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Debate Over FISA 702 Continues as Senate Holds Open Hearing

FISA 702: We Need Reform Before It’s Too Late

The FISA 702 amendments have been in the news a lot lately, and we’ve certainly addressed the topic before. FISA stands for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the 702 amendments allow for law enforcement to collect data on foreign targets. The main issue with…

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Policy Highlight: USA Liberty Act of 2017 (H.R. 3989)

Reauthorizing Section702 Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) as amended in 2008 allows the intelligence community to monitor the communications of foreign targets outside of the United States. However the law is set to expire at the end of 2017…

Information Collection

What Information is Being Collected About You?

Whether it’s your favorite social media platform or your trusted email provider, you’re more than likely unsafe from data collection. Many popular services in 2017 are collecting a great amount of detailed information on their users, including you. We’re taking a deeper look into…

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“Five Eyes” Alliance Meets to Discuss Future of Encryption

The Five Eyes, an intelligence (or surveillance, depending on your viewpoint) alliance among five countries (Australia, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada), met this past week to discuss the future of encryption and the different options available to help thwart worldwide…

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On Encryption: What You Need To Know Now

Encryption is complicated in a lot of ways. Topics like elliptic curve cryptography and post-quantum cryptography are best left to mathematicians, and not someone like me who needs to count on his fingers to calculate a tip. And even someone who has a…

The encryption debate is back in the UK with new government conversations happening about surveillance.

Countries Crack Down on Encryption, Reignite Privacy Fears

Over a year after the infamous Apple v. FBI case, the encryption debate has resumed, with recent global events leading to renewed conversations about whether or not unbreakable encryption should be accessible for all people at all times. Much debate continues around the…

Debate Over FISA 702 Continues as Senate Holds Open Hearing

Debate Over FISA 702 Continues as Senate Holds Open Hearing

Last week, the United States Senate Intelligence Committee held an open hearing on FISA section 702, which is set to sunset at the end of 2017. 702 enables widespread surveillance, and we’ve been expressing concerns about it for quite some time now. This…

Mass surveillance is a threat to us all.

Mass Surveillance: A Threat to Us All

Surveillance: An Overview Golden Frog was founded in response to mass surveillance activities, so we have always been greatly concerned by mass surveillance and aimed to put an end to these practices. Many governments – both in the United States and in other…

Executive Order updated to restrict CIA surveillance powers

Executive Order Updated to Restrict CIA Surveillance Powers…Slightly

With all that’s going in the news lately, some big surveillance news that may have been overlooked in recent weeks are updates to the rules governing how the CIA can spy on Americans. These rules, referred to as Executive Order 12333 (EO 12333)…

UK spying on citizens for 17 years

UK Passes Investigatory Powers Bill, Mass Surveillance Becomes Law

The Investigatory Powers Bill, also referred to as the Snooper’s Charter, has officially passed in the United Kingdom. The bill, first introduced in 2015, was passed by the House of Lords and House of Commons and officially signed into law by the Royal…