VPN Service & Targeted Advertising
Have you ever wondered exactly why advertisements with dogs or baby pictures showed up in your Facebook page? Have you been meandering right along online before and stopped to think – Just where are those coming from?
The answer is fairly simple – Facebook sold your privacy. After all, if Facebook is free, how exactly did it become a billion-dollar company? In teaming up with data miners to provide information on its user base to advertisers, Facebook made a mint and continues to everyday.
If you “liked” someone else’s posts about dogs, or about your friends’ new kids enough times, that generated enough data points for advertising companies to promote those things to you. Worse yet, mentioning your favorite book or movie, or providing even a general description of your geographic region provides further data points that advertising, marketing and public relations firms can use when they buy ad space from the social media company to be directed right at you.
Fortunately, there are ways around this. Plenty of ad blocking software is available for whichever browser you prefer, such as AdBlock Plus for Firefox. So it goes for different built-in settings, like Incognito Mode in Chrome.
But while those programs and settings can seem useful, they’re only scratching the surface by leaving your browser and browsing experience hassle-free from targeted ads and histories.
The main myth that needs to get busted about both of those is that they allow for private browsing. This is false, as adblock programs and “private” browsing sessions still allow your IP address to be tracked.
So it goes for the recording of your searches through Google or the way your ISP is most likely keeping a record of your site visits via a log file.
To put it bluntly – even though you can’t see a record of your activity after the fact, the rest of the Internet can.
That’s why you need to utilize privacy network such as VPN Zoom. Services like ours provide a shield against which the logging efforts of external agencies and ad firms bounce off. What that means is that despite someone else’s best efforts, VPN Zoom has your back, because we’ve got your privacy in mind at all times.