The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday to abolish net neutrality rules under the Open Internet Order enacted during the Obama administration in 2015.
(Read: RIP, Net Neutrality)
This means that internet service providers (ISPs) can now charge customers for high-quality or faster Web access.
Mashable said the order’s repeal is “significant in that it set ISPs free from government control, and it is sparking privacy concerns as deregulation could empower ISPs to peek into a consumer’s browsing behavior more than they already do or sell that data.”
Virtual Private Networks
With your online privacy now at risk, there is a way for you to protect it and that’s by using virtual private networks (VPNs).
Mashable pointed out that travelers have long used VPNs to secure personal info while browsing a public Wi-Fi service and that journalists find VPNs useful when writing “sensitive” articles.
Here are five VPNs for your consideration:
PC Mag said this VPN is ideal for first-time users because of its “pleasing, approachable design.”
You can get a one-year plan for $4.99 per month.
This VPN has 2,000 servers worldwide, and you can pay for a subscription in Bitcoin, according to PC Mag.
A two-year plan goes for $3.29 per month, and NordVPN is on sale.
This VPN advanced features like automatic IP address cycling and has 750 servers across 61 countries.
A two-year plan costs $3.30 per month.
4. KeepSolid Unlimited VPN
It’s one of the most “consistently affordable VPNs” and offers features like browser extensions, specialized servers, P2P networking, and more.
A review of this VPN said it has hundreds of servers and a nice interface.
Now that net neutrality is officially dead, VPNs can protect your online privacy.
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