There’s habit tracking that is well-advised to anyone wishing to develop good habits or break a negative one. And then there’s habit tracking that’s not at all positive - the one conducted by ISP’s, corporations, and even government agencies to build a detailed profile on you or to know how to effectively influence your decision making.
Location-based habit tracking is made possible by your IP address. Monitoring it, any third party can learn your habits to analyze them and exploit this information.
An IP address, or an Internet Protocol address, is a unique number given to each device on the internet. Think of it as a return address: similarly, it is used so that computers can know where to send requested information. It ties all traffic to a specific device, location, and, essentially, a user. And it also is a basis of IP targeting and tracking.
Customer habit tracking, such as the one utilized by Google, is one of the latest and most successful trends in electronic commerce. When it began, it was merely a way to make better suggestions for your online shopping.
However, it all comes at the expense of your privacy. So, what began as a relatively simple technology with good intentions quickly evolved to become one of the pinnacles of digital surveillance and privacy invasion, e.g. Google tracking your location 24/7.
Not only are your online activities subject to logging and surveillance, but your day-to-day routines, favorite places, and even your precise location at any given time are also being tracked. All this information is being analyzed in real time by extremely complicated software and used to better understand what kind of a person you are and what products and services might interest you.
Although it’s all allegedly done “for your own sake,” you do have the right to privacy and protection from habit tracking. The problem? It’s really difficult to enforce this right without suing giants like Amazon, Google, and Facebook, or doing your shopping offline, which is not only quite inconvenient, but can also be more expensive.
The old-school way to solve this problem is to use a free anonymizer. But with a free web-based anonymizer, you can never be completely sure if it’s offering full protection or if the service itself is collecting data about you. Sadly, the old adage “if something is free, you are the product” rings very true in this case.
The future of anonymizer services lies with virtual private networks (VPNs). KeepSolid VPN Unlimited® is exactly such an app! With a click of a button, it creates a secure encrypted connection to one of its secure servers, rendering data tracking and habit monitoring useless. The server becomes your entry point to the internet, and from that moment on, it’s our server’s habits and activities which are being tracked and logged, not yours.
KeepSolid VPN Unlimited® is a great option if you’d like to stay private and protected, whatever device you’re using, and whatever network you’re connected to. Our VPN anonymizer offers easy-to-use apps for all major systems: