This little browser extension called ZenMate for Google Chrome™ allows to access a website that is blocked for you due to censorship or geographical restrictions, such as Facebook for China or Songza for non-US residents.
ZenMate not only removes location restrictions by tunneling your traffic through the ZenMate Cloud but it also fully encrypts all traffic with the highest security standards.
It also secures your connection, fully encrypts all of your browser traffic, and protects your privacy while browsing. Your IP is hidden, your Internet unrestricted and your privacy protected. No sniffing, tracking or wiretapping.
ZenMate free VPN features
ZenMate supports different locations for each tab simultaneously. You can stream from our U.S. servers, bank via our swiss servers and read your local news from any server you need to do so. ZenMate is a Germany based company, who are bound to strict data privacy laws and do not track any IP’s or connection data.
Flash Player security threats
The Flash Player is a very old technology that is known to potentially cause security threats. ZenMate strongly advises its users to utilize the free extension FlashControl (available in the Chrome Marketplace) in addition to ZenMate, to also prevent potential security threats caused by the Flash Player.
You can only use it in Google Chrome only (and some desktop browsers based on the Chromium Open Source Browser Project, namely SRWare Iron, Chromium and Comodo Dragon). The latest Opera browser will be supported soon. ZenMate for Firefox is planned but a release date is yet unlnown. All desktop platforms, whether it’s Mac OS X, Linux, Windows or FreeBSD are supported.
Simple, or at times slow, alternative services like Hide My Ass, Stealthy, Hotspot Shield, StrongVPN, Unblock Us, Spotflux, TunnelBear and Hola Unblocker provide only a way to unblock access (change IP / gain a US IP).
With all this features, neat design and flawless From my experience ZenMate might be the best free VPN on the web.
UPD: Time passed, and another Chrome Extension VPN popped up and proved to be pretty solid. It’s called Browsec and is avaliable in Chrome extensions store. I’m currently using both of them.