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China Legalizing Great Firewall

Does Censoring the Internet in China Work?

According to a recent Washington Post series – yes. Internet censorship in China, instituted via China’s Great Firewall, is not only effective but also increasing in the country. We’ve written about the Great Firewall before, and in a recent news series The Washington Post…

ECPA Reform Passes House Judiciary Committee

Tell Senate to Pass the Email Privacy Act House Bill with No Changes

The Email Privacy Act, H.R. 699 (the bill to update ECPA), will be marked up by the Senate tomorrow, May 26, 2016. When the bill comes up, we want the Senate to pass the bill as it passed in the House – without any…

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Why a VPN is Essential for Online Banking

We’ve all heard the traditional pointers for safe online banking: a secure password, two-factor authentication, checking your bank account regularly. But what is many times overlooked is the importance of using a VPN while interacting with your bank accounts online. If you find…

Study shows that online privacy and security fears impact united states online banking and shopping habits.

Internet Privacy Concerns Affecting Online Shopping, Banking Habits

Americans spend plenty of time and money online. In fact, according to Forrester Research U.S., consumers will spend $327 billion on the Internet in 2016. However, could security and privacy concerns be deterring people from spending their hard-earned dollars online? According to a…

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Golden Frog Advocates for Competition, Innovation in Cable Set Top Box Market

Today, Golden Frog Co-Founder Ron Yokubaitis spoke at the Austin Technology Council’s roundtable on “Consumer Access, Content Competition, and the Cable Set Top Box Bottleneck: The final pro-innovation debate of the Obama Administration.” The panel brought together thought leaders in the space, including Gigi…

Alipay now available as a payment method for VyprVPN

New VyprVPN Payment Method: Alipay Now Available!

We’re excited to announce we’re expanding our payment method offerings, enabling VyprVPN users to pay in more ways from more countries around the world! The first new payment method we’re offering is Alipay, a digital wallet most often used in China. With this update,…

Facebook and Instagram blocked in Vietnam in response to protests

Facebook and Instagram Blocked in Vietnam in Response to Protests

Update – May 26, 2016: As reported in The Verge, the Vietnamese government restricted and blocked access to Facebook for a 4-day period during a visit by United States president Obama. The reasoning for this block – one of many in recent weeks –…

Social Media Blocked in Azamgarh India for 72 hours

Internet Blocked in India’s Azamgarh District for 72 Hours

The Times of India reported that Internet is blocked in Azamgarh, a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The block comes as a result of riots that started Sunday. As explained in India Today, the block was enacted to “restrict rumour mongering and to…

The evolution of the encryption debate

The Evolution of the Encryption Debate

Encryption has been in the news a lot recently. Whether it’s Apple vs. the FBI, Microsoft suing the Justice Department, or Senators drafting bills to require mandatory encryption backdoors, encryption and cybersecurity are very hot topics lately. We’re taking a look at the…

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5 Reasons Why a VPN is Needed While on Vacation

Are you traveling somewhere exciting this summer? The amazing part about travel in the 21st century is that we can stay connected to everything that is happening at home, even if we are halfway across the world! However, with this luxury comes apprehension….

Business Wi-Fi VPN

Why a VPN is Essential for Conducting Business on Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi Networks There’s been a lot of buzz about unsecure Wi-Fi lately – and it’s not just hype. As the number of free public Wi-Fi hotspots continues to increase, so do the risks associated with using these networks. A few weeks ago, a journalist…

Amicus Brief Apple FBI

Golden Frog Submits Amicus Brief in Support of Apple

Golden Frog and our sister company Data Foundry are excited to announce we’ve submitted an Amicus Brief to the court in the Apple versus FBI case. Our brief is in support of Apple. Why We Submitted the Brief We submitted this brief because…

Apple Encryption Debate Versus Government

We Agree with Apple – We Can’t Set the Precedent of an iPhone “Backdoor”

Last night, the United States government (a federal judge in California) ruled that Apple must provide access into the San Bernardino gunman’s phone. This ruling means they’ve ordered Apple to unlock and decrypt his encrypted iPhone 5C device. Apple responded with strong letter…

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Introducing VyprVPN Server Beta: The Cloud VPN Server You Can Trust

  Since the beginning of VyprVPN, we’ve provided a great consumer VPN service to bring privacy and security to our users everywhere – from your local coffee shop to travels around the world. We work hard to own and operate the fast, secure…

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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Introducing VyprVPN Server Beta: The Cloud VPN Server You Can Trust

  Since the beginning of VyprVPN, we’ve provided a great consumer VPN service to bring privacy and security to our users everywhere – from your local coffee shop to travels around the world. We work hard to own and operate the fast, secure…

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…

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…

Learn more about encryption and how to use encryption

Encryption: A Quick Guide to the Basics

Encryption has been in the news for months. From Apple’s highly-publicized battle with the FBI, to WhatsApp’s announcement they’ve added end-to-end encryption throughout their app, encryption has definitely been in the forefront. With all this encryption buzz, we wanted to take a step back…