2017 Top Stories

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…

China Firewall

Article Claims China Will Block VPNs This Week, Causing Confusion

A recent Network World article claims China is planning to block SD-WAN and VPN traffic imminently this Friday, January 11. Specifically, the article states China will require ISPs to block access to ports commonly used for website traffic until users register with their ISP. At this time, I can report that VyprVPN is operating normally and accessible in China. We have seen…

Net Neutrality's Turbulent FCC Path

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…

Golden Frog Goes to DC

Golden Frog Meets with Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Talks Open Access and Privacy

We had a great meeting with Congressman LLoyd Doggett yesterday, when he visited our offices to chat about the latest Internet and tech policy. We touched on a lot of topics – including hot button issues net neutrality, the escalating censorship situation in China and…

The Hill

From The Hill: Cuomo’s Plea to Deputize Tech Companies in Consumer Surveillance is Deeply Misguided

In this op-ed from The Hill, Golden Frog’s Government Affairs Manager, Carlos Espinosa, examines why the latest plea to deputize tech companies in surveilling citizens is an ill-conceived solution to national security threats. It seems like every time a bad guy commits a…

China is increasing its Internet censorship, and we're sharing a timeline of events leading up to the current state of Internet censorship in China.

China’s Internet Censorship Evolves, Expands to Mobile Chat

The latest news out of China reveals censorship continues to expand and impact services beyond the Internet. Aside from well-known website and application restrictions, such as the recent prohibition of the messaging service WhatsApp, a recent Wall Street Journal article reports people in China are…

What is Chameleon?

VyprVPN’s Chameleon Technology Bypasses Censorship, Enables Access to Unrestricted Internet

ChameleonTM is VyprVPN‘s innovative, proprietary VPN technology that supports our mission to offer access to a free and open Internet. Built in response to the growing practice of VPN protocols being inspected, throttled and blocked by governments, corporations and ISPs via deep packet inspection (DPI,) Golden…

Net Neutrality's Turbulent FCC Path

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…

Net Neutrality's Turbulent FCC Path

The Internet’s Watershed Moment on Net Neutrality

Whether you believe we are under threat of losing the Internet as an open platform that turns a thriving economic engine or not, one thing is patently clear: The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) chief Ajit Pai is intent on repealing rules regulating the…

VyprVPN Partners with Asus

VyprVPN Partners with ASUS, Offers Improved Streaming

VyprVPN is excited to announce our new partnership with ASUS, a computer hardware and consumer electronics company. As part of this partnership, new ASUS customers who purchase ASUS router devices from authorized resellers in the Netherlands and Belgium will receive VyprVPN free for…