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The Global Struggle for Internet Freedom - Four out of five people in the world do not have access to an open and uncensored internet

golden frog THE WORLDWIDE STRUGGLE FOR INTERNET FREEDOM Today, 4 out of 5 people worldwide do not have access to an uncensored Internet More governments are engaging in Internet filtering and censorship than ever before Everything you love about the Internet is at risk. Internet freedom around the globe has been on the decline for three years straight and only getting worse. Freedom of expression, access to information and online privacy could all disappear if you don't fight back. MOSTLY SOMEWHAT HEAVILY 17% 33% 47% UNRESTRICTED RESTRICTED RESTRICTED Out of all the people in the world, 17% 80% ARE MOSTLY UNRESTRICTED ARE RESTRICTED ON THE INTERNET ON THE INTERNET Simply put, 4 out of 5 (OR 5.1 BILLION PEOPLE) 11111 DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO AN OPEN AND UNCENSORED INTERNET 50% of this censorship can be attributed to just 5 countries CHINA INDIA INDONESIA PAKISTAN RUSSIA 8 of the top 30 most visited countries have a censored Internet They include: China, Turkey, Russia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Morocco, Syria and, unfortunately, Internet censorship is growing. A CHANGING GLOBAL LANDSCAPE SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE CHANGE SIGNIFICANT NEGATIVE CHANGE NOTABLE POSITIVE CHANGE NOTABLE NEGATIVE CHANGE SLIGHT POSITIVE CHANGE SLIGHT NEGATIVE CHANGE Many notable countries have increased censorship practices, including: INDIA BRAZIL USA GERMANY RUSSIA ARGENTINA AUSTRALIA CHINA IRAN MEXICO UKRANE That means 6 out of 10 people have seen increased restrictions & censorship where they live This is a growing problem that affects billions of people worldwide, so.. What can you do? While the debate against warrantless spying on ordinary citizens, web censorship and data collection continues across the world, there are things that you can do right now to start protecting your privacy and Internet freedoms: Spread the Word: Let's work to make sure people are more aware of our declining internet 1 freedoms. Share our infographic with friends and family. Learn more about Internet freedom issues in your country: There's a wealth of 2 information on the OpenNet Initiative website: Support "The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance" event on Feb. 11: Find out more about this worldwide day of protest in honor of the late Aaron Swartz and participate by raising awareness: Urge your government representatives to be more accountable: Push for reforms of 4 intrusive censorship and surveillance programs and sign petitions that ask for change like this one: 5 Watch where your money goes: Don't support businesses and corporations that are actively lobbying your government to compromise your privacy and internet freedom Only download and access trusted websites and apps: Take the time to read their 6 user agreements Take back control of your online privacy with a VPN like Golden Frog's VyprVPN: 7 VPNS prevent your ISP and third parties from monitoring and controlling your online communications and browsing activity. VyprVPN is the only VPN provider that has Windows, Mac, Android and iOS apps to secure all your devices. Please read our Vision Paper, "Peace, Prosperity and the Case for the Open Internet: A shared vision and call to action for the netizens of the world" to learn more about our fight for a free and open Internet: Learn more at: Sources: "Freedom on the Net 2013", Freedom House | 2012 World Tourism Highlights", United Nations World Tourism Organization an infographic by golden frog

The Global Struggle for Internet Freedom - Four out of five people in the world do not have access to an open and uncensored internet

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Everything you love about the Internet is at risk. In January 2012, we censored the VyprVPN logo to join largest Internet protest in history and helped defeat the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation ...


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