Can I Stop the Government From Spying on My Browsing History With a VPN?
February 25, 2019 - Written by Zaine Morgan
The average American spends 24 hours a week online. That’s roughly 3.5 hours a day. Amateur stuff, right?
If you’re reading this, then chances are you spend practically your whole life online. With all those hours accumulated on the internet, there’s quite a trail of your data on there, if someone knows where to look.
At this point, you’ve probably got your tin foil hat on. And rightly so, we think. With your internet activity being tracked, you may feel a bit uneasy about the FBI potentially sitting on your shoulders, watching your every move.
Can the government spy on my browsing history?
Yes. They absolutely can.
How do you think terrorists get caught?
We’re not saying you’re a terrorist or anything, but the government definitely wants to keep an eye on its citizens to watch for any signs of action.
While you can use “do not track” and incognito modes on your browsers, you still leave a trace of your activity. This is due to your internet service provider (ISP) tracking you.
While you’re most likely not under constant surveillance, you can bet your browsing history is stored somewhere. Your ISP can sell your anonymized browsing log to marketing companies or hand them over to the FBI if they’re subpoenaed.
Neither option sounds particularly appealing.
Solve your problems by using a VPN
If you want to browse like a ninja and not leave any trace of your activity online, you need to get a VPN. A VPN, or virtual private network, lets you surf the internet anonymously by hiding your IP address and giving you a different one temporarily.
Pretend you live at 5 Cherry Lane. You go to a store and they want to know your address, but you don’t feel comfortable giving it to them because God knows what they’re going to do with that information.
Are they going to send spies to sit outside your home? Are they going to sell your address, so your mailbox gets stuffed with useless flyers? Or are they going to come rob you?
To avoid all this anxiety, you pay someone to let you use their address whenever you need to give one out. That way, you can still shop wherever you want, but don’t have to give your personal details out in order to do so.
VPNCity’s got you covered
By using VPNCity, you’ll be doubly protected. While other VPN providers require you to log your activity, we don’t. We don’t want to know – nor do we care – about what you do while using our VPN service.
So, feel free to take off that tin foil hat now. Put it back in the closet, get a VPN account, and knock yourself out with the confidence you’re not being watched.
Want to browse in peace and with security? Give VPNCity a try now!