Protecting our online privacy is becoming increasingly challenging. From the U.S. government rolling back regulations [blog.hotspotshield.com] that prevent service providers from selling your browsing history, to massive data breaches [cnbc.com] like Equifax, Uber and Yahoo, the threats to our online privacy and personal data is something we should all be taking seriously.
We lock the door to our house, but often forget to lock the door to our digital lives. In fact, cybercrime damage costs are projected to reach trillions of dollars annually. From ransomware to viruses and a host of other digital maladies, browsing online is often not safe.
It’s easy to become complacent about using the internet. Yet the more you take easy Internet access for granted, the better the chance that a scammer is going to find their way to you and your devices. You may never know they have found you until it is too late. Even when browsing the Web at a public Wi-Fi hotspot like the coffee shop down your street, anyone on that network can eavesdrop on your online activities and collect critical information about you.
About: David Gorodyansky is the Ceo & Co-Founder of AnchorFree is a software company that provides Virtual private networks. He was 23 years old when he co-founded the company with a belief that all Internet users should be in control on the web. Passionate about enabling open communication, social business, and changing the world, David set on a mission to build a global movement to enable secure browsing, online privacy, and internet freedom for an addressable market of 1.6 billion Internet users. David was named among the top CEO’s under 30 years old by Inc Magazine, CEOUnder30.com, FastCompany, Red Herring, and other publications. David also runs a blog on Forbes.com, where he shares his passions about technology, innovations, and new ideas.