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WhatsApp Encryption

Is WhatsApp Next in the Encryption Debate with the Government?

The battle with Apple is still going strong, and now WhatsApp is also in the spotlight. The New York Times recently reported that the United States justice department is now going after WhatsApp – a messaging app that allows users to send encrypted messages….

CISA Passes Senate

CISA Surveillance Bill Passes Congress

The U.S. House of Representative and Senate has just voted to pass a massive $1.1 trillion spending package to fund federal agencies through next fall. Wrapped into this package was a bill now known as the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, formerly known as CISA…

Tell Congress to Reform ECPA

Last week we wrote about the encouraging bipartisan support for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), and progress being made towards a vote on updated legislation. ECPA sets the rules for when police and the government can read our email, look at…

It’s About Time: ECPA Reform Considered by US House Judiciary Committee

ECPA, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, was debated by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The law was originally passed in 1986, and allows the government (law enforcement) to access digital communications, such as emails, without a warrant if they have been…

All About ECPA

ECPA, The Email Communications Privacy Act, will be discussed in U.S. Congress on December 1, 2015. In advance of this we wanted to provide an overview of ECPA – what it is and how we’d like to see it reformed. What is it?…

Golden Frog Visits Washington DC to Talk Online Privacy

We’re in Washington DC this week talking online privacy issues with Congressional leaders and our industry friend i2C! The main issues we’ll be discussing this trip include: Updating ECPA ECPA sets the rules for when police and government can read email and other…

FCC Do Not Track

Do Track: The FCC Won’t Force Sites to Honor “Do Not Track”

Don’t want tech giants like Google and Facebook to track you online? Looks like you’re out of luck. On Friday the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced it will not force websites to honor “do not track.” “Do not track” is a feature…

CISA Passes Senate

Surveillance Bill Moves Forward: CISA Passes Senate

The Senate passed CISA (the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act) yesterday, a surveillance bill that’s been packaged as a “cybersecurity” initiative. The bill is highly controversial and has faced strong opposition from privacy advocates and tech companies, as it poses extreme threats to privacy….

Obama Not Seeking Encryption Backdoors

The US Government Says “No” to Encryption Backdoors…for Now

Last week, U.S. President Obama announced the government will no longer be seeking backdoors into encrypted communications. This means the government will not be pursuing legislation to force tech companies to build this capability into their devices, nor will companies be forced to…

National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NSCAM). This month was created by the US government to provide Americans with the information and resources they need to stay safe online. At Golden Frog we are committed to online privacy and security, and we…