Can I ask, my company provides us a VPN connection, my question on this if we are connected via VPN, does our server or company track the sites that we are visiting, for example, I’m opening in laptop facebook, youtube do they know this?
I’m going to use my favourite tech answer here: it depends
VPN connections are based on a configuration file. The easiest configuration is indeed to route all data through the tunnel, but you can specify that you want only certain IPs and/or subnets to be routed through the tunnel while all the rest is routed as normal.
Today, it’s very difficult to achieve anonymity in the network, especially from a laptop. I use my smartphone with VPN to surf the pages I need. If you don’t know how to test your VPN, use special sites that will help you find out if you’re protected. Security on the Internet is very important, because all information about you can be found out and used against you. To protect yourself, use only high-quality VPN servers and don’t spare a few dollars to buy a paid version of the VPN, because your security depends on it.