It long been true that if you want to get involved in modern-day society you have to give some of your privacy. But here in the case, your ISP knows you better than even your soulmate or anyone who might be very close to you.
WHAT IS ISP?
ISP basically known as your Internet Service Provider knows everything about you including your financial status, your love life, your routine activities, and we would say EVERYTHING.
Just give a quick think about WhatsApp. You use WhatsApp to talk to your girlfriend or your wife and you discuss your sex life or your current financial status, That is all getting traced. Well, we won’t say that they are keeping a regular eye on your activities specifically but they HAVE everything of you. They won’t keep an eye on you unless you do something suspicious but once you are under their eye, they can simply go through every data they have about you and will get to know who exactly you are. The meta-data is saved within their machines.
THEY HAVE YOUR FINGERPRINTS WITH YOUR PICTURES
As the technology is getting advanced. The tracking systems are getting advanced as well. Nowadays all the latest phones have the fingerprint scanners in it and we use these gadgets for our ease but in fact, they are getting biometrics as well
Similarly, the face locks work the very same way as well. They get to have our name, a picture that is updated regularly, and biometrics.
The story doesn’t end here, These tech giants are in the middle of developing new voice recognition machines that will trace you by listening to your voice.
WHAT BENEFIT THEY GET FROM TRACKING
These ISPs also sell the user information to advertisers just like google delivers advertisements based on your previous browsing history. The reason of concern here is that nobody knows what these advertisers will do with the information rather than just showing us the ads.
ISPs KEEP YOUR DATA SAVED FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS IN THEIR MACHINES.
Well, there is a proper way to hide your activities. It doesn’t actually hide you but it makes it limited for the ISPs to keep track of you. You can use a good and trusted VPN to log in to the internet. VPNs basically create a tunnel between you and your ISP where your ISP can see you Going into the tunnel but they won’t be able to see what you are doing there. For example, they can see you logging into Facebook but they won’t be able to see what you do on Facebook.
Moreover, you can use TOR BROWSER for your daily searches, Tor provides you with total anonymity and they don’t keep any logs or any data of the user. Tor browser totally encrypts your data and saves it from going into the giant’s hands.
WE WOULD RECOMMEND YOU USE VPN BEFORE YOU USE TOR BROWSER. IT SAVES YOU FROM DIFFERENT CYBER CRIMINALS FROM HACKING YOUR INFO OR YOUR DATA.
WHAT THEY WANT TO KEEP TRACK ON US
You all may be thinking about why ISP wants to keep track of us. Believe me or not, they basically keep track of you just to make a quick buck. Identifying partners and user behavior help them with traffic management and make your connection run more quickly and reliably and also helps to protect users from cybercrimes and malware so it’s not like that there is no benefit to this user data collection but even so no one would blame you develop trust issues.