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Golden Frog's 4th Annual “Take Back Your Internet” Event at SXSW 2016

Golden Frog’s 4th Annual “Take Back Your Internet” Event at SXSW 2016

We’ll be hosting our annual SXSW Take Back Your Internet party on March 12 this year. This will be our 4th Take Back Your Internet event, with previous panels focusing on net neutrality and open Internet and online privacy and security. This year,…

ENCRYPT Act of 2016

New Bill Attempts to Stop State Bans on Encryption

The encryption battle took another turn this week when a new bill, titled the Ensuring National Constitutional Rights of Your Private Telecommunications (ENCRYPT) Act of 2016, was introduced by two United States Congressmen. This bill is a response to recent efforts by individual…

Encryption Backdoor State Level

States Join the Encryption Battle, Push for Legislation at the State Level

The encryption battle continues! And now, it’s making it’s way to state legislatures. We’ve written before about the power that individual US states have, and how this power can be used to enact privacy legislation. In many cases this is a positive, when…

France Rejects Encryption Backdoors

More Support for Encryption! France Says “No” to Backdoors

Just weeks after the Netherlands officially rejected backdoors into encrypted communications, France has followed suit. France rejected a draft amendment to their Digital Republic Bill that required “mandatory hardware backdoors” be designed into tech devices and products. The proposed amendment was in part…

SecureTheInternet

Open Letter Emphasizes the Danger of Encryption Backdoors

The ongoing resistance to backdoor encryption continued this week, with the “Secure the Internet” initiative. This open letter, launched by Access Now, has already been signed by over 200 activists, organizations and businesses. This letter calls for governments to stop pushing for backdoor…

The Netherlands Officially Rejects Encryption Backdoors

The Netherlands Officially Rejects Encryption Backdoors

This week, the Netherlands government publicly announced support for encryption as an essential tool to safeguard online privacy. This announcement reinforced the importance of encryption, and rejected the encryption “backdoors” that are being pushed for in the United States and some other countries…

Encryption for Business and Government

The Government Actually Wants Encryption…But Only for a Select Few

The backdoor encryption debate in the United States has been going on for quite some time now. An important element in this debate that is often overlooked, however, is that this strong encryption which is under attack is actually encouraged and required for…

Privacy Battle with Government

2015: A Pivotal Year in the Online Privacy Battle

This year has been eventful, with the battle over online privacy – and the battle between governments and consumers over this privacy – in the forefront. From the hotly debated backdoor encryption issue in the United States, to the proliferation of Data Retention…

UK Investagatory Powers Bill

New UK Draft Law Prohibits “Unbreakable Encryption”

The US took a step in the right direction on the issue of encryption a few weeks ago, when the government officially announced they would not be seeking “backdoors” into encrypted communications (at least not for now). It comes as a bit of…

Obama Not Seeking Encryption Backdoors

The US Government Says “No” to Encryption Backdoors…for Now

Last week, U.S. President Obama announced the government will no longer be seeking backdoors into encrypted communications. This means the government will not be pursuing legislation to force tech companies to build this capability into their devices, nor will companies be forced to…