HideMyAss Expands Talent and Servers
HideMyAss has long been one of our favorite VPN providers. The company is adding new servers and, even more notably, new talent to its roster providing even more potential for this already excellent service.
The new HideMyAss servers will be located in several different nations. They include servers that will be added in: Croatia with 122 IP addresses; Cyprus with 64 IP addresses; Reykjavík, Iceland with 124 IP addresses; India with 63 IP addresses, Norway was 62 IP addresses, five new servers in the UK with a whopping 613 IP addresses; and two new Los Angeles, CA servers with 125 IP addresses each. This expands their already very impressive network.
The Human Element
Danvers Baillieu is one of the founders of Bootlaw. An accomplished attorney with a great deal of experience in the tech industry, Baillieu recently announced his coming over to HideMyAss. After meeting with the head of the company, he determined that he did have something to offer and, already being a fan of the VPN service, he offered to come aboard.
Baillieu, according to an article on KernelMag.com, decided to come over to HMA, in part, because of the excitement of the tech industry versus the characteristic stagnation of working at a legal firm. With the great potential for growth in this industry, Baillieu decided it was time to make a change and his offer of services was accepted by HMA, with him coming on to the team.
Baillieu plans on maintaining a very visible presence and elaborating on the reasons why he chose to go with HMA.
While HMA did get a bit of bad publicity from allegations that members of the hacker group lulzsec were using the VPN network, HMA has never stated that it does not comply with United Kingdom law. The company is located in the UK. It does, however, proudly state that it is not intimidated by the US and does not honor any requests for information unless they are duly and properly submitted by UK law enforcement agencies. With its new servers and the new talent that it is bringing on, HMA is likely to keep growing and to keep enjoying the air of legitimacy that it always has had.
The VPN business is likely to grow considerably in coming months as some nations begin to allow corporations to monitor Internet traffic for piracy and as other intrusions on user privacy become more common. Baillieu and HMA run a legitimate service, meaning that it is excellent for protecting your privacy but not intended to be used for illegal activities of any kind. With its considerable talent and very advanced network, HMA is well positioned to ensure that its service is legitimate, safe and used properly.