Monday, October 8, 2012

Cocoon Releases Privacy Plug-in For Chrome

Cocoon has released a browser plug-in for Chrome that puts a server between the person using the plug-in and the Web sites they are visiting. From PCWorld:
The software is offered as a free plug-in with advertising, as well as in a paid premium version with added features, and works by placing Cocoon's servers between a consumer and the Internet. That hides the consumer's identity from anyone trying to track a web user's activity on the Web. 
A beta version of the software was released Monday. A version for the general public is expected to be available Nov. 12.
The fact that you are sharing information with Cocoon rather than Facebook or advertisers may protect your privacy from particular companies, but not from government or other surveillance.

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