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New Hotspot Shield Virtual Locations in Spain and Ireland

We’re excited to announce the addition of two new Virtual Locations: Spain and Ireland. Whether you’re a Spanish or Irish expatriate, or traveling outside of your country, you will probably need to access the websites you browse regularly. However, you will most likely find yourself restricted from these websites, and greeted with a “pleasant message” […]

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The Easy & Free Way to Access Snapchat, Instagram and Other Social Media Apps

Social media at school or in the workplace is the source of controversy. Employees can be reprimanded or fired for what they post on social sites, and educators generally see it as a form of distraction. Despite social media’s cultural prominence skyrocketing, or perhaps because of it, some businesses and schools choose to block social […]

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AnchorFree Provides Users in Turkey Free, Unlimited Access to Hotspot Shield to Blocked Social Media Sites Twitter and YouTube

Yesterday, Turkish citizens turned to Hotspot Shield to circumvent blocks by Turkey on Twitter and YouTube. Within the first two hours, over 100,000 users in Turkey downloaded Hotspot Shield to securely access YouTube and Twitter. We have already seen daily installations of Hotspot Shield in Turkey increase by 889.19 percent on iOS; and by 1019.17 […]

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Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong: How This Affects Internet Freedom

Hong Kong, a special territory of Communist China, is in turmoil now as 2017 elections approach and pro-democratic citizens use the Internet to make their political opinions known. Pro-democratic Hong Kong citizens have spread their ideals through social media, but at a price — their government is watching them very closely. China insists that its […]

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Turkish Citizens Easily Circumvented Twitter Ban with Hotspot Shield

Last Thursday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan imposed a ban on Twitter. Thanks to technologies such as Hotspot Shield VPN, many local users were able to circumvent the restrictions and continued broadcasting their tweets. Calling social media a “menace to society”, Erdogan promised to “wipe out Twitter.” He had previously threatened to ban Facebook and YouTube […]

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Why All Governments Need to Allow Access to YouTube

While the Internet continues to explode with information and content, it is astounding that there are a number of governments that block certain websites to prevent their citizens’ access. The most notable target is YouTube. How Can Governments Block Web Access? YouTube is one of the most profound websites for gaining information available today, as […]

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