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WhatsApp to Share User Data with Facebook

WhatApp announced it will start sharing personal user information with Facebook, its parent company. This is alarming to countless loyal WhatsApp users, especially due to app’s promise to never compromise user privacy. WhatsApp implements end-to-end encryption for every form of communication on their service, making…

Singapore assesses VPN technology

Singapore Examines Legality of VPN Technology, Considers Outlawing VPNs

Authorities in Singapore are reviewing VPN technology, to determine its legality within the country. The review comes as part of Singapore’s proposed changes to their Copyright Act, which has not been updated since 2004. The current law does not include any mention of…

France and Germany want access into encrypted communications.

The Encryption Debate Continues: France and Germany Seek Access to Messages

The encryption battle continues! This week, France and Germany have created quite a stir as they seek access into encrypted communications sent over mobile messaging services. They want this access to aid investigators in fighting terrorism and preventing subsequent acts going forward. French…

EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

EU To Draft Legislation Governing Privacy for Online Messaging Services

The European Commission is drafting new regulations surrounding data privacy, security and confidentiality for communicaitons conducted over the Internet and on messaging apps. These regulations will apply to instant message and Internet voice call services, including hugely-popular messaging services like Skype and WhatsApp. Currently,…

VyprVPN is now available for QNAP Nas devices

VyprVPN Now Available on QNAP NAS Devices

We’re excited to announce that VyprVPN is now available on QNAP QTS 4.2.2 devices! QNAP is a quality network appliance provider that offers cutting-edge NAS solutions for the business and home. With this partnership, VyprVPN comes to an entirely new platform – network attached…

Smart TV Spying

Paying for Privacy? Comcast Wants Privacy as a Luxury

Earlier this month, there was quite a stir when Comcast stated they should be allowed to charge broadband users a higher price if they wish to protect their privacy. This move was not unprecedented, as AT&T already charges users more if they opt out…

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Pokémon Go: Gotta Protect Your Privacy

Pokémon Go is everywhere – you can’t go online without hearing about it, nor go out without witnessing people playing Pokémon Go all around town. Along with all the hype has come concern over the app’s privacy, with additional concern around the implications…

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Happy Panamanian Golden Frog Day 2016

August 14 is the 6th annual Panamanian Golden Frog Day! This day is celebrated in Panama and around the world, and is held in honor of the frog that’s a cultural and ecological symbol for Panama. This year’s celebration includes many events and festivities, which…

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A Golden Day to Fight for Frogs

Guest blog from the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project Each year around August 14, the streets of El Valle de Anton in Panama fill up with golden frogs. Though they’re not the real amphibians—the Panamanian golden frog is extinct in the wild—school-age…

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SXSW 2017: Vote for Golden Frog’s Panels

Golden Frog submitted 3 panels to the SXSW PanelPicker this year, and we’d love to share our insights at the 2017 conference. Help us make it to SXSW  – read about our panels below and cast your votes now! China’s Great Firewall and its War on…

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How to Watch the Rio Olympics with a VPN and Improve Your Experience

The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics are almost here! To help you get ready for this year’s games, we’ve outlined the best ways to watch using a VPN. The XXXI Olympic Games This year marks the XXXI Olympic Games, which are taking place in…

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Why a VPN is Essential when Traveling and Using Wi-Fi

When you set out for a trip, whether it be a quick weekend getaway or an international vacation, there are some must-have items you always bring with you. One essential travel item that’s often overlooked is a Virtual Private Network, or VPN. A…

Golden Frog Collaborates with Smithsonian’s Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project

Golden Frog Collaborates with Smithsonian’s Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project

We’re thrilled to announce we’re supporting the Panama Amphibian Rescue Conservation Project, managed by the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and their efforts to save the critically endangered Panamanian golden frog. As you might guess from our name, we have a strong connection to…

Learn more about encryption and how to use encryption

Encryption: A Quick Guide to the Basics

Encryption has been in the news for months. From Apple’s highly-publicized battle with the FBI, to WhatsApp’s announcement they’ve added end-to-end encryption throughout their app, encryption has definitely been in the forefront. With all this encryption buzz, we wanted to take a step back…

Business Wi-Fi VPN

Why a VPN is Essential for Conducting Business on Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi Networks There’s been a lot of buzz about unsecure Wi-Fi lately – and it’s not just hype. As the number of free public Wi-Fi hotspots continues to increase, so do the risks associated with using these networks. A few weeks ago, a journalist…

Amicus Brief Apple FBI

Golden Frog Submits Amicus Brief in Support of Apple

Golden Frog and our sister company Data Foundry are excited to announce we’ve submitted an Amicus Brief to the court in the Apple versus FBI case. Our brief is in support of Apple. Why We Submitted the Brief We submitted this brief because…

Apple Encryption Debate Versus Government

We Agree with Apple – We Can’t Set the Precedent of an iPhone “Backdoor”

Last night, the United States government (a federal judge in California) ruled that Apple must provide access into the San Bernardino gunman’s phone. This ruling means they’ve ordered Apple to unlock and decrypt his encrypted iPhone 5C device. Apple responded with strong letter…

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Introducing VyprVPN Server Beta: The Cloud VPN Server You Can Trust

  Since the beginning of VyprVPN, we’ve provided a great consumer VPN service to bring privacy and security to our users everywhere – from your local coffee shop to travels around the world. We work hard to own and operate the fast, secure…

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…

Privacy Battle with Government

2015: A Pivotal Year in the Online Privacy Battle

This year has been eventful, with the battle over online privacy – and the battle between governments and consumers over this privacy – in the forefront. From the hotly debated backdoor encryption issue in the United States, to the proliferation of Data Retention…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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Introducing VyprVPN Server Beta: The Cloud VPN Server You Can Trust

  Since the beginning of VyprVPN, we’ve provided a great consumer VPN service to bring privacy and security to our users everywhere – from your local coffee shop to travels around the world. We work hard to own and operate the fast, secure…

Data Retention by Country

Data Retention Laws By Country

Below is a chart outlining data retention laws in various countries around the world. We have created blog posts with more detail around several of these countries, which can be accessed by clicking “Learn More” under the country name. CountryRetention DurationCurrent StatusInformation Retained…

Learn more about encryption and how to use encryption

Encryption: A Quick Guide to the Basics

Encryption has been in the news for months. From Apple’s highly-publicized battle with the FBI, to WhatsApp’s announcement they’ve added end-to-end encryption throughout their app, encryption has definitely been in the forefront. With all this encryption buzz, we wanted to take a step back…