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The software that could prevent ISPs from selling your browsing history could also just make things worse

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Pour another one out for online privacy. Then do a half-assed job of mopping it back up with a virtual private network. 

In what is only the latest assault on the right not to be creeped on, both the House and the Senate voted to permit internet service providers to sell customers’ browsing history to the highest bidder — all without the customers’ knowledge. In response to this, virtual private network (VPNs) have become the talk of the digital town. 

VPNs work by encrypting your traffic and running it through a third party server. To make this happen, users download special software that allows them to connect to the VPN. That way, anyone snooping on your web browsing would theoretically just see an encrypted connection to your VPN provider — not mashable.com, not plannedparenthood.org, and definitely not PornhubRead more…

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