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WikiLeaks

Top 5 Scariest Revelations From the Latest WikiLeaks Report

WikiLeaks shocked the nation once again this past Tuesday by releasing thousands of documents to the American public, describing ‘secret’ operations performed by the CIA that are used to hack into computers, mobile devices, and much more. This latest reveal, dubbed ‘Vault 7’,…

Internet censorship in Russia.

Internet Censorship in Russia: An Overview

As you’re likely aware, many countries in the world censor the Internet and place restrictions on what users can view. One country that engages in such censorious practices is Russia, which also participates in other restrictive practices including regulating news media and impinging on…

Golden Frog Not Impacted by Cloudflare Vulnerability

As you may be aware, a massive vulnerability in Cloudflare, a content delivery network that speeds up and protects websites connected to the Internet, occurred last week. As described by TechCrunch, the “serious bug” in Cloudflare’s software caused “sensitive data like passwords, cookies,…

Mozilla releases Internet health report.

Internet Health Report Highlights Data to Inspire Action

Last month, Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, released an Internet Health report examining the state of the Internet. The report looks at key issues that impact us all in this increasing-connected world. Below we’ve outlined some key points of the report – many…

The Hill

From The Hill: FCC Selections Matter for Keeping the Open Internet

Golden Frog Co-Founder Ron Yokubaitis explores the topic of the Open Internet and the FCC selections under the new presidential cabinet in this op-ed. “Elections have consequences, and the spoils go to the victor. As President-elect Trump’s transition team prepares to replace President…

WhatsApp Encryption

WhatsApp Vulnerability? Safety of Encrypted Messages Called into Question

Febraury 1, 2017: In the weeks since the initial report on the WhatsApp backdoor, there has been much debate about the information presented. 30 security researchers signed a letter to the Guardian asking them to retract their origianl story for containing misleading information. Forbes…

EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

EU Court Rejects Data Retention, With Implications for Snooper’s Charter

In late December, the highest court in Europe made a ruling that “general and indiscriminate” data retention, or collection of communications information, is not in line with existing EU law. The ruling means that governments and companies can no longer conduct sweeping surveillance…

Egypt blocks VoIP

More Censorship in the Middle East as Egypt Blocks Signal

Last week it was reported that Egypt blocked Signal, a secure encrypted messaging app used by people around the world to communicate. Users in Egypt using an Egyptian IP address reportedly could not send or receive messages on the application. The company behind the…

Turkey censors social media, asks government to block VPN providers

Turkey Blocks Social Media Sites…Again

Several major social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were blocked or throttled in Turkey beginning Monday night. These blocks came in response to the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, which occured on Monday. As reported by Turkey Blocks, the…

Russia Internet Data Storage Law

Russia Building Its Own Great Firewall with Help From China

It’s being reported that Russia is working on it’s own “Great Firewall” – a reference to the mechanism China uses to filter and censor their Internet. Russia has been working with China to implement some aspects of the Great Firewall, to maintain control over…