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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 23, 2016: In advance of Vietnam’s National Assembly election, the Vietnamese government is attempting to block the “Lá Phiếu” mobile app. The government is calling it a “subversive effort to “sabotage” the upcoming election.” Original Post: As reported by Vice, government-run telecoms in…

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….

children's privacy concerns online

As Connected Devices Increase, Children’s Privacy Concerns Do Too

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about children’s privacy online, both in regards to information being shared and collected and the security of various tech toys. In February 2016 security researches reported that tech firms aren’t doing enough to protect the online privacy and…