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
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
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
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...
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
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
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…
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
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.
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
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.
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...
Electronic Frontier Foundation evaluated the way dozens of companies handle user data
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
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
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.
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 [...]
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
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 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.