We live in a world where practically unlimited information is available to us at all times. We also live in a world where it is widely accepted to post our daily activities on social media. Much of our personal information, for many of us, is included in what’s available to outsiders with a few simple Google searches. Most of us probably don’t actively think about ways to prevent our sensitive data from being compromised, but maybe it’s time we do just that.
Flter is an internet router that provides VPN protection, malicious ad blocking, and Tor anonymity on all the devices in your home. This router makes it very easy to protect your privacy and security in the background while you use the internet. Instead of configuring a VPN on every internet-enabled device you have, Filtr provides instant coverage at a router level. This means no extra software and no extra headache. All you have to do is connect to Flter via Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is important because hiding your IP address from the websites you visit, and also the services you use, is important. It encrypts all of your incoming and outgoing web traffic so that you become invisible to anyone or anything that may try to track your online presence. Tor is similar, as it is a group of servers that connect through a series of virtual tunnels, which allows both parties to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.
In recent news, Congress voted to overturn FCC privacy rules, thus putting our browsing data at stake. It’s more important than ever to get a device like this, since personal security is now under attack. Keeping our data safe is one of the best things we can do for ourselves in this day and age.
As for the features, Flter includes automatic updates for block lists and security features, so you can really just set it and forget it. In addition, you can manage your connections and configure the device with an app. Works with all devices and platforms.
Flter works just like a Wi-Fi extender. All you need to do is connect it with your home router, and from there you can use the desktop software or mobile app to extend your current network, or broadcast a new separate one.
This special router-like device is available for pre-order on Kickstarter from $80. Options range from 1 device and 1 year of VPN to 2 devices and 2 lifetime subscriptions of VPN.