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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Windscribe – a Combination VPN, Firewall, Secure Web Browser, and Secure Link Shortener

windscribeWinscribe is almost a Swiss Army Knife for the World Wide Web. It includes:

  1. a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that protects all of your computer activity (browsing, Skype, email and p2p) from prying eyes.
  2. a firewall that prevents exposure of your home IP address.
  3. an Ad and Tracker Blocker that blocks obnoxious advertisements, beacons and trackers that can compromise your privacy online.
  4. a secure link generator that creates and manages secure links right from your browser.

You can already obtain similar services one at a time from any number of places on the Internet. The advantage of Windscribe is that provides all these services in one tightly knit, secure package. The service is freemium, and allows you a single connection on a single device, 10GB of data transfer, and your choice of nine exit server countries before you’ll have to upgrade to Windscribe Pro which unlocks all of those limitations, at $9/mo or $90/yr. Pro users get exit servers in 25 countries, and can pay using Bitcoin if you really want untraceability.

Windscribe is available for Windows, Macintosh,Apple iOS, Android, and the Pro version only is also available for Linux users. It works with the Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera web browsers.

You can learn more about Windscribe at You also might want to read the company’s privacy policy at

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

4 replies

  1. Dick, Any idea what countries are offered in the free version? They don’t list them on their site.

    Would this be a good browser for an iPhone? Since by nature one is usually using them in public a VPN would make sense for security. I downloaded and use Chrome on my phone exclusively, never use the Safari or Mail app that came with it. I’m quite uncomfortable carrying around something this small, this expensive and this loaded with personal information so a VPN sounds like a good idea. I actually regret getting a smart phone but since I’m locked into a contract I may as well find uses for it. I really don’t like carrying around all this personal information.


  2. I enjoy that Windscribe allows unlimited connections, which is awesome for those of us that have tons of devices we can’t always have behind a VPN Router. The Windows client works perfectly!


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