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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SXSW Take Back Your Internet Party Recap + Privacy Panel Video

We had a spirited discussion that covered the cultural, political and technological issues that affect online privacy. We co-sponsored a Take Back Your Internet Privacy Panel and Party with Golden Frog and Data Foundry on March 9th in Austin, Texas during SXSW. The event honored the global fight for online privacy and an uncensored Internet for all.

A big thank you to everyone that attended. We had a full house of people who clearly cared about these issues and engaged with the panelists making for an invigorating and lively debate.

The expert panel:
  • Kevin Bankston - Policy Director, New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute

  • Evan Greer - Campaign Manager, Fight for the Future

  • Representative Bryan Hughes - Texas House of Representatives, District 5
  • Ali Sternburg – Public Policy Counsel at CCIA
  • Ron Yokubaitis - Co-founder and Co-CEO of Golden Frog, Giganews, Data Foundry and
The panel was moderated by Stacey Higginbotham, senior writer at GigaOm.

In addition to the people in the room, we had viewers from around the world who watched the panel LIVE on the Golden Frog website and sent questions via Twitter. We also want to thank our diverse panel of experts for a truly informative and rousing discussion.


If you didn't catch the expert panel in person or online, you can now watch a recording on our YouTube channel:

Thanks again for making our annual celebration such a memorable one! Here are some photos from our "Take Back the Internet" Privacy Panel:

The Panel

The Turn Out

The Party

The Site