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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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The FCC is Trying to Kill The Open Internet – What That Means and How to Stop It

This is a guest post by Kate Forscey, Associate Counsel, Government Affairs at Public Knowledge It’s safe to say we are most of us in an era of unpredictability. Take comfort, then, in this case study in predictability, for at the very least, FCC…

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Net Neutrality’s Turbulent FCC Path

This is a guest post by John Howes, Policy Counsel for the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). “Net Neutrality” has been a hot issue over the past few years.  The idea is that the ISPs you pay to access the Internet should not…

Golden Frog's policy dictionary

Golden Frog’s Policy Dictionary

The Golden Frog policy dictionary outlines common terms used to describe the issues we care about – terms we reference all the time, but recognize not everyone is so familiar with. The first version of this dictionary will address terms related to the Open…

reddit AMA

Golden Frog’s President to Host AMA on reddit To Discuss Internet Privacy, Open Access

Have a question for us? You’re in luck! Golden Frog’s president Sunday Yokubaitis will be hosting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit on Monday, May 22 at 12pm Eastern! This is your chance to ask him any questions you have about Golden…

Giant Ransomware Attack Again Highlights Widespread Privacy Risks

By now, you’ve probably heard about the massive WannaCry ransomware attack that plagued the Internet recently, drawing unprecedented attention to cybersecurity and widespread vulnerability to attacks. In the wake of this news, we wanted to not only look at what happened, but also…

Pai point/counterpoint arguments against net neutrality

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 –…

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John Oliver Tackles Net Neutrality, Encourages Action Against FCC Plan to Repeal Open Internet Principles

As you may have heard by now, comedian John Oliver recently addressed net neutrality on his show, rallying against the FCC and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to dismantle existing net neutrality regulations. (for a refresher on what these regulations are, view here)….

Introducing Outfox: An Optimized Gaming Network

We’re thrilled to announce that the team behind Golden Frog has just launched a new product – Outfox! Outfox is an optimized gaming network that routes your traffic through our network to improve connection stability, decrease lag and lower ping. Outfox increases your speed and improves overall…

Golden Frog Visits DC to Talk Privacy, Open Internet in 2017

We had a great week in Washington DC, meeting with trade groups and congressional leaders to talk policy, privacy and how we can all work together on the issues Golden Frog cares so deeply about. Here are some highlights from our trip: Met with…

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…

Golden Frog panel on online privacy SXSW 2017

Golden Frog to Present Privacy Panel at SXSW 2017

Golden Frog is presenting at SXSW this year, and we couldn’t be more excited! Our VP of Sales & Director of Marketing Liz Kintzele will be presenting a panel about privacy and the myth of anonymity online: You Are Not Anonymous: The Myth…

There are many dangers associated with public Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi Not: The Dangers of Public Wi-Fi

We’re all familiar with Wi-Fi, and the convenience it affords. Technically, Wi-Fi refers to a technology that enables computers and other devices to connect to the Internet and communicate wirelessly. Wi-Fi is configured using a wireless adaptor to create a “hotspot.” Once a connection…

China Says VPNs Illegal

China Finally Asserts that VPNs are Illegal, but VyprVPN Remains Accessible

China Finally Asserts VPNs Are Illegal The Chinese government has finally come out and said it: VPN services are not allowed without authorization. These updated Chinese regulations effectively outlaw VPNs within China after years of sporadic VPN blocking and degradation by the Great…

2016: The Year in Privacy & Security

As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at 2016. This year, the debates over privacy and security continued to rage on with victories and setbacks alike. Encryption By far, the biggest theme of 2016 was encryption – and the…

Increase in encryption usage after US election

In Wake of US Election, People Seek Out Encryption Apps and Privacy Tools

Last week, the United States elected their 45th president in a historic election. Now, fearful that privacy policies may change and surveillance may expand under the new leadership, many Internet users are seeking ways to better protect their information online. It’s being reported…

Dyn DNS provider suffers DDoS.

Savvy VPN Users Turn To VyprVPN During Massive DDoS Attack

As we detailed on our blog last week, the largest DDoS attack reported in history took place on October 21. The attack employed the Mirai botnet, a botnet of IoT-connected devices, to take down sites hosted by the Dyn DNS provider. During this…

The Surveillance Continues: Yahoo Scans Hundreds of Millions of User Emails

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, yet every new revelation about the United States government’s sweeping surveillance of citizens still creates a stir. On October 4, Reuters broke news that Yahoo was surveilling the email of hundreds of millions of users – on request…

Connect to a VPN on untrusted and unknown wi-fi networks

3 Reasons To Use VyprVPN’s Connect on Untrusted Wi-Fi Feature

Have you tried VyprVPN’s Connect on Untrusted Wi-Fi feature yet? Here are three good reasons why you should. It’s automatic. You don’t have to remember to connect to VyprVPN every time you encounter a new public Wi-Fi network! VyprVPN will automatically recognize untrusted networks and do…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…