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Spyware posing as apps like WhatsApp stole data in at least 20 countries

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and cybersecurity company Lookout Inc. uncovered a global spyware campaign that has stolen hundreds of gigabytes of data, primarily from mobile Android devices. The campaign, which the two groups...Show More Summary

Lebanese hacking campaign could be part of something much larger

There’s a string of spyware campaigns operating out of a government building in Lebanon, according to new research from Lookout Security and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Dubbed “Dark Caracal,” the new group is linked to attacks on thousands of victims in more than 21 different countries, a range of targets so broad that researchers believe […]

Lebanese hackers stole a ton of data then left it on an open server

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and mobile security company Lookout released a report today detailing a major hacking campaign -- dubbed Dark Caracal -- that's believed to have originated from Lebanon's General Directorate of General Security (GDGS), one of the country's intelligence agencies. Show More Summary

The FCC literally doesn't know how the internet works

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Erica Portnoy and Jeremy Gillula analyze a FCC's recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that served as precursor to the order to kill net neutrality and explain how fantastically, totally wrong it gets the internet -- not on a mere philosophical level, but on a nuts-and-bolts, bits-and-bytes technical level. Show More Summary

How you can detect hackers in your encrypted traffic

More than half of web traffic is now encrypted, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). That’s a big win for businesses and all of us, since it guards against eavesdropping and tampering with content as it moves from device to server and back again. Show More Summary

US government sued over warrantless phone and laptop border searches

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Eleven plaintiffs have banded together to sue the Department of Homeland Security with the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), arguing that the current policies around border...Show More Summary

Homeland Security hit with lawsuit over phone, laptop searches - CNET

4 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The ACLU and Electronic Frontier Foundation represent 11 plaintiffs whose devices were searched without a warrant at the US border.

Are searches of laptops and cellphones by border agents unconstitutional?

In today's digital world, these searches should not be conducted without a warrant, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union argue. Continue reading ? The post Are searches of laptops and cellphones by border agents unconstitutional? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

ACLU, EFF File Lawsuit Over Warrantless Phone Searches

4 months agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have sued the Department of Homeland Security for searching American citizens' smartphones at the border without a warrant. Specifically, the groups say the Customs...Show More Summary

EFF and ACLU sue Trump administration over warrantless border device searches

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and American Civil Liberties just filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeladn Security on behalf of 11 travellers whose devices were searched at the US border; they assert that warrantless device searches violate the constitutional restriction on searches without probable cause. (more…)

The ACLU and EFF just sued the Trump administration over device searches at the border

If the feds want to keep searching people’s digital devices at airports and border crossings, they’d better start getting warrants, the American Civil Liberties Union and Electronic Frontier Foundation say. The civil liberties groups sued the Department of Homeland Security Wednesday in Boston federal court on behalf of 10 U.S. Show More Summary

2017 EFF Pioneer Award winners: Chelsea Manning, Mike Masnick and Annie Game

5 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced the winners of the 2017 Pioneer Awards, "which recognize leaders who are extending freedom and innovation on the electronic frontier." They are whistleblower Chelsea Manning, Techdirt editor Mike Masnick and free expression defender Annie Game. (more…)

Digital rights group warns that Google’s stance on neo-Nazis is ‘dangerous’

The Electronic Frontier Foundation warns the decision by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare to expel white supremacist site the Daily Stormer from their services has worrying free speech implications. In a statement released Thursday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) warned the tech companies’ move could set a precedent. Show More Summary

Banning neo-Nazis online may be slippery slope, tech group warns Silicon Valley

The same tactics used to ban neo-Nazis online will likely be used against other political groups, says The Electronic Frontier Foundation, in a response to powerful tech companies in Silicon Valley.

Banning neo-Nazis online may be slippery slope, tech group warns Silicon Valley

5 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

Not everyone in Silicon Valley agrees with how major tech companies have grappled with white supremacy in the wake of Charlottesville. The San Francisco based Electronic Frontier Foundation, a major player in debates over civil liberties and digital privacy said in a blog post Thursday that Google and GoDaddy booting a far-right website from their services […]

The Electronic Frontier Foundation issues a warning to companies banning hate groups

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a message for the tech companies that have been banning hate groups — be very careful. The EFF, a nonprofit that focuses on "defending civil liberties in the digital world," published a post onShow More Summary

Internet rights group slams Google and GoDaddy's 'dangerous' decision to ban a neo-Nazi site

A prominent Internet rights group has condemned Google and GoDaddy for refusing to manage the domain registration for the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit organization that defends...Show More Summary

EFF: Silencing 'The Daily Stormer' Threatens Free Expression

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) criticized GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare's decisions to stop offering their services to The Daily Stormer neo-Nazi site.

After On Podcast #3: EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn

5 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Below you’ll find a wide-ranging interview with Cindy Cohn, who runs the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). It’s the third episode of my podcast, which launched here on Boing Boing two weeks back and which is co-hosted by Tom Merritt. The...Show More Summary

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