Take Back Your Internet 2018

SXSW 2018 Take Back Your Internet Event Recap

This year, Golden Frog held our annual Take Back Your Internet panel and party with Giganews and Data Foundry on March 9th during the opening night of SXSW. Hosted at the Texas Public Policy Foundation a mere 352 yards from the Austin State Capitol,…

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China Imposes Another VPN Block, VyprVPN Restores Service Rapidly

The Chinese government began blocking VyprVPN connections March 10 around 9pm CST. The latest round of censorship comes just one week after their previous block, and occurred around the same time of day. This latest block occurs during a big conference in China, an annual meeting of China’s national legislature…

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US Expresses Trade Concerns About China’s Cybersecurity Laws

In advance of the onset of China’s latest (and strictest) Internet regulations yet, the United States is expressing concern. These new restrictions, set to go into effect on March 31, 2018, put forth new guidelines on the use of VPN services and Internet…

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VyprVPN Service in China Restored After Latest Round of Blocking

The Chinese government began blocking VyprVPN connections via IP blocking on March 3, around 10pm CST. The latest round of censorship occurred in conjunction with a major meeting in China, called the “Two Sessions,” which is an annual meeting of the country’s national…

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New Censorship Bill in Turkey Shows Further Contempt for Digital Rights

A proposed Internet censorship law which would bring regulatory power of online content, including YouTube, Netflix, and personal social media accounts, under the domain of Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK), passed the Turkish Parliamentary Planning and Budget Commission late last month….

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Apple iPhone “Unbreakable” Encryption Is Breakable, According to Latest Reports

News broke on Forbes today that a major government contractor in the United States found a way to crack the encryption on Apple’s ever-popular iPhone devices. Previously, Apple has been commended for their superior security, even fighting back against the United States’ prominent…

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Belgium Rules Facebook Data Collection Illegal

Nearly three years after a Belgian court began its litigation against Facebook over privacy concerns, a ruling was made and the tech giant fell hard. Now, the world’s largest social network is staring down daily fines of €250,000 (approximately $300,000 USD) — up to 100…

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China’s Cybersecurity Laws: Bad for Internet Users, Worse for Businesses

Last week we explored the difference between authorized and unauthorized VPNs, and this week we’re digging deeper to look at the business implications of China’s strict cybersecurity laws. China imposes many guidelines and restrictions on businesses operating in the country, which apply to…

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China’s VPN Crackdown Targets Chinese Providers, Hurts Chinese Businesses and Users

The following is a guest blog post from Clarence Leong, a student at Columbia’s School of Journalism. Clarence recently interviewed Golden Frog president, Sunday Yokubaitis, for this article. Full bio and contact information can be found at the bottom of the post. “When I first developed…

Take Back Your Internet 2018

Golden Frog’s Annual “Take Back Your Internet” Event at SXSW 2018

Take Back Your Internet with Golden Frog! We’re back and hosting our annual event on March 9th during this year’s SXSW! In the past, we’ve discussed myths around online privacy and security, encryption, and the importance of an open Internet.  The Texas Public Policy Foundation is joining us in hosting…