Recently, a friend of mine’s girlfriend got on his computer to look for a file and stumbled across his chat history. Uh- oh. Lets just say he was soon looking for a roommate, because she did not like what she found.
Not that I want to encourage shady behavior, but I couldn’t help think of him when I saw this product. It’s a thumb drive with it’s own private browser that keeps all your digital history on it.
“…plug into your Mac or PC, and once again relish the freedom to cruise the Internet without hitting blocked sites, leaving a digital trail, or worrying about what uncomfortably personal information Web Bots are gleaning from your activities. After an initial account setup and password selection, SurfEasy use is as simple and instant as sliding the key into a USB port on any system running Max OSX version 10.6 or later; or Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP. There are no complex network or proxy settings to configure, and no excruciating wait times for activation (shutdown is instant, upon key removal, too). This is a cold sweat and paranoia free device. Once browsing begins, SurfEasy keeps your IP address hidden from all inquiring sites, including search engines, unless you want to be visible, and turn off the feature. It also overrides barricades and firewalls restricting access to certain sites, while keeping your cyber movement hidden from the likes of company networks, wifi-sniffers, and Internet service providers. It will leave no trace of your presence, or any identifying information behind. Easy, efficient, precise, no questions asked: the microchip version of Winston Wolfe”
The Shielding™ wave is about reacting to fear. The Human Truth™ is: “It’s not paranoia if something is really out to get you.”™ Most people feel like they have nothing to hide, but we really are living in an age where privacy is becoming an illusion. There are so many stories of people getting fired for things they never thought would come back to bite them. Here is a company that has capitalized on the anxieties people have about their online habits. So much so, that they earned 5.5 times the $12,500 in funding the group sought through Kickstarter!