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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…

From The Hill: FCC Selections Matter for Keeping the Open Internet

Golden Frog Co-Founder Ron Yokubaitis explores the topic of the Open Internet and the FCC selections under the new presidential cabinet in this op-ed. “Elections have consequences, and the spoils go to the victor. As President-elect Trump’s transition team prepares to replace President…

China new cybersecurity legislation

China Strengthens Great Firewall, Requires Registration of Domain Names, Censorship of Mobile Apps

News broke this week that the Chinese government is further increasing its control of the Internet in the country, tightening an already-iron grip. China strictly censors and restricts the Internet via a mechanism called the Great Firewall. With newly-proposed regulations, they will increase…

WhatsApp Encryption

WhatsApp Vulnerability? Safety of Encrypted Messages Called into Question

Febraury 1, 2017: In the weeks since the initial report on the WhatsApp backdoor, there has been much debate about the information presented. 30 security researchers signed a letter to the Guardian asking them to retract their origianl story for containing misleading information. Forbes…

EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

EU Court Rejects Data Retention, With Implications for Snooper’s Charter

In late December, the highest court in Europe made a ruling that “general and indiscriminate” data retention, or collection of communications information, is not in line with existing EU law. The ruling means that governments and companies can no longer conduct sweeping surveillance…