Hotspot Shield is a small program for laptops and other mobile devices that protects your identity and surfing activity on publicly available networks such as university, cafes, schools, parks etc. It uses VPN (Virtual Private Technology) to allow you to access blocked websites such as Facebook, Youtube etc. When travelling around the world and get limited access due to geo-restriction you can use Hotspot Shield to access any website as if you were at home. More importanly the program allows safe and secure surfing without compromising identity and vital information to hackers and phishing sites, or even nearby users. It includes a smart data compression technology that allows downloading up to twice the amount of data than normal thus saving you on mobile data plans.