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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an international non-profit digital rights advocacy and legal organization based in the United States.

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— June 11th, 2014 Posted June 11th, 2014 by harmony Welcome to the twenty-third issue of Tor Weekly News in 2014, the weekly that covers what is in the 3.6.2 of the Tor Browser has been released, featuring “a fix to allow the configuration of a local or with all included as well as to mitigate recent among other All users are advised to announces its 2014 part of the wider “event, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched another in its occasional series of Tor Challenges. The goal of the campaign is to increase the Tor network’s capacity and diversity by encouraging members of the public to run relays, and directing them to the legal and technical guidance necessary to do so. So far, over 600 relays have been started (or had their capacity increased) as part of the campaign: you can see a running total of relays and bytes transferred on the campaign page. Once you’ve set up your relay, you can register it on the page (anonymously or credited to your name); stickers and T-shirts are on off ...
As the volume and sophistication of cyberattacks increase, system defenders in the trenches are losing confidence in their ability to protect their organizations' information assets, suggests a survey released last week by Websense and the Ponemon Institute. The survey of almost 5,000 global IT security pros found that more than half of them (57 percent) felt their organizations were unprotected from sophisticated cyberattacks and nearly two-thirds of them (63 percent) doubted they could stop the exfiltration of confidential information from their systems. "These findings are eye-opening," Jeff Debrosse, director of security labs at Websense, told TechNewsWorld. Although the organizations participating in the survey had security systems in place to fight threats, the security pros didn't have a lot of faith in their effectiveness. More than two-thirds of them (69 percent) said cyberthreats were falling through the cracks in their systems. "That speaks volumes for where their confidence factor is today," D ...
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The Top 5 Claims That Defenders of the NSA Have to Stop Making to Remain Credible | Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFFector, issue 662, published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
UK Copyright Law: Back to the Future, or Stuck in the Past? | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Leaders in mathematics and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urging colleagues to NOT join the NSA:
Electronic Frontier Foundation asks SCOTUS to review FOIA issues re memo about FBI phone records
The Obama Administration is Trying to Cover up the VA Scandal by Issuing Subpoenas to Whistle-Blower Sites Subpoenas to Whistle-Blower Sites ---by Michael Krieger | Liberty Blitzkrieg | June 12, 2014 One of the most significant realizations to emerge since the Edward Snowden revelations, is the understanding that we need more secure tools for would be whistle-blowers to more easily provide sensitive information in a secure and anonymous manner. As such, we have seen the deployment of encrypted drop boxes by several media outlets. I highlighted one of these a little over a year ago called Strongbox, which was a project announced by the New Yorker and was what Aaron Swartz was working on just before his death. Recently, the Washington Post and the Guardian have released something similar called SecureDrop. The Washington Post described it as such: Users may have noticed a button on The Washington Post homepage called “SecureDrop.” The new feature enables confidential sources to contact The Post and shar ...
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Dear Friend of Digital Freedom, Democratic activists, whistleblowers, and journalists all over the world rely on Tor to shield their identities when they use the Internet. It’s software that helps Internet users protect their anonymity and circumvent censorship. When you use Tor, your real IP address remains hidden from the sites you visit—and anybody else who might be eavesdropping. Tor is strong code. It’s one of the few technologies reported to thwart the National Security Agency's passive surveillance practices. But Tor can only exist because of an international network of volunteers running relays. Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation, The Tor Project, the Free Software Foundation, and the Freedom of the Press Foundation are launching a joint campaign to encourage Internet users all over the world to support the Tor network by operating relays. We need volunteers. The more Tor relays we have running, the faster and more secure the Tor network becomes. Want to help out? Join us. The Tor netw ...
Following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the FBI has just released new documents that show the Bureau is making steady progress on its facial recognition database.
The latest from the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jewel v. NSA suit.
Access, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and Others Partner With ... ...
Microsoft Challenges US Warrant To Disclose Email Stored Abroad Tuesday the New York Times reported Microsoft had challenged the authority of federal prosecutors in the United States to force it to hand over customer emails that were stored in an Ireland data center. This is reportedly the first time a corporation has challenged a domestic search warrant seeking information that was stored overseas. The case has attracted attention from privacy groups and other American-based technology companies. In court filings that were filed last week and made public on Monday, the tech giant argued such demands by the United States government “violate international law and treaties, and reduce the privacy protection of everyone on the planet.” The case involved a search warrant, issued last December by a magistrate judge in New York, that demanded Microsoft hand over emails stored in its Dublin, Ireland database. The emails reportedly were related to a drug trafficking investigation, the Washington Post reported ...
Seth First Name History The tradition of bestowing names that honor a child's parents or an aspect of their life that they hold in the highest regard, such as their faith, the land, or a particular virtue, has become a universal over countless generations and lands. Such names become a living testimony to the values held by their family. From the Syrian, meaning "exposure". Seth is also from the Hebrew, meaning "appointed, substitute, representative", "attire, garment", or "compensation". A personal name is a marker of both individuality and heritage. As such, names are an element of central importance to one's life for they announce 'who I am' and 'who I was'. There have been different spellings of this same name over the years. Variations of this name include:Syrian: Seth, Sethe, Sethee, Sethi, Sethey, Sethie, Sethy, Sethye; Hebrew: Naib, Sethe, Sethee, Naibb, Seth, Naibe, Naibbe; Arabic: Nawaab, Nawwaab. The name Seth has gained much renown by the deeds of many people throughout the world; a few of the ...
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Washington, DC – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today asked the Supreme Court of the United States to...
Google Ruling: Freedom of Speech vs. the Right to Be Forgotten An EU court ruling on Tuesday saying that Google must scrub search results because of personal-privacy concerns might perplex Americans, and yet seem perfectly logical to Europeans. They are starting in opposite places, philosophically, when it comes to free speech and privacy. In the U.S., schoolchildren are taught that free speech is an inalienable right under the First Amendment of the Constitution. In the EU, where the law is rooted in notions of protecting dignity, privacy and protection of personal data are fundamental rights. A so-called right to be forgotten, based in French law and enshrined in EU privacy rules that date back almost two decades, sets up the expectation that individuals’ reputations not be tarred by misdeeds in the past. “The dignitary traditions in Europe are so strong that when people feel that their honor or dignity has been affronted, there’s a presumption of some kind of legal relief,” said Jeffrey Rosen, ...
17 Student Groups Pen Open Letters on the Toxicity of Mass Surveillance to Academic Freedom | Electronic Frontier Foundation...
I never thought I'd see this "The Electronic Frontier Foundation is working on a brief supporting Microsoft"
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in its effort to obtain...
EFF asks Supreme Court to rule on secret surveillance memo - - The Electronic Frontier Foundation has asked the ...
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Marx Offers Guide to Readers 'Rights with Ebooks -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published what it ca
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Oakland - At a hearing on Tuesday, June 3, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Staff Attorney Mark Rumold will argue before a judge that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) must release key legal opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) regarding Section 215 of the Patriot Ac…
More blow back from NSA contractor Edward Snowden's disclosures about the U.S. domestic surveillance: It has made companies stingier with giving the government the oceans of information that is has gathered on of us. That's one conclusion of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's fou
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has criticised the planne...
San Francisco - In a continuing campaign to uncover the government's secret interpretations of the surveillance laws underlying the National Security Agency (NSA)'s spying programs, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed another lawsuit against the Department of Justice, demanding that…
Electronic Frontier Foundation has a campaign up to raise awareness and help arrested blogger
The Declaration of Internet Freedom is a 2012 online declaration in defense of online freedoms signed by a number of prominent organisations and individuals. Notable signatories include Amnesty International, danah boyd, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Reporters Without Borders, and the Mozilla Foundation, among others. The declaration supports the establishment of five basic principles for Internet policy: 1.Non-censorship of the internet 2.Universal access to fast and affordable networks 3.Freedom to connect, communicate, create and innovate over the Internet. 4.Protection for new technologies and innovators whose innovations are abused by users. 5.Privacy rights and the ability for Internet user to control information about them is used. The declaration started to be translated through a collaborative effort started by Global Voices Online in August 2012 and at the end of the first week of August, it had been made available into 70 languages, almost half of which provided by Project Lingua voluntee ...
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Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It began as hackers' rights. Then it became general civil liberties of everybody - government stay away.
EFF lifts the lid on the secrets of the U.S. Army’s chatbots: The Electronic Frontier Foundation has...
Right to Privacy: "The power and influence of government agencies is truly astonishing. How is it that an entity within a nation’s government is able to get away with monitoring the private information of it’s citizens without probable cause? Is there any reason as to why the NSA needs so much information? Are there 120 million “suspected terrorists” in the world that could pose a threat? This kind of government influence within private citizen’s daily lives is truly becoming sickening. The biggest problem, is that everybody is now a target. It doesn’t matter what someone does, they’re being watched. Companies such as Yahoo or Google are now "supposedly" trying to take extra measures to encrypt customer information, although time will tell if it will work. Organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation are launching lawsuits in response to the NSA allegedly violating the privacy of innocent citizens. Even foreign governments such as Germany, France, Spain, and Italy are also being ...
I'M CALLING BS ON ANTI-TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP PEEPS By Gail Mountain Some say TPP, or the Trans-Pacific Partnership, will boost the economy among international partners and support the creation/retention of jobs (paraphrased/Wikipedia). Others say it's a secretive agreement threatening to rewrite intellectual property laws across the globe, etc., (paraphrased/Electronic Frontier Foundation). Here's what I hear in those two paraphrased comments: (Click on the blogspot link for details!)
From the Daily Mail: The FBI is on course to have a controversial face scanning system and database up and running by the summer. New documents released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation reveal...
Dave from the Electronic Frontier Foundation writes, "Not too long ago, Boing Boing covered EFF's (at the time)...
Apr. 17, 2014 Erica Ritz The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending civil liberties in the digital world, is calling on groups of all sides of the political spectrum to stand against the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs. Based on what the organization’s media relations coordinator, Dave Maas, told Glenn Beck on Thursday, they’re already making serious progress. “We’re suing the NSA on the behalf of 22 organizations, arguing that the NSA’s call records metadata program violates our First Amendment right to association,” Maas said, explaining that those 22 groups include everything from pro-Second Amendment organizations to Greepeace and the Council on American Islamic Relations. “We have an even larger coalition of people who are pushing for reform to the NSA,” Maas added. “And it’s quite interesting to see MoveOn, and the Libertarian Party ...
Been having a blast working on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's contact-congress project.
made it's pitch to the Tea Party. Here is why:
Earlier this month, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in cooperation with the National Coalition Against Censorship and Center for Civic Media at...
I saw this on Elementary (or something similar) and assumed it was b*ll*cks but it appears to be true in the US at least. *** "Many modern color laser printers mark printouts by a nearly invisible dot raster, for the purpose of identification. The dots are yellow and about 0.1 mm (0.0039 in) in size, with a raster of about 1 mm (0.039 in) This is purportedly the result of a deal between the U.S. government and printer manufacturers to help track counterfeiters. The dots encode data such as printing date, time, and printer serial number in binary-coded decimal on every sheet of paper printed, which allows pieces of paper to be traced by the manufacturer to identify the place of purchase, and sometimes the buyer. Digital rights advocacy groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation are concerned about this erosion of the privacy and anonymity of those who print."
IRS awarded contract to surveillance company that tracks license plates: According to procurement records seen by journalists at Bloomberg News, the IRS is among a group of United States government agencies that has awarded contracts to Vigilant Solutions, a seller of controversial license plate tracking technology that has attracted the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy proponents in recent years. On Thursday this week, Kathleen Miller wrote for Bloomberg that the IRS, the US Forest Service and the Air Force’s Air Combat Command have since 2009 conducted off the radar deals with Vigilant that allowed the company to receive roughly $415,000 from Uncle Sam. License plate readers and the systems that scour vast databases of vehicle details — particularly the kinds offered by the Livermore, CA headquartered company — have increasingly been scrutinized by civil libertarians as of late. Only this past February, in fact, the US Department of Homeland Security scrapped plans to bu ...
Electronic Frontier Foundation is Expanding into Student and Community Organizing, and We Need Your Help
.post reaching out to Tea Party is controversial? They don’t know her work with NDAA coalition, then.
The has lost its last shred of credibility:
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Admittedly, "waste of tax $" ranks very low on the list of reasons mass surveillance is awful. but still...
God forbid someone might find common ground on a crucial civil liberties issue with the ideologically impure
FBI Plans to Have 52 Million Photos in its NGI Face Recognition Database by Next Year -Electronic Frontier Foundation
Rainey from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez, "The Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Sunlight Foundation,...
The EFF is right-wing: and the Koch brothers are liberal anti-racists:
Still love but will no longer direct $ to EFF (already cut out Child's Play because dickwolves)
Here's what says about why it wrote an appeal to the Tea Party.
This is not a joke. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation: "New Report: Up To Four Communications Per Year Not "Touched" By NSA As documents released by Edward Snowden continue to reveal NSA activities, the number of communications not definitively tied to government snooping is up to a maximum of four per year. That number has been continuously adjusted downward over the last eight months, with especially sharp decreases after this past month's revelation of IMPENDINGSLUMBER, a program designed to intercept children's bedtime stories; FORGETFULSHOPPER, which tracks details from passive aggressive notes affixed by roommates to household refrigerators; and SOLITARYSINGER, which records individual musical stylings performed in the shower." 1984 seems more real every day. Peter Bolland Michael Moore Adriene Dunn Allen Palmatier Barry Palmatier
Time to step up social media! Russia Blocks Access to Major Independent News Sites | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Orbot: Mobile Anonymity + Circumvention - What is Orbot? Orbot is a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis. Orbot is the only app that creates a truly private internet connection. As the New York Times writes, “when a communication arrives from Tor, you can never know where or whom it’s from.” Tor won the 2012 Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Pioneer Award. Direct Download (.apk):
The wisdom & grace of Ron Paul & Dennis Kucinich was that they were willing to put aside their profound differences to fight tyranny, corporate control of markets, the banking mafia-the Fed, corporate welfare, & the unjust wars of mass murder our Government fights or foments. The Republican & Democratic parties are controlled by the corporate elite & serve their interests. We need to identify the issues that are most important & build coalitions with those who have not been co-opted by corporate money. Many Libertarians joined with the Green Party, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Occupy, Wikileaks, Anonymous, & others to protest mass surveillance. Many of these same groups are also opposed to our violent & mercantile foreign policy. There are many groups that are working on reforming our drug laws, ending mass incarceration, & reforming our justice system to end the reign of t/error & abuse by our imperial police & prosecutors. What's scary is how many organizations ...
Dave from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez, "Remember when Rep. Mike Rogers likened opponents of pernicious...
Google joined Internet rights activists on Tuesday in a virtual protest aimed at getting US lawmakers to rein in online snooping. The American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Yahoo-owned Tumblr also backed of an online protest called “The Day We F...
11 feb 2014 current affairs 1) Over 5,000 online activist groups, websites, companies and online platforms came together on 11 February 2014 for a day long protest in opposition to United States’ intelligence agency NSA’s (National Security Agency’s) mass spying regime. What is the name given to this protest initiative? – ‘The Day We Fight Back’ (The Day We Fight Back is a planned protest against NSA’s mass surveillance and a commemoration of late open-Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who was the co-founder of Reddit. Popular groups like Mozilla, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Reddit and Boing Boing gave their support to this initiative. Several interest groups in various cities across the world, including from India, pledged their support for the protest campaign) 2) The committee which investigated allegations of spot-fixing and betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL) submitted its report to the Supreme Court on 10 February 2014. Who headed this committee? – Justice Mukul Mudgal (Supr ...
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Feb. 11 Is 'The Day We Fight Back' Against NSA Surveillance - More than 5,300 web-based companies and other organizations, including Reddit, Imgur, Tumblr, Mozilla the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union, have joined forces to protest National Security Agency surveillance on Feb. 11. "In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history," the site's letter to Internet users...
Join us for “NSA Surveillance and Our ‘Almost Orwellian’ State,” hosted by St. John’s Presbyterian Church on Thursday, January 23, 2014 • Daniel Ellsberg, the iconic whistleblower and national hero described by President Nixon as "the most dangerous man in America," and co-founder of Freedom of Press Foundation. • Norman Solomon, Journalist, media critic, anti-war activist, co-founder of RootsAction.org, founding director of Institute for Public Accuracy, and author of War Made Easy. • Shahid Buttar, Executive Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, constitutional lawyer, grassroots organizer, independent columnist, musician, and poet. • Cindy Cohn, Legal Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Ms. Cohn serves as counsel in First Unitarian Church v. NSA and Jewel v. NSA, each seeking to stop the ongoing dragnet warrantless surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans. Robert Jaffee, a volunteer attorney on the Hedges v. Obama case challenging indef ...
This post, written by Legislative Analyst Mark M. Jaycox and Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Jan. 7. Last week, press reports revealed more about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) elite hacking unit, the Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO). The press also helped the public grasp other NSA activities, like how it’s weakening encryption. All of this is on top of the NSA’s collection of users’ phone calls, emails, address books, buddy lists, calling records, online video game chats, financial documents, browsing history and calendar data we’ve learned about since June. By contrast, thus far Congress as a whole has done little to help the public understand what the NSA and the larger intelligence community are doing. Even members of Congress seem to learn more from newspaper reports than from “official” sources. Regaining Congressional Oversight Something is very wrong when Congress and the public learn more about the NS ...
RMS, the founder of Free Software Foundation gives a talk at IIT Madras. Topic: "Free Software and Your Freedom" Date : 7 January 2014 Time : 12.00 noon Venue : IC & SR Main Auditorium (near Gajendra Circle). IIT Madras, chennai Entry Free. All are welcome. About Richard Stallman Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, and the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several honorary doctorates, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Grab this opportunity to interact with Richard Stallman and listen to him speak ...
What's new: Cyber War in Syria Is Accelerating, Study Says - Pro-Assad hackers in civil war&Syria are targeting military opponents using increasingly sophisticated malware and social engineering attacks, a new report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Citizen Lab revealed. Internet-based attacks by supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were observed as early as 2011. According to the report&findings, the hackers used a combination of...
INTERNET HALL of FAME INNOVATOR John Perry BarlowIn 1990, John Perry Barlow co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit based in the U.S. that provides legal aid to defend individuals and new technologies from what it considers to be misdirected legal threats. His writing about…
Government Using NSA to Change Amount in Bank Accounts, Warns Panel Americans at risk of enforced Cyprus-style bail-in Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com December 19, 2013 A White House review panel report into the activities of the NSA suggested that the government was using the spy agency to launch cyber attacks against financial institutions and change the amounts held in bank accounts. Image: ATM Customers (YouTube). The 300 page report prepared for President Barack Obama by the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology called for the NSA to be stripped of its power to obtain bulk collections of telephone records. Page 221 of the panel’s report states; (1) Governments should not use surveillance to steal industry secrets to advantage their domestic industry; (2) Governments should not use their offensive cyber capabilities to change the amounts held in financial accounts or otherwise manipulate the financial systems. Trevor Timm from the Electronic Frontier Foundation responded to the ...
Perhaps Edward Snowden's hoodie should have raised suspicions. The black sweatshirt sold by the civil libertarian Electronic Frontier Foundation featured a parody of the National Security Agency's logo, with the traditional key in an eagle's claws replaced by a collection of AT&T cables, and eav...
~GOOGLE REMOVES ANDROID PRIVACY FEATURE IN 4.4.2 UPDATE~ The feature in question is one that allows users to install an app without it collecting sensitive data like the user's location or address book. The 'App Ops' feature was removed earlier this week with the release of Android 4.4.2. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the disappearance of App Ops is alarming news for Android users. The fact that they cannot turn off app permissions is a Stygian hole in the Android security model, and a billion people's data is being sucked through. Embarrassingly, it is also one that Apple managed to fix in iOS years ago. A moment ago, it looked as though Google cared about this massive privacy problem. Now we have our doubts. The only way to dispel them, frankly, is for Google to urgently reenable the App Ops interface, as well as adding some polish and completing the fundamental pieces that it is missing. EFF goes on to say that if privacy is important to you - think twice about accepting the up ...
THE TPP This things is like NDAA, sopa pipa acta farpa darpa all rolled up into one and on steroids!!! What is the TPP ~5 min. video your ducks in a row" could result in target practice - Example: Aaron Swartz The internet genius who stopped SOPA Aaron Swartz found dead The Trans-Pacific Trade Deal is a treaty that would supersede the EPA, FDA and other regulatory agencies of the USA., as well as "Internet Freedom". It needs to be stopped. Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement | Electronic Frontier Foundation the TPP www.exposethetpp.org/
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Does being forced to decrypt a file violate the Fifth Amendment?
This article was written by Trevor Timm and originally published at Electronic Frontier Foundation Sen. Dianne...
Electronic Frontier Foundation seems determined to drive me away. It was nice while it lasted.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a brief in the case of Leon Gelfgatt, arguing that forcing the...
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EFF: being forced to decrypt your files violates the Fifth: The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a br...
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation needs to start a university. They can call it EFF U.
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation's description of how the NSA spies on your communication:
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Lavabit encryption key ruling threatens Internet privacy, EFF argues Asking for private SSL keys could hurt the US economy and cause service providers to move to other legal jurisdictions A court order forcing former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's email provider to turn over its master encryption key undermines a critical security feature used by major Internet services, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said Thursday. The EFF, a digital rights watchdog, filed a brief on Thursday in support of the email provider, Lavabit, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. [ Also on InfoWorld: Hard numbers, chilling facts: What the government does with your data. | Build and deploy an effective line of defense against corporate intruders with InfoWorld's Encryption Deep Dive PDF expert guide. Download it today! | Stay up to date on the latest security developments with InfoWorld's Security Central newsletter. ] Lavabit founder Ladar Levison was found in contempt of court for resisting an order to turn ...
Aaron Swartz’s unfinished whistleblowing platform finally launches SecureDrop was heavily audited by Bruce Schneier, Jacob Appelbaum, and others. by Cyrus Farivar - Oct 15 2013 About nine months ago, the Internet lost one of its most beloved activists in Aaron Swartz. But starting today, his legacy lives on through the formal launch of a project called SecureDrop. The new online platform was originally coded by Swartz in collaboration with Wired reporter Kevin Poulsen. It has since been taken over by the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a group founded by a handful of Electronic Frontier Foundation staffers. The group describes its SecureDrop in this way: SecureDrop is a Python application that accepts messages and documents from the Web and encrypts them for secure storage. Each source who uses the platform is assigned a unique codename that lets the source establish a relationship with the news organization without having to reveal her real identity or resort to e-mail. The project’s code has gone t ...
Technology News: Snowden's embrace puts EFF back in the spotlight: Can the Electronic Frontier Foundation mount an effective fight from San Francisco against government surveillance in Washington? That's the central question in a Washington Post feature on the civil liberties advocacy group, which chronicles its rise from a legal defense fund for hackers to a lobbying group championed by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor. In the wake of Snowden's revelations about domestic spying — and an EFF sticker he put on his laptop — the nonprofit group raised 10 times more money this year than last year. ... Listen to news source from RobinsPost.com Get Full Details From News Source
Privacy Advocates Call On UN to End Mass Internet Spying Worldwide ~ At the 24th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, six major privacy NGOs, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), warned nations of the urgent need comply with international human rights law to protect their citizens from the dangers posed by mass digital surveillance. The groups launched the "International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance" at a side event on privacy hosted by the governments of Austria, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. "Governments around the world are waking up to the risks unrestrained digital surveillance pose to free societies," EFF International Rights Director Katitza Rodriguez said during the official presentation of the principles. "Privacy is a human right and needs to be protected as fiercely as all other rights. States need to restore the application of human rights to communications surveillance." The doc ...
What the Google Street View decision means for researchers (and cops) >> Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Frontier Foundation posts cheatsheet about NSA bills in Congress.
(that's the Electronic Frontier Foundation not the Economic Freedom Fighters BTW)
according to 'The Electronic Frontier Foundation' these are how US companies handle privacy.
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Cracking little chart from Electronic Frontier Foundation, providing a snapshot of which sites protect you most:
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Judge throws out state secrets claim, allowing lawsuit against NSA to continue Published: Jul 9, 2013, 03:30 AM The Obama administration will not be allowed to terminate a lawsuit by asserting that a civil argument would risk exposing national secrets, a federal judge ruled Monday in what has already been called an important advance for civil liberties advocates. The suit, known as Jewel vs. National Security Agency, was originally filed in 2008 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a group of AT&T customers who claimed Bush administration officials had conducted an illegal and unconstitutional program of dragnet communications surveillance by operating warrantless surveillance on US citizens. Attention has re-focused on the case in recent weeks after fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked NSA documents revealing the governments widespread domestic and foreign monitoring of telephone and Internet activity. US District Judge Jeffrey White in San Francisco, California refused to allow the Ob ...
Documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation from the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Patrol indicate that the agency is close to finalizing payload standards for its drone aircraft. Among the things the CBP might want to use in its unmanned aircraft: "non-lethal wea...
Electronic Frontier Foundation which is based in San Francisco is bound to be mistaken for Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters
Former Scientologist: CoS Told Brin It Wanted Only "Good" Search Results An anonymous reader writes "Former Scientologist at the highest level Geir Isene reveals that he was brought in to educate top Scientology officials about the Internet, and learned that they had met personally with Google's Sergey Brin (YouTube video), asking him if it were possible for the search giant to filter results so that only positive information about the church would be returned on the word 'Scientology.' You can imagine how that went over. Isene also says that he begged the church's officials to give him a full day to explain the Internet to them before they met with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which had regularly criticized the church for its stands against Internet freedom. Apparently, the church is missing Isene's counsel, because just a few days ago, the EFF put the Church of Scientology into its 'Takedown Hall of Shame.' Last month Geir published his journey 'From Independent Scientologist to Just Me' under th ...
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Lawyer2Lawyer takes on the "podcast patent" controversy, w/ guests from Personal Audio and making their cases:
Block - Language for Effective Online Advocacy led by Maira Sutton from Electronic Frontier Foundation
Today I am blogging for Electronic Frontier Foundation for this year blogathon.
Aaron’s Law Introduced: Now is the Time To Reform the CFAA | Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Electronic Frontier Foundation's fight against one "secret law". .
DOJ hides court opinion "that determined that the government had violated the spirit of federal surveillance laws"
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FYI folks. "Project Prism" is nothing more than Soros' Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). They have been working on the infrastructure and technology of this digital spying game since the 70s. Obama has been mentored by one of the key players of the EFF, Esther Dyson since at least the early 1990s. I'm hoping it all comes flying out of the closet. It is connected to Ray Kurzweil's SINGULARITY and the transhumanist movement with Harvard's George Church and the Human Genome Project. All ties back to the Soros Internet Medical Program. What to be really creeped out? Dyson is a founder of ICANN, they control the internet. Look up Tom Fife, everything he said is true. The "VM" he mentions is Dr. Vladmir Morozov, an associate of Dysons on the board of IBS Moscow. Oh PLEASE LET IT ALL BE KNOW TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!
One of the largest Advocates against the misuse, by government, of the Internet and electronic communications, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, website is down. They hold no political affiliation and only work to prevent the Government and Corporations from using the Internet to monitor and control citizens and the content they create and share. The EFF's web site is down and its not a DNS error (Domain Name Server). The site is not responding. They just released information concerning the NSA Phone Records scandal prior to dropping of the Internet. Here is a copy of the latest email news letter: In most issues of EFFector, we give an overview of all the work we're doing at EFF right now. This week, we’re taking a deep dive into a single issue: new revelations of a massive domestic surveillance program leaked to the Guardian and Washington Post. Last night, we received confirmation from a report in the Guardian that the National Security Agency (NSA) is currently collecting the call records of every ...
The American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation are gearing for a fight
HTML5 webpage locks 'would stifle innovation' The common web practice of sharing content could be stifled by digital rights proposals, campaigners warn. Innovation could be stunted by plans to include ways to digitally lock media in the web's core technology, rights campaigners warn. The locks could also limit ability to share images and videos, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said. Its warning came in formal objections to plans to include rights management in the HTML5 formatting language. The final version of that update to the web's core technology is due to go into service next year. The EFF, which campaigns on digital rights, said the proposed rights management system would create a "black box" that the entertainment industry could use to control what is done with media online. "While this plan might soothe Hollywood content providers who are scared of technological evolution, it could also create serious impediments to interoperability and access for all," wrote Danny O'Brien, the EFF inter ...
San Francisco - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a formal objection to the inclusion of digital rights management (DRM) in HTML5, arguing that a draft proposal from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) could stymie Web innovation and block access to content for people across the g...
Vermont Is Mad as *** at Patent Trolls and Is Not Going to Take It Anymore | Electronic Frontier Foundation
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You know, land of the free... The Government wants Your Online Communications | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Is a cyber-Armageddon looming or is it just an excuse to erode online privacy? reports
FBI wants to trash the Fourth Amendment: Electronic Frontier Foundation -  According to the New York Times, Pr...
Electronic Frontier Foundation defends Open Access & new legislation
Game Changers: "Craig Newmark" "Craig Newmark": Profiling the founder of Craigslist, this episode features interviews with Newmark; David Vinjamuri, author of “Accidental Branding;” Christina Murphy, Founder of CM Recruiting; Mark Rasch of Secure IT Experts; Peter Zollman, founder of AIM Group; Tom Rosenstiel, Director of the Pew Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism; Matt Zimmerman, Senior Staff Attorney for Electronic Frontier Foundation; and Brad Stone, Senior Writer for Bloomberg Businessweek.
The Libertarian Party: we bring Left and Right together. Public forum on liberty issues and the Texas Legislature, March 16 [From the Libertarian Party of Texas newsletter, Lone Star Liberty.] You're invited! On Saturday, March 16th, the Libertarian Party of Texas will host a public forum [in Round Rock] to bring attention to the various issues of importance to Libertarians with regard to the Texas Legislature. Participants Include: Gregory Foster, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Austin (Electronic Privacy) Cheyanne Weldon, Texas NORML (Drug Policy) Steve Baysinger, Texas Tenth Amendment Center (Nullification of Unconstitutional Federal Laws) Matt Simpson, ACLU of Texas (Privacy/Civil Liberties Issues) Jeanette Moll, Texas Public Policy Foundation (Criminal Justice Reforms and Juvenile Sentencing) Michael Cargill, Central Texas Gunworks (Firearm/Defense Legislation) Caroline Gorman, Moderator Presentations will be made about each group, the work they are doing with the 83rd Texas Legislature, and how you ...
ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement)... Just now learned about this. Signed in Oct. 2011 by a few countries (including the United States)... Intended to establish a legal framework directed at counterfeit products, generic medicines, and copyright infringements on the internet. The reason I am just learning about this, is partially due to the fact that they are intent on keeping this from the general public. Stole this quote from Wikipedia... "Opponents say the convention adversely affects fundamental rights including freedom of expression and privacy. ACTA has also been criticized by Doctors Without Borders for endangering access to medicines in developing countries.[9] The secret nature of negotiations has excluded civil society groups, developing countries and the general public from the agreement's negotiation process and it has been described as policy laundering by critics including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Entertainment Consumers Association."
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We cannot reduce the deficit by raising taxes. Ronald Reagan, 1985 March 1 Birthdays Justin Bieber turns 19 Kesha Sebert turns 26 Jensen Ackles turns 35 Daniella Monet turns 24 Booker T turns 48 Ron Howard turns 59 Stephen Eatinger turns 38 Roger Daltrey turns 69 Javier Bardem turns 44 Mark Paul Gosselaar turns 39 Robert Conrad turns 84 Harry Belafonte turns 86 Catherine Bach turns 59 Alan Thicke turns 66 George Eads turns 46 Chris Webber turns 40 Tim Daly turns 57 Maurice Benard turns 50 Glenn Miller (1904 - 1944) Zack Snyder turns 47 Harry Caray (1914 - 1998) - All March 1 Birthdays March 1 History 1990 - Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. 1971 - A bomb explodes in a men's room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility. 1966 - First man-made spacecraft to reach another planet's surface: Russian probe Venera 3 crashes on Venus 1962 - K-Mart, the 3rd largest discount store ...
Upcoming Roundtable Discussion: Redefining “Cybercrime” After Aaron Swartz. Monday, March 4, 2013 Kane Hall 220 University of Washington 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Doors open at 6:15pm) Aaron Swartz, brilliant hacker and political activist, committed suicide in January 2013 in the midst of an aggressive criminal investigation into his downloading of the entire JSTOR archive. Swartz was charged with thirteen counts of felony hacking and wire fraud and faced a possible sentence of decades in prison and millions in fines. In the wake of his suicide, many have called for the reevaluation of the cybercrime laws under which he was prosecuted. In this roundtable discussion, Marcia Hofmann (Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation) and Brian Rowe (Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School of Law) will explore the legislative and non-legislative possibilities for rethinking “cybercrime.” Ryan Calo, of the University of Washington School of Law, will moderate. Hofmann will discuss the broad reach a .. ...
Watch Mojang and friends game jam for the next 78 hours! Contribute to play the games when they're done! All contributions go to two awesome charities: the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Block by Block!
Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s … a drone, and it’s watching you. That’s what privacy advocates fear from a bill Congress passed this week to make it easier for the government to fly unmanned spy planes in U.S. airspace. The FAA Reauthorization Act, which President Obama is expected to sign, also orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015. Privacy advocates say the measure will lead to widespread use of drones for electronic surveillance by police agencies across the country and eventually by private companies as well. “There are serious policy questions on the horizon about privacy and surveillance, by both government agencies and commercial entities,” said Steven Aftergood, who heads the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists. The Electronic Frontier Foundation also is “concerned about the implications for surveillance by government agencies,” said atto ...
Who goofed? Barona Indians' alleged request for drone disappears from Electronic Frontier Foundation map after 1 day.
SINGAPORE IS A SIGNATORY OF ACTA II. On December 27, 2011, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said: ACTA threatens personal and digital freedoms. It creates an extralegal “global IP enforcement institution to oversee its implementation.” It turns ISPs into enforcers. The agreement requires signatories “promote cooperative efforts within the business community” on issues regarding copyright and trademark infringement. As a result, Internet access, censoring, and lost freedom may result. “ACTA suffocates collaborative creativity and innovation, and less explicitly, but just as gravely, threatens free speech through provisions that may lead to Internet access restrictions for the ‘sake’ of combating ‘imminent violation’ of intellectual property laws.” Worst of all, secret negotiations facilitate similarly drafted future international agreements, benefitting powerful interests at the expense of personal freedoms. For ACTA, heavy-handed Washington pressure forced through draconian provi ...
Hey, anyone in San Jose wanna go see The Hobbit with me tonight?[0] Here's lookin' at you, Kate. :) Also, I've been doing my best to fill my time with things-that-are-not-toxic-to-me and so far, I've done pretty well. I went to the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose today, courtesy of their totally inspiring Exhibit Designer Margaret, which was TOTALLY AWESOME,[1] and I learned a ton of stuff about circles, water, mammoths (did you know the mammoths in North America were naked, i.e., they lacked any fur?) and lots of other stuff. There were even several gender equality related signs throughout the museum! I took photos, which I'll upload soon. Plus, I met this super sweet researcher from Stanford who was doing a study on children's language development and cognition, and she gave me STICKERS! And! I gave away, like, 5 Electronic Frontier Foundation stickers that I picked up from when Rainey invited me to the Internet Freedom Day: January 18th party. (When I took so many stickers, the EFF lawyer [whos ...
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A win for Canadians we build on: "Looking back at 2012 you should feel proud of what you've been part of. For example, our friends at Electronic Frontier Foundation put together this review of how you joined with people across the country to stop Vic Toews online spying bill C-30: will likely try to bring this plan back but it's not so often that citizens have such a clear victory. You can help maintain that victory by calling on your MP to make a public stand against warrantless spying at: - and by sharing this image. This year we spoke out decisively and clearly to bureaucrats and lobbyists: Don't touch our Internet, our privacy, our future. ~Thank you for being a part of this."
Naomi Wolf guardian.co.uk, Friday 21 December 2012 14.36 EST By 2020, it is estimated that as many as 30,000 drones will be in use in US domestic airspace. Photograph: US navy/Reuters People often ask me, in terms of my argument about "ten steps" that mark the descent to a police state or closed society, at what stage we are. I am sorry to say that with the importation of what will be tens of thousands of drones, by both US military and by commercial interests, into US airspace, with a specific mandate to engage in surveillance and with the capacity for weaponization – which is due to begin in earnest at the start of the new year – it means that the police state is now officially here. In February of this year, Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization Act, with its provision to deploy fleets of drones domestically. Jennifer Lynch, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, notes that this followed a major lobbying effort, "a huge push by […] the defense sector" to promote the use of drones in ...
The EFF released a new map that tracks the location of drone flights across the US. (Image: EFF)Digital watchdog the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published several thousand pages of new drone license records on Wednesday confirming innumerable theorists' fears: that drones "regularly fly" in...
Judges and lawmakers across the country are wrangling over whether and when law enforcement authorities can peer into suspects’ cellphones, and the cornucopia of evidence they provide. A Rhode Island judge threw out cellphone evidence that led to a man being charged with the murder of a 6-year-old boy, saying the police needed a search warrant. A court in Washington compared text messages to voice mail messages that can be overheard by anyone in a room and are therefore not protected by state privacy laws. In Louisiana, a federal appeals court is weighing whether location records stored in smartphones deserve privacy protection, or whether they are “business records” that belong to the phone companies. “The courts are all over the place,” said Hanni Fakhoury, a criminal lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based civil liberties group. “They can’t even agree if there’s a reasonable expectation of privacy in text messages that would trigger Fourth Amendment protect ...
Yesterday, EFF, on behalf of its client Kyle Goodwin, filed a brief proposing a process for the Court in the Megaupload case to hold the government accountable for the actions it took (and failed to take) when it shut down Megaupload's service and denied third parties like Mr. Goodwin access to thei...
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Just a few days ago, an unusual thing happened in the halls of Congress: somebody made a case for a copyright policy grounded in reality. The Republican Study Committee (RSC) — an organization that represents more than two-thirds of all GOP Congressmembers — issued a report challenging longstand...
November 23rd marks the 3rd anniversary of the Amptaun massacre, the day on which 58 people, including 32 media workers, were murdered in the Philippines while traveling in a convoy with the family and supporters of a local politician—the deadliest incident for journalists in recent history. In the ...
The federal government is trying to force states to turn your drivers license into a national ID. Unless you tell your state legislator to push back the Real ID Act will create grave dangers to privacy and impose massive financial burdens without improving national security in the least.
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People often look at The Bill of Rights as a Guarantee of having the option of using them... The thing is, like anything else in life, if you don't use it you loose it. It is our Responsibility to Exercisize Our Rights if we wish to keep them.
Big Brother, Kill Lists, And Secrecy: What To Expect From Obama’s Second Term. Following Barack Obama’s significant electoral victory, the ways in which the President will interpret his new “mandate” are still very much up for debate. While pundits, many of whom got the election seriously wrong, fumble to come up with new predictions, an analysis of Obama’s track record and statements on national security policy can be quite illuminating. Two momentous stories of the past few weeks can help us evaluate current and future prospects for our Constitutional rights, a year after Osama bin Laden’s death and a decade after 9/11. One grim harbinger of what’s to continue: a nighttime drone strike in Yemen that killed three “al-Qaida militants” was carried out within 24 hours of Obama’s victory speech.
Social network service providers today are in a unique position. They are intermediaries and hosts to our communications, conversations and connections with loved ones, family, friends and colleagues. They have access to extremely sensitive information, including data gathered over time and from man...
There aren't enough soldiers in the world to stop the flow of information — especially online. Our friends at Breadpig teamed up with Schuhle Lewis to bring this concept to life. 1's and 0's never looked so good. When we do our part to spread the flow of delicious information, censorship doesn't sta...
Say it out loud: "I want an attorney." and "I invoke my right to remain silent." These 2" X 3.5" stickers are great for your smart phone, laptop, and desktop. Note that EFF cannot guarantee that the use of this sticker will prevent a search.
thanks Frank Prpic for keeping me in the loop...
Despite renewed criticism from both parties in Congress that domestic drones pose a privacy danger to US citizens—and a report from its own...
Jail Looms For Man Who Revealed AT&T Leaked iPad User E-Mails AT&T screwed up in 2010, serving up the e-mail addresses of over 110,000 of its iPad 3G customers online for anyone to find. But Andrew Auernheimer, an online activist who pointed out AT&T's blunder to Gawker Media, which went on to publicize the breach of private information, is the one in federal court this week. Groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation worry that should that charge succeed it will become easy to criminalize many online activities, including work by well-intentioned activists looking for leaks of private information or other online security holes. [Auernheimer's] case hasn't received much attention so far, but should he be found guilty this week it will likely become well known, fast.
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This week, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is hosting the 25th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/25). The agenda is focused, as it should be, on finalizing a longstanding discussion: the need for an international instrument to protect the rig...
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EFF has been fighting against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) intellectual property chapter for several years. This agreement poses a great risk to users’ freedoms and access to information on a global scale.
We don't silent until this prominent Ethiopian Journalist who won Pen America Freedom to write Prize release from arbitrary detention. We don't deter back of fighting the dictatorial, divisive and ethnocentric government until all our people are free. We don't give up!!!
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"As long as the public remains passively ignorant of these efforts, these special interests will continue to whittle away at users’ rights in more and more countries. The way to fight back is to make our voice heard: to demand an open transparent process that allows everyone, from experts to civil society members, to analyze, question, and probe any initiatives to regulate the Internet. The secrecy must be stopped."
So not only did the FBI - again, all without any real evidence of a crime - trace the locations and identity of Broadwell and Petreaus, and read through Broadwell's emails (and possibly Petraeus'), but they also got their hands on and read through 20,000-30,000 pages of emails between Gen. Allen and Kelley. This is a surveillance state run amok. It also highlights how any remnants of internet anonymity have been all but obliterated by the union between the state and technology companies. But, as unwarranted and invasive as this all is, there is some sweet justice in having the stars of America's national security state destroyed by the very surveillance system which they implemented and over which they preside. As Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation put it this morning: "Who knew the key to stopping the Surveillance State was to just wait until it got so big that it ate itself?"
More about my new blog reader Mr. Tor: "According to CNet, Tor's anonymity function is "endorsed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and other civil liberties groups as a method for whistleblowers and human rights workers to communicate with journalists". It has also been described by The Economist, in relation to Bitcoin and the Silk Road, as being "a dark corner of the web," inasmuch as anonymizing systems such as Tor are at times used for matters that are, or may be, illegal in some countries. e.g., the selling of controlled substances. Tor may be used to gain access to censored information, to organize political activities, or to circumvent laws against criticism of heads of state. Tor can also be used for anonymous defamation, unauthorized leaks of sensitive information, and copyright infringement, the distribution of illegal sexual content, money laundering, credit card fraud and identity theft; the black market which exploits the Tor infrastructure operates, at least in part, in conjunction with ...
The ACLU and Electronic Frontier Foundation have filed an amicus brief in what will be the first case in the country to address the constitutional implications of a so-called “stingray,” a little known device that can be used to track a suspect’s location and engage in...
We're on Reddit today from 9AM - 7PM EST talking about Internet freedom, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and what comes next for our campaigns. Throughout the day, we'll be joined by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and various digital rights advocates and experts from Electronic Frontier Foundation, EFA : Electronic Frontiers Australia, InternetNZ, Public Knowledge, Public Citizen and more. Tell us your ideas for how we can reach more people with the crucial and join in the conversation at
San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and EarthRights International (ERI) asked judges in California and New York today to quash subpoenas issued by Chevron Corporation to three email providers demanding identifying information about the users of more than 100 email accounts, incl...
Michael Siegel, ACLU NORCAL, Critical Resistance and the Electronic Frontier Foundation announce a campaign to prevent the Alameda County Sheriff from acquir...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to preserve the lawsuits challenging the U.S. government's massive domestic spying program managed by the NSA.
“If you are looking up the word ‘cancer’ ” on a health site, says Dan Auerbach, a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation,…
Corbett Report Radio Maira Sutton of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) joins us tonight to break down the Intellectual Property law ramifications...
The Supreme Court closed a 6-year-old chapter Tuesday in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's bid to hold the nation's telecoms liable for allegedly providing the National Security Agency a backdoor to eavesdrop on Americans' electronic communications without warrants.
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Drones over NOlA? gives Electronic Frontier Foundation's perspective on dronification of American Airspace.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement. The main problems are two-fold:
What is it? And why it is wrong: Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Want's to??? Oh please. We should assume that it already does!
Here's the US experience on an online defamation law. A must read for bloggers | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Australians are fending off threats to their right to privacy from all directions. First, there was Australian Attorney General Nicola Roxon’s push to expand government online surveillance powers, submitted to Parliament in a package of reforms sought in a National Security Inquiry.
Being undercover is disguising one's own identity or using an assumed identity for the purposes of gaining the trust of an individual or organization to learn secret information or to gain the trust of targeted individuals in order to gain information or evidence. Traditionally it is a technique employed by law enforcement agencies around the world and a person who works in such a role is commonly referred to as an undercover agent. Surveillance ( /sərˈveɪ.əns/ or /sərˈveɪləns/)[1] is the monitoring of the behavior, activities, or other changing information, usually of people for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting.[2] Surveillance is therefore an ambiguous practice, sometimes creating positive effects, at other times negative. It is sometimes done in a surreptitious manner. It most usually refers to observation of individuals or groups by government organizations, but disease surveillance, for example, is monitoring the progress of a disease in a community. The word sur ...
Ok America ... this is an example of the greatest threat to your freedom coming from suits and ties in Washington. Does the number 1984 mean anything to you ?
Privacy rights face a crisis. Governments around the world have been taking overreaching, fear-based surveillance measures against essential online freedoms. Organizing an international resistance demands a complex understanding of both the latest online surveillance trends and of long-standing thre...
Not that we didn't already know they could/are do(ing) this.. They just told us they will do it. - CIA director says these gadgets will 'transform clandestine tradecraft' - People 'bug' their own homes with web-connected devices When people download a film from Netflix to a flatscreen, or turn on web radio, they could be alerting unwanted watchers to exactly what they are doing and where they are. Spies will no longer have to plant bugs in your home - the rise of 'connected' gadgets controlled by apps will mean that people 'bug' their own homes, says CIA director David Petraeus.
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People are so naive. They think the government is on their side! Ha, what *** !
Um: "The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which is the closest thing to an ACLU for the Internet's ACLU" ??
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I really think the Electronic Frontier Foundation should start a university. Would love to tell people I went to U.
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Appeals court allows recording industry to ignore Constitution: Electronic Frontier Foundation - The damages pro...
In an unusual move, YouTube announced today that it was blocking access to a video showing clips from "The Innocence of Muslims"—an anti-Islamic film that depicts Prophet Mohammed as a philanderer who approves of child abuse—after the film sparked violent protests in Egypt and Libya.
Hollywood is a place where folks are often recognized more for their looks than their talent - and actress Hedy Lamarr was no exception. But it's what she in...
“Pro-piracy” Electronic Frontier Foundation and “Pro-pay-per-service” Verizon worry about legality of net neutrality
Net neutrality could be anything but neutral as the Electronic Frontier Foundation writes that accepting the...
Electronic Frontier Foundation Pro-Rape Activism please apologize for calling me names
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Electronic Frontier Foundation: "Background and analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement"
I have to give it to the people at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and even the ACLU for their consistency...
Electronic Frontier Foundation? Say their acronym because, that's what gave you at school! >:D
A quick search of voting machines on electronic frontier foundation yields good examples
Apple versus Samsung patent result is a loss for innovation says Electronic Frontier Foundation...
At least somebody is talking sense on the issue - The Electronic Frontier Foundation
Perfectmatch.com featured in NBC s Science of Love
Congrats to Bunnie Huang for being a recipient of an EFF Pioneer Award - well deserved! (he's also a advisor)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an exemplary blend of civil-liberties activism and current information about Net politics.
The EFF's 2012 Pioneer Award winners: The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced the recipients of its 201...
Electronic Frontier Foundation to Honor the Winners of Its 2012 Pioneer Awards - Kansas City infoZine
What is wrong with the TPP: By Carolina Rossini and Maira Sutton  EFF has been fighting agai...
The ACLU is challenging a discriminatory single-sex education program in which state? Which social networking site reversed its rejection of ads on marijuana legalization after the ACLU of Northern California and Electronic Frontier Foundation raised concerns for free speech? By what per...
In a welcome course correction, craigslist has removed its short-lived provision that required users to grant it an exclusive license to--in other words granting them ownership of--every post. We were unhappily surprised to see this click-through demand, but are glad to see that craigslist has promp...
Good News: Craigslist drops exclusive license to your posts | Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Mars Landing Videos, and Other Casualties of the Robot Wars | Electronic Frontier Foundation -
Apple vs. Samsung has got a lot of people questioning the nature of our patent system. Join us tonight at 7 p.m. for a talk from Julie Samuels of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She'll fill you in on the 'smartphone wars' and more.
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The bi-partisan Saving High-tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes (SHIELD) Act would require non-practicing entities (aka, 'patent trolls') to pay defendants' legal costs if the suit is unsuccessful.
Lawsuit derailed by government claims of sovereign immunity.
The ACLU and dozens of other organizations – including Free Press and the Electronic Frontier Foundation – have...
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Libraries join the Electronic Frontier Foundation in amicus brief supporting Google Book Settlement
Senate Anti-Leaks Bill Threatens the Rights of the Press and the Public | Electronic Frontier Foundation
There is a chronic lack of material in formats accessible to the world’s visually impaired and print disabled citizens. Visually impaired people face a “book famine” in which 95% of books published in rich countries and 99% in poorer countries are never converted into accessible formats such as audi...
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Judge blocks enforcement of overbroad WA sex trafficking statute, citing conflicts with 1st Amendment and CDA 230
The world’s biggest democracy is a formidable power in the IT sector. With software exports comprising approximately ten percent of India’s total GDP and a technology sector that employs more than 2.5 million people, India is poised to become a global industry leader. Over the past ten years, India ...
Traditionally, people assume they can prevent a website from identifying them by disabling cookies on their web browser. Unfortunately, this is not the whole story.
Questioning Copyright's Trade-Off | Electronic Frontier Foundation: It wouldn't be the right trade-off, but it w...
This morning, the US Senate defeated the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, a bill that would have given companies new rights to monitor our private communications and pass that data to the government. The bill sponsors were 8 votes short of the 60 votes necessary to end debate on the bill (vote breakdown h...
The idea behind copyright is simple — it is supposed to be a balance in the service of the public interest. There's a trade-off: for accepting a restriction on certain speech, the public benefits from the production of more new creative works each year. That delicate equation is complicated by many ...
Victory: The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was just defeated on the Senate Floor. We've stopped a measure that would have given companies new authority to monitor our personal communications and pass data to the government. Thank you, everyone, for speaking out. EFF will stay vigilant against any future threats to your online rights.
This is it: after months of pitched battles, the Senate is set to vote on cybersecurity this week. Hundreds of thousands of Internet users have spoken out, and Senators listened. The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 has privacy safeguards that don’t exist in any other cybersecurity bill.
Should the police be allowed to warrantlessly collect and index the DNA of people merely arrested for a crime, while they are still cloaked in the presumption of innocence and have not been found guilty of anything? Over and over again, we've warned courts throughout the country the answer is no, an...
In early July, EFF joined an international coalition of civil society groups in supporting the new Declaration of Internet Freedom, a set of basic principles for upholding rights in the digital realm. The five core principles of the Declaration address the basic rights to free expression, openness,...
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Many people don't want the things they say online to be connected with their offline identities. They may be concerned about political or economic retribution harassment or even threats to their lives. Whistleblowers report news that companies and governments would prefer to suppress; human rights w...
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"Many Americans don't realize they're already in a facial recognition database," Jennifer Lynch, Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Cory Doctorow will be presenting The Coming Century of War Against Your Computer, Tuesday July 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm at Novellus Theater.
For more information about the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 and what you can do, and for ways to contact your Senator, go to music:...
With the 2010 holidays upon us, it's time to update EFF's E-Book Buyer's Guide to E-Book Privacy, which summarizes and comments on the privacy-related policies of several e-readers.
Two weeks ago, the House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). But thanks to internet activism and advocacy by organizations like the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, 168 Congressmen voted “no,” including 28 Republica...
"The Electronic Frontier Foundation estimates that the number of domestic drones in the US will be 30,000 by the end of this decade. The Federal Aviation Administration is drafting ground rules right now that will lay out operation standards for UAVs in America."
The FinFisher spyware, produced by the UK-based Gamma Group, has been for years as elusive as it was notorious. Since protesters found FinFisher company records in an abandoned Egyptian state security building last year, security researchers and activists around the world have been eager to get thei...
Note: Mention of specific product, service or company names does not constitute EFF endorsement or recommendation. Examples and links are provided as starting points for readers, who must make up their own minds about how much security they need and whether particular offerings will suit their need...
As with previous bundles, the Humble Music Bundle offers fans the chance to get great deals while supporting artists directly and demonstrating that innovative distribution models can work. Plus, you can choose to send a percentage of your purchase to Child’s Play Charity, an organization providing ...
It's always heartening to see Congressmen make efforts to stand up for privacy rights. Yesterday, Rep. Hank Johnson launched AppRights.us, a website dedicated to promoting privacy, security, and transparency around mobile apps. Operating under the motto that "our apps should serve us—not spy on us,"...
If you sometimes find yourself needing an open wireless network in order to check your email from a car, a street corner, or a park, you may have noticed that they're getting harder to find.
As we noted last week, a new cybersecurity bill (S 3414) (PDF) was introduced with privacy protective measures championed by Senators Franken, Durbin, Wyden, *** Sanders, Akaka, and Blumenthal. The bill is a step in the right direction of protecting online rights, but still has major flaws that a...
Ever wondered who can see what you do online and how to prevent it? Check out this interactive infographic!
The Mexican government shelled out $4.6 billion pesos ($355 million USD) to expand Mexican domestic surveillance equipment over the past year, a set of newly leaked documents has revealed. According to a July 16 press report, the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) -- the body that oversees Mex...
Late one evening in June 2012, Matthew Inman, the comic genius behind The Oatmeal, received a knock on his door: it was a hand-delivered letter demanding he pay $20,000 for articles he had written and published on his website.
Drones are becoming more and more a part of the way America does business - they have been used in modern day warfare to target those believed to be dangerou...
Proponents of Canada’s Online Spying Bill Still Trying to Justify Excessiv... (via
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Last week, EFF was dismayed to learn that Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega had been sentenced to eighteen years in prison under a sweeping and overbroad Anti-Terrorism Proclamation.  More than one hundred other Ethiopians, including nine journalists, have been sentenced under the vague...
immigrants often targeted for DNA/Biometric Data collection, an Electronic Frontier Foundation report:
..When are you threatened enough to do your job and report these things? Is ignorance bliss?
At what point do you feel threatened and feel compelled to report this trend? Or is ignorance bliss?
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