Yesterday, AnchorFree CEO David Gorodyansky, appeared on Bloomberg TV’s “Taking Stock”. In the interview with Carol Massor, he discusses how users around the world utilize Hotspot Shield as a tool to communicate freely, specifically referring to the up rise in Turkey.
The people of Turkey relied on Hotspot Shield to access social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to share their experience and footage of the violent protest. In that weekend alone, Hotspot Shield experienced a 1000% growth surge in Turkey amid the recent anti-government protest. However, this wasn’t the only time Hotspot Shield has seen a spike in users. David also refers to the huge spike during the Arab Spring where Hotspot Shield jumped from 100,000 to 1 million users within 24 hours.
Throughout the interview, David also explains the impact Hotspot Shield has on people around the world. Not only are people using Hotspot Shield to bypass censorship, but also to protect themselves from malware and identity theft. Watch the interview here.