Have you ever noticed how slow Facebook and Whatsapp gets although other websites load really fast ? Social medias are already becoming more and more integral, to the way the world is communicating. But Theyâ€™re becoming more important day after day for gathering data about people , The key component is the ability to “listen” aka eavesdrop.
As evidenced by recent events in Boston: Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same time frame, was Googling backpacks. Wednesday morning, six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house to see if they were terrorists. Which prompts the question: How’d the government know what they were Googling?
They are monitoring and analyzing all of your internet data, not just the governments, but also everyone that has access to the internet providerâ€™s isp.So they can know everything every single person, and therefore know whats happening in their life.They can gather information, about anyone and anywhere in the world, monitor social medias, and private messaging .
Our privacy is literally at their fingertips. But with precautions you can limit the number of people having access to your information, and you can get back your privacy.
The best solutions to protect your privacy is to either use VPNs, or Proxies, that will encrypt all the traffic you send and receive,and make it almost impossible for them to eavesdrops. Here are a couple solutions i blogged about earlier.
- Use UltraSurf proxy
- Download tor browser: as suggested in How to visit Porn websites without risking your security.
- Use Google as your Own Online Proxy Server For Free
- iPhone and Android : Get your own VPN or use free vpns.