Beat The Net Neutrality Repeal & Keep Your Privacy

For a few years, every user of the internet was governed by the same rules. Users had an equal opportunity to have the bandwidth and services made available to them with no bias to one party or another.

Unfortunately, the FCC Net Neutrality vote has been cast, and users and businesses alike are wondering how this will affect them in the coming months?

This can have some significant implications for everyone if the large ISP’s wish to use the freedom to do as they please, which has been handed to them.

How May it Affect us?

For one any user of the internet is prone to having their surfing history logged, recorded and stored. With gentle government coercion, they might have to do this by request.

From the sites we visit, what we pay for online and who we speak to can all be dissected and information a government deems of use can be used without any user’s knowledge.

Businesses might also fall foul to not so friendly tactics from larger ISP’s. If they have a service which meets global demand (think Google and FB), it is easy for an ISP to consider creating their own app and give this preferential bandwidth or flicking the switch to throttle these other services.

One example that could arise is if an ISP has a grip with one of the new cryptocurrencies. Both the Blockchain and exchanges could have performance hindered for any said crypto, while the ISP encourages the use of currency they desire.

To sum up “What is net neutrality.” It was a fair playing field for everyone, this rug of fairness has been whipped from under end users and businesses feet. The FCC said that the internet wasn’t a public utility.

Now it is seen as a service for trade and commerce. This has some of the most significant ramifications as by calling it this type of service some online services can be liable for tax becoming due.

If this happens, it will be time to see free services come with a subscription charge, maybe?

How can you protect yourself against the Net Neutrality Repeal?

There is no point in waiting to see what happens before any user decides to protect their privacy.

This action should be done now before too much information of browsing habits is stored (users of porn might have to disclose their liking). Although no one is sure how things will happen, the fastest way anyone can protect themselves right now is by investing in a VPN service.

With this in place, you are safeguarded against your online activity being recorded as your ISP will have no clue as to what sites you are visiting. All they will know is the length of time you might have been online.

The top VPNs offer many more features than only masking your connection and they can help protect you and your family in many other ways.

With the net neutrality repeal, it might be possible your children have their surfing habits recorded. This places them in a situation where their privacy will be all but zero when they get older.

The better VPN services can also protect your family and home from anyone who is snooping or attempting to find confidential information like bank account numbers, social media account logins or online purchases.

The chances of malware installation are reduced, and no online predators can befriend your child and find their location. Unless your child divulges this.

What other Options are there?

At present, a Good VPN service provider (outside of the 5 eyes zone) is the fastest way to give yourself a high level of protection.

Another method is by use of the TOR browser although this will only protect your surfing and the network is considered by many to be slow.

In the coming months, there may be an alternative which resolves many of the net neutrality repeal issues.

There is the possibility of a new internet being created, and it is not as complicated as it first appears.

Many cryptocurrencies offer decentralized services (as was intended) although these reside on conventional cabling. One new cryptocurrency is aiming to build a wireless internet via their “mining rigs.”

These rigs (nodes) create a mesh network which sits apart from the current ISPS. Users are protected from any ISP snooping, and all communications are private. A web of trust is created which falls under no one’s control apart from the end users.

Skycoin and Skywire are rolling out their equipment at this very moment, and if the concept is adopted the FCC and the net neutrality repeal will be a thing of the past.

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