Take Back Your Internet

You're invited to Golden Frog, Giganews, and Data Foundry's Take Back Your Internet Party - 2014. This year, we're kicking things off with an expert panel on "Online Privacy," followed by our party with awesome music, drinks and more. Join our annual celebration honoring the global fight for online privacy and an open and uncensored Internet for all.

  • What: Take Back Your Internet Party - 2014
  • When: Sunday, March 9, 6-10pm
  • Where: The Bourbon Girl - 212 E 6th St, Austin, TX - 78701
  • Schedule:
    • 6pm Doors Open
    • 7-8pm Expert Panel on Online Privacy
    • 8-10pm Party Continues
  • Drinks: Open Bar 6-9:30pm
  • Cost: No cost to you – just RSVP below

Note: This is not an official SXSW event, and no badge is required to attend.

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Privacy Panel Livestream

If you can't make it to the event in person, you can watch the Privacy Panel online as we'll be Livestreaming the event on our website:


We're also going to be accepting a few questions on Twitter for the panelists during the livestream. Just Tweet us your privacy-related questions with hashtag #takebackyourinternet and include @golden_frog in your tweet.


Is There Any Online Privacy Left? What Does The Future Hold?

An expert panel on what every Internet user should know

"Online Privacy" and "Internet Freedom" are the hot button issues of our generation gaining support worldwide following revelations of government spying, mass surveillance and data collection by corporations. We all leave footprints online that can be tracked, and governments can now learn more about us through a digital search than through a physical search of our homes. This expert panel will examine the current state of online privacy in the U.S. and worldwide, the conflict between government surveillance and national security, and the future of online privacy.


  • Kevin Bankston

    Kevin Bankston is the Policy Director of the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, where he works in the public interest for a stronger and more open Internet, with a focus on issues of Internet surveillance and censorship.

  • Evan Greer

    Evan is the Campaign Manager at Fight for the Future, an organization that's building a grassroots movement to ensure everyone can access the Internet affordably, free of interference or censorship and with full privacy.

  • Ali Sternburg

    Ali Sternburg is Policy Counsel at the Computer & Communications Industry Association, a 40-yr-old international non-profit representing Internet and telecom companies, dedicated to promoting innovation and competition.

  • Rep. Bryan Hughes

    Bryan Hughes represents District Five in the Texas House of Representatives. He is a member of the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence.

  • Ron Yokubaitis

    Ron is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of tech companies: Golden Frog, Giganews, Data Foundry and Texas.net. Golden Frog was created to develop services that give people the ability to protect themselves online and access an uncensored Internet.

Panel Moderated by

  • Stacey Higginbotham

    Stacey has covered technology and finance for 11+ years for publications such as The Deal, the Austin Business Journal, The Bond Buyer and BusinessWeek. At GigaOM, Stacey covers broadband, data center infrastructure, policy and regulation, and entrepreneurs/startups.

Don't tread on my Internet, Come and take it