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|Developer(s)||TunnelBear Inc. (2011–2018)|
|Operating system||Android, Windows, macOS, iOS, Linux|
|Type||Virtual Private Network|
|License||Subscription business model, with a freeware client app|
A freeware TunnelBear client is available on Android, Windows, macOS and iOS. It also has browser extensions for Google Chrome and Opera. Alternatively, Linux distros can be configured to use TunnelBear.
In response to government censorship, TunnelBear temporarily relaxed data limits for individuals living in countries such as Iran, Turkey, and Venezuela, where the government blocked access to certain websites.
All TunnelBear clients use AES-256 encryption with the exception of the client for iOS 8 and earlier, which uses AES-128. When connected, the user's actual IP address will not be visible to the websites visited. Instead, the websites and/or computers would be able to see the spoofed IP address provided by the service.
TunnelBear was among the first consumer VPNs to conduct and publicly release the results of an independent security audit. They record when their users connect to the service and publish annual reports on the number of times law enforcement has requested user information.
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