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Going to DEFCON? EFF's got your back

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation always has a huge presence at Las Vegas's DEFCON, but this year, we're hosting our first-ever badge-hack contest! Read the rest

Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?

As the negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership continue in Hawaii, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a guest post I wrote on the implications of copyright term extension for Canada. The EFF has also launched a campaign urging Canadians to speak out on the issue. Show More Summary

EFF launches open source site to help you contact Congress, and to hold Congress accountable

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has long been known as a protector of the free Internet, but the organization can’t do it alone. One of the EFF’s greatest strengths is its ability to rally people behind its causes, which of course isn’t terribly difficult since the group’s causes always benefit Internet users. Show More Summary

You Now Have No Excuse Not to Email Your Congressman

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When you have to go to three whole separate websites to find the names and email addresses of your representatives, it’s easy to pass on contacting them. But thanks to a new tool made by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, that job now requires about five clicks (and just a little moral stamina). Read more...

If you build it, it doesn't matter: Author Kentaro Toyama throws cold water on tech utopias

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Last Wednesday, on the third floor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation offices in San Francisco, a few dozen attendees -- representing the payrolls of a number of Silicon Valley concerns, along with cyber-libertarians of various synthetic...Show More Summary

EFF's 25th Anniversary Party with me and Wil Wheaton: July 16/SF

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

It's been a quarter-century since the Electronic Frontier Foundation was founded by John Perry Barlow, John Gilmore, and Mitch Kapor, and we're celebrating! Read the rest

Syria: When al-Assad Regime shuts off Internet, State Violence Spikes

By Sarah Myers West | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – – EFF has noted and protested when authorities deliberately cut off Internet access in times of unrest. As a restraint on the

Here’s Why You Should Consider Dropping WhatsApp in Favor of LINE Messenger for Instant Messaging

When the Electronic Frontier Foundation released its report regarding the online privacy and security matters of big tech companies, WhatsApp was among the flops. This revelation was based on the level of transparency these companies show their users as well as how protective they can be with their data. Show More Summary

Facebook's WhatsApp doesn't protect users from government requests

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is taking aim at Facebook's (FB) mobile messaging app WhatsApp for not doing enough to safeguard its users' data from government requests.        

WhatsApp and AT&T Receive Low Marks on EFF Privacy Scorecard

For four years, the online privacy advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation has released scorecards in an effort to quantify the security of consumer data, on messaging apps and held by larger companies like Google and AT&T. This...Show More Summary

Tech Firms Trust Our Government Even Less Than You Do

In its annual report, the Electronic Frontier Foundation grades tech companies on how well they defend their customers’ rights against government snooping. Over the last 5 years companies have gotten much better at protecting our privacy; the government, far worse.

WhatsApp and AT&T Fail to Keep Our Data Safe, New Study Finds

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Concerned about NSA snooping? Better get rid of WhatsApp and AT&T. That, at least, is one takeaway from the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual “Who Has Your Back?” scorecard, which tells us which tech companies are doing a reasonabl job protecting user data, and which are failing abysmally. Read more...

WhatsApp Comes Up Short Protecting User Data, Privacy Watchdog Says

Electronic Frontier Foundation evaluated the way dozens of companies handle user data

Snapchat Is Better At Protecting Your Data From the Government Than Verizon or WhatsApp

Facebook has often stood accused of violating users’ privacy. But it seems the social network is doing better than a lot of other tech companies. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit digital rights group, released a 74-page...Show More Summary

Record labels want internet companies to block trademarks following Grooveshark copycats

After record labels took music streaming service Grooveshark offline earlier this year, they’re seeking to force internet providers to block users from using trademarks in their domain names. The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that after the main Grooveshark site was taken down a number of copycats sprung up with the same name. Show More Summary

Electronic Frontier Foundation Blasts WhatsApp in Annual Report

In an annual report evaluating how well Internet companies safeguard their users’ data against government snooping, the Electronic Frontier Foundation blasted WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app bought by Facebook last year, for not requiring a warrant from governments seeking user information, for not disclosing its policies on turning over data, and for other issues.

Why Apple, Yahoo, Adobe And Dropbox Received Perfect Scores On EFF's Annual Privacy Ranking

Privacy is on the minds of tech companies and their customers thanks to a steady stream of data breaches, disclosures about NSA mass surveillance, and government pressure for encryption backdoors. The Electronic Frontier Foundation released its fifth annual "Who Has Your Back?" privacy report on Wednesday, ranking top tech companies on [...]

Privacy advocates are calling for Facebook to be more transparent about what it censors (FB)

The way Facebook handles government requests for data is coming under fire from privacy advocacy groups. In a new blog post titled "Why Facebook Failed Our Censorship Test," the Electronic Frontier Foundation takes aim at the social network’s track record when it comes to content restriction. Show More Summary

How Facebook Is Censoring Content in the United States

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook vows to be transparent, and yet the Electronic Frontier Foundation discovered that the company is hiding all the ways that it blocks access in the United States, on behalf of law enforcement. Read more...

In Report on Data Collection Practices, WhatsApp and AT&T Fail the Test

2 months agoTechnology : Bits

In a report about data privacy published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation this week, tech companies like Yahoo, Apple and Adobe earned top marks, while WhatsApp and AT&T came in last.

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