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Planned Server Maintenance September 2016

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We have some important news for all the Ghosties out there.

We are constantly developing and working on our server park so you can enjoy the best VPN experience. This is why, from time to time, we need to undergo a maintenance which will shortly interrupt the service in a few countries.

Don’t worry because it won’t last more than 10 minutes for each server. All free users will be automatically redirected to the available servers. We kindly ask the premium users to connect to a different country for the short period of time when the one they are looking for is unavailable.

Without further ado here is the list of all the countries where the servers will be powered down for maintenance purposes:

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CyberGhost Takes you to the Summer Games: How to Watch the Rio 2016 Sports Events

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Are you ready for the sporting event of the summer? Actually this is the event of the year, much awaited by many of us.

Today is the big day, the grand Opening Ceremony which we know you don’t want to miss. This is why we have a few guidelines that will make it easier for you to watch the ceremony, but also all the events that will follow, no matter where you are.

Why shouldn’t you miss this?

The Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 summer games is taking place on Friday, August 5th at 23:00 UTC on Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The international sporting event is famous for its grandiose openings focused on the history of the games and the country, displayed with many lights, fireworks, dancing and the famous parade of athletes from 207 nations.

There’s so much to see and CyberGhost makes it easier for you to watch it wherever you are.

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How toys pry into our children’s lives and what we can do to stop them

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IoT or Internet of Things. You must have heard of it. It includes all those objects surrounding us that are interconnected and communicate through the internet. You might also know that over the past years they raised some concerns on how secure they are for our privacy.

But did you ever think of another IoT? Also known as Internet of Toys, it is the latest big thing that raises not only moral and ethical issues but also cybersecurity concerns.

As technology developed, it managed to infiltrate all areas of our day-to-day activities. Because of this development, technology has significantly revolutionized education, as well. However, most often, the ethical limits of these innovative methods have not been enforced through any form of legislation, especially when it comes to toys.

So what’s the deal with the new IoT?

Most of us would probably wonder what the big concern about toys with integrated software is.

First of all, the majority of modern toys, designed to not only entertain, but also to educate, require access to personal information about parents and children.

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Best Online Privacy: Free vs. Paid

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Why is online security essential?

A great part of our lives happens online, so protecting our privacy and feeling secure are now crucial for our daily online activities.

It’s also true that this sense of online security needs to be educated because not everyone is aware of the risks they are exposed to.

Navigating online can be compared to a simple walk on the street and depending on where you choose to walk, the risks may differ. Thieves can steal your wallet, aggressive campaigns force you into buying all sort of products, people may trick you by manipulating information and the list goes on.

How to protect your privacy and keep safe at the same time

Unlike real life, technology comes with the big advantage of offering efficient solutions that diminish the risks and protect your life while clearing up the path for you.

An IP acts as your ID card to identify you online. Why should you hide your IP?

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Happy Friday: new servers in a new location!

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We have some good news for Ghosties around the world.

It was high time to come up with something new on our servers, so from today on we’ll have a new location. All Ghosties can enjoy the 8 new servers in Berlin.

We have 4 Free Berlin servers and 4 Premium Berlin servers.

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For all the new Ghosties out there, download the CyberGhost application to enjoy the latest servers.

You can see here all the locations of our servers.

Feel free while enjoying the experience of a private internet!

There’s a new tech show in town!

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Which would be the ingredients of a tech show? You are probably thinking of news containing specialized terms, a complicated vocabulary and a tech nerd too passionate about his job to remember how to captivate his audience.

We think that tech shows should be more than fancy words for connoisseurs. They should be addressed to everybody. Because we believe technology, safety and privacy are crucial for each and every one of you, we decided to support a show which aims to deliver tech news with a twist of entertainment. Educating people on important matters like internet security and privacy can be fun if you know how to tackle these sensitive subjects.

Security and privacy are very hot topics for authorities and law enforcers around the world. The show’s goal is to bring you not only the latest news on privacy and security, but also to put a smile on your face.

CyberGhost is not just a VPN service, but a security and privacy company which is fighting for the freedom of speech and a free internet. That’s why we back up a famous Romanian actor, comedian, one-man show, Nelu Cortea for his “3 minutes John” YouTube show.

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John is a full time actor, he graduated from the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest and he played numerous parts for both theater and television. He is well-known for his stand-up comedy shows. The project he started is just a new challenge that will reveal his talent as a YouTube presenter.

Informing the average user on the importance of online privacy and security is the principal focus and this tech show is just one of the methods through which we are trying to raise awareness.

The “3 minutes John” show calls attention to tech news, privacy and security fresh topics like the Panama Papers, the anti-LGBT law which lead to IP blocking, or weird decisions like authorities banning banana-eating videos. You will be either outraged or amused by news such as the new app that makes fitness sexy and you will find out about the latest Google phone.

Besides the slightly funny information, John also presents important news on tech giants. You can find out about the conflict between Apple and the FBI or the Huawei statement on life after death through technology.

This series will make you want more tech news so all you have to do is subscribe to his YouTube channel. Feel free to share with your friends and spread the joy of online privacy and security!

Watch here the latest episode from John’s show, who wants to stick, at some point, to the 3 minutes he initially planned.

 

US Server Changes

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As you know, we want to keep everything as transparent as possible so we can keep providing high-quality services which you can trust.

Because we care about our users’ privacy, we don’t keep logs and we don’t give any kind of information about our users to our service providers and collaborators. Some data centers are having a hard time coping with this policy so we had to end our collaboration with one data center. This means that we have to give up 13 servers located in U.S. and Canada. Unfortunately, the decision needs to be put in place starting 25th of May.

We know this is short notice and we are now working hard to make sure no one is affected by this change. No worries! We have already ordered new servers so you won’t even notice something changed.

Let us know if you have any problems.

Stay safe!

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