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CyberAware

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: October 2017

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)! This annual campaign takes place in the United States, and 2017 marks the event’s 14th year. NCSAM is sponsored by StaySafeOnline.org, and is supported by the US government. The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is to raise awareness about the importance…

Hotspot Shield in Hot Water Over Deceptive Marketing, Privacy Violations

Path to Privacy Arriving Just in Time?

When our friends at Golden Frog invited the Digital Privacy Alliance to guest blog, we were watching the Equifax data breach story unfold. Timing, it seems, is still everything. That old cliché feels more true today than ever, with digitally enabled live streaming,…

Disney is being sued for allegedly using private data from children's smartphones to fuel their advertising campaigns.

Disney Sued for Violating Children’s Privacy in Gaming Apps

Disney has made headlines this month for allegedly violating the privacy rights of countless children. According to a recently-filed lawsuit, Disney has been collecting data from the smartphones of children using their mobile gaming apps, and then turning around and using that data to…

Hotspot Shield in Hot Water Over Deceptive Marketing, Privacy Violations

Hotspot Shield in Hot Water Over Deceptive Marketing, Privacy Violations

VPN provider Hotspot Shield (owned by AnchorFree) is under attack for misleading marketing and mistreatment of user information. On August 7, advocacy group Center for Democracy and Technology filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing Hotspot Shield of engaging…

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From the Frontlines of the Second Crypto Wars

We’re currently living in the midst of the Second Crypto Wars. While that may sound like the title of a campy Star Wars knock-off from the ‘80s, it’s actually the most recent iteration of a long running debate over the ubiquity of strong…

Gmail to Stop Scanning Inboxes of Free Users

Gmail to Stop Scanning Inboxes of Free Users

Big news for Gmail, as they announced they’re halting all inbox scanning later this year – meaning they will no longer scan the contents of email communications. The announcement comes as the privacy debate heats up across the globe. Google has faced a…

Countries Crack Down on Encryption, Reignite Privacy Fears

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VyprVPN works to improve your Internet privacy on all of your devices, so you will never need to worry about being protected only SOME of the time. When you use VyprVPN on your smartphone, desktop, tablet and other devices, you’re encrypting your connection…

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Encrypting Your Internet Connection with VyprVPN

In the news lately, there are countless stories about governments working to crack down on encryption – using the argument that in order to ensure national security, access to encrypted communications is necessary. On the contrary, creating encryption backdoors is dangerous to national security, furthering mass surveillance…

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…

reddit AMA

Golden Frog’s President to Host AMA on reddit To Discuss Internet Privacy, Open Access

Have a question for us? You’re in luck! Golden Frog’s president Sunday Yokubaitis will be hosting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit on Monday, May 22 at 12pm Eastern! This is your chance to ask him any questions you have about Golden…