SOURCE: AnchorFree Inc.

AnchorFree Inc.

January 18, 2010 00:00 ET

AnchorFree Comments on Google's Move to End Censored Searches in China

Hotspot Shield, the World's Most Popular Free Privacy Tool, Has Long Enabled Chinese Citizens to Scale Great Firewall and Secure Internet Connections

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 18, 2010) - In light of Google's recent declaration that it would no longer censor searches after security infringements in China, AnchorFree Inc., the creator of Hotspot Shield, the world's most popular free privacy tool, commented today that the need for both online freedom and security is more imperative than ever before.

David Gorodyansky, co-founder and CEO of AnchorFree, said, "AnchorFree understands that Internet restrictions in certain regions are within the domain of those governments. We also understand that the Internet is full of security breaches. Hotspot Shield gives users the ability to be private, secure and free to access any content they want from anywhere in the world at no cost.

"What sparked the Google controversy in China was not only censorship, but the hacking attacks that allowed personal Gmail accounts to be infiltrated. It is critical to not only give people access to uncensored information, but to also provide them with protection from the numerous online threats that exist. AnchorFree encrypts and secures every page visited by millions of its users, while at the same time protecting their privacy and enabling access to uncensored information. Encrypting the entire Web for all Internet users is an ambitious but necessary goal."

Gorodyansky continued, "From letting people in China reach an uncensored version of Google, to giving voices to Iranian protesters and allowing people to view YouTube in Turkey, Hotspot Shield has long been at the forefront of democratizing the Web. Technology exists to break through boundaries, and AnchorFree sees a future where all Web leaders are able to bring both freedom and assured protection to people everywhere."

For more information, or to arrange an interview with Hotspot Shield executives, please contact an AnchorFree PR representative at 415-625-8555, anchorfree(at)launchsquad(dot)com.

About AnchorFree and Hotspot Shield:

AnchorFree enables millions of users globally to surf the Web freely and securely through Hotspot Shield, the world's first and most popular ad-supported virtual private network. More than 7.5 million monthly users in 100 countries rely on Hotspot Shield to secure their Web browsing experience, proliferating freedom of information online and democratizing the Web. It is the only free way to ensure privacy and total anonymity online on desktop computers, laptops and iPhones. Hotspot Shield is powered by AnchorFree's proprietary communication platform that enables marketers to distribute ad campaigns, messaging and content to millions of users, totaling almost one billion page views every month. AnchorFree is a privately held company based in Sunnyvale, California. For more information or to download Hotspot Shield, please visit

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