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EU Data Protection and Privacy Overhaul

EU Court of Human Rights: Mass Surveillance Requires Judicial Oversight

Earlier this month, in response to a case in Hungary, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that mass surveillance needs judicial oversight. As explained in a detailed blog post by the Center for Democracy and Technology, human rights activists brought this…

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Another Great Firewall in the Works, This Time in Kazakhstan

Last week, news broke that the government of Kazakhstan is working on its own “Great Firewall” so it can intercept the Internet traffic and mobile data of its citizens. News broke in the form of a press release from Kazakhstan’s large telecom company,…

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The Surveillance Continues: France Ratifies Its Own Surveillance Law

Not long after CISA – a US surveillance bill – passed through the US Senate and continued forward, France has ratified a surveillance law of its own. As stated by Access, this law “threatens privacy worldwide,” as it allows France to conduct mass…

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AT&T, Shame on You for Helping the NSA Spy on Us

The New York Times broke some disturbing news this weekend – telecom giant AT&T is a willing partner with the US National Security Agency (NSA), and has been helping the NSA spy on the Internet traffic of a massive number of AT&T users. The article…

Golden Frog Derides the USA Freedom Act, Would Like to See Congress Propose Real Surveillance Reform

Last night, the House of Representatives voted 388-88 to pass the USA Freedom Act, which modifies the USA Patriot Act of 2001 to curtail the National Security Agency’s surveillance capabilities. The highlight of the bill is that it ends the NSA’s bulk telephone…

Calling on Congress to End Mass Surveillance

(Editor’s Note: The following is a guest blog post from Daniel Schuman, policy director at Demand Progress. Demand Progress works to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing and grassroots lobbying. It focuses on issues of civil liberties, civil rights, and…

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From CCTV America: The Heat looks at the NSA and if it’s violating human rights

Sunday Yokubaitis, president at Golden Frog, discusses the NSA’s upstream surveillance program. Read the full article: The Heat looks at the NSA and if it’s violating human rights

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From The Register: Snowden tells tech bigwigs: It’s up to you to thwart mass surveillance

Sunday Yokubaitis, president at Golden Frog, attended the gathering and described Snowden’s question-and-answer session as a “call to arms.” Read the full article: Snowden tells tech bigwigs: It’s up to you to thwart mass surveillance

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From The Verge: Edward Snowden issues ‘call to arms’ for tech companies in secret SXSW meeting

Snowden held a streamed question-and-answer session with roughly two dozen people from across the technology and policy world, which participant Sunday Yokubaitis, president of online privacy company Golden Frog, described as a “call to arms” for tech companies to foil spying with better…

The Post Snowden World One Year Later - What Has Changed

HostingCon 2014: The Post Snowden World One Year Later – What Has Changed

Increased awareness about government surveillance practices has changed the way society understands privacy, values and due process of the law, leaving individuals and businesses unsure about who has access to their private information. Now more than ever, we must work together to ensure…