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Germany Investigates Facebook Over Privacy Protection Laws

Facebook and Europe have been at odds over privacy before, and it seems to be happening again. Last week, Reuters reported that Germany has launched an investigation into the social network. Specifically, Germany’s competition office is investigating Facebook for “suspected abuse of market…

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Google Extends Right to Be Forgotten

Google has expanded its right-to-be-forgotten rules, which allow citizens to demand the search engine remove results they deem “outdated or irrelevant.” Once removed, these results are not shown within the country any longer. There was a loophole in the law, however, which allowed people…

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Brazil Takes Action Over WhatsApp Encryption…Again

Last week, a Brazilian judge imprisoned a Facebook executive because of “repeated non-compliance with court orders.” The executive, Diego Dzodan, was arrested because he refused to provide WhatsApp messages to the police for aiding them with a drug-related investigation. Since WhatpsApp implements end-to-end encryption, Facebook…

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Doing Work on ANY Public Wi-Fi

Ars Technica recently posted an article entitled “Why you probably shouldn’t be doing work on that in-flight Wi-Fi.” While we agree wholeheartedly that it’s dangerous to use Wi-Fi that doesn’t involve an encryption scheme, we don’t think the article is worded quite strongly…

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RSA 2016 Highlights the Importance of Securing IoT

The RSA conference is the place where cybersecurity professionals get together to discuss the latest technologies and techniques that protect us all. If one has never been you might be overwhelmed by the professional intellect all gathered at the Moscone Center. For just…

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Blocking by Streaming Services is Increasing

Almost two months after Netflix initially announced they’d be cracking down on proxy services, media is now reporting that Netflix is blocking VPN users from accessing their services. VyprVPN customers are also increasingly reporting that they are seeing the Netflix “streaming error” message when…

Golden Frog, Industry Partners File Amicus Brief in Support of Apple

Internet privacy company supports Apple in their fight against the FBI, joins others in filing an amicus brief to stand up for strong encryption MEGGEN, SWITZERLAND – March 3, 2016 – Golden Frog and sister company Data Foundry, along with several other organizations, announced today they…

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Golden Frog Submits Amicus Brief in Support of Apple

Golden Frog and our sister company Data Foundry are excited to announce we’ve submitted an Amicus Brief to the court in the Apple versus FBI case. Our brief is in support of Apple. Why We Submitted the Brief We submitted this brief because…

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Golden Frog and Demand Progress Partner to Continue Fight for Internet Privacy and Freedom

We’re excited to announce we’ve officially partnered with Demand Progress to fight for online privacy and an open Internet, and to fight against mass surveillance by the government! As part of this partnership, Demand Progress supporters can get VyprVPN service with 1 GB of…

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New York Court Rejects FBI Request to Access iPhone

Yesterday a federal magistrate judge ruled that Apple did not have to give the United States Government access to an encrypted iPhone. The ruling came in response to a Brooklyn drug case, where investigators wanted to extract data from a locked iPhone to…