[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Internet and privacy are hot topics at the moment with Edward Snowden leaks revealing more secrets of how our internet privacy is being exploited. It’s well known using a VPN will protect your privacy however the uses of a VPN don’t end there.
Protect Your Privacy
Using a VPN encrypts all of your traffic. Anyone who may be intercepting your connection will only see unreadable encrypted VPN traffic.
Who’s looking at what I do on the internet? Hackers
Malicious users intercepting your traffic looking for credit card & personal details. Network Administrators
If you’re at work, school, or on a public network, chances are someone is monitoring the network traffic. Your ISP
In some countries ISPs are the police of the internet, required by law to log your traffic for copyright infringement and illegal activities. The NSA
Edward Snowden leaks reveal the NSA has tapped into major international fibre optic connections, copying and storing any data that passes through the cables. The Copyright Cartel
Hollywood and the recoding industry monitor p2p networks for any sign of illegal downloads, sending out copyright infringement notices without any definite proof.
Access websites that would otherwise be blocked in your country – usually video streaming sites licenced to broadcast in a specific region.
Access Geo-Blocked Websites
See list of Geo Blocked websites here
Many products have a regional based pricing structure. By using VPNs located in different countries you can evaluate local prices and make the purchase in the most cost effective region. A report by the Australian government compared the price of 150 products. The comparisons showed an average price difference of 50 per cent.,/p> Major software vendors often have regional based pricing structures. Adobe products were found to cost 42% more in Australia. Microsoft similar with 66% increase and Autodesk with a 51% price increase in AU. Digital game downloads are the worst, Steam games can be up to 300% more expensive in Australia.
Avoid Internet Censoring
VPNs provide a way around internet blockades by passing your data via countries with uncensored internet. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]