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FCC Blocks Regulations to Protect Consumer Internet Privacy

Senate Votes to Block FCC’s Broadband Privacy Rules

This afternoon, the United States senate voted 50-48 to kill regulations for broadband providers which were aimed at protecting consumer privacy. Initially passed in 2015, these FCC regulations were set to go into effect in early March. The FCC voted to stay the…

FCC Blocks Regulations to Protect Consumer Internet Privacy

FCC Blocks Regulations to Protect Consumer Internet Privacy

Yesterday was supposed to be the day the FCC’s landmark Broadband Privacy Rules to protect consumer privacy were put into place. But as you may have heard, these rules were blocked from taking effect by the new chairman of the FCC. The rules…

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Improve Your Internet Privacy: Delete Your Search History

Internet browsers are so much a part of our lives, most of us don’t think twice about using them whenever we search for information, images, websites or other details online. While search engines are an extremely helpful tool, they also pose many risks….

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Improve Your Internet Privacy: Delete Your Browsing History

Internet browsers are so much a part of our lives, most of us don’t think twice about using them whenever we are searching online. While browsers are an extremely helpful tool, they also come along with risks. Aside from enabling you to quickly…

Improve Your Internet Privacy: Delete Your Social Media Accounts

Improve Your Internet Privacy: Delete Your Social Media Accounts

Social media accounts are a great way to share updates and stay in touch with friends – but they also have a darker side. Along with the benefits, social media sites can bring great privacy risks. Many users fail to consider just how much…

Study Highlights Internet Privacy Risks for Children

A recent “Privacy Sweep” conducted by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network revealed that “50% of websites and apps share children’s personal information.” An even larger percentage (67%) collected children’s personal information, raising some major questions about privacy. Today, children of all ages spend…

ICANN Privacy

An Overview of ICANN

ICANN has been highlighted in the news over the past few months, so we wanted to provide an overview of ICANN and some issues and policies surrounding the organization. ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is the group responsible…

Public Wi-Fi: Think Before You Connect

Public Wi-Fi: Think Before You Connect

There’s been a lot of talk about the dangers of public Wi-Fi lately. From a recent Digital Trends article outlining these dangers, to last week’s report of AT&T using an airport hotspot to serve ads, to Skycure’s recent study on unsecured connections at…

SXSW 2016 Panels Privacy and Encryption

SXSW 2016: Vote for Golden Frog’s Panels

Golden Frog submitted 2 panels to the SXSW PanelPicker this year, and we really want to be selected to present! The first panel is a group presentation with our friends from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and SpiderOak titled “Online Privacy…

Privacy Badger Stop Online Tracking

EFF Releases Privacy Badger to Prevent Online Tracking

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched Privacy Badger 1.0, a tool to stop online tracking, late last week.  As described on their website, Privacy Badger is “a browser extension that automatically blocks hidden trackers that would otherwise spy on your browsing habits as…