Anonymity is vital
There's a word for the need of closing your door, when you don't want to be bothered: privacy.
There's a word for the need of revolting against paternalism and threats of free speech: freedom.
There's a word for the need of locking your home at night and for the need of protection against threats of your privacy and your freedom: security.
The Internet today
Just a decade ago, the Internet had been a place of diversity under a common goal of tolerance. A place where anybody could feel safe and communicate with anybody else, practicing a new and special kind of democracy all over the globe. Nowadays many dreams, the Internet once started with, are scattered. Some even face a fate of being transformed into their contraries, first of all the keystones 'Privacy', 'Freedom' and 'Security':
- Website owners want to know all about your interests in favor of analyzing you and targeting advertisements directly to your needs and wishes. Or – a bit more simple – in favor of selling your data to the next person who asks for it.
- The movie industry from Hollywood to Bollywood, Red Light districts included, wants to know where and which kind of videos you watch.
- Government authorities such as the Secret Services want to know where you reside, where you move to, what you're doing, which attitude you got, what you think, what you say and what you do – and if you agree with them or not.
- Organized and not so organized criminals also have an eye on you – especially on your financial status. And if you own a company, you can bet that they're on to that as well. Industrial espionage has never been easier than today.
- Worse, though, because at the same time, the Internet is being turned into a trap for your personal data, your rights as a citizen and a consumer are restricted step by step to reduce your ability to fight back.
What does the Internet know about you?
If you're extremely unwary, nearly all there is to know. Countless PCs and gadgets made themselves the center points of our lives. They are widely used, starting from shopping purposes, to dealing with your government, as well as keeping in touch with friends and anybody else on this planet via mail, Facebook, Twitter, boards, blogs, your own homepage and dozens of other communication forms. Given this data alone one is sort of an open book for everybody interested. And you have no or just little control over whether you want to share this information or not. In fact, the more you use the Internet, the bigger the data cloud you produce gets. It's stored on your computer, with your provider and basically on any webserver you visit. Regardless if it had been a site like the 'Huffington Post', 'Wikileaks' or 'Facebook'. Each server log of each website you visit records your IP address, which content you are interested in (and for how long you stay), which downloads you make and which link you click on. Also the next website you visit will be informed from where you come from. The same goes for your provider, who collects data about all stages of your online trips and where you stay for how long at any given time. And to make matters worse, your provider is also among those who can easily connect your IP address clearly to your name, address, age, phone number and a lot more.
How can you protect yourself?
It's your right to decide who you trust and who will get information about you, your family and your interests, and CyberGhost VPN can be of tremendous help in this task by securing your online privacy. It tunnels you encrypted and privacy-proofed to one of our reliable servers and exchanges your unique IP address, given to you by your provider, with a different one, before it releases you into the Internet. This IP address is being shared with a lot of other users, thus making it impossible to be identified.
This tunnel is especially secured in two steps in order to make it impossible for any hacker (or for anyone evil-minded) to spy on your data. First, each connection is secured with 1024 bit SSL and, second, the tunnel is equipped with a unique 128 bit AES key, which functions as a kind of password and which gets renewed every 30 minutes. Of course, it's also out of question that the servers you get connected to, are equally and on the same high level secured.
Is it complicate to use CyberGhost VPN?
No. Actually it's never been easier to surf the Net anonymously as it is with CyberGhost VPN. Our software and services are not only 'build for privacy', but also 'build for everybody', so you can start right away by just following these few little steps:
- Download the client software
- Install the client and open an account
- Log-in and connect to a server
- ALL DONE ... from now on you surf anonymously!
With CyberGhost VPN you re-establish your online privacy and Internet freedom with just a few clicks. No exhausting searches for new, overcrowded and in the end slow web proxies anymore and no crazy and complicated browser settings needed. And the best thing: You're not limited to your browser to use the web anonymously. You can also use any other program on your PC with access to the Internet. Like your messenger (ICQ, XFire, Skype, etc.), your download clients, and games (WoW, CS:S, etc.).
Just download the cost free client, open a completely anonymous and free account, log-in and connect to a server. And then .. well, then you can surf merrily and anonymously, play, chat and discover an Internet you thought had gone extinct: secure, free and private.