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Yahoo Has Convincing Legal Arguments for Breaching Users’ Privacy

Yahoo Inc. can win the class action lawsuit by subscribers who claim it illegally seized information from their e-mail accounts, Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien told Sputnik.

Which Colombian ISPs keep your data private?

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Karen from the Electronic Frontier Foundation writes, "EFF is teaming up with groups in Latin America to take our 'Who Has Your Back' report international!" Read the rest

TPP and Fast Track Harm Web Creativity and Users’ Rights: Tech Companies to Congress

By Maira Sutton | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – In a In a joint letter to Congress released this week, more than 250 technology companies and user rights organizations say that the

Just how Illegal has the NSA’s Domestic Spying Been?

By Andrew Crocker | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – We now have the first decision from a court of appeals on the NSA’s mass surveillance program involving bulk collection of telephone records…

Could the New USA Freedom Act stop NSA Bulk Collection of Americans’ Telephone Records?

By Mark Jaycox and Rainey Reitman | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) A bipartisan group of congressional leaders has reintroduced the USA Freedom Act. The bill is an attempt to rein in the intelligence…

Daily Kos and coalition partners deliver 160,000+ signatures to Nancy Pelosi against Fast Track

Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco chief of staff Dan Bernal meets with Daily Kos, CREDO Action, Sum of Us, Electronic Frontier Foundation & Corporate Accountability International As House Republicans and the White House whip votes to pass...Show More Summary

New Traffic-Enforcement Tech Peers Into Your Car and Counts Passengers

The go-to surveillance tech list includes things like automatic license plate readers and Stingrays (aka IMSI catchers). Now the Electronic Frontier Foundation is reporting that there's another device to add. The Automated Vehicle Occupancy...Show More Summary

Danger: GOP House’s “Cybersecurity Bills” are Surveillance Bills in Disguise

By Mark Jaycox | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – The House passed two cybersecurity “information sharing” bills today: the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s Protecting Cyber Networks Act, and the House…

Obama, Congress Should Drop Cybersecurity Bills - Digital Rights Coalition

Electronic Frontier Foundation stated that Obama should reject the five cybersecurity bills that allow internet companies to hand over private information to the US government free from legal liability.

Fast-Tracking Pacific Trade Bill will harm Consumers, Tie Congress’ Hands

By Jeremy Malcolm and Maira Sutton | Electronic Frontier Foundation | – The Fast Track bill contains some minor procedural improvements from the version of the bill introduced last year. However, these…

“Infamous ‘podcasting patent’ knocked out”

“A year-and-a-half after the Electronic Frontier Foundation created a crowd-funded challenge to a patent being used to threaten podcasters, the patent has been invalidated. …Personal Audio gave up on getting royalties from podcasters...Show More Summary

Access to Encryption Software Easier for Hackers to Steal Info - EFF

Electronic Frontier Foundation Staff Technologist Jeremy Gillula claims that allowing the US government access to bypass encryption software in Americans’ personal technology devices would likely make it easier for hackers to exploit their information.

Surveillance self-defense kit for LGBTQ youth

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The latest addition to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Surveillance Self-Defense series is a set of tools and instructions aimed specifically at LGBTQ kids, who have unique threat models (being outed) and adversaries (homophobic friends, parents, pastors). Read the rest

EFF Busts Podcasting Patent, Invalidating Key Claims at Patent Office

The EFF: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invalidated key claims in the so-called “podcasting patent” today after a petition for review from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) — a decision that significantly curtails...Show More Summary

The US Patent Office Trashes Key Portions of the Infamous 'Podcasting Patent'

On Friday, the United States Patent Office ?trashed key elements of the so-called "podcasting patent," the result of a series of petitions submitted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation against what the organization describes as a classic case of patent trolling. Show More Summary

EFF busts patent troll's podcasting patent

The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Friday announced victory against a patent troll that demanded money from podcasters. And while the EFF says that it's a key victory, the non-profit organization says that there's much left to do....Show More Summary

Publishers are fighting to keep abandoned games dead

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit group that defends civil liberties in the digital world, is facing off against the Entertainment Software Association, the organization that represents most major video game publishers in the US. Show More Summary

Videogame publishers to fans: Oi, freetard! Stop resurrecting our dead titles online

Bunfight begins over EFF's call for a DMCA exemption Google-sponsored "digital rights" group the Electronic Frontier Foundation has urged the US Copyright Office to allow players to be exempt from DMCA takedowns when they modify and then upload abandoned games online.…

US breaks the grip of reviled “podcasting patent”

The much-reviled “podcasting patent” — initiated by a company called Personal Audio, LLC to demand licensing fees from podcasters — is now defunct, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has reported. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today invalided key claims of that patent in response to a petition for review from the EFF. Show More Summary

Game publishers say no to preserving abandoned games because “hacking is illegal”

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA,) the representative group for game publishers, has come out against an attempt by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that would allow abandoned games requiring online verification to be preserved for further use. In 2015 many games … Continue reading ?

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