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Name your price for hacking books on Humble Bundle - CNET

Pay what you want for books that teach you all about Arduino, Python, Bitcoin and more while raising money for No Starch Press and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

EFF to FDA: the DMCA turns medical implants into time-bombs

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation just filed comments with the FDA in its embedded device cybersecurity docket, warning the agency that manufacturers have abused the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, threatening security researchers with lawsuits if they came forward with embarrassing news about defects in the manufacturers' products. (more…)

Shari Steele’s mission to transform Tor’s public image

Steele helped rebuild the Electronic Frontier Foundation, but now she faces an even bigger task.

Prince Was So Ferocious About His Intellectual Property, He Got A ‘Lifetime Aggrievement Award’

“In 2013, the Electronic Frontier Foundation gave Prince … the Raspberry Beret Lifetime Aggrievement Award, in honor of his groundbreaking use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to prevent fans of his music from publishing his tunes or image anywhere he didn’t want them to be. … For all the groundbreaking work he created as […]

Lawsuit asks Justice Department to reveal decryption orders

Do you want to know whether or not US officials have ever forced a company to decrypt data to aid in an investigation? So does the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The civil liberties group has sued the Department of Justice to make it...Show More Summary

Microsoft Lawsuit Against US Reveals ‘Staggering’ Reliance on Gag Orders

Law enforcement authorities in the United States are violating the US constitution with an excessive use of secrecy orders, as charged by Microsoft in a lawsuit filed earlier this week, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Attorney Andrew Crocker told Sputnik.

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Sabatao’s Crystal Ball: How a Democratic wave could wash over the House in 2016. Electronic Frontier Foundation: How the 6th Circuit’s ruling on cell phone location data poses a major threat to privacy. Digby: How Time did a dangerous...Show More Summary

Dark Web Browser Tor Wants to Go Mainstream

The Tor Project's new executive director Shari Steele, a former leader of the digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation, wants the browser to attract more mainstream users. Before coming to Tor, Steele said like most Internet surfers, she had never used Tor. Show More Summary

Why are posts removed from social media? Nudity and fake names, a new report says

Reports of nudity and the use of false identities account for most of Facebook’s content takedowns, according to a study released this week by Onlinecensorship.org, a project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Visualizing Impact that advocates for free speech on social media platforms. Show More Summary

Patent holder persecutes Pennsylvania photographer

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Outfit that sued Pennsylvania photographer over a patent allegedly covering online photo contests must pay attorney fees after a pro bono defense by lawyers for the Electronic Frontier Foundation [ArsTechnica] Tags: patent trolls, photography, sanctions Patent holder persecutes Pennsylvania photographer is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Security researchers: help EFF keep the Web safe for browser research!

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

With the Electronic Frontier Foundation, I've been lobbying the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which sets the open standards that the Web runs on, to take measures to protect security researchers (and the users they help) from their own bad decision to standarize Digital Rights Management as part of HTML5. (more…)

Mr. President: Weakening Apple’s Defenses puts us all at Risk

Electronic Frontier Foundation | – – The Apple Fight Is About All of Us A Joint Statement from Access Now, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation Apple is…

EFF, ACLU and Access Now join forces to back Apple in encryption fight

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Access Now have all come out in support of Apple in its ongoing encryption dispute with the FBI. In a joint statement, the three groups warn againstShow More Summary

Privacy groups: Apple’s fight is our fight and we need your help

While Apple awaits a congressional ruling in its high-profile battle against the FBI, Access Now, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) issued a joint statement to remind all of us that we’re in this together. Show More Summary

The Apple Fight Is About All of Us

A joint statement from Access Now, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. A joint statement from Access Now, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Apple is engaged...Show More Summary

YouTube now on T-Mobile's 'Binge On' after earlier spat

NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile and YouTube have come to terms after a public spat over the phone company's "Binge On" video streaming service. YouTube, as well as others including digital-rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, criticized...Show More Summary

Come forward with your DRM horror stories and make a difference!

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I'm working on a campaign with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to document and change the way DRM stuff -- ebooks, music, videos, games, and devices -- are marketed and sold, and I need your help! (more…)

The FBI’s outrageous assault on the 1st Amendment and Apple

By Andrew Crocker | ( Electronic Frontier Foundation ) | – – Last week, EFF filed a brief in support of Apple’s fight against the FBI, in which we argued that forcing…

Steve Wozniak says the FBI “picked the lamest case you ever could” [Video]

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Appearing on Conan last night, Woz said that he sided with Apple in the FBI fight, first because he’s always been strong on human rights, as one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, but because governments shouldn’t...Show More Summary

Watch Steve Wozniak's Take on Apple v. FBI

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Steve Wozniak appeared on Conan last night and predictably gave his take on the ongoing battle between Apple and the FBI. Perhaps unsurprisingly as a founding figure of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, he sides with Apple. Read more...

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