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Apple Removes VyprVPN and Other Major VPN Apps From China App Store

We received notification from Apple today, July 28, 2017 at 10:53PM CST, that the VyprVPN iOS app “will be removed from the China App Store because it includes content that is illegal in China for legal reasons.” Early research and news reports indicate…

Australia Introduces New Encryption Laws

Australians are reeling after their government made the announcement this month that they will be cracking down on encryption by introducing new, strict laws that will “compel tech companies to provide Australian security agencies with access to encrypted messages.” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ignited a…

Russia announces plan to outlaw VPNs.

Russia Announces Plan to Outlaw VPNs

Big news out of Russia, as the country last week announced a plan to outlaw VPNs and proxy services. This latest ban comes as a measure to combat the spread of “extremist materials” and content from being distributed online. The VPN ban would be implemented…

Verizon slowing down streaming speed for customers.

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…

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White House Officially Supports FCC Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

Yesterday, the White House officially endorsed the FCC’s proposal to repeal existing Net Neutrality rules enforced under Title ll of the Open Internet Order. These guidelines were implemented during the Obama era. Although the White House seemed to favor the dialing back net…

VyprVPN Up and Running Again In China, Despite Aggressive VPN Blocking by Government

The Chinese government has been aggressively blocking multiple VPN providers, both foreign and domestic, from operating within the country over the past 48 hours. We wanted to let our VyprVPN users know we’ve found workarounds to these blocks, and VyprVPN is 100% back up and running in…

Data Foundry / Golden Frog Submit Brief to FCC in Support of Open Internet Rules

Co-CEO Yokubaitis Makes Argument for Open Access AUSTIN, TEXAS – July 17, 2017 – On behalf of Data Foundry and Golden Frog, Co-CEO Ron Yokubaitis today submitted a legal brief to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of keeping rules that provide consumer protection…

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The FCC Revolving Door vs. The Open Internet 2017

In 2014, we shared an infographic that represents the FCC’s “revolving door” and illustrated how the FCC has been damaging to the open Internet. We’ve updated that infographic for 2017, to better reflect the state of the FCC today. View our graphic below…

China Announces Full VPN Ban in 2018, But VyprVPN Remains Accessible

Alarming, albeit unsurprising, news out of China today as the Chinese government announces a full-on VPN ban to take effect early next year. The government ordered the three largest, state-owned telecoms – China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom – to completely block access to…