In the past, consumers had to rely on self-discipline to protect themselves online.
Connected: Data protection war: Apple vs. Facebook.
I’ve written this countless times: keep your antivirus up to date, click wisely, practice good password hygiene. About 10 years ago, consumer virtual private networks (VPNs) were added, which were a neat little tool that anyone could use to ward off invasive online tracking.
Consumer VPNs have steadily gained a huge following. And in the past two to three years, acceptance has increased significantly.
I only recently realized that this surge in VPN popularity is likely directly related to the chaotic social unrest, not to mention the global health crisis we’ve all been experiencing in the past few years.
We got used to squatting. As part of this mindset, more consumers are …