Norton by Symantec has released Norton Hotspot Privacy, a new service that helps protect consumers using public Wi-Fi connections. For more info go to .

Available in the U.S. and U.K. for Mac and PC, Norton Hotspot Privacy automatically creates a private connection — or virtual private network — allowing users to control what they share online, no matter where they connect to the Internet.
“Increasingly, public Wi-Fi is a part of everyday life, providing people with a convenient way to connect on the go,” says Dave Cole, vice president, product management, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec Corp. “With Norton Hotspot Privacy, consumers are able to take advantage of the convenience of public Wi-Fi, with the confidence of knowing their information is secure and their online activities remain private.”