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Canada’s C-59 Bill Looks to Expand Spying Laws

Canada is under the microscope in terms of privacy lately, as the House of Commons recently deliberated a revamp to their national security laws. The legislation in question is called Bill C-59, which would grant security agencies additional spying powers beyond the gathering of information. C-59 is an…

Hotspot Shield in Hot Water Over Deceptive Marketing, Privacy Violations

Not So Hot, or Surprising – Hotspot Shield Suffers Security Vulnerability

Earlier this week, ZDNet broke news of a security vulnerability in AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield free VPN service. A security researcher discovered an “an information disclosure bug” which leaked user data and allowed users of the VPN service to be identified. The leaked data…

UK spying on citizens for 17 years

UK Court Rules Surveillance Under Snooper’s Charter Unlawful

Citizens of the UK concerned about privacy can breathe a sigh of relief! The UK Court of Appeal ruled the government’s mass digital surveillance program unlawful last week. In motioning to reevaluate aspects of a law once named the most extreme form of surveillance,…

net neutrality

States Continue Taking on Net Neutrality as Senate Receives Official Notice from FCC

The United States Senate received the FCC’s official notice regarding scraping net neutrality regulations today, which marks the first step in the 60-day deadline Congress has to stop the repeal using the Congressional Review Act. States have also been tackling net neutrality since…

Internet Censorship in the Middle East

Iran Increases Internet Censorship, Blocks Social Media and Messaging App

Internet censorship in Iran continues to decline this year, as the notoriously restrictive country (Iran is repeatedly ranked “not free” in Freedom on the Net’s yearly report) blocked two communications platforms in January. Citizens of Iran took to the streets earlier this month…

The Hill

From The Hill: It’s Time to Take Our Privacy Back From Tech Companies

In this op-ed from The Hill, Golden Frog Co-Founder Ron Yokubaitis discusses privacy and the concept of data and digital information as personal property. Your personal information is being collected, organized, purchased and sold on a global market. Polls consistently show that most people are concerned…

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Skype Introducing Encryption with Private Conversations

The long-awaited feature of end-to-end encryption is finally arriving to Skype’s communication platform. The company announced the aptly named feature, Private Conversations, is currently in its testing stages, but will soon cover the audio calls, text and multimedia messages of all users. Signal,…

The Hill

From The Hill: Cuomo’s Plea to Deputize Tech Companies in Consumer Surveillance is Deeply Misguided

In this op-ed from The Hill, Golden Frog’s Government Affairs Manager, Carlos Espinosa, examines why the latest plea to deputize tech companies in surveilling citizens is an ill-conceived solution to national security threats. It seems like every time a bad guy commits a…

VyprVPN Partners with Asus

VyprVPN Partners with ASUS, Offers Improved Streaming

VyprVPN is excited to announce our new partnership with ASUS, a computer hardware and consumer electronics company. As part of this partnership, new ASUS customers who purchase ASUS router devices from authorized resellers in the Netherlands and Belgium will receive VyprVPN free for…

Privacy Box

New Legislation Grants Australians Ownership of Internet Data

Set to be the biggest reform to Australian consumer law in a generation, the Australian government will be introducing legislation allowing consumers to access and own their data for banking, energy and telecommunications (Internet). The Consumer Data Right legislation will allow consumers to…