One year ago, I held my one-month-old niece in my arms while watching the U.S. presidential inauguration. As my gaze alternated between the television and my beautiful, innocent niece, I feared for the world the new administration would leave behind for her. The mess she would have to clean up.
As you may already be aware, the mess has been considerable. Net neutrality has been summarily revoked, allowing Internet service providers (ISPs) to slow down Internet speeds unless both consumers and web businesses fork over more money. Even worse, ISPs are now allowed to monitor your Internet activity, record it, store it until the heat-death of the universe, and sell your data to the highest bidder.
This blatant theft and extortion should make you angry. I know I am.
So I decided to do something about it.
I built Fortressa, a product that allows anyone to create their own self-contained virtual private network (VPN) in minutes.
What is a VPN?
A VPN encrypts the connection between your devices and the Internet at large, providing a layer of security and privacy protection from malicious hackers, advertisers, and others who would profit from eavesdropping on your Internet activity.
Where can I learn more?
Visit Fortressa to learn more about how you can protect privacy for yourself and your loved ones. If you sign up and create your own VPN, afterward be sure to go to https://fortressa.com/settings/ and retrieve your referral link. If you use that link when sharing via social media and email, you’ll receive $10 in credit for every person who signs up via your link.
Thank you in advance for spreading the word and assisting me in my efforts to create a safer, liberated digital world for the next generation. It is my hope that they will only ever know the Internet as a free, open, and safe place.