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Privacy through VPN, Is it really possible?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Alex Ethridge, Nov 7, 2018.

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  1. Alex Ethridge

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    I have been reading that some ISPs are monitoring and keeping records of the web addresses, searches and other habits of their customers. I have also read, mostly from people selling the service, that users can gain anonymity by using a VPN service.

    So my questions are:

    Can I keep my ISP from knowing or being able to find out my internet habits by using a VPN?

    If so, how does using a VPN affect my internet speed?

    In case it matters, I am currently on Spectrum at about 25- to 30 Mbps.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    A VPN provides an encrypted connection to the VPN service's server. Then it goes out from that server to the web address you want to visit, unencrypted. Your ISP would only see the encrypted traffic to the server, and because it is encrypted, they won't know where you are heading
     
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    But the "VPN service's server" host could then in turn sell the info as they have access to your usage.
     
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