TunnelBear Public Security Audit
An Industry-First for Consumer VPN Services
What is a VPN? A "Virtual Private Network" may be used by a business so that employees from any location can interact as if they were contacting the office from within the office itself by using the office network. This protects business secrets that might otherwise be stolen from the web.
My understanding of a consumer VPN is that it is like a special post office to which you can mail a letter in another city of your choice. The special post office puts your letter in a new envelope without your return address, so that the sender and location from which it was sent are obscured at a rudimentary level. Apply the same re-packaging of location and address metaphor to browsing the internet.
Of course if the special post office kept a log of each transaction, that could be surrendered to the government upon demand. VPNs are not regulated and some are deceptive in advertising their services. Tunnel Bear showed some courage and discovered that they were making a few mistakes which they could correct. (Full disclosure: I am a customer of Tunnel Bear, but derive no special benefits from their service.)