The limits of using a VPN to protect your privacy

Karl Bode at Techdirt highlights some important limitations to understand as folks rush to setup VPNs and Tor as protection against ISP overreach. Even if your traffic at your ISP is protected, it will still have to traverse at least one ISP, and likely several, on the other end who may still find value in monitoring your traffic. VPNs and Tor aren’t supported on all devices, setting them up on a home router is that much more difficult, if even possible. Bode’s sources are credible, I’ve worked with some of the network researchers he cites and quotes in this article.

Source: ‘Just Use A VPN’ Isn’t A Real Solution To The GOP’s Decision To Kill Broadband Privacy Protections | Techdirt

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