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AT&T’s Internet “Bill of Rights” Gets It Wrong

Last week broadband giant AT&T took out some very large (we’re talking full page) ads in the paper. AT&T advocated for net neutrality and called for an ‘Internet Bill of Rights’ to govern not only broadband Internet access, but the entire Internet. The…

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Golden Frog’s Top Articles of 2017

From the announcement of a full VPN ban in China, to the official release of our optimized gaming network, Outfox, to the revelation of a worldwide decline in Internet freedoms, 2017 was certainly an eventful year. Many of this year’s top stories are…

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Congressional Solution to Net Neutrality Should Focus on Return to Open Access

Net neutrality has had it’s day at the FCC, and the results are anything but shocking. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has had his sights on eliminating consumer protections, and accountability for Telcos since he was first appointed to his post in 2012. While tech companies are continuing to unify…

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Net Neutrality Officially Repealed, Fight for Open Internet Continues

Well, it’s official. As of December 14, 2017, previously-existing net neutrality guidelines implemented under Title ll, were repealed by the FCC. This deregulation allows Internet service and broadband providers to manipulate and discriminate against traffic, meaning they can choose to speed up or slow…

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Net Neutrality: The What, Why and How

What Is Net Neutrality? Net neutrality is a principle which prohibits Internet providers from treating traffic online differently. Specifically, it stops them from blocking access to certain content, throttling – or slowing down – Internet traffic and implementing paid prioritization (or “fast lanes”) for sites…

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Russia’s VPN Law Goes Into Effect, Impacts Use Of VPN Services

Russia’s VPN Law Russia’s proposed VPN law takes effect today. We knew this law was coming – it was signed earlier this year in July – as the country planned to implement the law to combat the spread of extremist materials online. While the law…

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How We Choose VyprVPN’s Server Locations

We have recently been asked by several of our customers to explain what a “server location” is and how we operate them. VyprVPN Server Locations At VyprVPN we have over 70 server locations worldwide.  Each server location provides IPs that are geo-located to the city…

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First China, Now Russia: Putin Bans VPN Use in Russia

With an upcoming election in Russia, Putin is stealing a move out of the book China has so adeptly written with their Great Firewall. Russia this weekend signed a new law which prohibits the use of VPNs and proxies within the country. Anyone using these…

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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…