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    Red Alert for Net Neutrality

    Breaking: the Senate is about to vote on a resolution to save net neutrality and stop ISPs from ruining the Internet. Starting May 9th, put your website, app, or social profile on “Red Alert” to help sound the alarm. Fill out this form…

    Internet censorship in Russia.

    VyprVPN Remains Accessible Despite Russian Blocks

    The demise of Telegram didn’t entirely go as planned after Russian officials announced they were banning the service back in April. Russia’s move to block Telegram came after the encrypted messaging app refused to hand over user decryption keys to the FSB. Rather than…

    Telegram Users Are Turning to VyprVPN

    Russia threw down a block of millions of IP addresses in their assault on the popular app Telegram this week, and VyprVPN is at hand helping users prevail over those restrictions! Around 200 million people worldwide use Telegram with at least 9.5 million of those users…

    Mass surveillance is a threat to us all.

    Shame on the NSA. Again.

    Classified documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden to The Intercept last month lent startling vindication to a conspiracy-centric notion that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been trying to frustrate the digital currency marketplace since 2012. While competing cryptocurrencies were also under investigation, Bitcoin had been their…

      EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

      The GDPR is coming!

      Years after the ruling and deliberations that followed, the General Data Protection Regulation, commonly known as the GDPR, is finally going into the enforcement period in the EU on May 25, 2018. While the law passed a while back, there was a transition period (dubbed…

        facebook privacy ruling

        Cambridge Analytica Exploitation of Facebook User Data Underscores Importance of Personal Privacy

        By now, even the most casual Internet users are aware of Facebook’s flat-footed response to the debacle surrounding data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. Over 50 million Facebook users were burned when Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, a psychology professor at the University of Cambridge, not…

        censorship in china

        Radio Silence As China’s VPN Ban Deadline Arrives, Passes

        We’ve been anticipating it for months – the date China’s much talked-about VPN ban is set to take effect. China introduced plans to ban VPNs, or virtual private networks, nearly a year ago now, and there’s been much debate and speculation on the ban in the…

        All About Golden Frog: Modern Offices, With A View

        Most employees of Golden Frog and our sister companies work out of brand new, modern offices in Austin, Texas. Located mere minutes from downtown with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gorgeous Austin skyline, our offices offer an open floor plan, café area, on-site gym,…

        censorship in china

        Cat and Mouse Continues In China, As VPN Ban Deadline Looms

        As you’re likely aware, China’s VPN ban is set to go into effect on March 31. It was initially slated to take effect on February 1, 2018. The ban applies to all unregistered VPNs, with foreign providers expected to be hit the hardest….

        Introducing Golden Frog Policy Highlights

        Policy Highlight: CLOUD Act (S 2383 / HR 4943)

        The CLOUD Act passed thorugh both the United States House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday, as part of a larger omnibus spending bill. What Is The CLOUD Act? The CLOUD Act will, in brief, allow the United States to gain access to…

        Take Back Your Internet 2018

        SXSW 2018 Take Back Your Internet Event Recap

        This year, Golden Frog held our annual Take Back Your Internet panel and party with Giganews and Data Foundry on March 9th during the opening night of SXSW. Hosted at the Texas Public Policy Foundation a mere 352 yards from the Austin State Capitol,…

        Take Back Your Internet 2018

        Golden Frog’s Annual “Take Back Your Internet” Event at SXSW 2018

        Take Back Your Internet with Golden Frog! We’re back and hosting our annual event on March 9th during this year’s SXSW! In the past, we’ve discussed myths around online privacy and security, encryption, and the importance of an open Internet.  The Texas Public Policy Foundation is joining us in hosting…

        Watch the Winter Olympics online with VyprVPN

        Improve Your Streaming Experience: Watch the Winter Olympics With a VPN

        The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are coming up fast, so now is the time to plan how you’ll be watching this season’s games. The best way to stream the Olympic Games is with the help of a VPN, keep reading to find out…

        Introducing Outfox, an optimized gaming network.

        Introducing Outfox: An Optimized Gaming Network

        We’re excited to share that our newest product – Outfox – moved out of beta and was officially released! Outfox is an optimized gaming network that routes your traffic through our network to improve connection stability, decrease lag and lower ping. Outfox increases your speed and improves overall performance…

        5 Ways to Improve Your Travel Experience with VyprVPN

        5 Ways to Improve Your Travel Experience with VyprVPN

        Thinking of being adventurous and traveling somewhere exciting this summer? As June ramps up, the season of skyrocketing airfare and expensive hotels does too. As millions of people flock to various countries across the globe, it is crucial that we remember the importance…

        Pai point/counterpoint arguments against net neutrality

        FCC Chairman Co-Opts Term Open Internet to Advocate for Flawed System. Here’s What He Got Wrong

        You can’t have a discussion about the Internet in the United States these days without encountering the term “open Internet” or “net neutrality.” In the weeks since his appointment as Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai has been working to rewrite Internet regulations –…

        FCC Blocks Regulations to Protect Consumer Internet Privacy

        Four things the FCC & FTC got wrong in their Washington Post Op-ed

        In case you missed it, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen co-authored a piece justifying their effort to eliminate consumer privacy online, and offered an explanation as to why this action is for the greater good. While it is comforting…

        Senate and House Block FCC's Privacy Regulations for ISPs

        Congress Kills ISP Privacy Regulations – It’s Time for Open Access

        There’s been a lot of buzz about last week’s Senate vote to block FCC regulations that protect consumer privacy regarding broadband Internet access – and the House just voted to block the rules as well. The vote will have implications for both consumer privacy…

        Golden Frog panel on online privacy SXSW 2017

        Golden Frog to Present Privacy Panel at SXSW 2017

        Golden Frog is presenting at SXSW this year, and we couldn’t be more excited! Our VP of Sales & Director of Marketing Liz Kintzele will be presenting a panel about privacy and the myth of anonymity online: You Are Not Anonymous: The Myth…

        There are many dangers associated with public Wi-Fi.

        Wi-Fi Not: The Dangers of Public Wi-Fi

        We’re all familiar with Wi-Fi, and the convenience it affords. Technically, Wi-Fi refers to a technology that enables computers and other devices to connect to the Internet and communicate wirelessly. Wi-Fi is configured using a wireless adaptor to create a “hotspot.” Once a connection…

        10 Myths Debunked

        I Am Anonymous When I Use a VPN – 10 Myths Debunked

        We have noticed a disturbing trend in the VPN industry. More and more VPN providers are promising an “anonymous” or “no logging” VPN service while providing minimal, or zero, transparency about how they actually handle your data. These so called “anonymous” VPN providers…

        Increase Streaming Speeds VPN

        Your ISP is Slowing you Down. Defeat Throttling & Peering with a VPN

        When you’re online you want to browse, stream and download at maximum speed and without interruption. Yet all too often you find your Internet connection is slow. It’s not the speed you want, nor what you’ve signed up and paid for. A look at…

        Travel Savings

        Save Money on Flights, Car Rentals, and Travel with VyprVPN

        Some companies use data about your location and IP address to determine how much to charge you for flights, car rentals, and other online travel purchases. With VyprVPN you can obtain an IP address from locations around the world and find the cheapest…

        Goodbye, Dump Truck

        As of December 19, 2015 Golden Frog’s secure online storage product, Dump Truck, will be discontinued. We’re sad to see Dump Truck go, but excited to focus our efforts on our other two products – VyprVPN and Cyphr. Why are we saying goodbye…

        VyprVPN adds 15 new server locations.

        VyprVPN Adds 15 New VyprVPN Server Locations

        We’re excited to announce we’ve added 15 new VyprVPN server locations around the world. These servers add to our existing network of over 700 servers, and with these additions VyprVPN is now available in over 70 locations globally! The new server locations are…

        Netflix Blocks VPNs

        Blocking by Streaming Services is Increasing

        Almost two months after Netflix initially announced they’d be cracking down on proxy services, media is now reporting that Netflix is blocking VPN users from accessing their services. VyprVPN customers are also increasingly reporting that they are seeing the Netflix “streaming error” message when…

        Netflix Blocks Proxies

        If Netflix Cracks Down on Proxies, Access to Content Isn’t the Only Thing You’ll Lose

        I was surprised at Netflix’s announcement yesterday that: “Some members use proxies or “unblockers” to access titles available outside their territory. To address this, we employ the same or similar measures other firms do. This technology continues to evolve and we are evolving…

        Golden Frog and Tutanota Partner

        Get an Encrypted Tutanota Email Account to Protect Your Mailbox

        Exclusive Deal for VyprVPN Customers Golden Frog is proud to announce that our partner, Tutanota, is offering VyprVPN customers an exclusive special. VyprVPN customers can upgrade to Tutanota Premium for only 1 € per month. When you upgrade, Tutanota will give you 5 GB…

        You Are the Product

        You Are the Product: The Price of Free in the Growing Privacy Industry

        In an Internet world dominated by Facebook and Google, most people understand the phrase “If you aren’t paying for it, you are the product.” What people don’t understand is that this concept has also landed on the shores of the privacy industry. History…

        Cyber Monday, Cyber Shopping

        Cyber Monday: Common Threats and How to Protect Your Privacy

        With Cyber Monday – one of the largest online shopping days of the year – fast approaching, protecting yourself against cyberattacks is more important than ever. Cyber Monday this year is set to become the largest online sales day in history. According to…