said by docbill:
I tend to use my vpn for many reasons, none of which are illegal. I believe some level of anonymity is needed to protect democracy. The government should not be able to tap my phone line, e-mail, or web browsing without a warrant. Otherwise, it will be almost impossible to ever successfully stage a protest against bad laws, organize strikes, etc. Even if I'm doing none of those things, by preserving my anonymity I make it harder for the government to track down those who are engaging in activities that help protect democracy.
Using a VPN provider, with or without a dynamic IP address, will not give you anymore anonymity than your home ISP.
A VPN provider is equal to an Internet Service Provider. The only difference is that with a VPN provider you are not bound by the distance to the provider's equipment.
If the government want to tap your phone line, e-mail, or web browsing without a warrant they can do that easily with your VPN provider. In that regard there are no practical differences compared to your ordinary ISP.
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