP if you refuse to reveal your privacy to others.
Feeling bad when knowing that the ISP is spying on you? Would like to protect your privacy and stay anonymous from ISP? It’s the time to get a VPN. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It creates an encrypted and secure connection between you and the VPN server online. The VPN server plays the role of a middleman between you and the website that you are visiting. Given that the network traffic between you and the VPN server is encrypted like a tunnel, the ISP will have no idea of your traffic emerges without signs of who you are or where you’re connecting from. The VPN also helps you access website and services blocked by firewall and other restriction. You can use the same computer and browse as usual with a VPN. The different thing is that the ISP does know who you are. You stay anonymous from the ISP.
You will get new IPs from the VPN server which means you have different ID online. In the past without a VPN, the ISP knew who you were and what you were doing. They recognized you easily because they knew your name to the IP. However, they can’t do that once you connect your device to a VPN. The VPN creates a virtual encrypted “tunnel” between your device and a VPN server. Your connection is invisible to the ISP. You are anonymous from the ISP. They can’t monitor your online activities or collect your browsing habits any more.
How to Use a VPN?
First of all, you need to find out a reliable VPN server and sign up a plan. Next, you have to set up VPN on your device and connect your device to the VPN server. Before you purchase a VPN, you ought to figure to which one is reliable and what kind of VPN you need.
Once you get a good VPN, you should learn how to make it work. Some VPN servers provide guides about how to use VPN on different devices while some do not. Therefore, you can setup the VPN connection step by step by yourself on your device by following the provided setup guides. Or, you can download and install a VPN app off the Internet on your device instead. VPN apps are available on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices. After you run the VPN app, you need to choose the VPN server you would like to connect to. Once the VPN connection is established, all your traffic is encrypted. Also, your IP address is hidden and you are anonymity online with a VPN.
How VPN works while you are trying to access a website?
In order to let you know the functions of VPN, let’s talk about how it works in detail. You run VPN and click on link you want to visit. The browser sends encrypted your account & password and request to your VPN service first. Then, VPN service decrypts the communication and sends it to the targeted website. After the website receives data, it generates session cookie and send it to your VPN service. VPN encrypts the session data it received and then sends it back to your device. In this way, you can view the website you like after your browser received the session cookie. You may think that the process is too complicated and it will take a long time before you can access the targeted website. In fact, everything we mentioned above happens at an amazing and unbelievable speed. In the blink of an eye your request will be sent and everything will respond. Your Internet connection is secure, encrypted and extremely fast with VPN service.
Problems that you may meet while using VPN service
Problem 1: I can connection VPN service via 4G mobile data on my phone, but I can’t connect it via WiFi hotspot? I saw WIFi signal bar there while it still used my mobile data.
The problem may be that WiFi hotspot sets limits on VPN connection. NAT of VPN, namely PPTP/L2TP has been limited. WiFi hotspot refuses to transfer your data to the VPN service.
Problem 2: I failed to visit some regular websites after I turned off VPN. I could access those websites before I first used VPN. I am a Chinese user and I use VPN service to access Dropbox, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter and watch Youtube. Now, I can’t visit my favorite Chinese websites in a normal way. I have to run VPN so that I can access them.
Firstly, there may be something wrong with your routing tables. Check your default route and VPN gateway.
Secondly, your DNS may have been hijacked. Check your DNS and scan your computer for malicious programs
Thirdly, it may be the mechanism network problem or Internet proxy. Check your Internet settings.
Fourthly, it may be caused by non-normal exit. Next time, remember quit it in a normal way.
Problem 3: I can’t access local area network after I connect to VPN.
It may be caused by IP address conflict. Check your network line and correct the settings. Find your original gateway address via command.
Problems 4: Why I have blue screen after I run VPN?
Probably, your drive is not compatible with the VPN service you use. Besides, some anti-virus programs, game protection drive and bank security controls will bring blue screen when you use VPN.
Video shows how to stay anonymous from ISP
Nowadays, more and more people pay close attention to their privacy. Privacy is as much precious as money. However, others just spare no effort to gather other privacy from money. The advertisement companies want it for marketing purpose. The hackers want it to do illegal things for illegal money. If your network is not good and secure enough, others have a chance to access your privacy and make use of it for their own benefit at the cost of other privacy leak. As we said above, the ISPs are able to monitor your activities on the Internet. It would be great if they can help protect users’ privacy. However, now they are allowed to sell information to the third party companies without your approval. Hence, it is the high time to protect your privacy on your own. Get a VPN to encrypt and secure your network. Stay anonymous from the ISP right now.
Kindly Reminder: If you have any question regarding how to Set up VPN on your device, please live chat with YooCare online expert for help.
Published by & last updated on September 28, 2017 6:10 am