Tunnelbear VPN Adds Privacy Protection & “Always On” Security

Mark O'Neill 09-10-2013

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 Access US-Only Websites Internationally For Free With TunnelBear If you’re living outside of the United States, here’s a familiar scenario for you. You’re reading your favorite tech blog, and suddenly see a post about the latest and greatest in web services. Maybe it’s... Read More 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).

Tunnelbear VPN Adds Privacy Protection & "Always On" Security tunnelbear privacy

In a page from Ghostery AdBlock, NoScript & Ghostery - The Trifecta Of Evil Over the past few months, I've been contacted by a good number of readers who have had problems downloading our guides, or why they can't see the login buttons or comments not loading; and in... Read More ‘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.


Source: Tunnelbear

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  1. Jasmine
    March 25, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    I love the bear - but the bear does not like me! Having a problem with the free app.

  2. Meidimi S
    October 10, 2013 at 9:48 am

    i use on my tab and android phone. Love it.

  3. jack
    October 9, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I like TB especially for BBC Iplayer but the wood TV set should go away. Even Apple is moving on from skeuomorphic design.

  4. Baylin
    October 9, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Tunnelbear keeps crashing on VirtualBox.

  5. Don Gateley
    October 9, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Hey, I love that wood theme. :-)

    Their FAQ says you can choose between two options with respect to torrents, either accept Tunnelbear logging your activity or disable torrents. Yuk.

    • CorpBear
      October 9, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      RE: Don Gateley
      Hey Don, Ryan from TunnelBear here. I just wanted to correct your comment above. TunnelBear does NOT log any session-related information about our users activity period.

      Below is our privacy policy which clearly states this:

      In our sites FAQ, we explains the difficult choice we had to make around Torrenting vs. collecting information about our users. Realizing it wasn't entirely clear - we'll be updating it soon. To clarify, there is no option, we no longer support Torrents and do NOT log user information.

    • CorpBear
      October 9, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      SP: explains = explain *embarrassed*

    • Don Gateley
      October 10, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Sorry for the misread, CorpBear, and thanks for clearing it up.