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This Tech Company Made Its Product Free In Venezuela To Fight Government Censorship

•, Dylan Love
"The government blocks everything it considers affecting its reputation, without administrative process or rules," Jorge Salazar Lamas told us via email. He's a 38-year-old financial analyst who lives in Caracas. "Here you can see a list of sites blocked, but there is no transparency to the process. We can imagine that there is much more of the Web that we cannot access from Venezuela."
Enter a company called AnchorFree, which makes a product called Hotspot Shield. This is a VPN service, short for "virtual private network." When browsing the Web through Hotspot Shield, your traffic is rerouted through AnchorFree's servers first, before they deliver it directly to you. You might use a service like this for a number of reasons, but many people use it to protect themselves from malware and to mask their geographic locations.
Because Hotspot Shield successfully curbs Internet censorship in Venezuela, the company decided to make the premium version of its iOS app free for those affected by it.

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