Well, the internet privacy is gone in the US as people around the globe know about the news like this and especially that the US ISPs are planning on making their services pre-available with the cyber surveillance stuffs. Like, what kind of political selfishness is that anyway?
If you really care for freedom and know the situations that have been going around, there must be careful plannings and you must make sure that you plan things right but for US ISPs, it will be a challenge for the US citizens heavily concerned about them. Various tech companies have been concerned about the privacy, net neutrality and other stuffs outside of the tech field that try to affect their businesses negatively but if you’re going to talk shit about this sort of concern, perhaps, you’re borrowing that sort of political selfishness like you think that the tech companies are helping baddies and stuffs like that.
It seems that Verizon had started delivering their phones pre-loaded with the worthless search engine app, AppFlash, which is based on some existing search engine app. Currently, the phone to delivered with the app is LG K20 V and as of now, we don’t know if the other Android and IOS devices will be the next victims.
The reputation is bad enough for the US ISPs and even Google does the same sort of security compromise through its services like the Play Store that you’re better off with the third-party alternatives to it.
Speaking of alternatives, you can get the Cyanogenmod OSes on your Android devices when possible but they’re not the only workarounds for privacy protections. VPNs are useful for bypassing the data collection and censorship but the downside is that they can be used for viewing and obtaining foreign contents as if the regional information is made false on purpose. I don’t like falsifying personal information on many of the websites but if the websites don’t have international support, chances are that your phone numbers will be mistaken like it already happened to me during the Relay texting assignment I had last year and there won’t be a Country option in the form that supports full country list. Last suggestions for privacy protection are to make use of the secure web browsers like Tor and Tails OS but I don’t recommend them to you as they are too over-protective and going through various websites you visit everyday can be a problem that way.
So, privacy protection is an important thing but don’t use the purpose of this barrier for doing bad things as it will be penetrated through once you are found out.