There have recently been reports that British ISPs are now sending letters to customers that they think are watching unofficial online streams. What can YOU do to protect YOUR privacy?
The ISPs (Internet Service Providers) normally mention that someone has used the customer’s internet connection to view media that is hosted with companies that do not have permission from the copyright holder, and suggest legitimate alternatives via “Get It Right From A Genuine Site”. Currently users of Peer To Peer services (P2P – torrents, AceStreams etc) seem to be most likely to receive the warning letter.
This situation has led many to question just how closely their internet provider is monitoring their online activities. DroiX recommend you ensure that only streams you are entitled to watch are accessed.
Our first recommendation would be to speak to anyone in your household who accesses the internet and let them know they should always respect the law. Also make sure that your WiFi network has a strong password to prevent strangers from using your internet connection and getting you in trouble.
If you are certain your WiFi network is secure, and you want to ensure that your privacy is respected online, one solution is to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection.
Encrypting your data with a VPN connection from IPVanish means snoopers won’t have access to your online activities. It is like sending a letter to your friend using a secret code – it won’t matter if the delivery man or sorting office open the letter, they will not be able to understand what you are saying to your friend.
There are other advantages to using a VPN, please see https://droidbox.co.uk/how-to/vpn-introduction for more general information, whilst https://droix.co.uk/wordpress/droidbox-announces-partnership-with-ipvanish-vpn covers IPVanish’s specific benefits. If you have already decided you want to sign up for an account, you can directly visit https://www.ipvanish.com/war-for-web?a_aid=56793406edacd&a_bid=48f95966 .
IPVanish is the VPN company that DroiX recommend. If you have an Android device from DroiX, please watch the following video to ensure you have access to the latest version of their application:
If you have a T11, W8, W8 Pro, W10 or W10 Pro (a Windows powered device basically), you can discover how to install their program in this video: