I would agree with this, and to be honest the level of tracing is only increasing over time. If you want to stay 'safe' the only true means is to abstain from all internet activities.In general you are better off assuming that all online activities can be traced, even if the actual traffic between you and a website is encrypted.
Right. Been doing some playing around with this. I now have it working on Android (Moto G6 phone) too. The secret is you have to disable the Sim card AND use a VPN. You can disable the Sim card easily from the settings menu. Hey presto, you're in the UK watching BBC iPlayer! Re-enable the Sim and it stops again.It's fine on the web version of the iPlayer. There seems to be some problem with the Android app, though.
Who are you concerned has access to your browsing history, this will determine whether a VPN will be helpful?Is it a good idea to use a VPN. I don’t like the idea that my browsing history is available.
Mobile data isn't the issue, as once wifi is available, it won't use mobile data anyway. The app is using details of the mobile network the device is connected to to determine if it is in the UK or not.Can you not just turn mobile data off instead of disabling the sim?
I use Nord VPN as a matter of course. It is a paid subscription and routinely figures in the best leagues of VPN. It is consistent and it is good. I had heard it said that if you're getting the VPN for free then you are the product in terms of making money. Personally, I don't like the idea of anyone tracking me or using my data, so that's my rationale in using it. I had used it for a while to bypass the Geo-location on some TV sites like the BBC and Nord VPN worked a treat.I've just bought a years subscription to Norton Secure VPN specifically to watch BBC Iplayer. I set up a Northern Ireland postcode and a UK virtual location. BBC Iplayer won't allow me to watch. I think it's detecting that I am using a VPN.
Can any recommend a VPN that will allow me to watch Iplayer on home TV network and on my PC. I have good things about Nord VPN and Express VPN.