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Debate Over FISA 702 Continues as Senate Holds Open Hearing

What the GOP FISA Memo Reveals About Privacy

In reading the now declassified Nunes memo, we have come to one firm conclusion. YOU are being spied on by the U.S. government — and the Section 702 renewed by this Congress, and signed by this President, allows law enforcement to spy by…

Debate Over FISA 702 Continues as Senate Holds Open Hearing

FISA 702 Amendments Renewed, Mass Surveillance in United States Continues

Well, it’s official. On January 19, United States president Trump signed a law that renews the FISA 702 amendments, which allow for the warrantless surveillance of US citizens. The renewal is for a six year period, and upholds the existing National Security Agency…

Debate Over FISA 702 Continues as Senate Holds Open Hearing

Golden Frog Urges Congress to Oppose FISA’s Secret Court Reauthorization

Update – January 11, 2018: The House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the FISA 702 amendments in a vote of 256-164. The Senate then voted to mark up the House’s reauthorization bill, and prevent other amendments from getting a vote. Debate on this bill will begin…

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: Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (S 1693)

Senate bill 1693, or the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (SENSA) is a bill authored by Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) designed to hold companies liable for sex trafficking conducted on their websites. Supporters claim the bill will protect the victims of sex trafficking,…

We must reform FISA 702 to stop surveillance.

Stop the Surveillance: Golden Frog Advocates for FISA 702 Reform (Again!)

FISA 702, a bill that enables widespread spying and surveillance in the United States, will be sunset at the end of 2017. As the deadline grows ever closer, the call for reform is being renewed – and Golden Frog has signed on to…

Warrantless searches are invasive and being conducted at US borders.

Warrantless Searches of Cellphones, Content at US Borders Raise Privacy Concerns

Update 11/07/17: The Fly Don’t Spy campaign, a collaboration between Access Now and 33 companies and nonprofit groups, collected 50,000 signatures from around the world urging the US Department of Homeland Security to “protect human rights” and to reject any proposals to collect social media passwords…

Golden Frog Goes to DC

Golden Frog Visits DC to Talk Privacy, Open Internet in 2017

We had a great week in Washington DC, meeting with trade groups and congressional leaders to talk policy, privacy and how we can all work together on the issues Golden Frog cares so deeply about. Here are some highlights from our trip: Met with…

Golden Frog Goes to DC

Golden Frog Stops By US Department of Commerce to Talk Privacy

As part of our visit to Washington DC this week, we stopped by the U.S. Department of Commerce this morning. While there, we joined 30 other tech leaders for a presentation on all things privacy and security as they relate to the department….

Open Internet

Debunking the FCC’s Myth of Competition  

With “Net Neutrality” on the FCC’s horizon, and the ongoing teeth gnashing since Congress officially repealed privacy protections for consumers from ISPs, what’s been largely absent from the discussion is any recognition to the root cause of the issue – little to no…