censorship in china

The Inextricable Connection Between Surveillance and Censorship

We’ve been writing about extreme censorship in China for quite some time now. But something we’ve talked less about is how censorship is coupled with another, equally concerning, rights issue – surveillance. What is Surveillance? Surveillance is defined by Merriam-Webster as “close watch…

UK spying on citizens for 17 years

UK Court Rules Surveillance Under Snooper’s Charter Unlawful

Citizens of the UK concerned about privacy can breathe a sigh of relief! The UK Court of Appeal ruled the government’s mass digital surveillance program unlawful last week. In motioning to reevaluate aspects of a law once named the most extreme form of surveillance,…

Golden Frog Goes to DC

Golden Frog and Data Foundry Meet with FCC Commissioner Clyburn

We had a great visit with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn today, when she joined us for a tour at our sister company, Data Foundry’s, newest data center Texas 2. We shared our thoughts on many topics, including Open Access and privacy. Clyburn is a…

censorship in china

VPN Ban Deadline Arrives – and Passes – and VPNs are Still Accessible in China

China’s VPN ban was to take effect on February 1, 2018. Yet, after much discussion and to-do, the date has come and gone with no VPN ban in place. We are happy to report that VPNs do not appear to have been banned…

Watch the Winter Olympics online with VyprVPN

Improve Your Streaming Experience: Watch the Winter Olympics With a VPN

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are coming up fast, so now is the time to plan how you’ll be watching this season’s games. The best way to stream the Olympic Games is with the help of a VPN, keep reading to find out…

net neutrality

States Continue Taking on Net Neutrality as Senate Receives Official Notice from FCC

The United States Senate received the FCC’s official notice regarding scraping net neutrality regulations today, which marks the first step in the 60-day deadline Congress has to stop the repeal using the Congressional Review Act. States have also been tackling net neutrality since…

Debate Over FISA 702 Continues as Senate Holds Open Hearing

What the GOP FISA Memo Reveals About Privacy

In reading the now declassified Nunes memo, we have come to one firm conclusion. YOU are being spied on by the U.S. government — and the Section 702 renewed by this Congress, and signed by this President, allows law enforcement to spy by…

China Firewall

VyprVPN Remains Accessible In Latest Round of OpenVPN Blocking in China

China started blocking the OpenVPN protocol again today, 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 VPN blocking…

at&t internet bill of rights

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…

censorship in china

As China’s VPN Ban Looms, Here’s What to Expect

By now you’ve likely heard about China’s all too scary VPN ban, slated to take effect on February 1, 2018 – or this Thursday. While we won’t know for sure what’s in store until the date hits, based upon news reports and previous…