Traditional VPN Services

Traditional web browsing and its associated data are generated, stored, and used as an asset by Internet service providers. To subvert this breach of data, people opt for services like a VPN. A VPN routes your IP address to different servers across the world and ‘blinds’ your service provider to your browsing activities. An added benefit is that your true location is also hidden from the site that you are browsing on.

However, the danger of using these services is the centralized operations and servers that are provided to you, and you are at the mercy of a single entity and its decisions regarding your data. Large VPN companies have hundreds of large service centres that route thousands of users through those centres every minute.

Access to these servers and their associated data is controlled and gated by these companies. The ‘logs’ of this data are claimed to be deleted or not sold by the VPN companies, but these claims have come into question in recent years. These centralized VPNs also limit users access through a singular ‘tunnel’ and all your traffic is routed through this tunnel to the VPN servers on the other side. Because of this, you are limited in your active applications to only those that are routed through a singular access tunnel at a time and you cannot have multiple apps running through multiple tunnels simultaneously.

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