|Release Date||July 11, 2019|
|Operating Systems||Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10|
|Publisher||TunnelBear - https://www.tunnelbear.com|
What is TunnelBear?
TunnelBear is the world’s easiest to use consumer VPN (virtual private network) that securely “tunnels” your internet connection to locations around the world. TunnelBear can be used to protect your privacy, to bypass internet censorship and to experience the internet as people in other countries experience it.
How does it work?
When you use the internet, each time you click on a link to open a new page, you send a signal to the website you’re accessing saying something like “hey, show me the page where I can watch that cool new video”. In internet terms, this is called a request.
Each of these requests contains a unique identification number called an “IP address”, which is basically your online mailing address when you’re connected. It’s used to say to the internet “hey, this request came from here, send any pages I request to this address”. Because this request contains your location, websites are able to find out where you’re located and block you from accessing certain information.
When using TunnelBear, you no longer connect directly to the internet. Instead, your connection is diverted through our secured tunnels, it will be as if you’re connecting from the country you selected in the app.