Category - CyberGhost Updates

Robert Knapp @MVP Academy Demo Day 2017

CyberGhost VPN is proud to support, yet again, the local Romanian startup market through the the MVP Academy acceleration program.

After holding 1-on-1 mentoring sessions with the MVP Academy selected tech startups, the CyberGhost CEO, Robert Knapp, was also a keynote speaker at MVP Academy Demo Day 2017.

The event brought together over 500 tech professionals from the local ecosystem and the region as well. Investors, successful entrepreneurs, journalists, C-level execs and community leaders joined the event to feel the vibe of the local ecosystem and meet the startups.

So here is his inspirational speech on CyberGhost’s very own success story, from startup to million-dollar company. Enjoy!

New UK law: 10 years in jail for those who stream content illegally

The EU and UK are taking some radical measures aimed at those who wish to stream copyright-protected content. At the end of April, the Court of Justice of the European Union has categorically ruled that the temporary reproduction of copyright-protected work – without the consent of the rights holder – cannot be deemed as exempt from “right of reproduction”.

On May 4th, The British Government’s Digital Economy Act received royal assent, meaning anyone caught sharing illegal files in the UK could now be imprisoned for up to 10 years. Until now, the maximum jail term for copyright infringement was 2 years.

Although the new bill is mainly aimed at stopping those distributing content illegally, end users could also end up in trouble.

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Congrats to the winners of the Travel with Bender competition!

First of all, thank you to all the Ghosties out there who took part in the contest organized by our partners, Travel with Bender!

As you know, CyberGhost VPN allows you to easily encrypt your online connection, increasing your digital privacy and security. It’s trusted by millions of users all over the world… including Travel With Bender.

So, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Travel with Bender competition!

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Egg-ceptional privacy, 57% off

It’s time to hatch a plan against those online snoopers spying on your personal data. A subscription plan, that is.

This Easter, you can take advantage of all the CyberGhost Premium benefits, at a 57% discount*. But be egg-stra quick, because this offer is time-limited!

This Easter, get egg-streme Premium protection against online snoopers at a 57% discount. #privacymatters with… Click to Tweet

With CyberGhost Premium, you will get:

  • Extra speed thanks to 5x faster servers
  • Apps for Android and iOS, included
  • No annoying ads
  • Access to more than 700 servers in 27 countries
  • Mobile data cost reduction through data compression
  • All of the above, on 5 different devices for Premium Plus subscriptions

Just ask the Easter bunny about the efficiency of proper VPN protection. Nobody knows what he’s up to for the rest of the year and there is a reason for that. It’s called CyberGhost Premium.

Go Premium now!

* the discount applies to both CyberGhost Premium and Premium Plus annual subscriptions, on Mac and Windows desktop devices, between April 14th and 25th. 

Trump has just agreed to sell your Internet history. Take a stand!

We, at CyberGhost, believe in digital freedom more than anything else.

That is why we couldn’t take with ease the latest news of Trump giving his vote for Internet Service Providers to sell our browsing history.

Join us in our #PrivacyMatters challenge. Let your imagination run wild and drop us a comment on our dedicated page to describe what sites you think president Trump visits.

Show Trump what it’s like to have your private life turned into a public concern. Speak your mind and stay private online with CyberGhost!

#Trump said it’s ok for ISPs to spy on us, so let’s return the favor. Take the #PrivacyMatters challenge Click to Tweet

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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