Oh, I think you're right. The better solution by far is to have some reasonable limits on what Internet providers are allowed to do with the access to your data which their position as a utility provides. I mean, we never allowed the phone companies to tap our phones, or extort us with information which they gleaned from listening to our calls. There's no fundamental reason why we need to let our Internet providers do it either.
But lacking some regulatory relief, we must do what we can to protect ourselves.
This is a rather crude stop gap measure which might make it more difficult and expensive for others to spy on you and steal your personal information. It also might do nothing more than provide the illusion of doing something to fight the trend.
But I, for one, will not simply sit passively by and accept that I no longer have even minimal basic privacy, or freedom from intrusion.
If you have any better ideas for maintaining privacy, short of giving up access to the Internet entirely, I'd certainly like to hear them.
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