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Radio Silence As China’s VPN Ban Deadline Arrives, Passes

We’ve been anticipating it for months – the date China’s much talked-about VPN ban is set to take effect. China introduced plans to ban VPNs, or virtual private networks, nearly a year ago now, and there’s been much debate and speculation on the ban in the…

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Cat and Mouse Continues In China, As VPN Ban Deadline Looms

As you’re likely aware, China’s VPN ban is set to go into effect on March 31. It was initially slated to take effect on February 1, 2018. The ban applies to all unregistered VPNs, with foreign providers expected to be hit the hardest….

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China’s Cybersecurity Laws: Bad for Internet Users, Worse for Businesses

Last week we explored the difference between authorized and unauthorized VPNs, and this week we’re digging deeper to look at the business implications of China’s strict cybersecurity laws. China imposes many guidelines and restrictions on businesses operating in the country, which apply to…

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China’s VPN Crackdown Targets Chinese Providers, Hurts Chinese Businesses and Users

The following is a guest blog post from Clarence Leong, a student at Columbia’s School of Journalism. Clarence recently interviewed Golden Frog president, Sunday Yokubaitis, for this article. Full bio and contact information can be found at the bottom of the post. “When I first developed…

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Facebook’s New “Protect” Feature Protects Their Market Share, Not Your Privacy

A new feature appeared in the Facebook mobile app for iOS last week – a link labeled “Protect” which drives users to an App Store listing for Onavo Protect. Onavo Protect is a “wireless networking” application, or personal VPN. As you may know, VPN services encrypt Internet…

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Authorized VPNs Versus Unauthorized VPNs: What’s The Difference?

With all the news surrounding China’s forthcoming VPN ban, there has been talk of certain VPNs still being allowed. Some VPNs have remained operable in China while others are repeatedly blocked. When Apple pulled 60+ major VPN apps from their app store this…

Hotspot Shield in Hot Water Over Deceptive Marketing, Privacy Violations

Not So Hot, or Surprising – Hotspot Shield Suffers Security Vulnerability

Earlier this week, ZDNet broke news of a security vulnerability in AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield free VPN service. A security researcher discovered an “an information disclosure bug” which leaked user data and allowed users of the VPN service to be identified. The leaked data…

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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…

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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…

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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…