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As Connected Devices Increase, Children’s Privacy Concerns Do Too

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about children’s privacy online, both in regards to information being shared and collected and the security of various tech toys. In February 2016 security researches reported that tech firms aren’t doing enough to protect the online privacy and…

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Microsoft Sues Justice Department Over Data Demands

Microsoft sued the United States Justice Department, over a common practice that forces tech companies to hand over data about their customers to the government without the customer’s knowledge. The case was filed last week to combat a law permitting agencies the ability to…

EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

EU Reforms Data Protection and Privacy Rules in Huge Overhaul

Yesterday, the European Union passed a massive data protection overhaul, with new privacy rules to be enacted in April 2018. These “major reforms” will replace the existing laws, which were created in 1995 and did not adequately cover technological advances since then. The new reforms…

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Encryption: A Quick Guide to the Basics

Encryption has been in the news for months. From Apple’s highly-publicized battle with the FBI, to WhatsApp’s announcement they’ve added end-to-end encryption throughout their app, encryption has definitely been in the forefront. With all this encryption buzz, we wanted to take a step back…

ECPA Reform Passes House Judiciary Committee

ECPA Reform Moves Forward in 2016

Golden Frog Signs Another Letter Supporting Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) May 24, 2016: Golden Frog signed on to a coalition letter, organized by CDT, which supports the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699). The H.R. 699 bill is due for markup in the Senate…

Tracking Online

5 Places You’re Being Tracked Online

If you often surf the Internet, casually check your emails or browse through your social media feeds, chances are you’re being tracked in some way. Whether its advertisers logging user habits and creating a profile of you, or the government potentially snooping on…

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SXSW 2016 Take Back Your Internet Event Recap

On March 12, during SXSW Interactive 2016, we hosted our 4th Annual Take Back Your Internet event. In addition to a party, we hosted a panel featuring thought leaders from the business, policy and government sides. Our panel, titled “Do You Have the Right…

FCC Privacy Rules

FCC Proposes New Privacy Rules for Internet Providers

The United States FCC proposed new privacy rules for Internet providers last week. These rules were seen by some privacy advocates as a postive step, but not favored by major telcos like AT&T. The Hill described these rules as : “forcing broadband Internet service providers…

Facebook Germany Privacy Protection

Germany Investigates Facebook Over Privacy Protection Laws

Facebook and Europe have been at odds over privacy before, and it seems to be happening again. Last week, Reuters reported that Germany has launched an investigation into the social network. Specifically, Germany’s competition office is investigating Facebook for “suspected abuse of market…

Google Right to be Forgotten

Google Extends Right to Be Forgotten

Google has expanded its right-to-be-forgotten rules, which allow citizens to demand the search engine remove results they deem “outdated or irrelevant.” Once removed, these results are not shown within the country any longer. There was a loophole in the law, however, which allowed people…