Whether you work remotely or you’re just really precise about personal cybersecurity, Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, are becoming a popular choice to secure your browsing history. That’s especially true following some much-hated regulation changes from the Federal Communications Commission back in 2017—ahem, a reversal on rules that required your internet service provider (ISP) to ask for explicit permission before accessing your personal data.
All of that precious information, including where you are, who you talk to and what you say online, can be protected with a VPN. But here’s the thing: you’re just forking over the secrets of your browsing history from your internet service provider over to your VPN provider. That sounds a bit confusing but it’s about the equivalent of switching from cable to a bunch of streaming packages—there is still a company that can potentially profit from selling your data. That’s why it’s imperative that you choose your VPN service wisely.