TunnelBear is a Canadian company famous for making super easy to use privacy tools. They specialize in VPN services that allow your phone and computers to be secure when using public WiFi hotspots. Their service also allows you to "tunnel" into another country to get around content blocking by governments or media companies.
Today TunnelBear is launching a public beta version of the their new Chrome extension. When installed, it will protect everything you do in Chrome by running it through an encrypted web proxy.
For Chromebook users, almost everything you do should be encrypted, making it a great tool to have. For Windows, Mac, or Linux users, please note that only your Chrome connection will be secured - not the rest of your system's traffic.
TunnelBear offers a free plan for those with low data usage, or a very cheap paid plan for everyone else. I personally pay for their unlimited plan and use the service frequently. I've been privately testing the extension for a few weeks now and I have nothing but positive things to say about it.
If you want to give it a try, download it from the Chrome Web Store today!
Interested in learning more? You can check out the help center articles for the new Chrome extension here:
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