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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!

Watch out for ICO scams!

We received reports that a website is using our trademark, brand name and our management and colleagues’ profiles with their current initial coin offering for the creation of a decentralized VPN powered by block-chain.

They call themselves the Vibranium Network and their website is as suspicious as you’d expect.

Robert Knapp, CyberGhost co-founder, warns: Read More

The end of an era? ISPs get green light to sell users’ web history

UPDATE, March 29th: Less than a week after the Senate voted to empower internet service providers to freely share private user data with advertisers, the House has weighed in, too. Now, only a signature from the president stands in the way of the repeal.

March 23rd is a day that will go down in history. The US Senate has voted to eliminate broadband privacy rules that would have required ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to get consumers’ explicit consent before selling or sharing web browsing data and other private data with advertisers as well as other companies. Seems that the UK’s Snooper’s Charter was only the beginning of a much more worrying global trend.
 

ISP now stands for “invading subscriber privacy”

… in the words of senator Ed Markey, a Democrat.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted along party lines to repeal Internet privacy protections that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission just days before Donald Trump won the election.

The rules, which had not yet gone into effect, would have required Internet service providers to get the person’s permission before collecting and sharing personal data on everything from web browsing history to geo-location information.

Providers would also have been required to notify customers about the types of information collected and shared.

But on March 23rd all this turned into a mere dream. The Senate prevents all of these rules from taking effect, unless the House or President Trump decide otherwise. And we strongly doubt the latter would happen.

#ISP now stands for Invading Subscriber Privacy. Reclaim your right to #InternetPrivacy with #CyberGhost Click to Tweet

 

The repeal happened to avoid “confusion” among people

The Senate measure was introduced two weeks ago by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and 23 Republican co-sponsors. Flake said at the time that he is trying to “protect consumers from overreaching Internet regulation.”

President Trump’s FCC Chairman Ajit Pai argues that consumers would be confused if there are different privacy rules for ISPs than for online companies like Google and Facebook. “American consumers should not have to be lawyers or engineers to figure out if their information is protected” Pai recently declared. 

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A message to Ghosties all around the world

“I’m not going to leave the company, I’m staying on board. I guarantee with my name that we will not track you down, and we will continue our mission to bring privacy to your life!”

After having just announced the Crossrider aquistion on the TechHub Bucharest stage, Robert Knapp, CEO of CyberGhost, took a moment to address & reassure Ghosties from around the world. CyberGhost is not going anywhere, we’ll only get better! Your private digital life is safe with us.

Now the mic goes to Robert. Here is what he had to say to CyberGhost users and fans (we were lucky to catch him right right before journalists and techies started assaulting him with questions):

CyberGhost joins the Crossrider group

Dear friends of CyberGhost,

In 2011, I started the CyberGhost company in Bucharest, Romania, together with a small team of 7 dedicated and very enthusiastic young people who took on sales, marketing, and  administrative roles. We also had 2 developers in Germany. We only had a little bit of money in our account, but we had a bold vision: we wanted to change the way people access the internet, because we believed that privacy and security must go together. That was it. That was all we had in our humble beginnings: a good team, a great idea and a lot of enthusiasm.

Now, 6 years later, I can only  conclude that the CyberGhost story was incredibly successful: we built one of the world’s leading VPN services with 179.000 paying subscribers and more than 1.5 million active users a month. We offer this service free of charge to those who are in urgent need of privacy and we deliver amazing Premium features to our paying customer base, who – in most cases – thus show their support for our mission to bring online privacy back.

We grew from a very small team of 7 to a 7 times bigger team of 50 digital freedom enthusiasts who are right now fully dedicated to build the best VPN service out there. We still operate from our headquarters in Bucharest, Romania while the technology continues to be “Made in Germany” in our growing R&D center in Übach-Palenberg, near Aachen, Germany.

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Torrents and political media, the world's most censored digital content

It’s no secret that censorship thrives around the world. WhoIsHostingThis.com has just published the updated map of global Internet censorship and by simply giving the statistics a look, one can see that torrents are by far the most frowned upon online. This kind of censorship is probably the only one to occur in those generally regarded as democratic countries.

It’s easy to understand why torrents are the ones to suffer various forms of censorship around the world. Copyright-protected materials such as movies, music or software licenses are probably the main source of income for everyone involved in their creative & development process and piracy would only come in the way of profit.

Other reasons for this type of censorship include a so-called state-enforced morality, which implies that citizens are not capable of deciding what’s good and what’s bad for them. This kind of justification not only refers to the censorship of torrents, but also to social and political media, as well as pornography.

Worldwide, the list of Internet censorship looks as follows:

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