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Happy Thanksgiving from Virtual World Computing (VWC)


Happy Thanksgiving holiday to all of our valued customers and friends. We believe that our customers, friends, and family are our greatest asset — it’s what keeps us moving forward in this global privacy battle. We are thankful that we love what we do here at VWC, and we appreciate all the support that we have received for Cocoon from our online community this year.
Thanksgiving is the time of year where we can all sit back and enjoy sharing food and warm conversations with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect and give gratitude for life itself.

We hope that you […]

Virtual World Computing (VWC) provides free ‘Do Not Track’ service to protect Internet privacy

Virtual World Computing (VWC) anticipates increased interest in Internet privacy solutions in the wake of the recent PRISM and NSA scandals.
“We anticipate an uptick in Cocoon users in the United States over the coming weeks. In the past, we’ve seen more users in nations from Iran to Australia when events focus people on Internet privacy issues. The recent NSA and IRS scandals have people questioning what personal data is being collected and how it is being used,” said Jeff Bermant, founder and CEO of Virtual World Computing.

Virtual World Computing (VWC), developer of the Cocoon Internet privacy solution, is one of […]

Virtual World Computing Champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Virtual World Computing (VWC), the Santa Barbara company that developed Cocoon online privacy and security software, is working to raise awareness of online security issues by becoming an official “Champion” of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).

Conducted every October since 2003, NCSAM is a national public awareness campaign to encourage everyone to protect their computers and our nation’s critical cyber infrastructure. NCSAM champions recognize that individuals, organizations, business and government all share the responsibility to secure their part of cyber space and the networks they use.

“With virtually every aspect of our lives affected by the Internet, most of us […]

What happens if you become the next victim of cybercrime?


The potential for you or me to become the next victim of cybercrime is something that we both need to think about. I’ve been a victim a few times and I can tell you that it is frightening to be on the short end of the cybercriminal stick.

My heart was pounding…

Late one afternoon (in early 2011) my bank balance appeared to be dropping fast, and the only connection I could see was that it involved Megaupload Limited and PayPal. I contacted both PayPal and the 800 number to my bank, but I honestly did not feel as though they were […]