Being in the business of providing Internet access, ISPs use powerful equipment that allows delivery of quality service. The equipment comes with various capabilities, and part of that is the ability to record the browsing habits of its users.
Denying that an ISP cannot see what you do online would be an outright lie. However, what creates a difference between various ISPs is what they do with your data.
Our policies at Nomad Internet prioritize customer privacy. We do not collect or resell any of your data to third parties. We believe that your privacy comes first, even as you go online. Thus, you can comfortably visit your web pages with the peace of mind that no one is tracking you.
However, it is part of human nature to trustless. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel like you are being spied on, there are a couple of measures you can take to further feel in control of your Internet usage experience.
The following three measures can help stop an ISP from viewing your browsing history:
Use a privacy-conscious ISP.
As mentioned above, your Internet Service Provider has the ability to deploy resources for watching your browsing history. When they do so, some of the information that they could collect include your location sites visited and apps used. However, what might stop your ISP from doing so depends on their terms and conditions.
Some ISPs are notorious for placing little regard to customer’s anonymity while there are others that respect your right to privacy. Rural Internet providers like Nomad Internet provide fast connectivity options in rural areas while keeping your privacy intact. In addition, we minimize data retention and profusely advocate for user privacy.
Going for such an ISP is a vital requirement to enjoy peace of mind. At a time when governments can provide coarse organizations to release a certain type of data, it is vital to choose an ISP whose values align with yours.
Keeping your Virtual Private Network connected is an effective way to give you elevated control over your privacy. By connecting to a VPN, you get to mask your IP address plus location. All your traffic goes through an encrypted tunnel that no one can keep track of. That allows you to surf the Internet without concerns that someone is checking out your personal information or browsing history.
The model of operation of a VPN is that it masks your IP address and replaces it with another IP address from your preferred location. You can manually choose this location or allow the VPN to automatically make the selection.
The advantage of having a VPN is that it allows you to bypass geo-restrictions on apps and websites that offer services such as streaming, online gaming, and gambling.
For those on VPN, a common worry is always what would happen after it disconnects unknowingly. Would your information still be safe? A good VPN is one that features a kill switch to automatically cut off Internet access when you are not connected to it. It will keep you disconnected until it becomes active.
When you choose to use a VPN, ensure that you also factor in your Internet speeds. VPNs are known to slow down the browsing experience. If your allocated bandwidth is the utmost 3 Mbps, you may not like it that much. Consider upgrading to at least 5 Mbps. Whether on a VPN or not, always go for an ISP that respects your privacy.