Question Privacy through VPN

The incognito option just makes it so there is nothing recorded on your PC itself. That message means that any traffic leaving your machine can be seen...EXCEPT you have already taken care of that with the VPN. The traffic can of course be intercepted after it leaves the VPN site but that is why you run HTTPS. It is HTTPS more than anything else that protects you. All the data in encrypted end to end so nobody in the middle can see what you are doing. All they can tell is what web sites you are going to and even then it is pretty limited.

Most times you use a VPN to get past a restriction more than for privacy. If you do not use a VPN the ISP can see what IP address you are accessing but that does not tell them a real lot. You can use encrypted DNS to make it even harder on them to snoop.

In any case the VPN will mostly protect you. Google and other tracking companies load your machine up with cookies and constantly use captcha stuff to track. This is a attempt to track different machines behind a vpn. Who knows who google actually shares this information with, they of course claim they do not This is all purged when you close a incognito session.

I would avoid any free vpn companies. You can get a lot of quality ones for a fairly low monthly price. Free vpn companies have to pay their bills some how. Many force ads into your sessions. The really bad ones have been caught loading bit coin miners.
 
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Thanks both of you. Could this "keylogger" read my chats and see my bank account amount?
In theory, yes.

But that would come with either a nasty virus from something you shouldn't have downloaded.
Or, it is installed by the owner of a PC that you do not own. A company or school supplied system, perhaps. Rare, but it happens.
 
The keylogger might not, but anyone sent its logs could log into your chat, email or bank account... as you.

BTW that warning was not enough to prevent a $5billion class-action suit against Google from proceeding. It appears that Google services such as Google Analytics and Google Ad Manager are very interested in what you do in their incognito mode so Google does whatever it can to track your activity then especially, even without permanent cookies. Presumably the "Websites that you visit" disclaimer wasn't specific enough for Google services embedded in webpages, especially when considering Chrome was coded to assist their spying.

Remember when Google's motto was "Don't be evil"?
 
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Do bear in mind that free ones will not help you stay hidden. The free ones usually have DNS leakages revealing your true identity. Opt for ones that offer 256 bit encryption protocols and zero log policy. Some examples are Ivacy, surfshark, vyper.
 

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