Tunnelbear have introduced two things which users will greatly appreciate, given recent events about intelligence agencies spying on our Internet usage – Privacy Protection & “Always On” Security. After using it for several days now, I am even more in love with my VPN.
Tunnelbear is a fast, reliable, cheap Virtual Private Network (VPN) which you should definitely consider. We have previously written a review of Tunnelbear last year, and I became an instant fan, mainly because Tunnelbear is able to give me BBC iPlayer here in Germany. The nice thing about Tunnelbear is that the developers are constantly hard at work, tweaking and improving the service (even though they still stubbornly cling to that awful wooden design).
In a page from Ghostery‘s book, Tunnelbear gives you information about what is attempting to track you, such as social networks, cookies, and scripts. You can switch individual settings on and off if you decide you want to allow a certain tracker through. Remember, it’s not paranoia if the trackers are really out to get you.
You can configure Tunnelbear to automatically start as soon as your operating system boots up. And finally, the cream on the cake is “always on” security. If your VPN connection drops, Tunnelbear jumps into action and quickly diverts all of your Internet browsing to HTTPS (encrypted). Which is great if you are sitting in a public Internet cafe doing your online banking, and consulting your password list.
Add to all that creamy goodness the fact that the service is a lot faster… and did I mention it was only 5 Americano dollars a month for unlimited service? Si Señor.