Looks like the NSA has now more work to do. Even as reports of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) stealthy practices of mass surveillance are causing a whisk across the globe each day all thanks to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and his shocking revelations about the same, a new app has been introduced that could well be an idyllic counter for cyber snooping.
Much to the relief of online privacy advocates, security solutions firm F-Secure has come out with a new mobile application: the Freedome app that could help users browse the internet anonymously. The Freedome app essentially works by masking the users’ IP address, in turn hiding their real location while browsing the net. “When you connect to the Internet, your device is assigned a unique IP address. Freedome masks your IP, so you can surf anonymously under the protective F-Secure Cloud. All that is valuable from identity to location -– stay hidden and private,” F-Secure Country Manager (India and SAARC) Amit Nath was quoted as saying.
Further, users will also be anonymous from F-Secure since the firm won’t log users’ traffic or user name or contact details, ensuring complete anonymity. “With Connection Protection, government officials and any regular user can stay anonymous, shielded wherever you go. While using WiFi, your traffic is encrypted so nobody can tap into your communications. Our users are totally anonymous from start to finish -– even from us. We are a security company, but we don’t believe security should come at the expense of privacy” Nath added. The app in question provides both browsing protection as well as virus protection.