Archive for April, 2017

If you want to protect your privacy online, you should start using proxy servers or a VPN

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Trump quietly signed into law a bill that blocks the implementation of rules that would have required internet providers to ask permission before selling sensitive customer data, like web-browsing histories, to advertisers and other third parties.

This means that you have to start using a proxy server in order to protect your online identity.

This information is taken from Fred Wilson’s latest newsletter, to which you should subscribe here.

A proxy server is a computer (in the cloud) that redirects your Internet browsing and other traffic away from your ISP to a specialized service that protects your identity, and browsing behavior.

Here is how you configure Chrome to proxy your traffic to something other than your ISP.

Here is how you configure OSX to proxy your traffic.

And you will need to select a proxy service. There are plenty of free ones out there. But you get what you pay for. If you want to have a proxy that is reliable and won’t sell your data, you should consider paying for a proxy service.

Click here for a good roundup of some popular proxy services!