After reading the title you may think this article is a hoax and may want to skip reading it. The internet is a blessing for the modern world. It made the world more connected but at the same time less private. Bellow are four reasons why you or your business need to take a private proxy approach to the Internet. This article does not try to spook anyone, but these are true facts about the state of the Internet today.
Surfing the Internet today without a private proxy connection is like taking a shower in an IKEA showroom. Every passer-by will notice your marvels. If you don’t like showering like this and prefer the privacy of your home, then why would you do online the IKEA shower equivalent with your personal data.
COPY-PASTE LIFE AND WHY YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A SERIAL NUMBER
Daily, we tend to spend a considerable amount of time surfing the web for business, for social interactions or for pleasure. All this data is stored and even if not used against you, is packaged and sold to others who are making a profit from you.
You might be using free services online, but usually they carry the highest cost. Their cost is invisible to you, is intangible. The cost to online free services is your privacy. Basically, to gain access to a service instead of spending $5, you hand them your personal life information. Do you really want to do this?
Now, how easy is for you to copy a spreadsheet from one folder and paste it into another? Very simple, there are only two or three clicks involved. Because of this simplicity of data storing and data transfer online, your personal life information is sold from one company to another with just two clicks. They might not know your name[yet], you might be just a serial number, or an IP in a list, but in the end they know almost every move you make, every taste you have.
loT – JUST ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SELL YOUR LIFE
We used to have an online connection first to our desktop pc, then we connected our phones, thus we started carrying an online connection with us everywhere. This is not a bad thing in itself. To have the world’s information in your pocket is one of the best things created in recent years.
However, smart appliances are making a steady progress into your kitchen, living room or even bedroom. It will be great for you coffee maker to start brewing once it hears the alarm clock. But all this future smart devices are going to communicate over the internet. Again more data flow about personal life will be available online.
With IoT, taking the shower in an IKEA showroom will turn into a public family bath. Do you really want information about you, your husband or wife and kids to be sold with a couple of clicks?
Smart appliances will be online 24/7 through your IP, so identifying you and your habits through geo-location will be another two clicks way. How can you stay safe and private? The only thing you can do is to connect you smart appliances through private proxies. This way they will be online 24/7, but because of connecting through different IPs, the data gathering on your family will be almost impossible.
Now you can return and shower back in the privacy of your bathroom. No more IKEA.
PRIVATE PROXIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Before we welcome IoT into our home, for the moment we are avid users of social media. We either use social media to interact with friends or we use it for business purposes.
If we use it for business purposes, we might have multiple accounts running and managing at the same time. Beside wanting to stay private online, our business and marketing technique needs to be secret in order to be effective. Gary Vaynerchuk says for the highest conversion rate you need either to be the first of to be different.
As everything in marketing gets replicated, it is a matter of time until your marketing technique will be disclosed. Thus, in order to be effective you need to fly under the radar for as long as possible.
Social media private proxies can help you achieve this privacy and help your marketing technique stay private and continue to generate the highest rate of conversion.
ONLINE INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE
Don’t think of industrial espionage as a James Bond action movie. Industrial espionage is the technique of surveying your competitors and steal their processes and techniques from them.
Today industrial espionage is done by geeks crunching numbers. You may think it will not affect you, but this denial can cost your business dearly.
If you are doing social media marketing campaigns on multiple accounts, how long will it take until others start watching you, trying to understand and than copy your process?
Even now there might be a geek somewhere monitoring your activity and trying to block or copy you. If you have an online business , you might have to consider private proxies for the safety of your enterprise and profits.
TO SUM UP
Now, back to the title. Internet has made the world smaller, faster and more connected. However there is not a lot of privacy online. The next step for your online life and business is to get private again as fast as possible.
The above reasons are just a demonstration of how the Internet and its marvels can be used safely by your family.
You are using the internet the majority of your walking hours. And most often than not you tend to disregard the privacy of your data. Personal and business data that tends to be transferred with just a couple of clicks. You have an online exposure where your data is gathered and sold.
Marketing processes and campaign are effective as long as they are unique. In online marketing is a matter of time until a technique is replicated. If you are using social media for marketing purposes, staying private and anonymous helps you maintain higher rates of conversion for longer.
There is always a geek somewhere trying to outsmart you and copy your business model or steal your clients. Stay private and baffle them.