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
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…
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
AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile, and Verizon were the four lowest performing companies in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's latest 'Who Has Your Back' report.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation today released a handy graphic letting you know which of the major players in the tech world have your back when it comes to government data requests. Like most tech problems, the issue isn’t a simple one. Show More Summary
Want to know which companies stand up for user privacy and which ones will hand out your data when the government asks for it? The Electronic Frontier Foundation's seventh annual "Who Has Your Back" report is out today, ranking tech companies on their privacy practices. More »
Access Now, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and other rights groups have objected to the U.S. government's use of secret warrants to obtain Facebook user data as part of a not-so-secret investigation.
Update: Zillow has dropped all its absurd copyright claims after hearing from EFF and McMansion Hell is coming back! The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published its letter to Zillow, explaining in eye-watering detail how wrong the company was to threaten the McMansion Hell blog over its use of realtors' glam-shots of shitty houses. (more…)
“In essence, [the ruling] would expand the power of any court in the world to edit the entire Internet,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation said in a statement Wednesday.
Authored by Aaron Mackey, Corynne McSherry, and Vera Ranieri via The Electronic Frontier Foundation, A country has the right to prevent the world’s Internet users from accessing information, Canada’s highest court ruled on Wednesday. In...Show More Summary
Digital privacy advocates at Electronic Frontier Foundation have filed a lawsuit against the US Justice Department, alleging that the FBI used Best Buy’s Geek Squad to search for child pornography. That’s… wow. A […] The post Lawsuit Alleges FBI Used Geek Squad to Spy on Customers appeared first on Geek.com.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's annual Pioneer Award honors people who have "contributed substantially to the health, growth, accessibility, or freedom of computer-based communications," and the 26th annual awards will be given out this year: nominations are open until May 23.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has endorsed a proposal that dismantles net neutrality protections. This post originally appeared at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed a plan to eliminate net neutrality and privacy for broadband subscribers. Show More Summary
The Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to bury the Federal Communications Commission in comments demanding net neutrality. The head of the FCC wants to make net neutrality a thing of the past. If his proposal succeeds, internet service...Show More Summary
For more than a decade, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been suing the NSA over its extraordinarily broad interpretation of its powers under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act -- a law that the NSA says gives it the power to spy on Americans any time they mention a foreigner. (more…)
ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION: Spying on Students in the Classroom.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation surveyed hundreds of American kids, teachers and parents about privacy and the "ed-tech" sector, which is filling America's classrooms with Chromebooks and cloud services and mobile devices that ingest kids' data wholesale without any meaningful privacy or data retention policies. (more…)
Chromebooks for education is an excellent program, but it looks like the educators need a little more teaching when it comes to getting started. The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has renewed their charge against Google, Microsoft, and Apple for the way student privacy is handled in their respective educational markets. Show More Summary
Privacy advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation have again outlined how Google is successfully dumping millions of low-cost Chromebooks on U.S. schools, enabling the mass collection and storage of information on children without the consent of their parents or even the understanding of many school administrators.
As you probably know, each month, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) posts its "Stupid Patent of the Month" post, highlighting particularly egregious patents that never should have been approved and/or particularly egregious patent litigation around those patents. Show More Summary