Our privacy is being invaded everywhere we go, eroded by the technology we all use.
If you drive a car they’ll snap pictures of your license plate. If you make a call on your cell phone they’ll triangulate your location and record the details of your call. If you shop for groceries, they’ll track what you bought. If you send an email it may be read by someone else. If you browse the Web, everywhere you go you’re broadcasting your IP address, your geographical location, your operating system, and other information that is displayed as a matter of protocol.
Yikes. Pretty soon we’ll be required to wear UPC codes on our foreheads and be scanned into buildings, stores, even rest rooms! Yikes! Maybe we’ll be required to put cameras in our living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. Well I don’t mind one in my bedroom, because at my age nothing much happens there but snoring — however my kitchen is off limits! I don’t want anyone watching me eat, because what I eat isn’t good stuff sometimes. Who wants to watch some old guy with a belly eating peanut butter and jelly out of jars with a spoon. Quiet, EB! You are not going to watch…sorry.
Luckily for state and local governments, sites like Facebook let us spy on ourselves. Really. Facebook is just one gigantic Orwellian delight. Everyone is telling everyone else where they are, what they’re buying, what they’re reading, what their eating, even the size of their shoes and underwear. I don’t get it. I like a little privacy sometimes, especially when I’m attacking Jif and Smuckers’ jar with a tablespoon.
Enough. I’m sure you’re wondering where I’m going with this. I’m going to tell you about another VPN client that makes it easy to browse the Web anonymously by using secure VPN ( if you don’t know what that is, read the article about VPN on this site). The IP address your browser broadcasts isn’t really yours, the geographical location isn’t yours, in fact if you check your Gmail while using VPN you’ll likely find you can’t log in because Gmail will block you because Gmail thinks it isn’t you.
We’ve already mentioned CyberGhost, a really great VPN client, with a lot of features. But there’s another great one called Kepard which is even easier to use. It doesn’t get much simpler than Kepard. Hey, have a look:
Kepard gives you 30 minutes free every day – enough for you to try it out and learn it and see how well it works for you. It works great for me; it’s so quick and easy to use, I still have plenty of time for Jif and Smuckers. And it works so well, I had to reset two of my Gmail account passwords, because my Windows Mail program was checking my gmail accounts while I was using VPN – and Gmail went into a tizzy thinking my accounts were being violated. I forgot to shut down Windows Mail before going furtive. Shame on me! So if you use it and like it, you can use it more than 30 minutes a day by paying $7 a month or $30 a year. Other pricing options are available also.
I know this is something that won’t appeal to everyone — many of you will tell me you don’t have anything to hide. That may be true, but let me ask you something: Would you be comfortable if your TV could watch you too? Would you be comfortable if someone followed you wherever you go even though you’re doing nothing wrong? On the Internet you’re being followed wherever you go – if nothing else your ISP logs everything you do. Advertisers track you and record the links you click on. Even knowing this, many of you won’t care.
But maybe it’s time we all cared, because gradually we’re losing our privacy — and if there’s something you can do to increase your privacy, maybe we should do it. Whether we’re doing something wrong or we are as innocent as lambs, we all should have a reasonable expectation of privacy when driving a car, talking on our cell phones, or browsing the Internet.
Kepard is just and easy way to obfuscate your real IP address, your location and other information about you, without affecting your Internet connection speed and without changing any other software on your computer.
If you’re interested in trying Kepard to see how it works, click here to read more about it and / or to download it and try the free trial version. You’ve got nothing to lose and a lot of privacy to gain.
Before you run Kepard, visit http://www.mybrowserinfo.com/detail.asp?bhcp=1 and check the information, including your IP address your browser broadcasts about you (Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera, et. al. all broadcast the same essential info). Now close your browser and run Kepard and go back to http://www.mybrowserinfo.com/detail.asp?bhcp=1 and see what it says about you. The cloak of privacy has been activated.
Now about those Jif and Smucker’s jars…I think I need to write a confession, er I mean essay.