The rise of the internet-connected home, along with the proliferation of mobile internet service, has seen the internet go from a remote, personal, and occasionally scary place to a more ubiquitous and accessible platform for connecting people all over the world.
It’s a good thing we’ve been given the tools to make that transition easier and easier.
We can now go to the VPN and be connected with our friends and family over the internet.
With this, we’ve become connected to other people around the world and we’re connected to the world at large.
This is a great thing.
But we’ve also seen a rise in the number of VPNs which offer little or no benefit to the average user, let alone those who are actively trying to evade law enforcement.
The trend towards VPNs is likely to continue as the new era of the connected home and the increased accessibility of the web and mobile brings about more and more users wanting to circumvent censorship and geo-restrictions.
I understand the desire for privacy, security and anonymity online.
But when you’re talking about a product that can help us avoid the kind of geo-censorship we have seen in the past, and which offers no privacy at all, I have a problem.
What do I do?
I have been researching the topic for the past few years, and have come to the conclusion that there is no substitute for a VPN.
While I understand that there are VPNs that are cheaper, faster, or even faster than their competitors, they are not the best solution for those looking to escape censorship and government pressure.
When people ask me if I think a VPN is necessary, I say, “No, not at all.
I don’t think so.
Why should we even have a VPN if it will allow us to bypass geo-blockades and government-imposed geo-location restrictions?
It can also be argued that some VPN providers are actively breaking the law in order to deliver the best possible experience to their users.
In this case, however, there is a good reason to avoid VPNs.
They are used by the most privileged individuals in society, and are only available to the elite few.
For the rest of us, the choice is up to us.
It is time to rethink our position as a consumer and a business, and consider how we can all better protect ourselves and our company from the security, privacy, and anonymity we have come out of the age of the computer.
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