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…

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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…

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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…

France Rejects Encryption Backdoors

More Support for Encryption! France Says “No” to Backdoors

Just weeks after the Netherlands officially rejected backdoors into encrypted communications, France has followed suit. France rejected a draft amendment to their Digital Republic Bill that required “mandatory hardware backdoors” be designed into tech devices and products. The proposed amendment was in part…

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From Ars Technica: VPN providers mad about Netflix crackdown but say they can evade it

Golden Frog’s president Sunday Yokubaitis was mentioned in an Ars Technica article about Netflix’s announcement that they will be cracking down on users that use proxies, unblockers and VPNs. “VyprVPN maker Golden Frog wrote a blog post protesting Netflix’s announcement, arguing that many…

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…

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China’s Anti-Terror Law Allows Decryption “On Demand”

A new anti-terror law, which includes provisions for Internet surveillance, went into effect in China on January 1. The law requires telecos and Internet providers to decrypt communications when requested by the government. As outlined in the law companies must provide: “technical interfaces, decryption…

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Open Letter Emphasizes the Danger of Encryption Backdoors

The ongoing resistance to backdoor encryption continued this week, with the “Secure the Internet” initiative. This open letter, launched by Access Now, has already been signed by over 200 activists, organizations and businesses. This letter calls for governments to stop pushing for backdoor…