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How to Watch the Oscars with a VPN and Improve Your Experience

The 2017 Oscars are almost here! Also known as the Academy Awards, the Oscars are an annual entertainment industry awards show. The Oscars recognize movies and film from the previous year (2016, in this case) and winners receive the iconic “Oscar” trophy. To…

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VyprVPN for Android TV: Stay Protected While Streaming

Do you like streaming your favorite movies or shows on your smart TV?  How about browsing the Internet, sending messages or even gaming? If you’re like a lot of people, you find that a smart TV is a great way to access and…

How to delete your browsing history.

Improve Your Internet Privacy: Delete Your Browsing History

Internet browsers are so much a part of our lives, most of us don’t think twice about using them whenever we are searching online. While browsers are an extremely helpful tool, they also come along with risks. Aside from enabling you to quickly…

Executive Order updated to restrict CIA surveillance powers

Executive Order Updated to Restrict CIA Surveillance Powers…Slightly

With all that’s going in the news lately, some big surveillance news that may have been overlooked in recent weeks are updates to the rules governing how the CIA can spy on Americans. These rules, referred to as Executive Order 12333 (EO 12333)…

The dangers of public wi-fi.

Using Public Wi-Fi? You May Be At Risk!

When was the last time you used a public Wi-Fi network? If you’re like most of us, it’s probably very recently. While convenient, these networks (found all over the place – coffee shops, airports, etc.) are also frequently unsecured – meaning they pose great…

Watch the 2017 Super Bowl with a VPN and Improve Your Experience

The 2017 Super Bowl is almost here! To help you get ready for this year’s game, we’ve outlined the best ways to watch using a VPN. Super Bowl LI Super Bowl LI is coming up, and will take place at the NRG Stadium…

VPNs Illegal in China? Bad News for Business

The Internet is abuzz with news that VPNs, or virtual private networks, are now illegal in China. While there’s much alarm that the latest crackdown severely restricts Internet freedoms and increases censorship, the new regulations also have implications for businesses operating in and…

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…

VyprVPN Android App Stands Tall in Latest VPN App Study

A recent paper, “An Analysis of the Privacy and Security Risks of Android VPN Permission-enabled Apps” takes an in-depth look at over 250 Android apps that use the Android VPN permission – including VyprVPN. The paper examines apps available in the Google Play store, and…

Improve Your Internet Privacy: Delete Your Social Media Accounts

Social media accounts are a great way to share updates and stay in touch with friends – but they also have a darker side. Along with the benefits, social media sites can bring great privacy risks. Many users fail to consider just how much…

China Says VPNs Illegal

China Finally Asserts that VPNs are Illegal, but VyprVPN Remains Accessible

China Finally Asserts VPNs Are Illegal The Chinese government has finally come out and said it: VPN services are not allowed without authorization. These updated Chinese regulations effectively outlaw VPNs within China after years of sporadic VPN blocking and degradation by the Great…

2016: The Year in Privacy & Security

As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at 2016. This year, the debates over privacy and security continued to rage on with victories and setbacks alike. Encryption By far, the biggest theme of 2016 was encryption – and the…

Increase in encryption usage after US election

In Wake of US Election, People Seek Out Encryption Apps and Privacy Tools

Last week, the United States elected their 45th president in a historic election. Now, fearful that privacy policies may change and surveillance may expand under the new leadership, many Internet users are seeking ways to better protect their information online. It’s being reported…

Dyn DNS provider suffers DDoS.

Savvy VPN Users Turn To VyprVPN During Massive DDoS Attack

As we detailed on our blog last week, the largest DDoS attack reported in history took place on October 21. The attack employed the Mirai botnet, a botnet of IoT-connected devices, to take down sites hosted by the Dyn DNS provider. During this…

The Surveillance Continues: Yahoo Scans Hundreds of Millions of User Emails

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, yet every new revelation about the United States government’s sweeping surveillance of citizens still creates a stir. On October 4, Reuters broke news that Yahoo was surveilling the email of hundreds of millions of users – on request…

Connect to a VPN on untrusted and unknown wi-fi networks

3 Reasons To Use VyprVPN’s Connect on Untrusted Wi-Fi Feature

Have you tried VyprVPN’s Connect on Untrusted Wi-Fi feature yet? Here are three good reasons why you should. It’s automatic. You don’t have to remember to connect to VyprVPN every time you encounter a new public Wi-Fi network! VyprVPN will automatically recognize untrusted networks and do…

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…

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…

how to watch the 2016 olympics with a VPN

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…

use a vpn for all travel this summer to secure yourself on wi-fi while on vacation

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…