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
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today announced that its free browser extension Privacy Badger has passed 1 million users. This figure accounts for the three platforms the tool is available for: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. Privacy Badger was first released as an alpha version in May 2014. Its main purpose is to block […]
A few days ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published a report that Verizon plans to install highly-invasive spyware on its subscribers’ Android phones. Since then, Verizon has insisted that the “AppFlash” software is only a test run and has only been installed on one type of Android device. Read more...
Airport security in the U.S. is getting more awkward, and with confusing travel bans and other searches at the border, it’s hard to keep track of what your rights actually are. Thankfully, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has put together a quick pocket guide with a breakdown of your digital rights. Read more...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has just updated its 2011 guide to Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border with an all new edition that covers the law, administrative rules, technological options and potential repercussions of crossing...Show More Summary
A letter signed by the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation says the rules have made the internet "the engine of opportunity it is today."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has warned the Copyright Office that aggressive copyright enforcement policies could stifle innovation, free speech, and other basic human rights. Anti-piracy filters, website blockades, and terminating...Show More Summary
Key players Nathan Freitas: Freitas founded the Guardian Project, which develops security-focused applications for mobile devices. Eva Galperin: As director of cybersecurity for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Galperin has researched...Show More Summary
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is seeking first-hand reports of travellers being asked to divulge their social media habits by US border guards (beyond the optional field on the ESTA form) (email email@example.com); meanwhile, ACLU urges travellers to stay on the customs/immigration side and let them know if people are being detained (Tweet @nobanjfk). (more…)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a campaign to encrypt the web and encourage website owners and users to make the internet more secure by adopting the HTTPS protocol instead of HTTP. Sandwich Video produced the campaign video which features futurist comedian and writer Baratunde Thurston explaining the difference in the protocols and why HTTPS […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation chooses the stupidest patents of the stupidest year.
Three posts from the Electronic Frontier Foundation dispassionately recount the on-the-record policies of Trump and his advisors on issues that matter to a free, fair and open internet: net neutrality; surveillance, encryption and cybersecurity; free speech and freedom of the press. (more…)
During the Standing Rock confrontations, the Electronic Frontier Foundation got reports of police use of IMSI Catchers -- secretive surveillance devices used to gather data from nearby cellphones, often called Stingrays or Dirtboxes -- so it dispatched lawyers and technologists to monitor the situation, and filed 20 public records requests with law enforcement agencies. (more…)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation released their anti-tracking extension Privacy Badger 2.0 for Firefox, Chrome and Opera yesterday. The extension is designed to prevent online tracking which is fundamentally different from how ad blockers operate. Show More Summary
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is drawing attention to a worrying development where ISPs see themselves forced to disconnect subscribers based on mere piracy allegations. The group sees Internet access as a basic right, not something...Show More Summary