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Smart TV Spying

Is Your Smart TV Spying on You?

It was reported last week that Vizio smart TVs track user activity and viewing habits and report them to advertisers. This tracking is referred to by the company as “Smart Interactivity” and is turned on by default, so users must manually opt-out of…

Facebook Belgium Privacy Ruling

Facebook is at Odds with the EU…Again

Facebook and Europe have been at odds over various online privacy-related issues in the past, and this week, the disagreement is occurring in Belgium. As reported by TechCrunch, Facebook could face a fine of over $250K (USD) a day because of their use…

FCC Do Not Track

Do Track: The FCC Won’t Force Sites to Honor “Do Not Track”

Don’t want tech giants like Google and Facebook to track you online? Looks like you’re out of luck. On Friday the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it will not force websites to honor “do not track.” “Do not track” is a feature…

California Passes Landmark Digital Privacy Law

The new, comprehensive law protects digital privacy, including location data, content, email, metadata and even device searches. It requires a warrant for searching digital records or other device data, and is being described as a “landmark” piece of legislation in digital privacy. More…

AVG Sells Free User Data

Free Isn’t Free: AVG Updates its Privacy Policy, Plans to Sell User Data

By now you’ve probably heard about AVG’s updated privacy policy. It’s being widely reported that AVG, an antivirus software company, has updated its policy to explicitly inform its free users that it can – and will – sell their information. This information will…

Tor: You’re Not As Anonymous As You Think

There’s quite a bit of talk about Tor this week. Yesterday an article was released with the alarming, yet unsurprising, headline: MIT researchers figure out how to break Tor anonymity without cracking encryption. The MIT researchers used a form of traffic fingerprinting to…

Golden Frog opposed to granting access to encrypted data

We Cannot Let the FBI Access Our Encrypted Data

During US Senate hearings yesterday the FBI and Justice Department continued their push for access to consumers’ encrypted data, citing it as “necessary” for law enforcement efforts.  Specifically, they argued that encryption is a barrier in the hunt for criminals such as pedophiles…


SXSW 2015: “Take Back Your Internet” Privacy Panel Video and Transcript

Full Video – Take Back Your Internet Panel – SXSW 2015.mp4 Panel Details Is Net Neutrality Really Open Internet? An expert panel on what every Internet user should know Unless you work for a monopolistic ISP (hint: Verizon, AT&T, Comcast), most of us…

Data Privacy Day

Golden Frog Calls for ECPA Reform on Data Privacy Day

Every January 28th, citizens and companies from countries across the world honor the importance of protecting privacy on the Internet for Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an international effort centered on respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. As supporters…

The Lean Privacy Startup

(Editor’s Note: The following is a guest blog post from Tomás Touceda, Privacy Officer at SpiderOak)

I’ve had this subject in my head for quite some time now. Especially these past few months when privacy products are appearing left and right.