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Media Alert: Google's Decision in China Leaves Hotspot Shield as Key Solution to Bypass Censorship

World's Most Popular Privacy Tool Has Long Enabled Chinese Citizens to Scale Great Firewall, Secure Internet Connections Worldwide (March 24, 2010)

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/24/10 -- In light of Google's new approach in China to no longer censor search services on, AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield, the world's most popular free privacy tool, remains the solution to overcoming censorship and providing millions of users with private, secure and uncensored access to the Web.

More than one million people in China and over 7.5 million people worldwide use Hotspot Shield each month to bypass censorship and access the Web free from security and privacy concerns. Further, there are 1.5 million new downloads each month by Internet users worldwide.

Given the ongoing dispute between Google and the Chinese government, those living and traveling in China can turn to Hotspot Shield to use the Web however they wish.

"Hotspot Shield has long been at the forefront of democratizing the Web, and we've gained massive adoption in countries where censorship efforts have taken place, such as China, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Iran," said David Gorodyansky, founder and CEO, AnchorFree. "With increasing censorship efforts being taken across the globe, we'll continue to not only give people access to uncensored information, but also provide complete security for all our users, protecting them from the numerous online threats that exist."

To download Hotspot Shield, visit: The program is free and will install automatically. Hotspot Shield currently runs on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Mac OS X (10.6 Snow Leopard), Mac OS X (10.5 Leopard) and Mac OS X (10.4 Tiger). Additionally, AnchorFree has made Hotspot Shield available by emailing [email protected] or [email protected] to get an auto-reply with the file.

For more information, or to arrange an interview with Hotspot Shield executives, please contact LaunchSquad at 415-625-8555, [email protected].

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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