How ISPs can sell your Web history—and how to stop them

Jon Brodkin, CC BY-NC-SA, Mar 26, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Last week the U.S. Congress made moves to allow internet service providers (ISP) to track their customers. This is a lot harder to block than Facebook or Google; you can't use 'do not track' or anonymized browsing. Even encrypting your data still allows them to see where you go. As this story explains, there are really only two ways to stop ISPs from tracking your internet activities: route your traffic through a VPN, or use Tor. With a VPN, though, you're simply trusting a different host not to track. Tor, meanwhile, is effective - but now you may be flagged as a security risk.

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