Four cyber security experts tell how to hide your IP address, and more importantly, WHY you should change your IP address! Wanting to hide your IP address was used to be considered paranoid, now we just call it common sense. This hasn’t always been easy. In the past, wanting to hide my IP address meant using an anonymous proxy or other IP masking service, which was usually cumbersome, slow and expensive. Thankfully, things have changed.
These experts will talk you through the two best options available for hiding your public IP address: Tor Browser and personal VPN services like F-Secure FREEDOME. In this video you’ll also learn why private browsing or incognito mode is not enough to make you anonymous, and what kind of data can websites track from your IP address.
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4 TIMES YOU MIGHT WANT TO HIDE YOUR IP ADDRESS
“Your IP address is the unique number that lets the digital world know the approximate geolocation of the computer network you’re surfing from. You need an IP address to access the internet, so you can’t get along without one. But it’s possible to hide your IP address. Here are some situations when you might want to do just that.”
ANONYMITY IS NOT JUST FOR CRIMINALS – 3 LEGIT REASONS TO HIDE YOUR TRACKS ONLINE
“But why do people want to be anonymous online? Those who oppose encryption and other methods which advance online anonymity often throw around the tired argument “If you don’t have anything to hide, you have no need to be anonymous”. Not only does this statement show an astounding lack of perspective, it is also blatantly false. According to CBS there is a rising increase in desire for online anonymity, and there are many perfectly valid and legitimate reason to cover your tracks online.”
HOW DOES ENCRYPTION WORK? (AND WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT)
“If you’ve followed international news on business, tech or even politics lately, you’re likely to have seen the word “encryption” pop up all over the place. But while it’s often mentioned in the context of billion-dollar tech companies and superstar whistleblowers, it’s easy to forget that easy access to encryption greatly benefits even normal web users like you and me.”
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