Commercial & Free Safe Anonymous Web Surfing Stops Spying
Internet users in the know use commercial or free safe anonymous web surfing because they know the risks from eavesdroppers.
What with ISPs selling our surfing profiles to marketers, the government demanding surfing records from the search engine companies and identity theft skyrocketing, it's no wonder that surfers are saying "Enough!!"
Many feel, as they are paying for their Internet service, they have a right to control what information is shared about them
, and with whom... and this can
be controlled by using commercial or free safe anonymous web surfing.
This is a legitimate concern for Internet users. Many fight to guard privacy rights... not because they have something to hide, but because they are forced to protect continual privacy breaches and/or as a matter of principle.
In this article, we'll be looking at just who is monitoring us on the Internet. Follow-on articles about commercial and free safe anonymous web surfing are listed at the end of the page.
Commercial And Free Safe Anonymous Web Surfing... Who's Watching?
As users of commercial or free safe anonymous web surfing know, everything we read or write online is surreptitiously and automatically tracked and our identities logged. So, just who, or what, is tracking us?
The Servers On The Web
Search engines, websites and routers, log where we have come from and where we're going to and more.
Our Internet Service Provider(ISP)
Our ISP keeps a log of all the connections from our computer. It is known that some generate profiles of surfing habits that they can then sell to advertisers.
Some websites load tracking cookies on to our computers to record where we go on the web and what we buy, etc. Malicious sites will load malware on to our computer by determining weaknesses in our browser or operating system -- unless our patches are up-to-date!
They monitor our connections to gather information about our computer, to break in or load programs for financial and identity theft.
Employers are within their rights to monitor everything we do on our computers at work.
Our Own Computers
Yes, even our computers retain logs of our surfing history and downloads, which can be "read" by web sites and tracking cookies. We need to securely delete this history after each surfing event, to prevent this data "theft".
Governments have an increasingly heavy hand in gathering information on our Internet privacy, through the use of information "sharing," tracking spyware, rootkits, and backdoor access built into computer programs, databases and networks.
Consider the following instances and you'll understand the necessity of using commercial or free safe anonymous web surfing...
- When the Department of Justice issued a subpoena to the major search engine companies to hand over our surfing records, it clearly showed just how easy it is for Big Brother to have access to our Internet lives.
- In February, 2006, at the US House of Representatives Committee on International Relations, Yahoo's senior vice president declined five times to answer whether Yahoo had co-operated with the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance efforts by disclosing user information.
- The European Union Parliament passed a law in December, 2005, forcing the EU ISP's and telecoms companies to retain Internet records for at least six months... for examination by law enforcement agencies, if "necessary".
Organizations, governments and individuals can find out a surprising amount about each of us as we connect from one web site to the next. Find out what information can be collected.
If you are concerned about this gathering of your personal data, you can stop it at a stroke by using commercial or free safeanonymous web surfing.
The following articles will show you how you can protect your personal identity and information when you're online...
Commercial & Free Safe Anonymous Web Surfing...
- What Are Commercial And Free Proxy Anonymizers?
How proxy anonymizers work and protect us.
- Commercial And Free Safe Anonymous Web Surfing Stops Our Personal Information Being Recorded
Unless we use commercial or free anonymous web surfing, this identifying information is easily collected.
- The Pros and Cons Of Commercial And Free Proxy Anonymizers
Get to know the distinctive differences between commercial and free anonymizers before choosing your anonymizer.
- The Different Types Of Anonymous Surfing Tools
There are a number of different tools for anonymous surfing, each having different capabilities for anonymity and data security. Here's what to look for in making your choice.
- Free Proxy Anonymizers Reviewed
If you have decided to try out a free anonymizer, here are some of the better products to choose from.
- A Review Of The Best Commercial International Anonymizers
Commercial anonymizers have a number of advantages over their free counterparts. Here's a review of the most effective.
- Anonymizer Versus GhostSurf Review
Two of the best anonymous surfing tools... but how do they stack up against each other?
- Commercial and Free Encrypted Tunnel Proxy... The Role Of SSL And SSH
SSL and SSH are the key to encrypting our connection so no third party can intercept or view what we are doing.
- A Review Of Commercial And Free Encrypted Tunnel Proxy And VPN Programs
How a tunnel proxy and VPN provides more security than a standard proxy anonymizer.
- Anonymous Email Service Free And Commercial
How to anonymize and encrypt your confidential emails.