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The Search for Online Privacy

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, March 4, 2010

The search for online privacy. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. There are those who say that in the age of the Internet....privacy is a thing of the past. Lots of people don't seem to be very worried about privacy...and use social networking to share everything they do. But a company called Connect in Private...says there is plenty of reason to worry....and is offering consumers tools that allow them to use virtual private networking when they are online...an offshore based email account and more. The company's network architect James MacDonald...

"Almost every WiFi hotspot out there has had at some point, a hacker sitting there waiting for people to connect in or an ad hoc connection that they can pull people into. So I think just from a general consumer perspective, I think it's important to realize that you need to secure your connection to the Internet."

Pricing for Connect in Private's services starts at a little more than eight dollars a month and it works with PCs, Macs...even iPhones. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at BootCamp.com. I'm Fred Fishkin.