Let Freedome Ring…And Also…David Hasselhoff On A Serious Quest

My ambassadorship with F-Secure is coming to a close, but I thought it was important to address something I noticed in all your lovely comments on my last post about Freedome.

In your comments, a lot of you mentioned using antivirus software, which is awesome, but you’re only protecting yourself from malware and viruses, and not protecting your privacy. If you’re on an open network (one of the billions of public Wi-Fi connections), you never know who could be tracking your information. I’m not a big conspiracy theorist (my opinion of the moon landing & obsession with the show, Person of Interest, notwithstanding), but I like having the comfort of being protected on both counts.

A VPN (virtual private network), such as F-Secure Freedome, can help ensure your privacy by encrypting your information and showing your location as elsewhere in the world.

This little ole app scans my new apps, protects me from tracking attempts, secures my browsing, and protects my connection.

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I think it’s doing a pretty great job. You know who’s also a fan?

David Hasselhoff.

So there’s that.

You can check out F-Secure Freedome for yourself with a 90-day free trial of Freedome VIP with a special code for my readers: qsf257.

Have you used a VPN to protect your digital integrity? What measures do you take to keep your information safe?

This post was sponsored by F-Secure. I received compensation and a free trial for Freedome to tell you about my experience. As always, I only work with brands and products that I wholeheartedly support.

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Comments

  1. I also saw some folks on the post saying how they browsed in incognito mode. I don’t know if they understand that all that does is prevent your browser from caching information locally. It does nothing to prevent people from intercepting your network traffic.

  2. This is so awesome. I just sent the link to my husband to see if it’s something we should invest in. Definitely appreciate this post.

  3. Bob Hotmail says:

    If I’m truly running through a VPN that starts at my computer (supposed to be true) then how it is that I can still see my local network, other computers in my house, etc. The VPN is supposed to be an encrypted tunnel directly to the F-Secure servers, then out to the world. WTF? Going with CyberGhost or something else. How can F-Secure not realize this? Duh…..

    • It depends on the configuration of the VPN setup, but it’s common for VPNs to only encapsulate packets that are sent through the default gateway of the local subnet. Generally, if machines are on the same subnet, they’re resolved via broadcast, which is why you can still see them.

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