VPN — Why Everyone Needs It More than Ever Before
The Pros and Cons of using a VPN Software
Will you ever say NO to an anti-virus software? Well, I thought so. Then, why would you not care to use VPN software?
We never go online without having an anti-virus software turned on. Similarly, everyone should use a VPN nowadays on all of your devices connected to the internet including your smart home devices.
In the initial days, VPN was meant for journalists, activists, and whistleblowers kind of people or it was meant for the general population to bypass the geographical restrictions. For example, you wanted to watch Netflix when you are traveling outside of the US.
When I started using a VPN, it was for the same reason actually (and also because of a few wrong reasons). I wanted to have access to my Netflix account, which I purchased in the US, but I wanted to keep watching movies when I traveled to the UK for some time. However, that didn’t work for too long, because Netflix started blocking traffic from VPN servers.
But, in the modern world, VPN has become a necessity for all of us.
In today’s connected world, privacy protection is all about controlling the data collection everywhere you go. Also, understanding the fact that sharing anything online should truly be on a need basis. It doesn’t matter what you share online and with whom, it’s always public.
We need to protect ourselves from
- Device fingerprinting,
- Browser fingerprinting,
- Hiding the IP Addresses of all your devices,
- Hiding our location,
- Creating as few accounts as possible,
- Sharing our emails as less as possible,
- Register for as few newsletters as possible, which you end up not reading anyways.
Well, the list can go on and on.
When I look at myself as an average person in this world, I love to try out all the good things today’s world of technology and innovation has created for us. But, at the same time, it also gives me the scary feeling of my data being harvested. And, you know…