Disconnect Launches Next Generation Cloud-Based Online Protection, Announces Partnerships

Powerful privacy and security software encrypts Internet connections

Online PR News – 10-February-2015 – San Francisco – SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Disconnect, a certified public benefit corporation and maker of popular open source privacy and security software used by millions, today announced the launch of the next generation of its award-winning software.

The new Disconnect software is a cloud-based technology that offers real-time protection from hackers and trackers, who are increasingly able to access users' identities and sensitive personal information. The product includes the following core features:

Visualized tracking: see the invisible tracking and unsecured connections on websites you visit and apps you use.

Encrypted Internet: route all traffic through Disconnect's encrypted tunnel to prevent wireless eavesdropping and secure your connections

Safe browsing: prevent malvertising, block 5000+ malicious trackers, sources of malware and other identity theft threats

Anonymous search: search privately and securely using your favorite search engine.

Location control: defeat Internet censorship and access content freely without revealing your true location and IP address.

Privacy icons: at a glance, easily understand the privacy policies of 1000s of sites, plus other details about how your data is collected and used.

'The technology powering our new software allows us to protect users from more threats than ever before,' says Disconnect CTO and ex-NSA engineer Patrick Jackson. 'Moving our logic to the cloud means we can adapt in real-time to counter new attacks, and simultaneously offer this protection across all the major platforms and devices.'

Founded in 2011 by former Google engineers and a consumer-rights attorney, Disconnect's goal has always been to create powerful privacy and security tools that are simple to use and don't break or slow down the Internet.

Notably, Disconnect will not make the Android version available in the Google Play Store. In September, Google controversially banned Disconnect's anti-malvertising application because the app interfered with advertising services, including Google's own ad network. The new Disconnect app includes an even more robust anti-malvertising filter, which protects users from ads that look legitimate but may contain malicious tracking or malware.

In addition to the Android version being available from Disconnect's website, the new app will be pre-installed on Blackphone, the world's leading private and secure smartphone, which runs PrivatOS, an Android based operating system without the usual security compromises.

Disconnect is also excited to announce a partnership with leading European telecommunications provider Deutsche Telekom (DT), which will offer the new Disconnect software as part of a special promotion to encourage DT users to protect themselves online.

About Disconnect
Disconnect's top-rated apps for mobile and desktop are used by more than 3,000,000 people every week. Visit Disconnect on the web at https://disconnect.me/.