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Censorship in Africa is increasing

Internet Censorship In Africa

Censorship is increasing in Africa. From recent social media blocks during elections in Uganda, Congo and Chad to Ethiopia’s increasing control over the Internet, it appears censorship is on the rise across the continent. In many cases, state-owned telecoms have full control over the Internet and can…

VyprVPN Free plans are changing

Changes to VyprVPN Free Plan

To provide a better value to our VyprVPN customers, we’re making some changes to our VyprVPN Free plan in the coming weeks. These changes are: New VyprVPN Free users will receive a one-time 500 MB of data usage Existing VyprVPN Free users will…

new VyprVPN server location in Tel Aviv, Israel

New VyprVPN Server Location in Tel Aviv, Israel!

We added a new VyprVPN server location in Tel Aviv, Israel! This is our 15th server location in Asia and our 5th in the Middle East, and will provide users with an additional connection point in the region. Israel enjoys a relatively open…

EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

New EU Data Sharing and Collection Law Threatens Passenger Privacy

Last week, the EU passed a privacy-invasive data sharing plan for travelers coming in and out of the EU by plane. The new law not only calls for the collection of information on all travelers flying in and out of Europe; it also permit…

Connect to a VPN on untrusted and unknown wi-fi networks

Connect on Untrusted Wi-Fi Now Available on VyprVPN for iOS

We’re excited to announce that connect on untrusted Wi-Fi is now available on VyprVPN for iOS! With this feature enabled, when you connect to an unknown Wi-Fi network VyprVPN will automatically connect and encrypt your Internet connection. This keeps your iPhone, iPad or other…

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Microsoft Sues Justice Department Over Data Demands

Microsoft sued the United States Justice Department, over a common practice that forces tech companies to hand over data about their customers to the government without the customer’s knowledge. The case was filed last week to combat a law permitting agencies the ability to…

ENCRYPT Act of 2016

Feinstein/Burr Draft Backdoor Encryption Bill Causes Concern

Update – April 20, 2016: Four major tech industry coalitions wrote an open letter to the United States Congress yesterday regarding the Burr-Feinstein bill. The letter expresses their strong opposition to the bill, and cites the bill’s negative consequences for both business and security in…

EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

EU Reforms Data Protection and Privacy Rules in Huge Overhaul

Yesterday, the European Union passed a massive data protection overhaul, with new privacy rules to be enacted in April 2018. These “major reforms” will replace the existing laws, which were created in 1995 and did not adequately cover technological advances since then. The new reforms…

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…

ECPA Reform Passes House Judiciary Committee

ECPA Reform Moves Forward in 2016

ECPA Passes the House of Representatives April 27, 2016: The Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) passed the United States House of Representatives this afternoon. The bill will now move along to the Senate. This is good news for those in favor of the bill…

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 VPN…

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…

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…

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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…

server_preview

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 VPN…

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…

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…

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…