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We like to see the Internet as a place where we are free to roam and mingle and learn things. But the Internet has become so heavily influenced by commercialism. It is no longer that free space but an environment filled with marketing ploys. The only good news is that we can get VPN freedom from all this.
Online Marketing and Data Collection
Online marketing began as having a listing or a website where products and services were listed. But because of the reach of the Internet, it quickly evolved. Everything was optimized to help businesses become more visible. And data analysis became the norm because businesses couldn’t get to know their customers the traditional way. Selling online became more profitable than having a physical location. So the Internet is now stuffed with all kinds of products. And data itself is a commodity. Without it, businesses wouldn’t know how to advertise their products. There is a whole industry built around collecting data. And it is taking advantage of a new breed of intelligent products.
Internet Connected Digital Products
We are so connected to the Internet that many of us live parts of our lives online. We store information online, and talk to our friends online, and work online. We crave devices that can connect us to more and more online content. This has given birth to many types of devices. Most recently, we are seeing the evolution of ordinary objects into Internet enabled appliances. We have coffee makers that can be ordered to brew via a Smartphone app. We have alarm systems that allow us to check our home’s status while we are away. Soon we may have refrigerators and microwaves that count calories and evaluate our diets.
We became excited about all these innovations when they were first announced. They added convenience and spice to our lives. Some of these technological advances are very useful. But most of them are just bloat, and border on the ridiculous. Take the digital toilet for example. Why would you need to wirelessly control your toilet? The same is true for the cup that tells you what you’re drinking. If you don’t know what’s in it to begin with, you shouldn’t be buying it.
VPN Freedom from a Commercialized Internet
What is really behind all these products is not just businesses wanting to sell more products. A commercialized Internet is bad enough. But the reality is far more insidious than tempting us with new gadgets. Online privacy has become a huge deal in these post-Snowden days. Many people have learned to use VPN freedom to remain free from the clutches of the NSA and other spy agencies. They have also gained VPN freedom from a lot of the uncovered company spying that is going on. VPN freedom has secured our computers and mobile phones from online snoops.
But the spying cannot stop there. There is too much at stake. Online businesses must be able to get user data so they can continue to effectively market their products. So they have to find a way around VPN freedom. This means putting sensors in homes and cars and offices. VPN freedom secures your Internet connection. Any appliance or device that is using your connection can benefit from VPN freedom. Just be careful of any that transmit data via a network that you do not control.