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Gmail to Stop Scanning Inboxes of Free Users

Gmail to Stop Scanning Inboxes of Free Users

Big news for Gmail, as they announced they’re halting all inbox scanning later this year – meaning they will no longer scan the contents of email communications. The announcement comes as the privacy debate heats up across the globe. Google has faced a…

Net Neutrality's Turbulent FCC Path

Golden Frog Signs Letter Supporting Open Internet Order

Golden Frog (and our sister companies) have signed on to a letter to the Chairman of the FCC affirming our support for the Open Internet Order, and opposing its repeal. This letter is being authored by many ISPs, and as Golden Frog’s founders…

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…

Encryption Second Amendment for Internet

The Right to Privacy and Internet Freedom

We’ve long said that encryption is a right, describing it as the “second amendment for the Internet.” In addition to encryption we have other rights as Internet users, including the right to access a free and open Internet and to communicate with others…

freedom on the net 2016

Freedom On the Net 2016 Shows Internet Freedom is on the Decline

Freedom on the Net 2016, an annual report published by Freedom House that examines Internet Freedom around the world, was released this week. This year’s report highlighted an alarming trend – Internet freedom is continuing to decline around the world – for the…

Turkey blocks access to cloud services.

Turkey Blocks Access to Cloud Services Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive

On October 8, Turkey blocked access to all major cloud services and some major code hosting sites within the country. Sites including Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and GitHub were all blocked.The blocks were first reported by Turkeyblocks.org, and came in response to government…

U.N. Declares Internet Access a Human Right

U.N. Declares Internet Access a Human Right

The U.N. made a monumental announcement this month, when they condemned Internet shutdowns to stand for human rights online. The non-binding resolution was unanimous, with leaders from across the world protesting these shutdowns and preserving Internet freedom. They encouraged governments far and wide…

Censorship in Africa is increasing

Internet Censorship In Africa

Censorship is increasing in Africa. From recent social media blocks during elections in Uganda, Congo and Chad to Ethiopia’s increasing control over the Internet, it appears censorship is on the rise across the continent. In many cases, state-owned telecoms have full control over the Internet and can…

Internet Censorship in the Middle East

An Overview of Internet Censorship in the Middle East

When it comes to censorship in the Middle East, many countries differ in their policies. As a whole, the Middle East is comprised of roughly 22 countries, but this number is subjective (many define the Middle East by geographic standards, and others define…

Blocked Social Media

Social Media is Blocked – Now What?

A look at what happened when Uganda blocked social media sites on February 18, 2016. INTRODUCTION Unfortunately, situations in which social media is blocked around the world are becoming increasingly common. At Golden Frog we believe everyone should have access to a free and…