VPNs Promise Online Privacy. Do They Deliver?

21m ·

VPNs Promise Online Privacy. Do They Deliver?

Virtual private networks, or VPNs, first emerged in the 1990s as a way for employees to securely log in to their office computer from home. Now, VPN providers market them to people looking to protect their web searches, location, and personal data from advertisers and other prying eyes. They’re used for everything from streaming television shows to accessing websites blocked by authoritarian regimes. Bloomberg reporter Austin Carr joins this episode to talk about whether VPNs can live up to their promise to keep your online data safe and private. 

Read more: VPNs Are Going Mainstream, and So Are Their Trust Issues

Listen to The Big Take podcast every weekday and subscribe to our daily newsletter: https://bloom.bg/3F3EJAK 

Have questions or comments for Wes and the team? Reach us at bigtake@bloomberg.net.

Read more

Login to see and leave a comments

  • Lisaa

    @yames check this podcast out its a great one


    The part where he mentions that he wants to be adopted by a more functional family even at 45 yrs really hits home. Really delineates how no matter how old and independent you are, you still need love and support.

    8 months ago·2 likes·
  • Sophie

    So inspiring and motivational ! Great podcast ⭐️


    Good stuff keep it up

    8 months ago·1 like·

    Very thought out! Can't wait to try it out.

    8 months ago·7 likes·
  • Moriss

    I find these weekly podcasts to be super inspirational, they seem to always motivate me to look at my purpose. Matt not only brings in his personal life experiences but he delivers them in such a way that they are relatable.


    This podcast and the sub has made the show better

    8 months ago·4 likes·

311 Subscribers

Podcast hosts

No host has claimed this podcast yet, if you are the host you can verify ownership by claiming this podcast