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Mass surveillance is a threat to us all.

Shame on the NSA. Again.

Classified documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden to The Intercept last month lent startling vindication to a conspiracy-centric notion that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been trying to frustrate the digital currency marketplace since 2012. While competing cryptocurrencies were also under investigation, Bitcoin had been their…

EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

The GDPR is coming!

Years after the ruling and deliberations that followed, the General Data Protection Regulation, commonly known as the GDPR, is finally going into the enforcement period in the EU on May 25, 2018. While the law passed a while back, there was a transition period (dubbed…

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Cambridge Analytica Exploitation of Facebook User Data Underscores Importance of Personal Privacy

By now, even the most casual Internet users are aware of Facebook’s flat-footed response to the debacle surrounding data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. Over 50 million Facebook users were burned when Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, a psychology professor at the University of Cambridge, not…

censorship in china

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…

All About Golden Frog: Modern Offices, With A View

Most employees of Golden Frog and our sister companies work out of brand new, modern offices in Austin, Texas. Located mere minutes from downtown with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gorgeous Austin skyline, our offices offer an open floor plan, café area, on-site gym,…

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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….

Introducing Golden Frog Policy Highlights

Policy Highlight: CLOUD Act (S 2383 / HR 4943)

The CLOUD Act passed thorugh both the United States House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday, as part of a larger omnibus spending bill. What Is The CLOUD Act? The CLOUD Act will, in brief, allow the United States to gain access to…

All About Golden Frog: Why Work For Us?

Golden Frog is not the kind of trendy start-up most people consider when contemplating Austin, Texas. To begin with, we’re not really a startup—though we might still feel like one on principle. We’re a small company with big business and we’ve been proving…

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San Francisco Appeals Court to Hear Challenges Against FCC

Back in February, we reported that over 20 states are suing the FCC in an effort to reverse the repeal and preemption of state laws. Additional suits have been filed by companies and organizations such as Free Press, Mozilla Corp., Vimeo, Inc., Public Knowledge and the Open…

VyprVPN Cycles Protocols Automatically

Connection Issues? VyprVPN Cycles Protocols Automatically to Keep You Up and Running

We recently updated the our VPN apps to include a valuable new feature which works behind the scenes to troubleshoot any connection issues you may have. When you have a connection issue, our Automatic Troubleshooting feature identifies the issue and automatically cycles through protocols to…