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Friday, February 27, 2015

Golden Frog Added a New VyprVPN Server Location in Costa Rica!



Golden Frog launched a new VyprVPN server location in San José, Costa Rica. This is the first VyprVPN server location in Central America. Golden Frog offers unlimited VPN server switching and never throttles your connection. They have over 200,000 IP addresses so server connections are always available.

How to Access the Costa Rica VyprVPN Server Location:

  • VyprVPN Desktop - If you use VyprVPN Desktop, the new server location will automatically be available when you choose your server location.
  • VyprVPN Mobile - To enable Costa Rica as an option using VyprVPN Mobile, simply log out of the app and log back in.
Giganews members with VyprVPN have unlimited access to 50+ server locations across North America, South America, Europe, Oceania, and now Central America.


If you don't have VyprVPN, upgrade to a Giganews Diamond or Platinum account today and get VyprVPN free. If you're not already a Giganews member, we invite you to sign up for a 14-day free trial.

To stay up to date on VyprVPN, please subscribe to our blog and follow us on Giganews Facebook, Giganews Twitter, Giganews YouTube Channel, and Giganews Google+.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Golden Frog Added a New VyprVPN Server Location in Colombia!



Golden Frog launched a new VyprVPN server location in Bogotá, Colombia. This is the third VyprVPN server location in South America. Golden Frog offers unlimited VPN server switching and never throttles your connection. They have over 200,000 IP addresses so server connections are always available.

How to Access the Colombia VyprVPN Server Location:

  • VyprVPN Desktop - If you use VyprVPN Desktop, the new server location will automatically be available when you choose your server location.
  • VyprVPN Mobile - To enable Colombia as an option using VyprVPN Mobile, simply log out of the app and log back in.
Giganews members with VyprVPN have unlimited access to over 50 server locations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.


If you don't have VyprVPN, upgrade to a Giganews Diamond or Platinum account today and get VyprVPN free. If you're not already a Giganews member, we invite you to sign up for a 14-day free trial.

To stay up to date on VyprVPN, please subscribe to our blog and follow us on Giganews Facebook, Giganews Twitter, Giganews YouTube Channel, and Giganews Google+.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Golden Frog Added a New VyprVPN Server Location in Argentina!



Golden Frog launched a new VyprVPN server location in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is the second VyprVPN server location in South America. Golden Frog offers unlimited VPN server switching and never throttles your connection. They have over 200,000 IP addresses so server connections are always available.

How to Access the Argentina VyprVPN Server Location:

  • VyprVPN Desktop - If you use VyprVPN Desktop, the new server location will automatically be available when you choose your server location.
  • VyprVPN Mobile - To enable Argentina as an option using VyprVPN Mobile, simply log out of the app and log back in.
Giganews members with VyprVPN have unlimited access to over 50 server locations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.


If you don't have VyprVPN, upgrade to a Giganews Diamond or Platinum account today and get VyprVPN free. If you're not already a Giganews member, we invite you to sign up for a 14-day free trial.

To stay up to date on VyprVPN, please subscribe to our blog and follow us on Giganews Facebook, Giganews Twitter, Giganews YouTube Channel, and Giganews Google+.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Giganews at SXSW: The Take Back Your Internet Party



Hey Gigafolks,

We're happy to say you'll be able to catch us at SXSW in Austin, TX this year via Golden Frog's 3rd annual "Take Back Your Internet" panel discussion and networking party. It's Monday, March 16 at 6pm and the fun goes late into the night. Stop by and talk net neutrality and the open internet, enjoy free drinks and music, and meet some great folks who care about the same things you do. The event is free and no badge is needed, but it will sell out, so be sure to RSVP early.

Panel Topic: Is Net Neutrality Really Open Internet?

Panelist:
  • Marvin Ammori, Ammori Group
  • Chip Pickering, CEO of Comptel
  • Edward Henigin, CTO of Data Foundry
  • Gigi Sohn, Special Council for External Affairs, FCC
  • James Waterworth, Vice President of CCIA Europe.
We hope you're as excited about it as we are. Learn more and RSVP here!

Event Information:
WHAT: Take Back Your Internet Party – 2015
WHEN: Monday, March 16, 6pm -12am
WHERE: The Palm Door, 508 East 6th Street, Austin, TX

SCHEDULE:
6pm-7pm: Doors Open and Networking
7pm-830pm: Expert Panel on Open Internet
830pm-12am: Music, Party, Networking

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day, From Giganews



Happy Valentine's day! Today's the perfect day to share your love of Giganews with friends and family. When you refer a friend that sticks around Giganews for a month or more, we'll give you up to a free month of Usenet – whatever the value of that account is. Everybody wins!

Just log into your control panel here to email, tweet, or Facebook out to the ones you love most, anytime.

The Giganews Team

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Monday, February 09, 2015

Giganews Secures Another Legal Victory in Its Copyright Battle With Perfect 10

Today marks an important milestone in the history of Usenet. We've announced that the US District Court for the Central District of California once again ruled in our favor in our long running defense against a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by Perfect 10.

On Thursday, the magistrate judge for the case ruled that we presented the court with extensive evidence against Perfect 10, showing discovery noncompliance, numerous violations of court orders, and pervasive failures by Perfect 10, its attorneys and its witnesses. The court is now in the process of determining the reasonable amount of monetary sanctions and whether these sanctions should be assessed against Perfect 10 and/or its counsel.

We've always rejected the veracity of Perfect 10’s allegations and believed strongly in our position. As a result, we forced Perfect 10 to litigate this case on the merits. In November, the court granted us a series of summary judgment decisions on the various copyright claims in the case, rejecting all the different theories and claims that Perfect 10 had asserted. The rulings followed extensive discovery and fact finding.

Perfect 10’s response to our approach was to engage in a pattern of systematic abuse of the discovery process and outright disregard of the court's orders. We are pleased with the magistrate judge’s ruling and we look forward to the Court’s final determination on monetary sanctions to be assessed. In addition to the recent rulings, the court had previously dismissed Perfect 10’s allegations of trademark infringement, publicity rights violations, and unfair competition. The court also earlier specifically ruled that Perfect 10 had not shown fault in Giganews’ process of handling notifications of claimed infringements or our repeat infringer termination policy.

We're happy about this win not only for Giganews, but for the good people of Usenet who have enjoyed our services for so many years.

Copies of Thursday’s findings are available here: https://truck.it/p/fogjd4KOcz

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

History of Giganews and Data Privacy


Happy Data Privacy Day! Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an international effort centered on Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust. We're very excited to be a Data Privacy Day Champion and we have had a long history of working to protect Giganews member's data online.

2006: Giganews Becomes the First to Encrypt Usenet
ISPs began throttling, shaping and inspecting NNTP Usenet traffic. So in November of 2006, we provided encrypted 256 bit SSL to Giganews accounts. We were the first Usenet provider to do so. We even showed that SSL could increase your Usenet access speed.

2010: Giganews Becomes the First to Bundle VPN
On March 10, 2010, we launched our partnership with Golden Frog to offer VyprVPN to Giganews members. Not only could members encrypt their Usenet connection with SSL, but now they could encrypt their entire internet connection end-to-end for greater privacy and security across the board.

2011: Giganews Becomes the First to Bundle Encrypted Storage
Continuing our partnership with Golden Frog, we included Dump Truck - Secure Online Encrypted Storage free for all members. We wanted to ensure our members had a safe place to store their files online.

The Future
As the market leader in Usenet, we have a responsibility to continue supporting your privacy on the web, and we have no intention of stopping now. All of our accounts include 256 bit SSL, encrypted Dump Truck storage and our Platinum and Diamond accounts include VyprVPN for free.

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