Warrantless searches are invasive and being conducted at US borders.

Warrantless Searches of Cellphones, Content at US Borders Raise Privacy Concerns

By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz about border agents in the United States conducting warrantless cellphone and laptop searches over the past months for individuals entering the country. These searches are (of course) being done in the interest of “national security,” but…

Open Internet

Electricity v. Internet: Why Do We Treat the Markets Differently?

First off, Net Neutrality is not Open Internet. For our purposes here, we will focus on defining the Open Internet, and how that framework was a critical part of the Internet’s inception, while the model is identical to how many consumers choose their…

Barriers to Business: Overcoming Internet Obstacles in China

Today’s business environment is global by nature. Many companies run multinational offices in countries around the world, while many others offer services to a global user base. In this international marketplace China poses specific challenges to business because of the country’s strong censorship…

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The FCC is Trying to Kill The Open Internet – What That Means and How to Stop It

This is a guest post by Kate Forscey, Associate Counsel, Government Affairs at Public Knowledge It’s safe to say we are most of us in an era of unpredictability. Take comfort, then, in this case study in predictability, for at the very least, FCC…

Net neutrality fcc

Net Neutrality’s Turbulent FCC Path

This is a guest post by John Howes, Policy Counsel for the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA). “Net Neutrality” has been a hot issue over the past few years.  The idea is that the ISPs you pay to access the Internet should not…

Golden Frog's policy dictionary

Golden Frog’s Policy Dictionary

The Golden Frog policy dictionary outlines common terms used to describe the issues we care about – terms we reference all the time, but recognize not everyone is so familiar with. The first version of this dictionary will address terms related to the Open…

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Golden Frog’s President to Host AMA on reddit To Discuss Internet Privacy, Open Access

Have a question for us? You’re in luck! Golden Frog’s president Sunday Yokubaitis will be hosting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit on Monday, May 22 at 12pm Eastern! This is your chance to ask him any questions you have about Golden…

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…

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FCC Chairman Co-Opts Term Open Internet to Advocate for Flawed System. Here’s What He Got Wrong

You can’t have a discussion about the Internet in the United States these days without encountering the term “open Internet” or “net neutrality.” In the weeks since his appointment as Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai has been working to rewrite Internet regulations –…

Online privacy is a right for all.

The Right to Online Privacy and How to Achieve It

What is Online Privacy? Online privacy describes a state of keeping your information safe and private from others. This could mean protecting your information from nefarious individuals like snoopers or hacks, from Internet service providers (ISPs) collecting data about you and your online…