If you are reading this, I hope it means you’ve either tried Cocoon already, or are considering it. Hopefully you’ve seen the great new features I’ve talked about here. While Cocoon isn’t perfect yet, the good news is Cocoon is protecting your privacy and making your browsing much safer from viruses or malware by keeping you safely behind our proxy servers and filters. For the things that still need improving, we have created a simple workaround, and are working hard at a permanent fix for you.
So let’s get to the bottom line – what isn’t ready for prime time yet? Well, right now, there are still file formats are not being transcoded yet. While I don’t have a list to share, when you run across one, we will warn you that it’s not been made safe by Cocoon.
We warn you because these are files that would run on your hard drive if you open them – and potentially put your machine at risk. If you still want to download the file, you can “pause” Cocoon by unlocking it, downloading what you want, and then re-locking it to protect your machine and privacy once again.
What else should you be aware of? Well, we’ve found Google docs are a bit funky within Cocoon, but since they are fairly safe, you can just pause Cocoon with the unlock feature. There are also some issues with a few flash based form-filling pages that we are working to resolve.
For the most part, those are the big issues. We are still tweaking lots of little things, but what’s great is that during your normal browsing around the web, your computer will be safe from malware and you will be totally private with no one able to identify you via your IP address or location. Want to see that for your self? Go to www.whatismyipaddress.com with Cocoon off, and then with it on and note where “what is my IP address” thinks you are.
We’ll keep working to get more files transcoded to keep your machine safe. If you run into anything that doesn’t work, please let us know, it’s a big web out there, but we want it all to be private, secure and malware-free.