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Anonymous Web Surfing - 2 Sides To The Same Coin
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Anonymous Web Surfing  -  2 Sides To The Same Coin

The concept of anonymous web surfing has been under attack in recent years among many different interest groups and governments in different parts of the world. For many people, the thought of others being able to say what they want, without fear of retribution, is something that should not occur. In fact, there was even a proposal in the United States for a law that would force people to reveal their real identities whenever they posted anything online.

Certainly, there is some basis for this argument. The online environment is certainly a vicious one, and there are many people who take advantage of the anonymity of the internet to be insulting and aggressive to other online users. Trolling and cyber-bullying are just two terms that are associated with this behavior. It is something that is very concerning, because even words that are said in a virtual environment can be highly damaging. In some cases this behavior has even cost people their lives.

But, how realistic is it to blame the online environment for this? Sure, it's nice and convenient, but it isn't really accurate. After all, if we took away the internet, and forced people to interact face-to-face only, would behavior get any better? I doubt it. Many schoolchildren experience problems with bullies who live in the same area as them who physically or verbally abuse them. If anonymity were the cause of online bullying, you would expect there to be no physical bullies.

This is only one aspect of anonymity online. Another thing that people are concerned about is the way that many users take advantage of being anonymous to commit illegal activities. First on this list is copyright infringement. I'm sure you can think of at least one person who takes advantages of peer-to-peer file sharing through torrents to get the latest movie or game instead of having to pay for it at the store.

Governments have really been cracking down on this behavior, with some countries developing legislation that allows courts to order websites to be censored if they focus on providing illegal downloads. Even the United States has been trying to do this, although at this point in time it has not been successful.

All of these problems can be easily resolved by using a VPN to support anonymous web surfing. The VPN ensures that you are unaffected by censorship, and that the government or any company cannot use your IP address to work out what files you have been downloading through torrents or other sites.

VPNs are completely legitimate business tools used to turn a shared IP into a private one. Though many people interpret anonymity online as just a way to abuse anonymous identities, it is essential to secure connections while using public internet. VPN services provide the security of a VPN connection, without needing to own or maintain your own VPN server.

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