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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

SXSW Take Back Your Internet Recap

We were honored to be a sponsor of Golden Frog's "Take Back Your Internet" panel and party. It was a great event with lively discussions about the open internet, what the privacy landscape will look like given the new FCC ruling, and much more. At Giganews, we believe in an open internet and privacy online. We were the first Usenet provider to provide SSL connections and we were the first to bundle encrypted VyprVPN service and storage to offer our members tools to take back their privacy online.

Take Back your Internet panel:
  • Marvin Ammori – Internet lawyer, activist, and scholar, Ammori Group
  • Edward Henigin - CTO of Data Foundry
  • Chip Pickering - CEO of Comptel
  • Gigi Sohn - The special counsel for public affairs at the FCC
  • James Waterworth - Vice President of CCIA Europe
Moderator: Rob Pegoraro, Veteran technology journalist

Thanks to all who joined us. You can view photos from the event and check out just a couple of our awesome Giganews members below tweeting out their support of @Giganews.