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The Encryption Battle Continues: Google Ordered to Unlock 9 Android Phones

The FBI’s battle against Apple is over for the time being, but now the focus may be on Google. Court documents recently released by the ACLU show this isn’t the first time the Federal Bureau of Investigation has tried to order a tech…

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Chinese Law Proposes Banning Web Domains, Increasing Censorship

The Chinese government introduced a draft law that would increase Internet censorship in the country. The proposed rules would allow the government to ban Web domains that are not approved by “local authorities.” This could include the extremely common “.com” and “.org” domains….

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5 Places You’re Being Tracked Online

If you often surf the Internet, casually check your emails or browse through your social media feeds, chances are you’re being tracked in some way. Whether its advertisers logging user habits and creating a profile of you, or the government potentially snooping on…

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FBI Drops Case Against Apple; Hacks Encrypted iPhone Itself

The United States Department of Justice (FBI) officially dropped their case against Apple. The Department of Justice was able to access data on the encrypted iPhone with help from a third party. In a motion to vacate, the DOJ stated that “The government has…

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An Overview of Internet Censorship in the Middle East

When it comes to censorship in the Middle East, many countries differ in their policies. As a whole, the Middle East is comprised of roughly 22 countries, but this number is subjective (many define the Middle East by geographic standards, and others define…

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Why a VPN is Essential for Conducting Business on Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi Networks There’s been a lot of buzz about unsecure Wi-Fi lately – and it’s not just hype. As the number of free public Wi-Fi hotspots continues to increase, so do the risks associated with using these networks. A few weeks ago, a journalist…

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Social Media is Blocked – Now What?

A look at what happened when Uganda blocked social media sites on February 18, 2016. INTRODUCTION Unfortunately, situations in which social media is blocked around the world are becoming increasingly common. At Golden Frog we believe everyone should have access to a free and…

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Apple-FBI Hearing Postponed at Request of Justice Department

The anticipated Apple v. FBI hearing scheduled to take place today has been postponed. A federal court in California approved the postponement, which was filed less than 24 hours prior to the start of the trial. The request to postpone came from the…

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SXSW 2016 Take Back Your Internet Event Recap

On March 12, during SXSW Interactive 2016, we hosted our 4th Annual Take Back Your Internet event. In addition to a party, we hosted a panel featuring thought leaders from the business, policy and government sides. Our panel, titled “Do You Have the Right…

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Show Your Support for Encryption – Sign the Save Security Petition Now

Do you care about the Apple v. FBI battle? Do you support strong encryption with no backdoors? Do you care about your privacy? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” it’s time to take action. Fight for the Future has…