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A new law rolls back certain internet privacy measures. How can you shield your browsing data?

If you don’t want your data going to advertisers, there are a few practical steps you can take to help mask your browsing history. Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, suggests using a virtual private network to connect online, which creates a secure tunnel for your data to travel through. Just remember that not all VPNs are equal, she says.

“If you are concerned about your ISP having a great big log of all of your browsing data and possibly selling it, then that concern also extends to your VPN provider — you're essentially just sort of moving the nexus of trust.”

Monday, May 8, 2017
Public Radio International

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