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Ah, that time of year again! Holidays just passed, and you’re looking forward to the opportunity of a fresh start, to changing some old habits and improving some aspects of your life.  You’re ready to get everything right in 2014 down to the smallest detail.

And because the number of hours in a day you spend online is fairly high, you should definitely do something about your online privacy. How about that content on which you always miss out because it’s not available in your country? And what measures do you take to protect yourself from cyber criminals or nosy people snooping through your personal data and constantly meddling in your business? Continue reading

CEO-Blog: The story behind my tin foil hat video

Tin foil hat

If you think a tin foil hat makes you look silly, I totally approve that. And if you wonder how I came to this point, here’s the story:

As Edward Snowden exposed the NSA program Prism, I was surprised to find out that reality is far worse than any science fiction scenario or conspiracy theory. Even as a co-founder and CEO of a VPN company, I found the scale of these operations through an US government agency hard to believe until everything was confirmed and approved. Then, the first picture that popped into my mind were these people wearing tin foil hats designed to block their thoughts from being intercepted and  controlled. And for the first time I could really empathize with them.

Then, it all got even worse with Tempora, the program assigned with the full record of all internet traffic through the British secret service, GCHQ.  And from there on it was pretty clear that Prism and Tempora are just small pieces of the puzzle and maybe by the end we’ll all end up wearing tin foil hats.

The next level was to realize that our politicians are either not willing or able to defend our basic human rights, such as privacy. Then I heard Barak Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate reacting to the scandal by stating that we can’t have 100% security and 100% privacy. In other words, we all should have 0% privacy to maybe get a bit more security. Hans-Peter Uhl, the German spokesman for interior security of the CDU/CSU faction in the Bundestag says that the state anyway can’t help and people should encrypt their data by their own, if they want to have privacy. Sounded like they were making fun of each and every single one of us.

I talked to a lot of people in the last weeks about the above mentioned topics and I got a lot of replies, ranging from “yes, I always knew that” or “Your fault, if you use Facebook” to“I have nothing to hide” – but one reaction was always the same: “What can we do? Nothing.” And I thought that this is not true. We can do something. We can’t wear a tin foil hat. Or we shouldn’t. Seriously, that thing looks silly. But CyberGhost VPN is a great tool for locking your metadata away from this massive violation of privacy! Use it instead of a tin foil hat and take your privacy seriously.

And in response to that I put my tin foil hat on to show the world that a VPN works like a charm:

 Tin Foil Hat Video

Don’t forget: Here at CyberGhost, we believe that privacy is for everyone and with our current campaign, we’ve been striving to make it accessible and convenient.

You just have to go on www.worthofprivacy.com, decide how much your privacy is worth to you and we deliver you 12 month of CyberGhost VPN with no questions asked.

The worth of your privacy

How much is your privacy worth?

Why is the NSA wrong, why is Edward Snowden right – and why should you matter in the first place? Because there seems to be little doubt Snowden did, what he did, for you, for our children and for a society he thought was worth fighting for. And, naturally, because Privacy matters!

Privacy makes a difference! Privacy is one of the most crucial ingredients to form a personality and the # 1 foundation of individuality – you know, that sort of thing that once told the free world from communism. No free citizen, be it in Berlin, New York, London, Paris, Bucharest, Rome, Buenos Aires, or Madrid can ever do without it, for privacy is necessary to express yourself and tell the world: “Hey, that’s me! I’m important and I’m not a number!” Or, to be more precise, one actually can do without it for some time, but then will be reduced to being just a citizen of, say, Peking or Pyongyang. Being watched, you don’t tell the world “Hey, that’s me”, for you might not be appropriate, wanted or acceptable the way you are. Being watched you’d instead quite probably tell the world “Hey, that’s what I think you’d like me to be”. If you still feel like telling the world anything at all.

You’re more of the practical kind and don’t care much about high flying intellectual ideas like ‘My personal data belongs to me’ as long as your country is in danger? Well, you don’t have to, for this is just a modern phrase for what you do all day long all the time without ever thinking about it: You close your curtains or Venetian blinds, whenever you want to. You shut your doors at night. You built a fence to mark your property. You put your letters inside an envelope and seal your packages properly. All that – and much more – like having a drink on your way home is … Privacy! It’s there, a right that comes by birth. And do you see any reasons to believe your country is safer, when your government confiscates your curtains and blinds, wants copies of your keys to enter your home whenever an unknown somebody feels like it, disrespects your fences, counts your drinks, reads the letters addressed to your loved ones and even notes the jokes you laugh about, when meeting your friends in your garage? And do you feel like justifying yourself, if you don’t see a single reason for a behavior like that?

So how come so many people look the other way when the same privacy is violated in the Internet? Because the Internet is a different planet? Because it belongs to a different generation? Or a different breed? It doesn’t. It’s simply a technical extension of your real life, another way to chitchat with your neighbors, to communicate with your children during their college-time, to visit your bank or walk through a mall. An email is still a letter, a chat is still a private communication and a Google hangout is still, well, a hangout. So, take a look again, and note that the Privacy you take for granted when sitting on your porch or in your living room deflagrates in a blink of an eye, when you enter the Internet or pick up your phone.

And that’s probably the most important message Edward Snowden has for us, before he will be declared a traitor and a criminal and his voice will vanish like so many voices before: While we enjoy the freedom somebody before us fought (and maybe died) for, we have the responsibility for ourselves and our children not to let us be kept away from the very same freedom just because evil speaks a pleasant language and tells us to sacrifice privacy for the sake of, well, some other form of privacy. Which one exactly that would be is on them, of course.

Now, do you have to fight the NSA, the guys that mostly come home from their jobs in the evening and enjoy the same World Series like you do? No! They do their every day jobs and like every professional, they do their best to be efficient. It’s a matter of laws, if they got no limits and it’s a politician’s job to define those laws. For you it’s ‘just’ a matter of showing both what you stand for. Sounds simple, but as we all know, it’s the hardest part to do in a functioning society, for we have to accept, that each generation owns the next generation the respect for the generation before and passes on correctly what once had been achieved. In this case: Privacy!

Privacy makes a different – and here enters CyberGhost the stage: These days we open our service for a limited time for the sake of spreading the message: Then you can answer yourself one of the most important questions of the 21st century: “How much is your privacy worth” and get a CyberGhost subscription for exactly that price. Make it count!

Enter the campaign here: www.worthofyourprivacy.com

 

“Celebrate youth, celebrate, those, who …”

You remember this song by Rick Springfield? Well, we do … and we celebrate: Namely our first year, after we left Germany, moved to Romania and began establishing ourselves in Bucharest, Romania, Europe’s Silicon Valley. Why Bucharest? Because we think, it’s the best environment throughout Europe to grow and feed a young company like ours. It’s got highly motivated and thoroughly skilled net specialists, being raised by a free Internet. It shows an urge to shape a future, where privacy and freedom are still positive values. And it got a law system, that remembers 45 years of Stalinism very well and therefore backs up the freedom and courage one needs to go after these goals.

Bucharest got all, we were looking for, when asking ourselves, which might be the best place in Europe to settle down and grant anonymity in the Internet, that elsewhere had become an endangered species. Only here we found the needed place to evolve and offer subscribers from all over the world, what they are looking for: Privacy, freedom and a plus of security in the Internet with no backdoors included – no logging, no spying, no compromises!

No doubt, that we like you to celebrate along with us. Therefore we created a very special offer, including huge savings of up to 40 % and three high quality PC tools in each bundle. Better though, for we also included our famous ‘Unlimited Traffic’ plan.

In detail you can go for:

  • 12 months CyberGhost Classic VPN subscription for just € 39.99 (20 % off), including access to all free and premium servers and traffic flat rate ‘L’ (20 GB high speed traffic, to be reduced to 512 kBit/s when used up).
  • 12 months CyberGhost Premium VPN subscription for just € 55.99 (30 % off), including access to all free and premium servers and traffic flat rate ‘XL’ (50 GB high speed traffic, to be reduced to 512 kBit/s when used up).
  • 12 months CyberGhost Premium Plus Unlimited VPN subscription for just € 71.39 (40 % off), including access to all free, premium and VIP servers (equipped for the fastest possible high speed traffic). On this plan, there will be no traffic limitations and therefore no speed reductions.

Additionally we give away the following products for free with each subscription:

  • O&O Defrag Professional Edition (worth: € 29.00): O&O Defrag establishes maximum performance for one’s hard drives by eliminating defragmentation. Some features:
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    • Performance increases of up to 100%
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    • Extends the life of your hardware
    • Update Star Premium Edition 8 (worth: € 29.90):Update Star helps any Windows computer to stay up to date easily and prevents problems. It automatically updates more than  1.400.000 different software titles. Some features:
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      • Secure and verified downloads
      • Photomizer 2 (worth: € 29.99): Photomizer 2 repairs, optimizes and edits one’s digital photos. It is the perfect completion for any digital camera, able to correct, where others fail, e.g. false apertures or shots under unfavorable weather and lighting conditions. Some features:
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        • Includes profiles for a faster and more effective editing
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You will save up to € 136.49, depending on which subscription you choose. We’re pretty sure, you might agree, that this is a very cool way to celebrate and keep the idea of a free Internet alive at the same time. And, by the way, if you’re too young to know, who the hell Rick Springfield is, have a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPEf1besqDI&feature=related. It’s unblocked, by the way … At least it had been yesterday!

This offer is valid only up to July, 27th. You can subscribe by clicking on this link: http://s.cgvpn.net/7A