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Verizon slowing down streaming speed for customers.

Verizon Reportedly Throttling Customers…Again. Help Us Report Their Behavior to the FCC

According to reports I’ve seen on The Verge and various postings on Reddit and other forums, Verizon appears to be throttling its customers again. Customers are specifically reporting issues on popular services Netflix and Youtube, with many people unable to reach download speeds faster than 10Mbps. I would love…

What Information is Being Collected About You?

Whether it’s your favorite social media platform or your trusted email provider, you’re more than likely unsafe from data collection. Many popular services in 2017 are collecting a great amount of detailed information on their users, including you. We’re taking a deeper look into…

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White House Officially Supports FCC Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

Yesterday, the White House officially endorsed the FCC’s proposal to repeal existing Net Neutrality rules enforced under Title ll of the Open Internet Order. These guidelines were implemented during the Obama era. Although the White House seemed to favor the dialing back net…

VyprVPN Up and Running Again In China, Despite Aggressive VPN Blocking by Government

The Chinese government has been aggressively blocking multiple VPN providers, both foreign and domestic, from operating within the country over the past 48 hours. We wanted to let our VyprVPN users know we’ve found workarounds to these blocks, and VyprVPN is 100% back up and running in…

Data Foundry / Golden Frog Submit Brief to FCC in Support of Open Internet Rules

Co-CEO Yokubaitis Makes Argument for Open Access AUSTIN, TEXAS – July 17, 2017 – On behalf of Data Foundry and Golden Frog, Co-CEO Ron Yokubaitis today submitted a legal brief to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of keeping rules that provide consumer protection…

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The FCC Revolving Door vs. The Open Internet 2017

In 2014, we shared an infographic that represents the FCC’s “revolving door” and illustrated how the FCC has been damaging to the open Internet. We’ve updated that infographic for 2017, to better reflect the state of the FCC today. View our graphic below…

China Announces Full VPN Ban in 2018, But VyprVPN Remains Accessible

Alarming, albeit unsurprising, news out of China today as the Chinese government announces a full-on VPN ban to take effect early next year. The government ordered the three largest, state-owned telecoms – China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom – to completely block access to…

Battle for the Net day of action for an open Internet is July 12

What The Battle For The Net Means To The Internet

This Wednesday is the Battle for the Net – the Internet’s big fight on Net Neutrality. i2Coalition has been working with longtime member Golden Frog, fighting hard on this issue for years now. For those new to this debate, let us explain WHY we are…

Battle for the Net day of action for an open Internet is July 12

Battle for the Net: The Future of the Internet is Up to Us

Battle for the Net will take place on Wednesday, July 12 this year. Battle for the Net is a day of action organized by Fight for the Future, to protect a free and open Internet. Battle for the Net’s goal is to protest the…

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From the Frontlines of the Second Crypto Wars

We’re currently living in the midst of the Second Crypto Wars. While that may sound like the title of a campy Star Wars knock-off from the ‘80s, it’s actually the most recent iteration of a long running debate over the ubiquity of strong…

China Announces Full VPN Ban in 2018, But VyprVPN Remains Accessible

Alarming, albeit unsurprising, news out of China today as the Chinese government announces a full-on VPN ban to take effect early next year. The government ordered the three largest, state-owned telecoms – China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom – to completely block access to…

5 Ways to Improve Your Travel Experience with VyprVPN

Thinking of being adventurous and traveling somewhere exciting this summer? As June ramps up, the season of skyrocketing airfare and expensive hotels does too. As millions of people flock to various countries across the globe, it is crucial that we remember the importance…

Barriers to Business: Overcoming Internet Obstacles in China

Today’s business environment is global by nature. Many companies run multinational offices in countries around the world, while many others offer services to a global user base. In this international marketplace China poses specific challenges to business because of the country’s strong censorship…

Pai point/counterpoint arguments against net neutrality

FCC Chairman Co-Opts Term Open Internet to Advocate for Flawed System. Here’s What He Got Wrong

You can’t have a discussion about the Internet in the United States these days without encountering the term “open Internet” or “net neutrality.” In the weeks since his appointment as Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai has been working to rewrite Internet regulations –…

Four things the FCC & FTC got wrong in their Washington Post Op-ed

In case you missed it, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen co-authored a piece justifying their effort to eliminate consumer privacy online, and offered an explanation as to why this action is for the greater good. While it is comforting…

Senate and House Block FCC's Privacy Regulations for ISPs

Congress Kills ISP Privacy Regulations – It’s Time for Open Access

There’s been a lot of buzz about last week’s Senate vote to block FCC regulations that protect consumer privacy regarding broadband Internet access – and the House just voted to block the rules as well. The vote will have implications for both consumer privacy…

Golden Frog panel on online privacy SXSW 2017

Golden Frog to Present Privacy Panel at SXSW 2017

Golden Frog is presenting at SXSW this year, and we couldn’t be more excited! Our VP of Sales & Director of Marketing Liz Kintzele will be presenting a panel about privacy and the myth of anonymity online: You Are Not Anonymous: The Myth…

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…

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…

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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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…