Archive - August 2018

Free Chrome and Firefox Browser Plugins… from CyberGhost!

Update, August 14th, 2018:

Along with our Chrome proxy, you can now use the Firefox browser plugin to surf the web anonymously. CyberGhost Proxy Plugins allow you to encrypt your browser traffic, so you can be sure that no online snooper can see where you go on the web.

Both browser extensions are FREE to use and available worldwide, including in internet-censored countries, such as Turkey, the United Arab Emirates or Iran.

CyberGhost Browser Plugins were built on Ethereum blockchain which is a guarantee that your data stays private as the app runs exactly as programmed without any possibility of censorship, fraud or third-party interference.

According to w3schools.com, 80% of online users have Chrome as their main web browser , followed by Firefox, with 10% of online users(July 2018).

Original post from August 23rd, 2014:

We’ve had many requests from our friends lately regarding a Chrome app. We put deep thoughts into this project and asked our awesome German development team to build a steady, no logs, bug free Chrome Proxy. The result can be found on the Chrome store so please, do test it and give us feedback!

Just click on the Power button and you will instantly connect to a CyberGhost server. Choose a server location and your IP will be changed in a second.

You can connect to a server from the following countries:

  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • United States

The CyberGhost Chrome and Firefox Proxy Plugins are:

  • Free
  • Easy to install
  • Good for unblocking online content
  • Gives you a new Ip within seconds
  • Encrypts your online browsing data, with 256-bit AES encryption

But please be careful:

  • Please note that these browser plugins are not secure when accessing Flash content and does not protect you from webRTC leaks.
  • In addition, (apart from exceptional situations such as your proximity to the server that provides streaming content) you won’t be able to connect to streaming channels.

For full online protection, we recommend you to install our desktop and mobile VPN solution: CyberGhost VPN.

Planned servers maintenance on August 13th and 14th

As you probably already know, from time to time, our tech team performs routine maintenance on our VPN servers and networks. This is a common procedure to keep the VPN software updated and fully functional.

So, we have scheduled a severs maintenance:

  • on August 13th during 06.00-06.30 UTC. Only some of our servers will undergo maintenance.
  • on August 14th during 06.00-09.00 UTC. All of our servers will undergo maintenance.

Downtime may occur during the mentioned time frames, but only for a short while.

We are sorry for the inconveniences this may cause you. But remember, this is only so CyberGhost can run smoother!

Why has the Internet started to lose public trust?

Some of the coolest things you discover and the most interesting things you read are through the Internet. Maybe you watched an amazing documentary about wild animals, streamed a live sports event, or just found out the latest news on your favorite celebrity.

On average, people spend around 8 hours online every day. Like many of us, you probably take the Internet for granted. But do you know which websites you should trust and which you shouldn’t? And why is trust important in the online world?

Let’s analyze together:

  • What does trust mean in the online world?
  • What was the Internet like in the beginning?
  • The Internet’s honeymoon period
  • How has trust in the Internet changed and evolved?
  • What happened that made people trust the Internet less?
  • The real-life implications of what we do online check the recent Facebook scandal 
  • How data breaches and cyber-attacks undermined trust in the Internet 
  • What governments want to persuade us that mass surveillance is for  
  • Did social media draw more people to the Internet or alienated them?
  • How can the Internet regain people’s trust? 
  • How you and I can make the Internet a better place 

What does trust mean in the online world?

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