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Mass surveillance is a threat to us all.

Shame on the NSA. Again.

Classified documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden to The Intercept last month lent startling vindication to a conspiracy-centric notion that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been trying to frustrate the digital currency marketplace since 2012. While competing cryptocurrencies were also under investigation, Bitcoin had been their…

    EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

    The GDPR is coming!

    Years after the ruling and deliberations that followed, the General Data Protection Regulation, commonly known as the GDPR, is finally going into the enforcement period in the EU on May 25, 2018. While the law passed a while back, there was a transition period (dubbed…

      facebook privacy ruling

      Cambridge Analytica Exploitation of Facebook User Data Underscores Importance of Personal Privacy

      By now, even the most casual Internet users are aware of Facebook’s flat-footed response to the debacle surrounding data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. Over 50 million Facebook users were burned when Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, a psychology professor at the University of Cambridge, not…

      Introducing Golden Frog Policy Highlights

      Policy Highlight: CLOUD Act (S 2383 / HR 4943)

      The CLOUD Act passed thorugh both the United States House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday, as part of a larger omnibus spending bill. What Is The CLOUD Act? The CLOUD Act will, in brief, allow the United States to gain access to…

      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,…

      censorship in china

      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…

      facebook privacy ruling

      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…

      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…

      Facebook snooping on users via VPN app.

      Facebook’s New “Protect” Feature Protects Their Market Share, Not Your Privacy

      A new feature appeared in the Facebook mobile app for iOS last week – a link labeled “Protect” which drives users to an App Store listing for Onavo Protect. Onavo Protect is a “wireless networking” application, or personal VPN. As you may know, VPN services encrypt Internet…

      The Hill

      From The Hill: Three Questions to Ask Before Downloading a Mobile App

      In this op-ed from The Hill, Golden Frog Co-Founder Ron Yokubaitis discusses the importance of vetting mobile apps prior to downloading. Data collection is a brave new world for consumers and companies alike. There is no escaping it, nor is there the ability to avoid…