HAMBURG, Germany – August 30, 2018 – Online privacy solutions company, eBlocker, announce at IFA 2018 the arrival of the eBlocker 2. Their latest next generation device anonymizes a user’s online identity, blocks data collectors and tracking ads and helps prevent children from accessing inappropriate content by simply connecting it to the home router. The eBlocker 2 features the latest version of the eBlocker Operating System including enhanced child protection features, an updated user interface and mobile support. Users can choose from three different models: eBlocker Base, Pro and Family to fit their specific privacy needs.
“We are very excited to bring the next generation of privacy protection to our customers,” said Christian Bennefeld, eBlocker CEO, “We wanted to make it easy for consumers to take hold of their personality profile and be able to go online anywhere without worrying if their information is being tracked by advertisers or their Internet providers.”
It has never been easier or more convenient for companies to access personal information and spending habits of consumers. Users, most times unknowingly, agree to have their personality profile collected when accepting terms of service. By agreeing to those terms, users are not only opening the door for data collectors to access their private interests and preferences, but also risking passing along their personal medical history, creditworthiness or other intimate details that only the user would know. This puts the user’s data more at risk than ever before.
With the eBlocker 2, consumers just need to dock the device to their router via a LAN cable and power it up. Once it’s on, it reliably protects all devices in the home network from any snooping services such as data trackers, harmful malware or phishing scams. eBlocker now recognizes and blocks data collecting trackers even faster and more efficiently thanks to their upgraded eBlockerOS 2 software.
eBlocker 2 Base
Last year, President Trump signed legislation that would allow internet service providers to share or sell consumers’ web browsing history and other sensitive information without their consent. Providers now have the ability to collect personality profiles from their consumers and sell them to various industries. Consumers who want to avoid being tracked can benefit from the eBlocker Base. Users can surf anonymously on all their devices whether at home or on mobile. This means users can effectively hide their surfing habits and stop their provider from spying on them. Users can also assign an anonymized IP address to a Smart TV or gaming console to overcome regional barriers and access media that would normally be blocked by geo-blocking.
eBlocker 2 Pro
The eBlocker Pro includes the same features as the eBlocker Base but goes a step further as the all-around solution for self-managed online surfing. It prevents the analysis, permanent storage and resale of consumers’ personality profiles including their hobbies, political orientation, state of health and sexual orientation by third parties. The eBlocker Pro gives consumers the ability to free themselves from data-collecting and tracking advertising. Users also benefit from Device Cloaking to avoid dynamic pricing. This means an iPhone X® will be disguised as a PC to circumvent a higher price on products, plane tickets or hotel reservations.
eBlocker 2 Family
The eBlocker Family was developed to help parents control what their children see when surfing the web. While the Internet can be an amazing tool to help a child learn and explore, it is also a place that can contain harmful content like violence, pornography or gambling. To protect them from these potential dangers, the eBlocker Family allows parents to define surfing times and allocate time quotes per family member across all devices. This means children can’t try to trick their parents and extend their surfing time by simply changing devices. It also allows parents to block certain pages from being accessed. With the eBlocker 2 Family, parents can also benefit from the same features as the eBlocker Pro in addition to the parental controls.
Privacy on the Go
Consumers can now protect themselves on the go with the new eBlocker Mobile function. Mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets connect to the home eBlocker device through an encrypted VPN connection. This protects users from surfing outside their home network and automatically blocks trackers, data-collecting ads and dangerous phishing sites. eBlocker effectively protects on all mobile networks and hotspots against data collectors and even reduces bandwidth usage on your data plan.
The eBlocker 2 is available starting September 1, 2018. The Base version is available for $99, Pro for $149 and Family for $169. Current licensed users of the original eBlocker will receive an automatic upgrade to the new eBlockerOS 2 upon ship date. For more information on the eBlocker2 please visit www.eBlocker.com
After two years of preparation in Stealth Mode, eBlocker GmbH based in Hamburg was launched in 2014. The eBlocker product of the same name is the user-friendly solution for controlling your own data on all devices. The multi-user-capable device restores lost privacy on the Internet, allows the user to surf completely anonymously and blocks online advertising that collects data. Thanks to the simple connection to the home network, automatic configuration and software updates, eBlocker is also easy to use for technically inexperienced users. It protects private data and surfing profiles across all devices in no time at all: computers, tablets, smart TV and any devices connected to the home network are effectively protected against data espionage. www.eBlocker.com