What is Hola! Better Internet?
Hola lets you browse faster, access content blocked by your government, company or ISP and much more. If you are an American travelling abroad, unblock Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and other geographically blocked sites without needing a VPN! For Brits - you can see the BBC, iTV while abroad!
Hola is a peer to peer network that provides everyone on the planet with freedom to access all of the Web! It works through the community of its users - Hola users help you to access the web, and you help them in return when your computer is not in use. That means that when you are not using your device, you are helping others. If you want to use the network but not be a part of it, sign up for Hola premium.
Hola is available on the following platforms:
A download for Windows (7, XP, Vista - Win8 coming soon) - for Internet acceleration and unblocking of sites A Chrome extension - for unblocking ONLY. Runs on all operating systems that run Chrome version 22 and up, except mobile. A Firefox extension - for unblocking ONLY. Runs on all operating systems that run Firefox version 12 and up, except mobile.
What is Hola? • Peer to peer Internet accelerator • Compression of about 70% of HTTP: reduces 3G data costs, and speeds up web pages • URL Caching: reduces 3G data costs, and speeds up web pages • Chooses the closest and fastest P2P sources • Multiple connections: opens multiple concurrent connections to alternative servers
Third party security researchers have released reports that claim Hola has numerous vulnerabilities in their client software, leaving users vulnerable to attack. In addition, these reports claim that Hola user's bandwidth was sold and that users are unknowingly part of a "botnet." For more information on the claims and findings refer to the posts here: http://adios-hola.org/ The response to these claims and the vulnerabilities from the Hola CEO can be read on their website here: https://hola.org/blog/the-recent-events-on-the-hola-network/
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