The President’s recent approval of privacy rollbacks now permits ISPs to sell user data without disclosure. With no more protection of your personal information guaranteed, a VPN service is absolutely necessary to defend against unauthorized snooping and data theft.
A little while back, I posed the question of what makes a smartphone "too thin." No one wants to carry an oversized brick in his or her pocket (though there's a recent trend in that direction), and no one wants to be weighed down by that same brick. The pressure to stay slim and trim in the smartphone world is just as intense as it is on the beaches of the real world. Maybe more intense.