A recurring theme we hear from some of our readers is that they have a certain fear of visiting alternative new sites, because they feel that they’re being watched or tracked. We thought long and hard about this and found a way to help ease the mind of our readers and a solution to protect the privacy of your internet activity. Whether you are coming to sites like The Sleuth Journal
, streaming video for home viewing or working on some important independent online research, we found one of the best ways to thwart tracking is to use a VPN, combined with several extensions to block trackers, beacons, ads, etc.
The Sleuth Journal technologists tested many options and combinations and found one simple solution we think our readers will trust, as it seems to be the easiest method, and in the end, that’s what we’re after. Best of all, the option we found is free for visiting any US website. You can opt-in and pay for their premium version which allows you to install and protect ALL of your systems, including your phone, as well as let you visit any website in the world. We found a coupon that gives you 50% off so the premium version only costs $45 for the entire year, but it seems to be working great for us and our researchers.
helps you mask your physical location, circumvent censorship, block ads and trackers on websites you use every day, as well as ones you would like to visit, but may be hesitant. The program is a VPN desktop application and VPN/proxy browser extension that work together to block ads, trackers, restore access to blocked content and help you safeguard your privacy online.
You can choose from 20 different servers, with usual suspects -the UK, US, and Canada, as well as Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Users residing in or passing through Africa or South America might be disappointed at the moment, but hopefully, Windscribe will extend their coverage to these areas soon. In addition, P2P is currently allowed on all servers and users will be informed if anything changes on that front.
You may use Windscribe
on just about all platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Firefox, and Opera. They also have Apps for Android and iOS. In addition, they now have a setup guides section, with detailed video guides on how to set up each of their clients!
If you want to mask your IP and maintain your privacy, we recommend trying this one out. It seems to work great, very simple to install and run, has an easy ON/OFF button to toggle your connection and best of all – ITS FREE!!
If you’d like to get 50% off of the Premium version, try this code: WS50OFF
It seems to be working as of the writing of this article and hopefully will still continue to work for awhile.