censorship in china

China Increased Censorship Last Year, and The Impact is Clear

Continually Increasing Censorship Censorship in China unquestionably increased over the past year, as the country aggressively tightened their control over the Internet. In 2017 China introduced a great deal of new legislation and blocked additional sites and services to further restrict online access….

Internet Censorship in the Middle East

Iran Increases Internet Censorship, Blocks Social Media and Messaging App

Internet censorship in Iran continues to decline this year, as the notoriously restrictive country (Iran is repeatedly ranked “not free” in Freedom on the Net’s yearly report) blocked two communications platforms in January. Citizens of Iran took to the streets earlier this month…

Debate Over FISA 702 Continues as Senate Holds Open Hearing

FISA 702 Amendments Renewed, Mass Surveillance in United States Continues

Well, it’s official. On January 19, United States president Trump signed a law that renews the FISA 702 amendments, which allow for the warrantless surveillance of US citizens. The renewal is for a six year period, and upholds the existing National Security Agency…

Letter to Apple about VPNs in China.

Apple’s Appeasement of the Chinese is History Repeating Itself

Following up on our ongoing battle for an uncensored, free and open Internet, China continues to enlist American companies in assisting their unjust and oppressive practice of silencing critics who challenge the status quo by removing any free and uncensored platform to information. Last…

The Hill

From The Hill: It’s Time to Take Our Privacy Back From Tech Companies

In this op-ed from The Hill, Golden Frog Co-Founder Ron Yokubaitis discusses privacy and the concept of data and digital information as personal property. Your personal information is being collected, organized, purchased and sold on a global market. Polls consistently show that most people are concerned…

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Skype Introducing Encryption with Private Conversations

The long-awaited feature of end-to-end encryption is finally arriving to Skype’s communication platform. The company announced the aptly named feature, Private Conversations, is currently in its testing stages, but will soon cover the audio calls, text and multimedia messages of all users. Signal,…

VyprVPN Partners with Bestvpnrating.com

VyprVPN is excited to announce our partnership with , which helps users choose the best VPN service for their needs, offers breaking news about your online security, and provides helpful guides for getting started! Like VyprVPN, BestVPNRating.com is committed to a safe and open…

China Firewall

China Blocks OpenVPN, VyprVPN Remains Accessible

China started blocking the OpenVPN protocol today around 2:30am CST,  in their latest round of VPN-related blocking. VyprVPN users connecting out of China can switch to any other VyprVPN protocol to successfully connect, and we recommend switching to our proprietary Chameleon protocol which effectively defeats…

CES 2016

Golden Frog Attends CES 2018, Explores Latest in Privacy and Technology

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada is upon us and we’re thrilled to be here to explore the latest cutting-edge technologies. We’re also talking privacy and security as they relate to evolving technology, and the importance of staying secure in a…

Debate Over FISA 702 Continues as Senate Holds Open Hearing

Golden Frog Urges Congress to Oppose FISA’s Secret Court Reauthorization

Update – January 11, 2018: The House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the FISA 702 amendments in a vote of 256-164. The Senate then voted to mark up the House’s reauthorization bill, and prevent other amendments from getting a vote. Debate on this bill will begin…