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US government sued over warrantless phone and laptop border searches

Eleven plaintiffs have banded together to sue the Department of Homeland Security with the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), arguing that the current policies around border...Show More Summary

Homeland Security hit with lawsuit over phone, laptop searches - CNET

The ACLU and Electronic Frontier Foundation represent 11 plaintiffs whose devices were searched without a warrant at the US border.

Are searches of laptops and cellphones by border agents unconstitutional?

In today's digital world, these searches should not be conducted without a warrant, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union argue. Continue reading ? The post Are searches of laptops and cellphones by border agents unconstitutional? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

ACLU, EFF File Lawsuit Over Warrantless Phone Searches

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have sued the Department of Homeland Security for searching American citizens' smartphones at the border without a warrant. Specifically, the groups say the Customs...Show More Summary

EFF and ACLU sue Trump administration over warrantless border device searches

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and American Civil Liberties just filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeladn Security on behalf of 11 travellers whose devices were searched at the US border; they assert that warrantless device searches violate the constitutional restriction on searches without probable cause. (more…)

The ACLU and EFF just sued the Trump administration over device searches at the border

If the feds want to keep searching people’s digital devices at airports and border crossings, they’d better start getting warrants, the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation say. The civil liberties groups sued the Department of Homeland Security Wednesday in Boston federal court on behalf of 10 U.S. Show More Summary

2017 EFF Pioneer Award winners: Chelsea Manning, Mike Masnick and Annie Game

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced the winners of the 2017 Pioneer Awards, "which recognize leaders who are extending freedom and innovation on the electronic frontier." They are whistleblower Chelsea Manning, Techdirt editor Mike Masnick and free expression defender Annie Game. (more…)

Digital rights group warns that Google’s stance on neo-Nazis is ‘dangerous’

The Electronic Frontier Foundation warns the decision by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare to expel white supremacist site the Daily Stormer from their services has worrying free speech implications. In a statement released Thursday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) warned the tech companies’ move could set a precedent. Show More Summary

Banning neo-Nazis online may be slippery slope, tech group warns Silicon Valley

The same tactics used to ban neo-Nazis online will likely be used against other political groups, says The Electronic Frontier Foundation, in a response to powerful tech companies in Silicon Valley.

Banning neo-Nazis online may be slippery slope, tech group warns Silicon Valley

last monthTechnology : Post Tech

Not everyone in Silicon Valley agrees with how major tech companies have grappled with white supremacy in the wake of Charlottesville. The San Francisco based Electronic Frontier Foundation, a major player in debates over civil liberties and digital privacy said in a blog post Thursday that Google and GoDaddy booting a far-right website from their services […]

The Electronic Frontier Foundation issues a warning to companies banning hate groups

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a message for the tech companies that have been banning hate groups — be very careful. The EFF, a nonprofit that focuses on "defending civil liberties in the digital world," published a post onShow More Summary

Internet rights group slams Google and GoDaddy's 'dangerous' decision to ban a neo-Nazi site

A prominent Internet rights group has condemned Google and GoDaddy for refusing to manage the domain registration for the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit organization that defends...Show More Summary

EFF: Silencing 'The Daily Stormer' Threatens Free Expression

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) criticized GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare's decisions to stop offering their services to The Daily Stormer neo-Nazi site.

After On Podcast #3: EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Below you’ll find a wide-ranging interview with Cindy Cohn, who runs the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). It’s the third episode of my podcast, which launched here on Boing Boing two weeks back and which is co-hosted by Tom Merritt. The...Show More Summary

Federal Circuit Fails its Civil Procedure Test on Standing

Personal Audio v. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) (Fed. Cir. 2017) On appeal, the Federal Circuit has sided with the USPTO — affirming the IPR final judgment of unpatentability of Personal Audio’s US Patent No. 8,112,504.  The patent claims a system for “disseminating media … episodes in a serialized sequence.” The most interesting question addressed by the court is […]

The world is once again safe for podcasting after patent trolls lose in court

Podcasters can breathe easy this week, after a court shut down an invalid patent threatening their craft.  The case was being fought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who have closely watched the status of a supposed patent for podcasting, owned by a company called Personal Audio. Show More Summary

Patent troll who tried to patent podcasting thwarted at last

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced this week that it’s put an end to the threat of content creators being sued for recording and distributing podcasts, after a court ruling affirmed that the patent for the process was invalid. Show More Summary

How to use a 4K TV as a computer monitor

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Brad Templeton is founding faculty for Computing and Networks at Singularity University, and Chairman Emeritus and futurist of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the leading cyberspace civil rights foundation. He is on the board of the Foresight Institute. Show More Summary

EFF reduces Apple’s score for handling of government data requests from 5 stars to 4

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

The latest Electronic Frontier Foundation report on how tech companies handle government data requests has given Apple four out of a possible five stars. The company previously earned five stars before the EFF added a new requirement to this year’s scorecard. The report, titled Who Has Your Back, gives Apple top marks in all but one area … more…

News: Apple earns four out of five stars from online privacy watchdog

2 months agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s newest “Who Has Your Back” report on how companies handle government requests for user data gave Apple four out of five stars, docking points only for the company’s lack of support for reforming the NSA’s surveillance programs. Show More Summary

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