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ISPs caught sabotaging their customers' email encryption

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Ever since 2013, when the Electronic Frontier Foundation started shaming email providers that did not encrypt their customers' email, more and more mail providers have turned on STARTTLS, which protects email in transit from snooping, without requiring users to take any additional steps. Read the rest

“ISPs Removing Their Customers’ E-mail Encryption”

Bob sent me a post from Slashdot which should serve as a wake-up call as to how difficult it is to protect yourself on the Internet if you are a mere mortal. They quote an Electronic Frontier Foundation report on how encryption is being subverted:

EFF files petition with U.S. Copyright Office to ensure that jailbreaking remains legal

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced this week that it has filed a petition with the U.S. Librarian of Congress and the Copyright Office to extend and expand the exemption that makes jailbreaking an iOS device or rooting an Android device possible without violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) in the United States. The EFF has […]

Supreme Court Urged to Revisit Landmark API Copyright Case by EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has submitted an Amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States that hopes to overturn a federal court decision reached in May 2014 that deemed the Java API packages were copyrightable. Show More Summary

U.S. Pat. No. 8605152: Method for Filming a Yoga Class

"The yoga community went into uproar," says the Electronic Frontier Foundation, after companies that offer online fitness classes got letters from a competitor, YogaGlo, saying that it had applied for a patent on the "method and technique" involved. Show More Summary

Secure Messaging Platforms Evaluated by EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a thorough new analysis of electronic messaging systems. Shared with MMW on Wednesday, the group set out to exhaustively evaluate some of the biggest messaging service providers in mobile technology and social media. “In the face of widespread Internet surveillance, we need a secure and practical means of talking […]

EFF: iMessage and FaceTime are best, most secure, mass-market messaging options

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Tuesday released a report on messaging apps security, saying that Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime SMS/instant message and video chat services, respectively, are the most secure mass-market options for consumers, though that doesn’t mean everything is perfect. Show More Summary

If you want secure text-messaging, use an iPhone, suggests the Electronic Frontier Foundation

The EFF has a new "secure messaging scorecard," and while the digital privacy advocacy group explicitly says its scores "should not be read as endorsements of individual tools," there's a pretty clear winner among the popular name brands: Apple. Show More Summary

Foundation Petitions US Government to Resurrect Abandoned Games

The Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to make it possible to mod games and take them online again.

See How Secure Most Messaging Services Really Are with This Scorecard

If you're wondering how secure the messaging apps and tools you use every day are, this scorecard from the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation covers over three dozen messaging tools—including FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Skype, and SnapChat—to see how they stack up when it comes to keeping your messages safe. Read more...

Your Messaging App Probably Isn't As Secure As You Think

More than a few messaging apps aren't doing everything they can to keep your nude photos from leaking on to the Internet or The Man from eavesdropping on your personal conversations, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reports. In fact,...Show More Summary

EFF releases 'secure messaging scorecard,' ranks Hangouts against competitors

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued security rankings for several popular communication platforms, including Apple's iMessage Google's Hangouts and Skype from Microsoft. Both iMessage and Apple's FaceTime were named as the best mass market options for secure messaging according to the EFF's criteria. Show More Summary

EFF: Apple’s iMessage most secure “mass-market” messaging, lacks complete protection from targeted surveillance

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a report examining three dozen messaging services and ranking them based on what it deemed are seven “security best practices.” While Apple scored the best among what the EFF called “mass-market options”, it didn’t do as well when compared to all 36 messaging services included in the report. […]

EFF ranks iMessage, Facetime more secure than mass market competitors

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued security rankings for several popular communication platforms, including Apple's iMessage Google's Hangouts and Skype from Microsoft. Both iMessage and Apple's FaceTime were named as the best mass market options for secure messaging according to the EFF's criteria. Show More Summary

iMessage and FaceTime Ranked as Most Secure Mass-Market Messaging Options

The Electronic Frontier Foundation or EFF, a non-profit digital rights group, has investigated the security of various messaging apps and created a new Secure Messaging Scorecard, ranking messaging apps and tools like iMessage, FaceTime,...Show More Summary

Just how secure are your messaging apps? The EFF knows.

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Like it or not, your messages -- those funny, tragic, productive, intensely personal missives you fire off without a second thought -- aren't nearly as safe as we all thought. That's why the Electronic Frontier Foundation decided to do a bit of...

EFF ranks Apple's iMessage, FaceTime "best mass market options" for secure messaging, ahead of BlackBerry Messenger, Google Hangouts, Facebook, Microsoft Skype

In its ranking of electronic messaging systems for safety and security, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said no mainstream products passed all of its criteria, but that Apple's iMessage and FaceTime "stood out as the best of the mass-market options."

How SnapChat, Secret, WhatsApp Don't Protect Messages

Your favorite messaging apps aren't protecting your data, according to a study by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

EFF leadership change: Cindy Cohn to head organization

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Cindy Cohn, Legal Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, will take over from Shari Steele, who is retiring from EFF after 14 years as Executive Director. Read the rest

EFF petitions US government to resurrect abandoned games

The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a petition to the Library of Congress and the United States Copyright Office this week over the modification of abandoned games, particularly those that require an online connection to prevent piracy. The EFF...

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