Data security and personal privacy are hot topics in the tech world right now. News like the recent AshleyMadison breach–and the hugely embarrassing resulting aftermath, especially for key celebrities–has made even the most basic of tech users think twice about hopping online and browsing around. Fortunately, there are easy-to-use solutions that can protect your privacy, even if you’re not a savvy web user.
While a VPN wouldn’t have prevented hackers from finding the specific names and accounts, it would have served other purposes in preventing the tracking–and therefore, proving–of the actual web behavior. One popular Chrome browser plug-in, ZenMate, offers a number of solutions to enhance your privacy, including routing your browser activity through the platform’s servers to change the country of origin and encrypting your traffic. It also offers a malicious software blocker, a crucial tool for some types of internet behaviors and searches, and the ability to unblock certain websites if you’re using them in a restricted country.
The tool itself couldn’t be easier. Once the plug-in is installed, it appears in the corner of your Chrome browser and turns green when protection is activated. While all of the traffic is routed through Switzerland by default, activating ZenMate gives you the option to route it through a different country.
While ZenMate is only supported in a few countries so far–Switzerland, of course, as well as the US, UK, Germany, and Hong Kong–it has already become a widely popular, highly-rated software title for its privacy and capability. Currently ZenMate is free to download but there are three pricing packages available as a Premium upgrade, offering you monthly and annual subscriptions.
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