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TunnelBear is a subscription-based virtual private network (VPN) service and companion app, enabling you to browse the internet privately and securely.

Browse privately
Secure your data and hide your IP address behind a bear.

Experience the Internet as if you're in another country
A TunnelBear can "tunnel" you around censorship and blocked sites to another country of your choosing.

Zap creepy trackers
Block the website trackers (ads, analytics, scripts, social buttons) that track everything you and your family do online.

A more...

What's New

Version 2.4.2:
  • Fixed a number of connection issues
  • Fixed custom DNS settings not being restored after TunnelBear disconnects
  • Increased connection reliability on very slow / lossy networks
  • Other bug fixes and tiny improvements


  • OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Perhaps someone else can explain why anyone would pay for this when there is (and has been) Tor for free.

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Version 2.2.2

Because Tor is slower than a snail?


Because it's more secure than TOR... And faster too. With Tor, you don't know who might be watching your traffic on the exit node. It's some random volunteer.

Btw, i'm using Tor as well :)


Both valid replies, but I see nothing explicit about this services that proves it otherwise. While it was faster than Tor when tested, that can also be based on how restrictively you run Tor itself. The lack of transparency about what is going on behind the scenes with TB leaves me wondering.... much.


The same reason people take their cars in for an oil change rather than doing it at home. Convenience. TunnelBear is easy to install and use, particularly for non-technical people.

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Version 2.4.1
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Downloads 2,897
Version Downloads 746
License Free
Date 27 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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