Users adopt VPNs to protect their privacy.

In the wake  of the failure of SOPA and PIPA, the US Congress hasn’t given up their quest to invade the privacy of all online users.  CISPA (Cyber-Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act), the  proposed legislation working  it’s way through the US Congress, is really just  SOPA and PIPA by another name. Beware any government legislation labeled with the word “Protect” in it – this just means you’re about to get your privacy invaded without just cause or due process.

Congress couldn’t get enough votes or people agreeing with them when going after IP (intellectual property) violators, so they’re taking what’s essentially the same bill and renaming it with a title designed to dupe the people into agreeing with it.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and not an American citizen, expressed opposition to the bill stating, “[It] is threatening the rights of people in America, and effectively rights everywhere, because what happens in America tends to affect people all over the world. Even though the SOPA and PIPA acts were stopped by huge public outcry, it’s staggering how quickly the US government has come back with a new, different, threat to the rights of its citizens.”

Spot on, Tim! We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Users the world over are beginning to realize that protecting their own privacy is increasingly their own responsibility. Proactive tools like VPNs are becoming necessary to keeping private information away from prying eyes, whether those eyes are attached to thieves or governments.

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