Myth #2: Anonymity and Privacy are the Same

July 09, 2014

Myth 2

Today’s featured myth is “Anonymity and Privacy are the same.” This is a common misconception and one we see often. In reality, there are crucial differences between privacy and anonymity that have important implications for VPN users. Learn the reality behind Myth #2 and stay tuned for myths 3-7 from our latest article, I am Anonymous When I Use a VPN – 7 Myths Debunked.

  • Myth #1: I can be anonymous on the Internet
  • Myth #2: Anonymity and Privacy are the same
  • Myth #3: – July 11th When my VPN Provider advertises an “anonymous” service, that means they don’t log any identifying information about me.
  • Myth #4: – July 14th When my VPN Provider’s privacy policy says they “don’t log”, that means I am anonymous.
  • Myth #5: – July 15th Even if my VPN Provider uses Hosted or Cloud based VPN servers I can still be anonymous.
  • Myth #6: – July 16th Even if my VPN Provider doesn’t own and operate the network I can still be anonymous.
  • Myth #7: – July 17th Any VPN Logging is Bad.

I am Anonymous When I Use a VPN – 7 Myths Debunked is the latest article featured in our “Take Back Your Internet” policy microsite. The “7 Myths” article addresses a disturbing trend in the VPN industry over the past year. More and more VPN providers are perpetuating the myth of an “anonymous” or “no logging” VPN service while providing minimal or zero transparency about how they actually handle your data. This has diverted privacy conscious VPN users to focus on the false promise of anonymity instead of focusing on what really matters when choosing a VPN provider: transparency, trust, ease of use, performance and reliability. Over the next week we are going to reveal the reality behind 7 crucial myths surrounding VPNs, online privacy, and anonymity.

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