By Praveen Kannan and Anna Strokolyst The Hotspot Shield team believes the internet should be open and secure …
AnchorFree Offers its Hotspot Shield Elite Premium Service for Free to Enable Communication Capabilities To Assist Refugees and Immigrants; the service will be available for free for the next 90 days.
Since the new US Travel Ban signed January 27, the plans and itineraries of refugees and immigrants from the affected countries have been disrupted. Many refugees and immigrants – in particular those that are stranded at airports or still back in their home country are in limbo.
To help families impacted by this situation, AnchorFree is now offering its Hotspot Shield Elite premium service for free to refugees and immigrants from the countries affected by the U.S. travel ban. Our goal is to reduce the uncertainty these people and their families are experiencing by opening up lines of communication securely across global borders.
AnchorFree enables secure connectivity to the world for people of all nations. Now more than ever we believe secure, open, and uncensored communications are important to keep families together across borders.
Many people living in oppressive regimes in their own countries, do not have access to fundamental communication online. Many of these countries are impeding this communication by blocking access to apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Skype and other VOIP and internet messenger services.
Hotspot Shield effectively secures the user’s communications and enables access to all information and mobile apps, including VOIP and messaging services. While many refugees have temporarily had their travel to the United States restricted, they will not lose their freedom to communicate with loved ones and advisors they may need to reach.
Online privacy and Internet Freedom are basic human rights according to the United Nations. Since our company’s inception our declared mission has been to provide secure access to the world’s information for every person on the planet. That includes all the people in countries where these freedoms are restricted.
We’re happy to provide this service for free to give the refugees and immigrants the renewed freedom to communicate with their families and loved ones and the clarity to navigate this challenging situation. While borders are being implemented in our physical world, we believe that borders should not exist on the Internet and that people from all nations should be free to securely communicate with their friends and families globally.