TunnelBear VPN has a welcoming take on networking security and privacy, guarding your data with a bear-themed virtual private network.
A friendly face on privacy: TunnelBear employs a cartoon bear -- and bear puns -- throughout its app and website to give encryption a welcoming appearance. The company goes so far as to let you pay with jars of honey, along with credit cards and Bitcoin.
Generous free data: The TunnelBear team offers 500MB of free VPN data each month, which is more than enough to see if you like the service. And TunnelBear says it doesn't throttle throughput on its free offering. (And if you are feeling the squeeze, you can tweet @theTunnelBear to get 1GB of free data for a month.)
Affordable subscription rates: A 30-day subscription is $9.99, and the annual subscription is $59.88. A subscription covers five devices.
Private and security: TunnelBear uses the open-source OpenVPN to implement its VPN and AES-256 encryption to keep a secure connection.
No logging: TunnelBear says it has a no-logging policy and goes into detail on its privacy page about how it handles personal information. (Note: TunnelBear was acquired by the security company McAfee in March 2018, and the TunnelBear team immediately addressed concerns that its logging practices may change with the acquisition: "We'll also continue to collect the minimum amount of data possible to operate our service," the company said.
Servers across the globe:TunnelBear offers exit servers in 20 countries, including Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, and the United Kingdom. If your goal is to skirt content filtering or government censorship, you can use the company's GhostBear VPN option to scramble your communications and make VPN data packets harder to detect.
Maybe too much fun: If you're more businesslike, TunnelBear might not be button-down enough for you, with its playful animations and growling bears.
Limited subscription plans: Unlike plans from other VPN services, which range from a day and a week to a year, TunnelBear gives you the choice of signing up between one month and 12.
With a generous free plan and a cartoonish presentation, the TunnelBear VPN is an excellent choice for staying secure online and keeping your networking private.
From TunnelBear, Inc.:
Rawwr. TunnelBear for Android unblocks your favorite censored or blocked websites, keeps your physical location (IP Address) private and secures your browsing on public Wi-Fi with strong encryption. Features. Unblock your favorite websites from anywhere in the world. Keep your IP Address and location private from websites and online trackers. Visualize your Bear "tunneling" your data from one country to another. Safely use public Wifi. Friendly customer support. An incredibly simple VPN app for your Android phone or tabletTunnelBear VPN is your digital companion on an increasingly fenced and monitored Internet. What are the world's best news sites saying about TunnelBear? "One of our favorite VPN services. "-Lifehacker"I have been impressed by its ease of use. " -Forbes"The easiest VPN programs I've ever used. " - TNW"TunnelBear is more consumer-friendly, with a very-easy-to-configure interface. "-Macworld"All you have to do is turn the knob" -Wall Street Journal"A most useful mammal. "-Yahoo News.
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