Every issue of the Packet Pushers Human Infrastructure newsletter includes a quick survey. Our most recent issue’s survey touched on Internet privacy after Congress voted to allow ISPs to collect and sell customer data, including browsing habits.
In light of this development, we asked if people would be more inclined to use a personal VPN service, whether free or paid. Of our 30 respondents, an even dozen share my cynical outlook; they selected “It doesn’t matter what I do. They’ll get me anyway.”
Another ten respondents are ahead of the curve because they already use a personal VPN.
Six respondents will pay for a VPN service, and two say they aren’t worried about it. Interestingly, no one opted for the “use a free VPN” offering. That may be because they know that free options are often supported by the provider selling your data, which defeats the purpose.
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