I’m thrilled to be continuing this series on internet security thanks to a sponsored partnership with F-Secure Freedome VPN.
I spent some time a few weeks ago talking about why Freedome is a great thing to have if you are in the habit of using public WiFi. I had a number of people whose reaction was “Great, but I don’t travel much or surf the net at the mall, so it doesn’t apply to me”. Let me explain why I feel Freedome is STILL a great product for you.
Have you ever been surfing the web and stopped to look for a specific product? The first time this happened to me, I was shopping for a frame for our bathroom mirror. I came across a product that allows you to stick a frame to your existing mirror.
I clicked away from their website and went about whatever else I needed to online. As I popped on and off of my friends’ blogs, I started seeing ads for this same product on just about every site I visited. It took a few minutes for the light to dawn and I realized that Google ads were picking up on a cookie that had been placed on my computer and alerted them that I was looking at this product.
Once I started my own website and began using different analytics programs to learn more about the audience that reads my blog, I was shocked at how much information these programs have about all of us. Many people do not like having such personal information so exposed every time they go online.
F- Secure Freedome VPN solves this issue. From www.f-secure.com:
When you surf the Internet, data collection companies track your online activities and sell your data to advertisers. We block these tracking attempts so you can browse anonymously and undisturbed. When you connect to the Internet, your device is assigned a unique IP address. Freedome masks your IP, so you can surf anonymously. Never sacrifice your privacy for the sake of mobility.
Just a reminder that you can try out Freedome yourself with a free three month trial. Use this code and then rest assured that you are safe while surfing: cttpc3