Putin shuts down Russia's biggest social network: Vkontakte. Europe considers restrictive privacy laws. And with Edward Snowden's exposure of the American government abusing, 'big data,' we can't help but question, 'who will protect our rights to privacy and free speech--online?' Co-founder of AnchorFree Inc. believes it's his job. Gorodyansky's software company, AnchorFree is the developer of Hotspot Shield, a virtual private network (VPN) provider that allows people--in any country in the world--to safely and privately access the Internet, even when access is denied by censoring governments. AnchorFree is the application that allowed those involved in the Arab Spring to access Twitter and organize anonymously without giving up their identity to overseeing dictators.