Archive - July 2018

Say “Hello” to the brand new CyberGhost VPN version for iOS – your easiest route to instant privacy

After an extended, challenging but highly interesting work and team effort, we are pleased to present you the CyberGhost VPN version 7 for iOS. As a witness of a few sections of the entire process, I can tell you it was an intense and delightful experience! So glad I could be part of this story and see it all develop piece by piece!

Why the change?

First, we want to update all our apps to the same version and optimize them for better speeds and even more stability.

Second, we cater to our users’ wishes. So, we took your feedback regarding a faster connection and iPhone X full compatibility into account and we delivered.

Here’s what’s new:

Simple and clean design

The major change (which you will instantly notice) is the fresh and simpler design, meant to make the VPN connection as self-explanatory as possible. With a simple tap, you instantly pop into a completely private and protected online world. Welcome! Read More

Living in the fake news era – how can we tell what is true or not?

“Honestly, people are definitely dumber. They just keep passing stuff around. Nobody fact-checks anything anymore — I mean, that’s how Trump got elected. He just said whatever he wanted, and people believed everything, and when the things he said turned out not to be true, people didn’t care because they’d already accepted it. It’s real scary. I’ve never seen anything like it.[…]

I think Trump is in the White House because of me. […]

Looking back, instead of hurting the campaign, I think I helped it. And that feels [bad].” 

This is what Paul Horner told Washington Post, in November 2016. But who is he? Paul Horner has made his living off viral news hoaxes for several years. But he’s most famous for distributing fake news during the 2016 American election.

Long before 2016, here is what Donald Trump said during an interview to People Magazine in 1998:

“If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific. “

 

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Typeform breach update: here’s what happened

On Friday, June 29, at 19:25, we received a notification from Typeform that they suffered a data breach that compromised some of their data.

Because we use Typeform to send infrequent surveys to our users, we immediately took action to see if CyberGhost users’ data was impacted in any way.

No confidential information was exposed

We wanted to have the full details about the situation before making any formal announcements, so here they are.

Typeform informed us that cybercriminals managed to compromise data backups containing information about surveys that were active before May 3rd, 2018. Only two such surveys for CyberGhost users were involved in the breach. Read More

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