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Russia announces plan to outlaw VPNs.

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…

China's social credit score has alarming privacy implications

China’s Proposed ‘Social Credit Score’ Brings Scores of Implications for Privacy

Back in 2014, the State Council of China published a document entitled “Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System.”  While the name is fairly innocuous, the concept it presents is far from. In this document, China proposes a national trust…

Letter to Apple about VPNs in China.

US Senators Demand Answers on Apple Censorship in China

Update – December 1, 2017: Apple responded to Senators’ inquiry about their censorious actions in China last week. In a formal statement given by Apple’s VP of public policy, Cynthia Hogan, Apple explained that although they aren’t happy about complying with censorship in China the…

Censorship Increases Ahead of Communist Party Congress in China

Intense Censorship Arrives Ahead of China’s Communist Party Congress

China’s Communist Party Congress is coming up this week, and in advance of the meeting many security, surveillance and censorship measures are being ramped up in the country. The Communist Party Congress takes place every 5 years, and this year marks the 19th…

China Firewall

VyprVPN Service in China Restored After Latest Round of Blocking

The Chinese government began blocking VyprVPN connections via IP blocking, as well as targeting of iOS connections yesterday (October 4). As indicated by reports and commentary online, the latest round of censorship in the form of VPN blocking appears to be hitting many…

Letter to Apple about VPNs in China.

We Asked Apple for Transparency in China: Here’s What Happened

As you may be aware, we recently joined forces with Greatfire.org and called on Apple to be more transparent in its response to China’s demand to remove VPNs from the country’s app store. We co-authored a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook in which we outlined our…

WhatsApp Encryption

China Expands Censorship, Blocks WhatsApp Messaging App

Censorship in China has increased yet again, with news this week the country is now blocking access to popular messaging service WhatsApp.  This move comes in advance of next month’s Communist Party Congress (we’ll be writing more about this next week – stay…

China Firewall

China Blocks VPNs Again, VyprVPN Restores Service Quickly

The Chinese Government began aggressively blocking VyprVPN iOS connections today at around 7am CST. Based on reports VPN users posted on Chinese social media platform Weibo, the latest round of censorship appears to be a widespread blocking of multiple VPN providers, and this…

Introducing Golden Frog Policy Highlights

Policy Highlight: Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (S 1693)

Senate bill 1693, or the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SENSA) is a bill authored by Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) designed to hold companies liable for sex trafficking conducted on their websites. Supporters claim the bill will protect the victims of sex trafficking,…

VyprVPN and Greatfire.org to host reddit AMA on China censorship

VyprVPN and Greatfire.org to Host reddit AMA on Internet Censorship in China, Apple’s Participation

Concerned about censorship in China? Alarmed that big companies such as Apple are not only complying with censorious demands, but not providing transparency into their actions? We certainly are, which is why we – along with our friends over at Greatfire.org – are hosting…