How to Keep your Internet History Private

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    The entire internet is going crazy about the latest ISP bill that was passed by the government. The bill in cause is allowing internet service providers to sell private customer browsing history to the highest bidder. With that being said, we think it’s pretty clear what started this whole fiasco. Everyone is entitled to their privacy and this bill should have never passed.

    Fortunately, there are a few different ways that internet users can still hide their browsing history. We have rounded up the most reliable methods and we’re going to present them right now. However, we need to disclose that some ISP might block VPN networks in the upcoming future so that method might not be available during the upcoming years.

    VPN

    VPN stands for virtual private network and it provides users with the highest level of internet privacy possible. Traditionally, VPNs have been used in order to get access to restricted content such as region blocked YouTube videos or Netflix. From now on, VPNs are going to be used for so much more than that.

    The best thing about VPNs is that the internet is filled with different VPN provides. This means that the market is quite competitive and subscription prices are low. We advise readers to check up different VPN provides before deciding to sign up to a program. In addition, we should also mention that some providers do offer free VPN services.

    Operating System

    Not everyone might know this but operating systems usually store private information without asking the user for permission first. For example, Windows 10 is highly infamous for spying on the user’s activity. On the bright side, there are quite a few Windows 10 alternatives that ensure users that they do not track the user’s activity.

    First off we have Qubes OS. This is an open-source OS and it has been equipped with one of the best security firewalls. Another great Windows 10 alternative has to be Fedora. This operating system has been built by the Linux community and it’s being kept alive by Red Hat. In addition, Febora uses the Linux kernel.