Every day it seems there are new stories telling us what a dangerous place the Internet is. Our personal data is quite literally for sale, and our every move across the Interwebs is tracked in some way, shape or form. Some companies use this data to custom tailor ads to our preferences, or learn how to make their products better, which doesn’t seem so bad. However, there are plenty of other people and organizations tracking us with much more nefarious intentions. While anti-virus and anti-malware software helps to some degree, and all of the major Internet browsers have some built-in protections, neither covers all of the bases, all of the time.
Our Deals site currently has a special on Disconnect, which is a tracker blocking solution that offers your Mac or Windows machines COMPLETE protection from many different forms of tracking. DIsconnect also has ad blockers available for both iOS and Android, so you are protected while browsing on your mobile devices, as well. Recommended by the New York Times and Tom’s Guide, and the Innovation Award Winner at SXSW Interactive, Disconnect provides you with a secure VPN connection that allows you to block not only basic trackers and cookies, but also location tracking and specific services, sites, and apps.
A Lifetime Premium Subscription to Disconnect’s tracker blocking service is available from our Deals site for a one-time fee of $49.
The internet is crawling with trackers designed to harvest your personal information – sometimes for things as innocent as understanding what ads to display on the web for you, sometimes for far more nefarious purposes. Regardless, web tracking ranges from innocuous to deeply serious, and it’s more important than ever to take precautions to ensure your internet security. Disconnect blocks trackers and malware across your entire device, allowing you to browse up to 44% faster, using up to 39% less bandwidth, and greatly improve battery life.
‘We researched and tested four tracker blockers and found their results varied widely. In the end, the app Disconnect became our anti-tracking tool of choice,’ New York Times
Innovation Award Winner, Privacy and Security at SXSW Interactive Conference
Featured in Tom’s Guide’s Best Ad Blockers and Privacy Extensions
Blocks tracking requests from connecting to your devices, making the internet faster & extending battery life
Keeps your data safe from companies, cybercriminals, & government entities
VPN tech encrypts your internet connection
Masks your location so you can access content as if you’re in a different country
Allows you to use blocked services, sites, & apps