Many people assume that college students do not bother concerning themselves with cyber attacks, malware, and viruses. But this perception is inaccurate. In fact, an increasing number of people, especially those in college, are concerned about their privacy and cyber attacks when surfing the web. California-based company Anchor Free came out with a recent survey that showed that 4 in 5 college students worry about issues relating to privacy as well as online security. Despite the high number of college students who are worried about privacy and online security, however, only 1 out of 4 use software that protects their online activities. But given their concern, they might want to think about an app that Anchor Free offers: Hotspot Shield

Hotspot Shield VPN software protects the privacy of users. There is a free version with ad, or an elite version that provides you with the following (as listed on their site):

How does it work? Hotspot Shield protects a user’s IP address. It also shields users from against hackers, malware, and viruses.

But what exactly does privacy on the Internet mean? The answer to this question isn’t straightforward. Not in the least. Especially in new era, that of the “Era of Shared Everything,” privacy seems like something from bygone days. But if we crave privacy, which most of us do, especially online, we shouldn’t consider this a thing of the past. That is definitely the case if you opt to use Hotspot Shield. It is a protective measure that might just help you in the future. For example, what if you had some embarrassing moments in college, got drunk or did something silly and basically harmless. Despite the fact that you and your buddies thought it was funny and harmless at the time, and you decided to document this type of behavior, something like this could have an impact upon future employment. Many of us have been there and regretted putting up a photo of careless activities. And since human beings often do careless things, especially when they are having fun (!), these things can be easily documented and disseminated via social media. But just because numerous silly acts have been captured on, say, Facebook, doesn’t mean it should determine where you’re going to work or, rather, not work. That is just one reason to get Hotspot Shield. And when it comes to privacy, the way we understand that term is nuanced. Just ask CEO and Co-Founder of Anchor Free, David Gorodyansky.

Recently, I had the honor of speaking to David about Anchor Free and Hotspot Shield. When asked about privacy, he thoughtfully responded, “Well, privacy means a lot of different things to different people. Some people, as you mentioned, are concerned about NSA, others are worried about their mom seeing their Facebook pictures. And others are concerned about future employers seeing older pictures of them doing something silly on Facebook.”

David has clearly given privacy a lot of thought, and that is why I trust Hotspot Shield.

250,000 people sign up for the app every day, so what are you waiting for?