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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: October 2017

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)! This annual campaign takes place in the United States, and 2017 marks the event’s 14th year. NCSAM is sponsored by StaySafeOnline.org, and is supported by the US government. The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is to raise awareness about the importance…

Verizon is throttling customer again with their new unlimited plans.

Verizon Throttling Videos on Unlimited Plans

Verizon is throttling video again, and the public is not happy about it. The ISP giant is purposefully not providing enough bandwidth to satisfy customer needs, instead deciding to throttle ALL video on their unlimited plans, with mobile video capped at a very low 480p…

Golden Frog Launches Policy and Advocacy Site

Company Showcases Core Pillars, with Legislative Analysis and Action Center Resources Golden Frog this week launched their policy and advocacy page to further showcase their activism arm and core values the company was founded upon. The new page, located at https://www.goldenfrog.com/policy, includes links to…

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…

Golden Frog and Freedom House Partner to Provide Tools Protecting Internet Privacy and Freedom

Golden Frog and Freedom House Partner to Provide Tools Protecting Internet Privacy and Freedom

MEGGEN, SWITZERLAND – 8/16/17 – Golden Frog and Freedom House today announced plans to jointly assist democracy activists by strengthening their online privacy and improving their internet access, increasingly important issues in authoritarian states. “Practices like surveillance and censorship continue to increase globally, while privacy protections are on the decline,” said Sunday Yokubaitis,…

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

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…

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…

Data Foundry / Golden Frog Submit Brief to FCC in Support of Open Internet Rules

Co-CEO Yokubaitis Makes Argument for Open Access AUSTIN, TEXAS – July 17, 2017 – On behalf of Data Foundry and Golden Frog, Co-CEO Ron Yokubaitis today submitted a legal brief to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of keeping rules that provide consumer protection…