The question I've linked to answers your first question, i. If I understand correctly what you were saying about, for example, the Three Letter Agencies or major nations, they could figure out the size of a file, or the time you downloaded said file. You need to separate these out in your questions. In my case, would those types of email providers gmail, yahoo etc.
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Please explain how that topic in the link you gow would. Some protocols, like http, send everything "in the clear," meaning anyone who can read the data on the wire can get access to everything you transmitted.
For all we know, the servers that service www. I highly doubt that CSIS or the CIA or any hacker for that matter lolwould want to hack an email provider just to see mundane emails, that's good to know. It altogether answers the question perfectly well. The closest thing to a quick and easy answer that is right is: Instead, Snowden had to do his research and learn how to properly evaluate the security of protocols on his own.
In my case, would those types of email providers gmail, knoow etc.
The obvious question here is, what does it matter? Virtual Private Networks VPN are most commonly used by businesses to allow employees to work remotely. I don't like the idea of my ISP knowing more about me beyond what they already know.
I am not asking if they know if I download something I assume they would knowbut rather what it is I download. My question whst geared towards downloads and downloads from emails. In most cases, they can do a reverse IP lookup and figure out the host name, but a single server may serve many host names.
The question I've linked to answers your first question, i. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question. Your browsing history says a lot about you, and most of us would prefer that it stayed between us and our computer.
Their behaviors are very different. I use services like gmail, yahoo and other email providers, never the ISP ones. This question already has an answer here: When it comes to online privacy, there are a lot of steps you can take to clean up your browsing history and prevent sites from tracking you. Some Internet providers are even moving to make privacy a premium add-on, using your Internet history to market to you in much the same way websites do, unless you pay an additional monthly fee.
It is now a non-profit organization dedicated to improving online privacy tools.
Similar to VPNs, there are a number of proxy services that will hide your IP address and encrypt your online activity. But not the content?
Can my isp see what I legitimately download? - Information Security Stack Exchange
Unless I missed something out there, it didn't look like they did. Can my isp see what I legitimately download? The link you provided does not deal with that topic whatsoever. They have the physical wires you're sending bits over.
What Exactly Can Your ISP See When You Surf the Web?
Even ISPs can be affected. GMail, for instance, goes over https.
Hence number one and number two.