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Drone and Privacy

Are Hobbyist Drones Legally Invading Civilian Privacy?

Within the conversation of privacy in the realm of technology, drones are no stranger to controversy. There are many different models and uses for drones. They are used for an array of political, economic and social purposes – utilized by the U.S. government,…

Privacy Checklist

Is Your Privacy Provider Trustworthy?

Our infographic will help you decide if your privacy provider can be trusted.

Internet of Things Privacy Risks

The Internet of Insecure Things

Although a huge 87% of people reportedly don’t know what the Internet of Things is, it’s safe to say that percentage will be decreasing soon. As described by USA Today, the IoT “simply means that an object has sensors embedded in it and…

Brazil Censorship

Proposed Law Could Increase Internet Censorship, Decrease Privacy in Brazil

Bad news out of Brazil. Time reported last week that Brazil’s Congress is considering legislation which would increase censorship and impinge upon Internet Freedom in the country. This proposed law would take back some of the Internet freedoms granted in the “Civil Rights…

state of privacy in America

Pew Report Illustrates the State of Privacy in America

Pew Research recently released a study about the state of privacy in America, which revealed some very interesting findings. We’ve pulled out a few highlights, and provided related resources with information on privacy issues and ways you can protect yourself online. You can…

Data Privacy Day 2016

Happy Data Privacy Day 2016

It’s Data Privacy Day – and here at Golden Frog we’re celebrating! Sponsored by staysafeonline.org, Data Privacy Day is held on January 28 each year and was created to bring awareness to key issues surrounding privacy online. This year’s themes are respecting user…

Encryption Backdoor State Level

States Join the Encryption Battle, Push for Legislation at the State Level

The encryption battle continues! And now, it’s making it’s way to state legislatures. We’ve written before about the power that individual US states have, and how this power can be used to enact privacy legislation. In many cases this is a positive, when…

CA Key

Some Providers Use Weak 1024-bit Keys – VyprVPN Explains Why Its Strong Keys Matter

Recently in the news, Tech In Asia reported that VPN providers ExpressVPN and Astrill have been using Certificate Authority (CA) certificates generated from 1024-bit keys. As far back as 2003, 1024-bit keys were projected to be crackable by 2010, and current research estimates…

VyprVPN Android Beta Moving

Attention VyprVPN for Android Beta Users! We’re Moving to Google Community

Our Product team works hard to improve our products, especially VyprVPN. This wouldn’t be possible without the help or feedback from our loyal users, including those that use the Beta app to give us early feedback. We are moving access to the VyprVPN…

EU Surveillance Requires Oversight

EU Court of Human Rights: Mass Surveillance Requires Judicial Oversight

Earlier this month, in response to a case in Hungary, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that mass surveillance needs judicial oversight. As explained in a detailed blog post by the Center for Democracy and Technology, human rights activists brought this…

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…

UK Investagatory Powers Bill

New UK Draft Law Prohibits “Unbreakable Encryption”

The US took a step in the right direction on the issue of encryption a few weeks ago, when the government officially announced they would not be seeking “backdoors” into encrypted communications (at least not for now). It comes as a bit of…

Golden Frog's Partner Ecosystem

Building a Privacy Ecosystem: How Partnerships Allow Us to Focus on our Core Service

At Golden Frog, we work hard to provide our users with the best solutions to protect their online privacy and security. In addition to the products we create, we’re committed to building a third-party application and partner ecosystem. This approach allows us to…

Golden Frog Brand Advocates

Introducing the Golden Frog Brand Advocates Program

Do you love Golden Frog? Have you shared our content, talked about us or engaged with us online? If the answer is “yes,” you may be interested in our new Brand Advocates Program! What’s a brand advocate? Brand Advocates are people who love…

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…

Encryption Fundamentals

Encryption Fundamentals: What Everyone Should Know

Encryption is an essential tool and a fundamental right. It should be easy to use and available to the entire population, and should not contain any backdoors.  Golden Frog advocates strongly for encryption, and we’ve outlined four key principles of encryption below. 1….

NSA AT&T Spying on User Data

AT&T, Shame on You for Helping the NSA Spy on Us

The New York Times broke some disturbing news this weekend – telecom giant AT&T is a willing partner with the US National Security Agency (NSA), and has been helping the NSA spy on the Internet traffic of a massive number of AT&T users. The article…

Myths VPN Anonymity Logging

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

We just released I am Anonymous When I Use a VPN – 10 Myths Debunked in the “Take Back Your Internet” section of our website. This is an updated version of our 7 Myths Debunked article from last year, with three new myths…

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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…

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…

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…

UK Investagatory Powers Bill

New UK Draft Law Prohibits “Unbreakable Encryption”

The US took a step in the right direction on the issue of encryption a few weeks ago, when the government officially announced they would not be seeking “backdoors” into encrypted communications (at least not for now). It comes as a bit of…

VPN for Streaming Access

Use a VPN to Defeat the Increasing Fragmentation of the Internet

Access to streaming content is often restricted based on geo-location around the world. This can be a problem if you’re traveling, trying to access content from outside your country’s borders, or if your country imposes Internet censorship. Access to content is most commonly…

VyprVPN Android Beta Moving

Attention VyprVPN for Android Beta Users! We’re Moving to Google Community

Our Product team works hard to improve our products, especially VyprVPN. This wouldn’t be possible without the help or feedback from our loyal users, including those that use the Beta app to give us early feedback. We are moving access to the VyprVPN…

Obama Not Seeking Encryption Backdoors

The US Government Says “No” to Encryption Backdoors…for Now

Last week, U.S. President Obama announced the government will no longer be seeking backdoors into encrypted communications. This means the government will not be pursuing legislation to force tech companies to build this capability into their devices, nor will companies be forced to…