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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

yesterdayHumor / 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'

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 »      

American courts say companies must consider fair use when removing videos

Since 2007, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been a legal battle with Universal. Lenz v. Universal was filed because of Universal throwing a DMCA takedown notice on a family video of a child dancing to Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy. In...Show More Summary

Advocacy Group Slams US for Pressing Apple to Reveal Cell Phone Data

Electronic Frontier Foundation Software Engineer Bill Budington claims that the US government’s efforts to get Apple to provide customer cell phone data threatens civil liberties.

These Anti-Surveillance Cosplayers Are the Best

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We’ve got an amazing gallery of cosplay from last weekend’s massive Dragon Con convention, taken from the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Project Secret Identity. Read more...

“EFF Asks Court on Behalf of Libraries and Booksellers to Recognize Readers’ Right to Be Free of NSA’s Online Surveillance”

From the Electronic Frontier Foundation: It should be no surprise that libraries and bookstores—the places where you can go pick up a copy of 1984 or Darkness at Noon—are privacy hipsters. They’ve been fighting overbroad government surveillance since before it was cool. That’s why we’re proud to have filed an amicus brief on behalf of a […]

EFF Asks Court on Behalf of Libraries and Booksellers to Recognize Readers’ Right to Be Free of NSA’s Online Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Topic: Book Stores Legal Issues Libraries It should be no surprise that libraries and bookstores—the places where you can go pick up a copy of 1984 or Darkness at Noon—are privacy hipsters. They’ve been fighting overbroad government surveillance since before it was cool. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Falls for Government’s Shell Game in NSA Spying Case

By Cindy Cohn | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s opinion today in Klayman v. Obama is highly disappointing and, worse, based on…

Fake EFF Domain Spreads Malware In Spear Phishing Campaign

Google helped the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to uncover a spear phishing campaign that was using a fake domain to infect certain targets.

New Malware Attack Tries To Trick People By Pretending To Be EFF

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put out an alert noting that, as part of a larger spear phishing attack campaign, to try to gain control over computers, a group has created a fake EFF website, designed to trick people into thinking they're going to EFF's actual website, but really installing some pretty nasty malware. Show More Summary

EFF-Austin panel commemmorating the 20th anniversary of the Steve Jackson Games raid

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Secret Service raid on Austin's Steve Jackson Games started the fight over freedom and privacy online, and resulted in the founding of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and EFF-Austin. Read the rest

New Proof: AT&T and NSA’s Long Surveillance Partnership shredded 4th Amendment

By Mark Rumold | ( Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – – Reports today in the New York Times and ProPublica confirm what EFF’s Jewel v. NSA lawsuit has claimed since 2008—that the

EFF’s Privacy Badger extension is finally ready to block ‘super-cookies’

There are a lot of privacy tools available already that promise to block a whole range of ads, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) long-awaited Privacy Badger extension has finally officially launched after more than a year in testing. Show More Summary

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