1. d987654321's Avatar
    I understand concealing your Ip and searches while on a wifi network. But how do you do that while on data?

    I use duckduckgo as the default search engine and browse with enpass, secure browser or mmax safe browser. Does this conceal your Ip while on data or does your phone provider always know your location?
    09-15-14 03:48 PM
  2. BCITMike's Avatar
    ???

    The provider will always know "where" your device, as well as your cellular IP. It won't know your wifi IP.

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    09-15-14 04:21 PM
  3. oddboy's Avatar
    Check out VPNme in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webst...ntent/35348889
    09-15-14 05:51 PM
  4. d987654321's Avatar
    Does that conceal your identity while you're on data?
    09-15-14 06:45 PM
  5. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    From who, the carrier? It is impossible to conceal your IP from the carrier.
    09-15-14 07:07 PM
  6. d987654321's Avatar
    So what is the difference between using a vpn while onn wifi on your phone versus using a private browser?
    09-15-14 07:42 PM
  7. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    A private browser stops websites (and other web services) from getting any information from you BEYOND your IP and MAC address, so if you don't give those sites any info about who you are, they have no way to know. They will still have your IP and MAC, though.

    A VPN allows you to create a private connection between your device and another device (generally, one you own/control/rent/lease), though your carrier can tell you have created a VPN to that device - they just can't see the content of the traffic. Of course, that isn't going to help you when it comes to accessing other Internet sites, or, at best, you can make it seem like requests from your device are actually coming from the device on the other end of the tunnel. Still, if you don't personally control that other machine, then there are other people who can track what you are doing, and if you do own that other machine, then it's likely that someone can prove that you are the owner. Either way, someone who is motivated enough can track you. It will protect you from casual observation, and perhaps low-level targeted observation, but people with significant resources and/or access (such as the carrier) can track much of what you do, no matter what.
    09-15-14 10:02 PM

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