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How encryption evolved to protect us from ISPs

April 8, 2024

If you’re accessing the internet, you’re likely using an internet service provider (ISP). ISPs – think Telia, Telekom, Verizon, etc – control the gateways of the internet. They manage much of the core infrastructure that enables us to send and receive data on our devices. And as gatekeepers, ISPs carefully observe the traffic that travels over their infrastructure – a major ongoing privacy gap for internet users. In this blog, we briefly look at why ISPs monitor our traffic and explore how encryption technology has evolved over the years to guard us from prying eyes.