Your Right to Anonymity

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Article 12 of The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Your right to anonymity basically means you can have free will over surfing the internet under any connection, whether it be yours or a fake portal. Anyone is allowed to do this as well, and already a lot of people do so. Primarily you would think that only intruders and people trying to hide something would want to have a right to anonymity but since times are changing and more people are using the internet for online purchases and things it’s important to know your information is kept private.

Now more and more people are hiding their IP addresses and using Proxies to surf the web and it’s your right to do so as well. Everyone from homeowners to politicians have their reasons for wanting to keep anonymous while surfing the web and it’s their right to do so. With your private details all over your computer, you need to make sure you are prepared to protect yourself.

Protecting your details can be anything from password encrypted files to a more extreme measure of safety like buying a software program to hide your IP. I feel the latter of the two options are a better means to online safety, online criminals have become much smarter and more effective at affecting mass people with viruses and such.

These viruses can range from just a small reboot of your computer to it being completely unusable. This would only happen under serious circumstances, but for people who buy things online, you have to be careful of who has that information. If you simply block out your IP address people won’t know where the connection is coming from and your computer will be a lot safer in the long run. 

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  • kyriousrobert Mar 14, 2012

    the internet has become supersaturated that we don’t know what is safe anymore that is why it’s a necessity to hide your ip to protect yourself and your family

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