Zero-Knowledge Systems Unveils Free, Easy-To-Use Freedom 2.0 Internet Privacy Suite: The Most Comprehensive Internet Privacy and Security Tool Available.Business Editors
MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2000
- Freedom(R) 2.0 gives consumers free access to the most easy-to-use privacy and security features, including a personal firewall, form filler, cookie manager, ad manager and keyword alert - Zero-Knowledge(R) Systems Inc., the leading developer of privacy solutions for consumers and business, today unveiled the next generation version of its award-winning Freedom(R) Internet Privacy Suite. Freedom 2.0 now offers five standard privacy and security features as a free download in addition to enhanced paid premium services of untraceable private email and anonymous private browsing and chat.
"The Freedom 2.0 Internet Privacy Internet privacy consists of privacy over the media of the Internet: the ability to control what information one reveals about oneself over the Internet, and to control who can access that information. Suite affirms Zero-Knowledge Systems' commitment to creating strong, transparent (1) Refers to a change in hardware or software that, after installation, causes no noticeable change in operation. Also known as "feature transparency." Contrast with "seamless integration," which means that an additional component to the system can be added without incurring any and easy-to-use solutions that protect individual privacy and security on the Internet Internet
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Freedom 2.0 Internet Privacy Suite Free Standard Features - Personal Firewall - Protect against malicious hackers Freedom's personal firewall controls both incoming and outgoing Internet connections and alerts users of any unauthorized attempts to connect to their computer by malicious hackers or outside entities. This feature is critical for consumers with an "always- on" DSL or cable modem connection. - Form Filler - Speed up and secure online registrations and transactions Freedom automatically fills out forms and remembers passwords, making online registrations and purchases a snap. Users can either use information from their true identity, create a pseudonymous identity or have the Form Filler generate random information. Unlike other products that require users to store their personal information on a company server, Freedom's Form Filler encrypts and stores sensitive information on the user's computer, where only they have access to it. - Cookie Manager - Prevent websites from tracking activities Freedom lets Internet users take advantage of the cookies they want while blocking or deleting the ones they don't. Unlike other stand-alone or browser based solutions that lump cookies together, Freedom's Cookie Manager sorts cookies into individual "Cookie Jars". This allows users to manage each online identity separately, and control how much information websites record about browsing habits. - Ad Manager - Control ads and speed up browsing Freedom's Ad Manager speeds up the Web browsing experience by getting desired information to the user faster, while removing the clutter of unwanted ads. It also prevents activity-tracking cookies and "Web bugs" from being dropped onto their computer. - Keyword Alert - Prevent personal information from leaving the computer Freedom's Keyword Alert instantly scans all outgoing communications and warns users before sending sensitive or identifying information. For example, parents can set Freedom to scan for the real name or telephone number of their children and Freedom will show an alert before releasing that information. Freedom 2.0 Internet Privacy Suite Premium Services - Untraceable Encrypted Email - Secure and privatize email Freedom lets Internet users send and receive encrypted email from existing email applications to ensure that no one, including their ISP, can open or read it. The true identity of Freedom users is protected since no one can associate the user with their nym's address. Freedom also blocks unsolicited bulk email (spam) from reaching their inbox. - Anonymous Browsing & Chat - Go online undetected Freedom lets users enjoy untraceable access to the Internet by way of private routes through the Freedom Network. These private access routes prevent anyone from tracing a user's online activities or from determining their physical location, guaranteeing a completely private Web browsing, Telnet and chat room experience.
Zero-Knowledge's commitment to releasing the source code to the Freedom system has set the standard for consumer privacy products by allowing anyone to verify (1) To prove the correctness of data.
(2) In data entry operations, to compare the keystrokes of a second operator with the data entered by the first operator to ensure that the data were typed in accurately. See validate. how the system performs. This assures Freedom provides the promised protection. As the recognized privacy leader, Zero-Knowledge is fulfilling its commitment to deploy consumer products that are open and transparent.
Among other accolades, Freedom 1.0 was named 2000's "Most Promising Internet Newcomer" by PC World, was called "the Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce is a British brand, it may refer to:
Freedom for Windows 95/98, 2000, Me and Linux Linux
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About Zero-Knowledge Systems, Inc.
Zero-Knowledge Systems (http://www.zeroknowledge.com) is the leading provider of privacy enabling technologies and services for both consumers and enterprise. Zero-Knowledge Managed Privacy Services(TM) (http://www.zeroknowledge.com/business) provides expert consultation and privacy-enhancing solutions that enable businesses to comply with privacy legislation, maximize customer relationships and build consumer trust without violating privacy. Zero-Knowledge Freedom(R) Internet Privacy Suite provides consumers free access to the most easy-to-use privacy and security features - including a personal firewall, form filler A form filler is a software program that automatically fills forms in a UI. Form fillers can be part of a larger program, like a password manager or a enterprise single sign-on (E-SSO) solution. , cookie cookie
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(2) A word in a text document that is used in an index to best describe the contents of the document.
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1. alert - in addition to its leading paid premium services offering untraceable private email and anonymous browsing and chat. Freedom 2.0 for Windows 95/98, 2000, Me and Linux is available as a free download at http://www.freedom.net and Freedom source code is available at http://opensource.zeroknowledge.com.
Journalists can visit the Zero-Knowledge pressroom at http://www.zeroknowledge.com/media.
(Freedom(R), Zero-Knowledge(R) and Managed Privacy Services(TM) are registered trademarks of Zero-Knowledge Systems, Inc. All other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.)