About Us

Who We Are

HideMyTraffic came about as an offshoot of a tech news site. With the increasing focus on cybersecurity, people wanted to know more about how to stay safe on the Internet. We maintain a small core team that produces content, performs technical reviews and manages SEO.

Timothy Shim – Owner / Technical Lead

The founder of HideMyTraffic, Tim, has a background in tech journalism. He ventured out as a freelance content provider in 2017. Since then, he's worked with several websites that predominantly cover cybersecurity, online business tools, and web hosting.

Helen Chan – Senior Writer

Helen is a longstanding contributor to HideMyTraffic. Her focus started mainly in business and marketing, but that quickly diverted towards an interest in online media streaming. All it took for that to happen was an introduction to a few excellent VPN services.

What We Do

When the term Internet security is bandied about, the first thing that comes to mind is usually an antivirus or internet security application. Yet while those partially resolved the issue of traditional threats, they didn't tackle a more significant problem – the prolific increase of data theft and privacy erosion.

We are constantly using and testing Virtual Private Network (VPN) services from providers, new and old. Even providers we have reviewed before will be tested repeatedly to ensure they are meeting the high standards they claim.

We also stay up to date on the latest trends not only in VPNs but also in the world of cybersecurity. Technology interlocks, so VPNs are not an isolated portion of security we can focus on.

HideMyTraffic reviews, assesses, rates, compares, and critiques VPN service providers constantly for your benefit.

We believe in consumers having the right to make educated choices. Spending your hard-earned money on a service should get you what you need or want, with as little compromise as possible.

Why We Do It

There is a saying that “Data is the New Oil” which isn't far from the truth. The problem is that in this digital age, data is valuable to both legitimate businesses and cybercriminals.

Legitimate businesses are desperate for every advantage they can get in increasingly competitive markets. They want your information so that they can target more relevant advertising. They want to be able to sell you the things you need most.

Cybercriminals realize the value of data and are stealing it to sell or exploit it for malicious purposes. After all, the data they steal could contain a usable password or financial information that scammers could use.

If you're not convinced, here's some information as food for thought;

We, my friends, are under siege. So instead of simply protecting our devices from malware and other viruses, we now have more significant needs. A VPN can help safeguard your identity and browse in peace of mind.

To learn exactly what a VPN service is and does, read our guide here.

You CAN Stay Anonymous Online

VPNs work so that our devices and identifying files are kept safe from any sites we visit unless we explicitly provide them with such information. The secure VPN servers we connect to reroute our traffic using their own information, safeguarding ours.

Aside from that, high levels of encryption are also used to prevent any data being sent or received from falling into the wrong hands. A side benefit is that with VPN servers all over the world, we're also able to access some content that would not otherwise be available where we are.