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Disney is being sued for allegedly using private data from children's smartphones to fuel their advertising campaigns.

Disney Sued for Violating Children’s Privacy in Gaming Apps

Disney has made headlines this month for allegedly violating the privacy rights of countless children. According to a recently-filed lawsuit, Disney has been collecting data from the smartphones of children using their mobile gaming apps, and then turning around and using that data to…

Turkey has been monitoring their citizens over messaging apps.

Turkish Government Cracks Down on Encryption, Threatens Human Rights

Encryption has been under attack in many locations around the world lately, including Turkey. The Turkish government breached the weak security of messaging app, ByLock, and used the cyber intelligence gained to make countless arrests of people involved with the recent attempted coup…

Golden Frog day is used to bring awareness to the endangered Panamanian golden frog.

Happy Panamanian Golden Frog Day 2017

Today is the 7th annual Panamanian Golden Frog Day! The Panamanian golden frog is one of Panama’s official cultural and ecological symbols, and has been endangered for years. This day is particularly special to us because Golden Frog is named after the Panamanian golden…

Hotspot Shield in Hot Water Over Deceptive Marketing, Privacy Violations

VPN provider Hotspot Shield (owned by AnchorFree) is under attack for misleading marketing and mistreatment of user information. On August 7, advocacy group Center for Democracy and Technology filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing Hotspot Shield of engaging…

China users of Amazon have been reminded not to use VPN technology to circumvent censorship.

Censorship In China Spreads, as Amazon (AWS) Warns Against VPN Use

A partner of Amazon.com in China has sent out notifications to users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers reminding them not to use “illegal” VPN technology to circumvent censorship imparted under the GFW. The notification, sent by Beijing Sinnet Technology Co Ltd which…

Why is China cracking down on VPNs

Apple Removes VyprVPN and Other Major VPN Apps From China App Store

We received notification from Apple today, July 28, 2017 at 10:53PM CST, that the VyprVPN iOS app “will be removed from the China App Store because it includes content that is illegal in China for legal reasons.” Early research and news reports indicate…

Russia announces plan to outlaw VPNs.

Russia Announces Plan to Outlaw VPNs

Big news out of Russia, as the country last week announced a plan to outlaw VPNs and proxy services. This latest ban comes as a measure to combat the spread of “extremist materials” and content from being distributed online. The VPN ban would be implemented…

FCC Privacy Rules

The FCC Revolving Door vs. The Open Internet 2017

In 2014, we shared an infographic that represents the FCC’s “revolving door” and illustrated how the FCC has been damaging to the open Internet. We’ve updated that infographic for 2017, to better reflect the state of the FCC today. View our graphic below…

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“Five Eyes” Alliance Meets to Discuss Future of Encryption

The Five Eyes, an intelligence (or surveillance, depending on your viewpoint) alliance among five countries (Australia, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada), met this past week to discuss the future of encryption and the different options available to help thwart worldwide…

Gmail to Stop Scanning Inboxes of Free Users

Big news for Gmail, as they announced they’re halting all inbox scanning later this year – meaning they will no longer scan the contents of email communications. The announcement comes as the privacy debate heats up across the globe. Google has faced a…