March 21, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Online privacy company, Metropipe announced today the release of a multi-platform (Windows, OSX, Linux) supported, Tunneler v2.1 enabling every internet user to protect their privacy on the Internet encrypting web, chat, email, and other Internet traffic. Alongside will be a free download specifically for Mozilla Firefox users, the Privacy Toolbar which includes a complete set of privacy and security tools within immediate access, giving you instant security controls with just a mouse click.
The Tunneler is a graphical interface compatible with multiple platforms (Win, OSX, Linux) which creates an encrypted channel or tunnel between your computer and the Metropipe proxy servers throughout the world. Once installed, your web browsing and all internet activities that you send through it are encrypted between your machine and Metropipe, leaving your machine anonymous. This protects you from the many prying eyes out there. The Tunneler is controlled by its own application, a simple program that gives you the freedom to turn it On and Off as you please, and automatically configures your web browsers (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) proxies.
Technical Support Administrator, Gman had to say Nowadays, its not unusual for ISPs to track what youre doing online, its up to you to protect your own privacy. It seems that everyone is watching and listening.
Metropipe has long been developing privacy products to help you protect yourself instead of leaving it up to the powers at be. The Tunneler v.2.1 and the free Privacy Toolbar will directly influence the now common, tracking and logging done by ISPs, not to mention, protection from hack attempts. Just a few months ago, this group of developers and designers made Slashdot news with the release of their PVPM (Portable Virtual Private Machine). A completely virtual Linux machine which enables you to carry your entire Internet communication system on a tiny USB drive, completely encrypted. All Metropipe products are 100% open source. Itll be exciting to see what other privacy products are on the horizon for 2005.