(Newswire.net — September 16, 2015) Honolulu, HI — SearchLock, the browser extension developed by Honolulu, Hawaii-based company BeeStripe, LLC, received certification under the TRUSTe TRUSTed Download program. TRUSTe is the world’s leading Data Privacy Management Company, and it establishes best practices for the online industry. CEO Aaron Lovelace of SearchLock’s parent company BeeStripe, was understandably proud of this certification. “TRUSTe’s certification adds legitimacy to our product,” he said. “This is a way to show end users that as well as being safe and effective, our software meets rigorous industry standards for privacy protection.”
“By achieving this certification, Searchlock has demonstrated its commitment to consumer privacy protection,” said Chris Babel, CEO, TRUSTe. “The TRUSTed Downloads privacy certification confirms that companies in the program adhere to applicable industry and regulatory standards and provide consumers with explicit disclosures, control mechanisms, easy uninstall, and respect for their personal information.”
SearchLock is available as an extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari browsers, and is designed to protect user privacy when using the major search engines like Bing or Google. Modern web search engines track and store search terms, and keep records of search histories that may lead back to users. In addition, many workplaces monitor employees as they use search engines in the office. The tool protects privacy by detecting searches that may be tracked, then redirecting search queries to a secure, encrypted results page which does not track user searches. The extension has been downloaded nearly half a million downloads on the Google Chrome Webstore alone, and users are raving about the added level of privacy protection. Another feature implemented protects user privacy by blocking keystroke logging attempts, preventing Internet Service Providers from tracking search terms, and utilizing Forward Secrecy session security. These powerful tools help give users of the browser extension the peace of mind that comes from knowing their sensitive information is protected from prying eyes.
“We are thrilled about the TRUSTe certification of our software product,” says Aaron. “The company has worked hard to develop an easy-to-use tool to help Internet users protect their privacy, and to see it be recognized by the leading data privacy company as a trusted tool is very rewarding.” They also reached a milestone of another sort recently, being listed among the Top 500 most-visited websites in the US by web traffic analysis firm Alexa. “Reaching both of these milestones is testament to our company’s continued growth and success,” Aaron concluded.
is a browser extension and search engine designed for use with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers. Developed by Honolulu, Hawaii-based company BeeStripe LLC, this unique tool helps Internet users protect their privacy while searching the Web. The company is dedicated to providing an easy-to-use and secure interface for web users, protecting sensitive user data and giving customers the privacy they deserve. SearchLock has had nearly 500,000 downloads through the Google Chrome Webstore, and was recently listed in the Top 500 most-visited websites in the US by traffic analysis firm Alexa.