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Freedom on the Net 2017

VPN Use – and Restriction – On the Rise Around the World

Freedom on the Net 2017, Freedom House’s annual report that ranks Internet freedoms around the world, was released last week. The report revealed the alarming fact that Internet freedoms continued to decline for the seventh year in a row. This year’s report also…

WhatsApp Encryption

Indonesia and Afghanistan Increase Censorship, Consider Banning WhatsApp

WhatsApp was under the spotlight this past week as the Afghan and Indonesian governments considered banning the popular messaging service from their respective countries. WhatsApp enjoys widespread use worldwide, and gained increased popularity after promising to both implement end-to-end encryption and never compromise user privacy. WhatsApp’s…

Freedom on the Net 2017

Freedom On the Net 2017 Released, Reveals Internet Freedoms Continue to Decline Worldwide

Freedom on the Net 2017, the annual watchdog report by Freedom House that grades Internet freedom around the world, was released today. The report reveals an alarming trend – for the 7th year in a row, Internet freedoms worldwide are on the decline. Internet freedom…

There are many dangers associated with public Wi-Fi.

Don’t Use Public Wi-Fi Without Protection. Ever.

The Internet is abuzz with news of the latest Internet vulnerability, this time in a ubiquitous place – Wi-Fi Networks. While we already knew just how insecure Wi-Fi networks were, this latest discovery is raising alarm bells for a great deal of people….

PureVPN revealed to be keeping logs.

Pure Lies: PureVPN’s “No Logs” Claims Invalidated By Recent FBI Case

News broke this week that VPN provider PureVPN is lying to consumers about how it keeps logs, specifically claiming it doesn’t log when it actually does. The story serves as an urgent reminder that research and common sense must be used in order to…

CyberAware

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,…