I’ve been using using ibVPN for a while, and I think it’s great. In case you don’t know, “VPN” means Virtual Priivate network. To use Webopedia’s definition:
VPN is pronounced as separate letters and is short for virtual private network.
VPN is a network that is constructed by using public wires — usually the Internet — to connect to a private network, such as a company’s internal network. There are a number of systems that enable you to create networks using the Internet as the medium for transporting data. These systems use encryption and other security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted.
At ibVPN they delete their logs after 10 days, which no doubt frustrates the police. But they need to learn: Not all users of VPNs and other privacy tools are terrorists or drug traffickers. Using a VPN, or encryption tools like PGP/GPG is like putting a letter in an envelope rather than sending a postcard that anyone can see. I think having a private life is an essential human right.
In fact, I’ll offer Cameron and his cronies a deal: if they start posting their private emails, texts, Instant Messages and letters on a website for all to read, I’ll stop using a VPN. I’m not talking about secret government correspondence. Just their private, personal communications.
We got a deal, Dave? Hmm, I guess not.