As a new version of the USA FREEDOM Act surveillance reform bill is expected to be introduced in the Senate this week, the debate about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs still tends toward a simplistic focus on striking the right balance between national security and individual privacy. But a new 60-page report released today by New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) catalogues the significant costs of the NSA programs beyond their impact on privacy and liberty, describing how the NSA’s actions are also affecting the U.S. economy, American foreign policy, and the security of the Internet as a whole.
Christian Dawson, the Executive Director of The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (“i2Coalition”) wrote the following letter to policymakers on the subject of Virtual Private Network (VPN) security technologies. Click here for the PDF version. An Open Letter to United States Policymakers Re: i2Coalition Expands VPN Trust Initiative – Announces Principles to Evaluate VPN Security Technologies On […]
In the wake of the Log4j vulnerability, the White House sent a letter to major software companies and developers in January to discuss ways to improve digital security in the cloud, pulling together participants for what they called an “Open Source Software Security Summit”. In the invitation, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan noted […]
Press Release: The VPN Trust Initiative Responds to War in Ukraine Regarding Access to Crucial Online Tools
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. March 8, 2022 The availability of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) provides users digital privacy, security, access to truthful information, and the ability to communicate with less fear of repercussions. VPNs have been crucial digital tools in the face of global threats in the past, and the ongoing war in Ukraine […]