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Net Neutrality: The What, Why and How

What Is Net Neutrality? Net neutrality is a principle which prohibits Internet providers from treating traffic online differently. Specifically, it stops them from blocking access to certain content, throttling – or slowing down – Internet traffic and implementing paid prioritization (or “fast lanes”) for sites…

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New Legislation Grants Australians Ownership of Internet Data

Set to be the biggest reform to Australian consumer law in a generation, the Australian government will be introducing legislation allowing consumers to access and own their data for banking, energy and telecommunications (Internet). The Consumer Data Right legislation will allow consumers to…

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VyprVPN Nominated for Best Speed by BestVPN.com

We’re excited to share that VyprVPN was nominated by BestVPN.com for having the Best Speed in their first annual BestVPN.com Awards. The BestVPN.com Awards, hosted by BestVPN, recognize leading VPN services, with nominees chosen by users and respected voices in the VPN industry. By assembling a network of experts both internal and external, BestVPN…

Freedom on the Net 2017

From Morning Consult: The Slippery Slope Gets More Slippery, Internet Freedoms Continue to Decline Worldwide

Golden Frog President Sunday Yokubaitis discusses the topic of Internet Freedom and the worldwide escalation in Internet censorship in this op-ed from the Morning Consult.  According to the highly anticipated study recently released by international watchdog organization Freedom House, internet freedom is declining around the globe for the seventh…

Cyber Monday, Cyber Shopping

Cyber Monday: Common Threats and How to Protect Your Privacy

With Cyber Monday – one of the largest online shopping days of the year – fast approaching, protecting yourself against cyberattacks is more important than ever. Cyber Monday this year is set to become the largest online sales day in history. According to…

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…

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Indonesia and Afghanistan Increase Censorship, Consider Banning WhatsApp

WhatsApp was under the spotlight this past week as the Afghan and Indonesian governments considered banning the popular messaging service from their respective countries. WhatsApp enjoys widespread use worldwide, and gained increased popularity after promising to both implement end-to-end encryption and never compromise user privacy. WhatsApp’s…

Freedom on the Net 2017

Freedom On the Net 2017 Released, Reveals Internet Freedoms Continue to Decline Worldwide

Freedom on the Net 2017, the annual watchdog report by Freedom House that grades Internet freedom around the world, was released today. The report reveals an alarming trend – for the 7th year in a row, Internet freedoms worldwide are on the decline. Internet freedom…

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Battle for the Net Isn’t Over: Help Save Net Neutrality Before It’s Too Late

The FCC vote to remove existing net neutrality rules is almost here – – but there is still time to stop them and ask Congress to act before it’s too late.  You may recall an effort we took part in earlier this year…

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Encryption Under Attack Again, This Time By The Five Eyes

Encryption has been dominating the news again, in a battle that seems to never end. In the latest in this ongoing debate, a concept called “responsible encryption” is being thrown around. What this refers to is a way to encrypt that both offers…

Letter to Apple about VPNs in China.

Golden Frog and Greatfire.org Write Letter to Apple Denouncing Censorship, Urging Transparency

Censorship in China has been escalating recently, as the government steadily increases control over the Internet. In conjunction with this activity, many foreign companies are complying with censorship – the most notable of which is Apple. Apple recently pulled VPN apps from their…

Apple participates in censorship by removing VPN apps from China App Store.

Mr. Cook, Where is the Censorship Red Line for Apple?

Tim Cook addressed Apple removing 60+ major VPN apps from its China App Store last weekend on this week’s Apple Q3 earnings call: “We would obviously rather not remove the apps, but like we do in other countries, we follow the law wherever we do business….

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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…

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…

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…

5 Ways to Improve Your Travel Experience with VyprVPN

Thinking of being adventurous and traveling somewhere exciting this summer? As June ramps up, the season of skyrocketing airfare and expensive hotels does too. As millions of people flock to various countries across the globe, it is crucial that we remember the importance…

Barriers to Business: Overcoming Internet Obstacles in China

Today’s business environment is global by nature. Many companies run multinational offices in countries around the world, while many others offer services to a global user base. In this international marketplace China poses specific challenges to business because of the country’s strong censorship…

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FCC Chairman Co-Opts Term Open Internet to Advocate for Flawed System. Here’s What He Got Wrong

You can’t have a discussion about the Internet in the United States these days without encountering the term “open Internet” or “net neutrality.” In the weeks since his appointment as Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai has been working to rewrite Internet regulations –…

Four things the FCC & FTC got wrong in their Washington Post Op-ed

In case you missed it, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen co-authored a piece justifying their effort to eliminate consumer privacy online, and offered an explanation as to why this action is for the greater good. While it is comforting…

Senate and House Block FCC's Privacy Regulations for ISPs

Congress Kills ISP Privacy Regulations – It’s Time for Open Access

There’s been a lot of buzz about last week’s Senate vote to block FCC regulations that protect consumer privacy regarding broadband Internet access – and the House just voted to block the rules as well. The vote will have implications for both consumer privacy…

I Am Anonymous When I Use a VPN – 10 Myths Debunked

We have noticed a disturbing trend in the VPN industry. More and more VPN providers are promising an “anonymous” or “no logging” VPN service while providing minimal, or zero, transparency about how they actually handle your data. These so called “anonymous” VPN providers…

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Your ISP is Slowing you Down. Defeat Throttling & Peering with a VPN

When you’re online you want to browse, stream and download at maximum speed and without interruption. Yet all too often you find your Internet connection is slow. It’s not the speed you want, nor what you’ve signed up and paid for. A look at…

Save Money on Flights, Car Rentals, and Travel with VyprVPN

Some companies use data about your location and IP address to determine how much to charge you for flights, car rentals, and other online travel purchases. With VyprVPN you can obtain an IP address from locations around the world and find the cheapest…

Goodbye, Dump Truck

As of December 19, 2015 Golden Frog’s secure online storage product, Dump Truck, will be discontinued. We’re sad to see Dump Truck go, but excited to focus our efforts on our other two products – VyprVPN and Cyphr. Why are we saying goodbye…

VyprVPN adds 15 new server locations.

VyprVPN Adds 15 New VyprVPN Server Locations

We’re excited to announce we’ve added 15 new VyprVPN server locations around the world. These servers add to our existing network of over 700 servers, and with these additions VyprVPN is now available in over 70 locations globally! The new server locations are…

Netflix Blocks Proxies

If Netflix Cracks Down on Proxies, Access to Content Isn’t the Only Thing You’ll Lose

I was surprised at Netflix’s announcement yesterday that: “Some members use proxies or “unblockers” to access titles available outside their territory. To address this, we employ the same or similar measures other firms do. This technology continues to evolve and we are evolving…

Netflix Blocks VPNs

Blocking by Streaming Services is Increasing

Almost two months after Netflix initially announced they’d be cracking down on proxy services, media is now reporting that Netflix is blocking VPN users from accessing their services. VyprVPN customers are also increasingly reporting that they are seeing the Netflix “streaming error” message when…

Golden Frog and Tutanota Partner

Get an Encrypted Tutanota Email Account to Protect Your Mailbox

Exclusive Deal for VyprVPN Customers Golden Frog is proud to announce that our partner, Tutanota, is offering VyprVPN customers an exclusive special. VyprVPN customers can upgrade to Tutanota Premium for only 1 € per month. When you upgrade, Tutanota will give you 5 GB…

You Are the Product: The Price of Free in the Growing Privacy Industry

In an Internet world dominated by Facebook and Google, most people understand the phrase “If you aren’t paying for it, you are the product.” What people don’t understand is that this concept has also landed on the shores of the privacy industry. History…

Data Retention by Country

Data Retention Laws By Country

Below is a chart outlining data retention laws in various countries around the world. We have created blog posts with more detail around several of these countries, which can be accessed by clicking “Learn More” under the country name. CountryRetention DurationCurrent StatusInformation Retained…