A little over a week ago, the United States Senate voted 50-48 to allow internet service providers to sell customer data and Web browsing habits. Rolling back past FCC rulings protecting potentially sensitive customer data. So if you’re into some clown fetishes, it’s perfectly possible you’ll be seeing a lot more kinky stuff come up during your browsing sessions. Breach of privacy is naturally a concern with this latest federal government decision and CEO of OpenVPN/Private Tunnel, Francis Dinha, agrees.
“The overturning of the FCC rules speaks volumes that you and your organization simply can’t trust Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with your privacy and security,” said Dinha. “This is the type of monitoring Private Tunnel aims to help customers avoid, so we’ve been keeping our fingers on the pulse of this issue to break down what it all means and why it’s important for your online security. Blocking this FCC rule is one more step toward the government and corporations taking control of the content we access.”
Why this is so important is Dinha’s company produces the popular software, Private Tunnel. It’s a VPN (Virtual Private Network) that adds security and privacy to your internet connection on private and public networks. Which is exactly what many are looking for at this juncture. In fact, there’s been a 25% increase in Private Tunnel app downloads since the overturning of the specific FCC rules.
When numbers like that increase and a network security giant’s CEO speaks out, it’s probably best to listen. Some have even said this is the first step to get rid of net neutrality laws. That ensures the free flow of information across the internet. What’s your take on this whole snafu? Are you concerned about your privacy or could this ruling and situation not bother you in the slightest? Let us know!
SOURCE: OpenVPN Technologies Press Release