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Giant Ransomware Attack Again Highlights Widespread Privacy Risks

By now, you’ve probably heard about the massive WannaCry ransomware attack that plagued the Internet recently, drawing unprecedented attention to cybersecurity and widespread vulnerability to attacks. In the wake of this news, we wanted to not only look at what happened, but also…

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John Oliver Tackles Net Neutrality, Encourages Action Against FCC Plan to Repeal Open Internet Principles

As you may have heard by now, comedian John Oliver recently addressed net neutrality on his show, rallying against the FCC and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to dismantle existing net neutrality regulations. (for a refresher on what these regulations are, view here)….

encryption under attack in france elections

Encryption Under Attack Again, This Time During Elections In France

Well, it’s official. Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are the final two candidates facing off for the French presidency on May 7th. As the race continues on there’s a lot of buzz around various issues – and encryption is one of them. Macron…

Russia Proposes Banning VPNs That Don’t Comply with Censorship Rules

Russia’s latest draft bill increases censorship (again). The law proposes blocking anonymous proxies – including VPNs – that do not prohibit access to forbidden websites in the country. To operate, any such “anonymizing” services would have to block sites listed on the Roskomnadzor’s…

Senate votes down FCC privacy regulations

Congressman Says “Nobody Needs to Use the Internet” – We Disagree

This week, Rep Jim Sensenbrenner said he didn’t believe Congress needed to enact Internet privacy guidelines because nobody needs to use the Internet. Yes, you read that right – he said nobody needs to use the Internet. As many were quick to point…

China Expands Social Media Censorship, Blocks Pinterest

China’s censorship under the Great Firewall increased yet again last week when the country added Pinterest to its list of blocked sites. Pinterest is a social media site that allows users to share images of things they like, which are dubbed “pins.” As…

Top 5 Scariest Revelations From the Latest WikiLeaks Report

WikiLeaks shocked the nation once again this past Tuesday by releasing thousands of documents to the American public, describing ‘secret’ operations performed by the CIA that are used to hack into computers, mobile devices, and much more. This latest reveal, dubbed ‘Vault 7’,…

Internet censorship in Russia.

Internet Censorship in Russia: An Overview

As you’re likely aware, many countries in the world censor the Internet and place restrictions on what users can view. One country that engages in such censorious practices is Russia, which also participates in other restrictive practices including regulating news media and impinging on…

Golden Frog Not Impacted by Cloudflare Vulnerability

As you may be aware, a massive vulnerability in Cloudflare, a content delivery network that speeds up and protects websites connected to the Internet, occurred last week. As described by TechCrunch, the “serious bug” in Cloudflare’s software caused “sensitive data like passwords, cookies,…

Mozilla releases Internet health report.

Internet Health Report Highlights Data to Inspire Action

Last month, Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, released an Internet Health report examining the state of the Internet. The report looks at key issues that impact us all in this increasing-connected world. Below we’ve outlined some key points of the report – many…