Hide My Ass! (HMA!) today launches a new version of its Virtual Private Network (VPN) service. Developed to encourage those who have never used or considered using a VPN to control how and when they share personal data online, HMA! Pro VPN v3 offers a streamlined, friendlier interface, to do one thing: make using a VPN as simple as possible.

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HMA! Pro VPN v3 users can now choose one of three easy-to-use connection modes, to fit their specific needs:

INSTANT MODE

This mode lets users secure their connection with a single button swipe, at home or on public WiFi. As with every connection mode, HMA! speed testing technology connects users to the fastest available server in their location.

Instant mode is the best option for casual users who want secure internet access with minimal fuss—for example, when using WiFi at a café.

LOCATION MODE

This lets users surf the net like locals, wherever they are in the world, by choosing from one of over 190 countries. Location mode is ideal for users who want to maintain secure access to the favourite sites they normally use from home, bypassing geo-restrictions whilst travelling abroad. It also allows users to change their IP address to access their favourite websites in other locations.

FREEDOM MODE

This progressive mode aims to give voice to those living under or—as are journalists—working in censorship regimes. Freedom mode lets users connect to the fastest available server in the closest country identified by HMA! as safe and pro-free speech.

"Here at Hide My Ass! we firmly believe that absolutely everyone has the right to safe, secure and uncensored internet access, regardless of their age, location, or degree of tech-savvy," said Danvers Bailleu, COO at HMA! "Our newest version is testament to this belief, providing a VPN service that is uniquely accessible and easy to use. We create products for VPN users who simply want the best connection, whether they are avoiding censorship or just want enhanced security and privacy without having to think about choosing a server. In today's digital world, fraught with snooping companies, governments and hackers, the need for VPNs has never been greater. This new version brings the myriad benefits of a secure, private and free web to a much wider audience."

HMA! offers market-leading coverage, with well over 900 servers in more than 350 locations offering more than 100,000 IP address choices. The new version is also one of the only VPNs on the market to offer multiple languages. v3 is available in French, Italian, German, Spanish and—vital, considering current restrictions that make access to freedom mode all the more important—Turkish. Users will also benefit from 24/7 technical support from HMA!'s dedicated customer service team. The HMA! team is even on hand to guide users through setting up a VPN on their home router, to protect their household from Internet of Things-related hacking.

Until August 31st 2016 HMA! is offering discounts on its subscription packages: a one-month subscription costs $9.99 (13% off), a half-year subscription $6.66 a month (42% off) and a year's subscription $4.99 a month (57% off). All HMA! Pro VPN subscriptions come with a 30-day money back guarantee.

For more information, please visit www.hidemyass.com.

About Hide My Ass

Hide My Ass! (HMA!) helps millions of people all over the world to safely and securely enjoy the world-wide-web, preserving our fundamental right to choose how and when we share personal information. Founded in 2005 by Jack Cator the Hide My Ass! virtual private network offers market-leading server coverage. Encompassing every single country in the world, its more than 900 servers in over 350 locations provide over 100,000 IP address choices. It is now a global company based in London with offices in the UK and Serbia.

In 2015 Hide My Ass! was acquired by AVG ® Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG) the online security company™, which has now added HMA! Pro VPN to its existing portfolio of security software and services.

Hide My Ass! is a champion of net neutrality and a committed anti-censorship campaigner. It believes strongly that everyone should be entitled to freedom of association and open access to online information.

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