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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…

Facebook snooping on users via VPN app.

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…

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…

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…

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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…

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Is China Destroying Mobile Devices with VPNs Installed?

Twitter was buzzing last weekend with a “wild story” out of China involving censorship, VPNs and an unexplainably inoperable iPhone. A Destroyed iPhone A Twitter user by the name of Comrade Balding shared a story about a friend’s iPhone and how it mysteriously…

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…

Freedom on the Net 2017

VPN Use – and Restriction – On the Rise Around the World

Freedom on the Net 2017, Freedom House’s annual report that ranks Internet freedoms around the world, was released last week. The report revealed the alarming fact that Internet freedoms continued to decline for the seventh year in a row. This year’s report also…