Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Cloaking Device for Web Browsing

Cloaking Device
An entrepreneur from Orlando, Florida has officially released a device that he says blocks computer activity from snooping eyes.

The iCLOAK Stik, which resembles a flash drive and plugs into a computer's USB port, blocks websites, agencies and others from tracking online activity.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the company sold 4,000 devices while it was in beta mode and raised more than US$ 100,000 on Kickstarter when it was first announced.

It has become available online on the company's website.

The product launch marks the first for the cyber security firm. Once a computer has an iCLOAK attached, any online Web browsing gets blocked.

"From identity theft, reduced credit score ratings and loss of employment, the consequences of digital spying are very real," founder and inventor Eric Delisle said in a statement. "We started ICLOAK to give everyday people, who rely on their computers, an incredibly easy way to keep their personal information secure. The ICLOAK Stik is a huge step toward fulfilling that vision."

Last year, Delisle unveiled a second product his company has been working on. DigiThinkit has been developing a portable flash drive that uses a user's fingerprint to encrypt access to its contents.

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