Our History Our History

Golden Frog was founded in response to Room 641a, an infamous room in San Francisco where the NSA was conducting surveillance on AT&T's networks. We filed papers with the FCC to bring this alarming activity to their attention, but were ignored. Instead of waiting around for the government to protect Internet users, our response was to found Golden Frog to build tools that help preserve an open and secure Internet experience while respecting user privacy.

Golden Frog's founders, Ron and Carolyn Yokubaitis, are Internet veterans who have owned and operated Internet businesses since the dawn of the public Internet in 1994 (before the Web!). Their businesses include Texas.net (one of the first 50 ISPs in the United States), Giganews (the world's leading Usenet provider), Data Foundry (data center colocation and managed services) and Golden Frog.

Our Vision Our Vision

Peace, Prosperity & the Case for the Open Internet

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Our Core Beliefs Our Core Beliefs

Advocacy is Important

Advocacy is Important

We fight for a free and open Internet, and actively advocate for policies and legislation that support our mission and the technology we create.

Innovation is a Nonstop Process

Innovation is a Nonstop Process

We continually innovate to enhance our services and applications, and to respond to changing Internet restrictions around the world.

Privacy and Security Should be Easy

Privacy and Security Should be Easy

All of our products and services are easy to use and accessible to everyone - not just the technical elite.

Quality Matters

Quality Matters

We offer premium, high-quality products that include 24/7 customer service, apps for all devices and a large suite of features.

Investment Drives Success

Investment Drives Success

Learning from decades of experience, we make the necessary investment to provide a premium service. We own and manage 100% of our own servers, hardware, DNS and network.

Transparency Creates Trust

Transparency Creates Trust

We don't advertise or promise that we can make you anonymous on the Internet, but instead that we'll improve your privacy and security online.