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Letter to Apple about VPNs in China.

We Asked Apple for Transparency in China: Here’s What Happened

As you may be aware, we recently joined forces with Greatfire.org and called on Apple to be more transparent in its response to China’s demand to remove VPNs from the country’s app store. We co-authored a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook in which we outlined our…

Letter to Apple about VPNs in China.

Golden Frog and Greatfire.org Write Letter to Apple Denouncing Censorship, Urging Transparency

Censorship in China has been escalating recently, as the government steadily increases control over the Internet. In conjunction with this activity, many foreign companies are complying with censorship – the most notable of which is Apple. Apple recently pulled VPN apps from their…

Apple participates in censorship by removing VPN apps from China App Store.

Mr. Cook, Where is the Censorship Red Line for Apple?

Tim Cook addressed Apple removing 60+ major VPN apps from its China App Store last weekend on this week’s Apple Q3 earnings call: “We would obviously rather not remove the apps, but like we do in other countries, we follow the law wherever we do business….

Why is China cracking down on VPNs

Apple Removes VyprVPN and Other Major VPN Apps From China App Store

We received notification from Apple today, July 28, 2017 at 10:53PM CST, that the VyprVPN iOS app “will be removed from the China App Store because it includes content that is illegal in China for legal reasons.” Early research and news reports indicate…

Apple Encryption Debate Versus Government

FBI Drops Case Against Apple; Hacks Encrypted iPhone Itself

The United States Department of Justice (FBI) officially dropped their case against Apple. The Department of Justice was able to access data on the encrypted iPhone with help from a third party. In a motion to vacate, the DOJ stated that “The government has…

Apple Encryption Debate Versus Government

Apple-FBI Hearing Postponed at Request of Justice Department

The anticipated Apple v. FBI hearing scheduled to take place today has been postponed. A federal court in California approved the postponement, which was filed less than 24 hours prior to the start of the trial. The request to postpone came from the…

Show Your Support for Encryption – Sign the Save Security Petition Now

Do you care about the Apple v. FBI battle? Do you support strong encryption with no backdoors? Do you care about your privacy? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” it’s time to take action. Fight for the Future has…

Amicus Brief Apple FBI

Golden Frog Submits Amicus Brief in Support of Apple

Golden Frog and our sister company Data Foundry are excited to announce we’ve submitted an Amicus Brief to the court in the Apple versus FBI case. Our brief is in support of Apple. Why We Submitted the Brief We submitted this brief because…

Apple Encryption Debate Versus Government

New York Court Rejects FBI Request to Access iPhone

Yesterday a federal magistrate judge ruled that Apple did not have to give the United States Government access to an encrypted iPhone. The ruling came in response to a Brooklyn drug case, where investigators wanted to extract data from a locked iPhone to…

Apple Encryption Debate Versus Government

Apple Asked to Unlock Additional iPhones, as Battle with the Government Continues

We all knew the court’s ruling that Apple must provide access into an encrypted iPhone was just the beginning – and now, only a week later, it’s being reported that the United States government has requested access into more iPhones. The Wall Street…