Cyberculture or Computer Culture has been created from the use of digital telecommunication network which lets the nodes to share resources for communication, entertainment, and business. Personal computer or devices allows the individuals to access a range of different sources. Where, a centralised network system passes everything and allow access to information only from one source, and a distributed network system allows every single person to access content from more than one source at a time.
When’s it’s so easy to access so much information, of course privacy issue will rise! All searches are kept by and are recorded by service providers, nothing is private on the Internet. However there is a network called VPN which mix-up searches so service providers are not able to keep records.
How does the VPN work?
Virtual Private Network is used to protect privacy. It’s a paid service that keeps your search secure and private over public WI-FI hotspots. VPN can also help you bypass government censorship restrictions and also get past regional restrictions for movie, video and music streaming sites.
VPN is a secure passageway between the site you want you visit on the Internet and your PC. It than connects the PC to a VPN server which can be location in a foreign country like US, Uk or France. You are basically not using your computer’s location but the server’s geographical location for browsing most websites.
It’s also able to counteract the firewall and take you to the website that maybe blocked. It’s brilliant for pirating latest films.
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