How to whitelist an app in tunnelbear


I have tunnelbear runnning on three devices:

  1. Amazon fire table
  2. Android phone
  3. Windows 10 laptop
The function for whitelisting (allowing) an app is called "Splitbear."

On windows you cannot whitelist an app because only tablets and phones run apps. 

But on the fire tablet and the android phone, I was able to whitelist Pandora. The reason I did this is because sometimes here on the east coast of the U.S., Tunnelbear wants to connect to a server in Canada. 

There seems to be some kind of legal issue for Pandora if it thinks you're in Canada, so it won't run. 

Superantispyware finds internet browser extensions for chrome that I did not know about



Superantispyware has more function than I thought. It can find spurious browser extensions. It found internet browser extensions for chrome that I did not know about. I've been trying to figure out for some time why chrome has spotify notifications that it refuses to delete or shut off becuase it claims they come from an extension, yet I have no spotify extension listed in chrome extension.

Now I see from the superantispyware results that I do have a spotify extension. Crackle is in there too.

Also in firefox are wildtangent and ipt.

Where are these extensions and add-ons listed in my browser settings?

Well at least superantispyware gives me a way to delete them

Locked out of facebook


I got locked out of facebook and then couldn't get back in. I didn't save the details but basically FB led me to believe it was walking me through steps to recovery, but at some point in the steps, it got circular.

I tried enough times that it stopped sending a recovery code to my phone.

Then I waited four days.

Then I tried it again. Still no joy.

I eventually recovered my account on my phone, which then recovered it everywhere.

But I still don't know what action of mine actually fixed the problem. It could have been the four day wait or it could have been that I did a better job this time at clearing cookies first, or it could have been using my phone to do the recovery steps.

Lastpass, Pandora and Tunnelbear, Oh My



So in Lastpass I jiggered a setting to disallow any country but the United States. Then today I got a message on my computer while trying to log in to Lastpass saying I couldn't connect because I'm in Canada (I'm not.)

Happily, Lastpass did allow me to get an email sent with a link to change the setting.

Then I figured out what had caused this--Tunnelbear sometimes connects in Canada instead of the United States.

This also explains why Pandora threw a message the other day on my tablet saying it wasn't allowed in other countries. Apparently, at that moment, Tunnelbear had been connected in Canada. And apparently, Pandora doesn't allow that. I had turned off Tunnelbear to fix it, but now I understand that Tunnelbear sometimes connects in Canada.

I solved the problem in Lastpass by adding Canada as an allowed country. And I solved the problem in Pandora by figuring that most of the time it's not a problem because usually Tunnelbear connects in the United States, but when I do run into this message, I'll just temporarily shut off Tunnelbear while playing Pandora.

I tried forcing Tunnelbear to connect in the United States only, but it just hung. When Tunnelbear wants to connect through Canada, I need to let it. So I left its connection setting on "auto."