ZenMate – Virtual Private Networking extension for Chrome

ZenMate Chrome is an easy to install VPN, encrypted and secure connection for home, hotel, hospital or other public Wi-Fi. Protects your privacy while browsing, precludes sniffing, tracking or wiretapping.

The creators believe in free speech and don’t think governments or anyone else for that matter should be able to limit, block or otherwise censor content. You should be able to choose what you want to access whereever you are and ZenMate lets you do that in a straightforward way.

Internet access stays open and unrestricted while ZenMate is enabled, so you can roam the web without borders, boundaries or blockages, includes unique geo-switching for specified sites so that you can pretend to be in the US, UK or whereever as and when. “You can stream from our U.S. servers, bank via our Swiss servers and read your local news from any server you need to do so,” they say.

They’re in a honeymoon period at the moment and a quick test showed I was getting 30 Mbps downloads (which is half my ISP rate and much, much faster than the free version of Hotspot Shield.

ZenMate: Free, 1-Click Browser Security – Surf the Web encrypted & secure..

Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Photographer and musician.