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Repeal Of Broadband Privacy Rules Spurs Interest In VPNs

  • TechDirt, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:56 PM

Providers of virtual private networks say that efforts in Congress to nix the FCC's broadband privacy rules have spurred a spike in interest by consumers. But Techdirt points out that virtual private networks don't necessary cure privacy problems. "In using a paid-for VPN service, you're basically just moving the area of attack," Techdirt writes. "Now, instead of your ISP snooping on you, you need to worry about the VPN company, because they get the same insight into your traffic patterns as your ISP."

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