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 January 13, 2016  Featured News, Online, Surveillance

You can be a hero for more than just one day. That there are people like David Gorodyansky in the world who are willing to sacrifice profit for keeping the Internet available to everyone is truly inspiring.

Zack Whittaker reports:

Every time a site goes dark or a connection is lost amid protest, scandal, or revolution, David Gorodyansky usually finds out hours or even days before the media does.

In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2010, his company helped more than a million users in Egypt get access to social media again literally overnight. That same year, his company set up an email autoresponder with its privacy app attached for users in China after the government blocked the company’s website. The number of users in China quadrupled in just a few days. And, last year when the Turkish government blocked access to Twitter, his company saw two million users in three days use his service to circumvent the blocks.

His company AnchorFree developed Hotspot Shield, a networking app, which allows users across the world to bypass state censorship and internet provider filters from their computers or phones.

Read more on ZDNet.

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