Websites and online platforms use a variety of methods to identify their visitors and keep track of their activities. One of the ways to do so is tracking the IP of the user to identify its location and match it with additional information they collect. Furthermore, as you browse through the Internet, or use software that requires Internet access, you are sending information packages to the Internet and the routers and switches along the way track the online destinations you are trying to reach. Think about it like an envelope with the origin and destination address that every postman and truck driver can see. So even if the content of the package is encrypted (like in the UP Messenger), the “middlemen” can still see the destination of your package. Moreover, hackers take advantage of routers and access-points (like in an airport or hotel) to identify, analyze and track your activity and personal information - location, movement, the nature of the apps you use, the languages in which you communicate, your personal preferences, and dozens of other parameters. When using our VPN you are only communicating with the Unplugged servers, which provide a safe tunnel that prevents hackers from seeing the destination of the packages and prevents websites and apps from identifying your location, your data, and your online destination. With the UP VPN, websites can only see the Unplugged server IP, but never yours.