Golden Frog was founded in response to Room 641a, an infamous room in San Francisco where the NSA was conducting surveillance on AT&T’s networks. We filed papers with the FCC to bring this alarming activity to their attention, but were ignored. Instead of waiting around for the government to protect Internet users, our response was to found Golden Frog to build tools that help preserve an open and secure Internet experience while respecting user privacy.
We are passionate about privacy and the open Internet, and actively advocate for policy and legislation to achieve a private, free and open Internet experience for users around the world. Our founders are Internet veterans who have owned and operated Internet businesses since the dawn of the public Internet in 1994. Golden Frog GmbH is incorporated in Switzerland, as Switzerland’s favorable privacy laws reflect our mission as a company and respect the rights of Internet users.