Can you believe this question? It’s a sad state of affairs when ordinary people think that a simple technical tweak is somehow a criminal act. To keep this post ‘child friendly’ – I’ll restrict my expletive to FFS !!!! Most of us on the internet will know what that means.

So why is the question so incredibly silly but also kind of worrying. The silly bit is, that in many cases you have very little leeway in changing your IP address. Sure you can mess around with your internal IP address, but that’s not terribly important. On a global scale it’s about the same as deciding what sort of computer you use, or what size monitor you sit in front of.

Your IP address is assigned by your ISP, and here’s where the worrying bit comes into play. Why would people worry about changing it anyway? It’s purely because of control, companies, governments and the establishment would prefer we all kept our assigned IP address. It’s used to monitor what we do, log our activities and block what we see based on political or commercial preferences.

The above video is entitled IP address changing software. It’s computer software, with a completely legitimate purpose, internet security. Sure it also stops your government, agencies and corporate giant spying and monitoring you, but it breaks no laws. Seriously if all you do is surf, then the fact that you watched that Victoria Secrets Video seven times is nothing to do with the Government.