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Email Privacy Act 2017

Seize a Rare Second Chance to Pass the Email Privacy Act

The Email Privacy Act we brought to your attention in past blog posts has been revived in the House-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill will provide warrant protections, requiring all law enforcement agents who seek access to emails, chats or online traded messages from companies…

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)…

Encryption Second Amendment for Internet

The Right to Privacy and Internet Freedom

We’ve long said that encryption is a right, describing it as the “second amendment for the Internet.” In addition to encryption we have other rights as Internet users, including the right to access a free and open Internet and to communicate with others…

Email Privacy Act 2017

Email Privacy Act 2017

Email Privacy Act Passes House by Voice Vote February 6, 2017: The Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387) passed the House of Representatives by a unanimous voice vote on Monday, February 6. We are excited to hear about the bill’s passage, as it includes important…

Rule 41 Threat of Surveillance

Rule 41 Becomes Law, Expands FBI Hacking Powers

Rule 41 went into effect in the United States on December 1, 2016. This legislation grants the United States FBI more hacking powers, giving them the ability to search multiple computers across the USA with only a single warrant. Previously, they could only…

Donald Trump and Internet tech policy.

What Donald Trump’s Election Could Mean for Privacy and the Internet

Since our founding in 2009, Golden Frog has been fighting for a private and secure, free and open Internet experience for users around the world. With the election of Donald Trump as the next United States President, questions arise around what Internet and…