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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…

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

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…

Encryption Backdoor Ban Considered in the EU

Encryption Backdoor Ban Considered in the EU

The EU is considering new legislation that will make it harder for the government to access encrypted information. This new amended regulation requires end-to-end encryption and eliminates the notion that encryption backdoors should be available to the government. This proposal will still need to…

The encryption debate is back in the UK with new government conversations happening about surveillance.

Countries Crack Down on Encryption, Reignite Privacy Fears

Over a year after the infamous Apple v. FBI case, the encryption debate has resumed, with recent global events leading to renewed conversations about whether or not unbreakable encryption should be accessible for all people at all times. Much debate continues around the…

Ransomware Attack Highlights Widespread Privacy Risks

Giant Ransomware Attack Again Highlights Widespread Privacy Risks

By now, you’ve probably heard about the massive WannaCry ransomware attack that plagued the Internet recently, drawing unprecedented attention to cybersecurity and widespread vulnerability to attacks. In the wake of this news, we wanted to not only look at what happened, but also…