GISCafe Voice - Authentic8: A Safer Browser Solution than VPN
Authentic8: A Safer Browser Solution than VPN
August 2nd, 2019 by Susan Smith
Thom Kaye, federal program manager, Authentic8, spoke with GISCafe Voice about the company Authentic8.
Authentic8 was funded by the owner, Scott Petry, the CEO and cofounder of Authentic8 and Founder of Postini, based on the sale of Postini that was the largest acquisition made after YouTube – and ultimately became gmail. Authentic8 was designed to create a secure browsing experience for the user. The company has grown from two people two years ago to 40 worldwide.
“In a nutshell, if you think about how commercial browsers work, they’re treating us not as customers but as their products,” said Kaye. “Commercial browsers use many different tactics to collect information on their users and sell that information to advertisers. Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer are all free, they do this by targeting advertising. This is our nexus to geography – determine your location and your hyper location. It is not just information such as, this person lives in a state or zip code, if you live in a small town then they can cross reference publicly available information like census data, and they can learn a lot of other things about you provided by the U.S. government.”...