Say Hola! to the newest route around web censorship

Hola! will increase Australia’s access to content, but is it legal? Movie reel image from from www.shutterstock.com

Say Hola! to the newest route around web censorship

Hola! will increase Australia’s access to content, but is it legal? Movie reel image from from www.shutterstock.com

The ongoing copyright arms race between content owners and internet users has taken a new turn. Israeli firm Hola! has recently launched a suite of products that are variously designed to bypass geoblocking and accelerate internet-access speeds.

Hola! is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Derry Shribman and Ofer Vilenski. They have set out to fundamentally change the way the world wide web operates by creating software which makes the web more efficient and harder to censor.

Hola! is comprised of several products:

  • Browser extensions which work on Windows and Mac with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. These plugins only bypass geoblocking.
  • Client software for Windows which functions as web accelerator, geoblock bypass, and censorship bypass service.
  • An Android app which operates as a web accelerator only.
Hola! bypasses restrictions on sites which are usually geoblocked. http://www.Hola.org