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Ip Changer Online - Can You Trust Your Vpn Service?
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Ip Changer Online - Can You Trust Your Vpn Service?

The idea of anonymous surfing is becoming more popular among users who frequently browse and download on The Internet. The more you use The Internet, the more you realize that it's really, really easy to find out what other people are doing, where they are, and other private information about them. There are even applications to add to your browser that can help you spy on other users you share a network with (ie in a hotel, cafe, or dorm). These are just a few reasons that an IP changer online may be necessary to keep your privacy while logged in. Virtual private networks are the most secure and private way to do this, but can you trust your virtual private network service to keep your data anonymous?

This has recently come into question with the case of lulzsec, and Hide My Ass, a popular VPN service. Lulzsec is the name of a group of hackers who infiltrated several news papers, government agencies, AOL, NATO, and perhaps the most famous hack was Sony. They then made much of their hacks and the information they dug up public, putting many people's private usernames and passwords, home addresses, public, not to mention all kind of secret government and NATO stuff public.

It was soon discovered that this hacking was done from behind an anonymous IP address from Hide My Ass, a VPN service. Not much was said by Hide My Ass until they received a court order from The UK government to provide information about the IP address and consequently the whereabouts of lulzsec. To the surprise of the VPN community, HMA provided the requested information. Why? Aren't they supposed to keep our identity anonymous?

The answer is that ANY VPN service can only keep you anonymous as long as your online activity is contingent with the law of the country where they operate. As in the case of HMA, they're a UK company, so in order to keep doing business, they need to comply with law enforcement agencies of The UK. The same would be true if you used another VPN service based in The USA - they can only protect you as far as US cyber-law allows them, otherwise they face threat of being shut down as an illegal organization.

However, that doesn't mean that your VPN service will simply hand over your private data to anyone. VPN services are still your strongest choice for an IP changer online. Most legit services don't keep logs of your activity. Users and foreign government who ask for login times or any other tracked data get flat out refused (we've seen this happen several times with China). Terrorism, certain types of porn, and hacking are bound to get you into trouble, one way or another. As far as privacy and maybe file sharing goes, you're safe.


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