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WIPO Gives EFF Control Over Bogus Domain Used To Distribute Keyloggers And Other Malware

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has actually used its powers for good, stopping an Indonesian citizen from spreading malware while taking the name of the EFF in vain. The Electronic Frontier Foundation's website is Show More Summary

Why Facebook Is Monitoring Your Private Videos

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Parker Higgins, an activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, explains how Facebook's hunt for copyrighted material is playing out in users' private posts. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

TPP Trade Deal to Compromise Cross-Border Safeguards on Personal Data

The Electronic Frontier Foundation said that TPP free trade agreement would weaken regulations governing the exchange of personal data between technology companies across international borders.

Facebook Makes Minor Tweaks To "Real Name" Policy

Though Facebook still stands firm on its policy, the social network is allowing users to provide greater context for their name choice. Facebook has responded to a letter signed by a the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Human Rights Watch,...Show More Summary

Hundreds of city police license plate cams are insecure and can be watched by anyone

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Dave Maass from the Electronic Frontier Foundation writes, "Earlier this year, security researcher John Matherly alerted us to potentially massive vulnerabilities in a certain vendor's automated license plate reader systems. We dug into the data and found that, sure enough, hundreds of LPR systems were potentially vulnerable, with many openly accessible online." (more…)

Inmates Get Unreal Punishment for Rap Video

A " music video " filmed at South Carolina's Kershaw Correctional Institution made inmates famous on the Internet last year. They're now paying the price, big time. Public documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation show seven inmates were handed a combined 20 years in solitary confinement for the clip, which shows...

The 'Dancing Baby' Copyright Lawsuit Isn't Over Yet

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says that the decision leaves “almost no protection for users.”

How Long Until Google And EFF File Amicus Briefs In Aurous Lawsuit?

After major labels recently filed suit against the unlicensed music download and streaming service Aurous, (which is being referred to as the "PopcornTime of music") history is suggesting that the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Google will likely be filing amicus briefs in favor of the defendant. _________________________________________________ Guest Post by...

“Ed Snowden loves it, but how loud should we say that? For some people that makes them furious.”

Last night at the Electronic Frontier Foundation headquarters in San Francisco, Roger Dingledine, founding developer and interim executive director of the Tor Project, gave a talk as part of the EFF’s ongoing TechnoActivism Third Mondays...Show More Summary

3rd Circuit to NYC: Being Muslim is not Reasonable Suspicion for Surveillance

By Nadia Kayyali | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – – Being Muslim can’t be the basis for law enforcement surveillance. That was the message from the Third Circuit last Tuesday when it…

EFF: Final Leaked TPP All That We Feared

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Today's release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about...Show More Summary

Court Decision Unlikely to Stop US Bulk Collection of EU Citizen Metadata

The decision by the European Court of Justice to declare the US Safe Harbor agreement invalid will not prevent the US from collecting metadata from EU citizens, US advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation Software Engineer Bill Budington told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Citing NSA Spying, Euro Court of Justice Forbids Auto-Sharing of Personal InfoData

Danny O’Brien | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – – The spread of knowledge about the NSA’s surveillance programs has shaken the trust of customers in U.S. Internet companies like Facebook, Google, and…

Primer explains the spying tech your local cops are using

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's new Law Enforcement Technology Primer for Civilian Oversight Bodies is a short, easy-to-understand guide for non-technical people that explains the new surveillance technology that local law-enforcement agencies are increasingly relying upon, often in secret, and without any civilian oversight. (more…)

International Community Must Stop TPP From Ratification - NGO

The Electronic Frontier Foundation said that TPP deal must not be ratified, as it criminalizes whistleblowers, unethically strangles global medical copyrights and prevents fair use.

Edward Snowden: 'Inevitably Someone In A High Risk Situation Like Me Is Going To Get Owned'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

I recently interviewed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Awards, an event that recognizes those protecting freedom on the Internet. We chatted by Google Hangout because Snowden remains in Russia, stuck in international limbo after the U.S. Show More Summary

Jeb’s plan to woo Silicon Valley: Gut net neutrality, kill encryption, bulk up NSA

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush — or just “Jeb!” as he’s called in his campaign signs — probably won’t win the endorsement of the Electronic Frontier Foundation given his positions on tech policy. In fact, we can’t imagine...Show More Summary

IBM Lobbyist Planted Question From USTR Official at a 2013 Public Hearing

A couple weeks back, the Electronic Frontier Foundation released 124 pages of emails obtained in a FOIA request, asking for any communications between officials at the U.S. Trade Representative's office and corporate lobbyists. The emails...Show More Summary

EFF Shows How US Phone Carriers Helped NSA Collect Americans' Metadata

The Electronic Frontier Foundation this week submitted evidence in two lawsuits showing that Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T helped the National Security Agency collect Americans' phone records.

Get Simplified Web Encrytion For Your Website With Let's Encrypt

Setting up HTTPS to bring encryption to a web domain can be an arduous process, which is why Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Cisco and Mozilla set up Let’s Encrypt, a free and automated certificate authority to make the process a lot easier. Let’s Encrypt has just issued its first HTTPS certificate under its beta program and here’s how you can sign up to it. More »      

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