The revelation of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that the government has a massive surveillance program has made people more concerned about their online privacy. Previously it was believed that having a strong password is enough to have a secure and private online presence. Right now this isn’t the case as are various ways to track a person such as collecting their IP address, tracking cookies, and even location.
F-Secure wants to simplify the process of having a secure and private online presence by releasing Freedome. F-Secure Freedome is an app currently available at the Google Play store and the Apple App Store that makes a person untrackably invisible online with just a click of a button. According to the company “We’ve gathered the most sophisticated security features – VPN, anti-virus, anti-tracking, and anti-phishing – into one intuitive service. With the push of a button, Freedome watches your back.”
Samu Konttinen, executive vice president Consumer Security at F-Secure, said that “Some say that loss of privacy is simply the price we pay to live in the digital age. We say no way. We’re Finns who love technology and privacy, and we say both can exist together. If you’d like to take back your digital liberties and defend your privacy, join the Freedome movement.”
So how does Freedome work? First you will need to install it on your Android device. It can be used on a device running on at least Android 4.0.3. It has four features that give users online anonymity. The best part of this all is that the app does not collect any user data nor does it require registration.
- Freedome lets you stay invisible. When your device connects to the Internet it will be using a specific IP address. The app masks your IP address so that your identity or location cannot be traced. This allows you to browse any website knowing that no one will be able to see you.
- Whenever we surf online various companies track our online usage with the data gathered usually sold to advertisers. Freedome has the ability to block these trackers giving people the ability to browse anonymously.
- We all know that most website carry malware in them that can be used to infect our devices. Freedome is able to scan for malware and tracking cookies and protects you from these harmful threats.
- Connecting to a Wi-Fi network in public places can usually be tricky. You will never know if someone is monitoring the connection. With this app installed in your device you will never have to worry about connecting to Wi-Fi in a public place as it creates a secure, encrypted connection from you and your device to the F-Secure Cloud. Your connection remains invisible in the Wi-Fi network and makes your data unreadable.
F-Secure Freedome is now available in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Russia. It comes with a monthly subscription fee of $4.99 or a yearly fee of $29.99