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The HTML Tags the New York Times, CNN Use During Tragedies

When big news stories evolve into tragedies and people are flocking to read the latest online, website design becomes the backdrop for grave information. And as Electronic Frontier Foundation activist Parker Higgins points out, you can...Show More Summary

MC Frontalot Music Video Animator Auctions off Original Frames to Benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation

2 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Portland, Oregon artist Chad Essley has begun auctioning off original frames from the MC Frontalot animated music video “Shudders” to benefit non-profit digital rights group, The Electronic Frontier Foundation. All of the auction’s proceeds will be directly donated to the EFF. images via Cartoon Monkey submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Auctioning art from an MC Frontalot video for EFF

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Artist Chad Essey sez, "I'm auctioning some animation frames from the music video for Shudders I created for MC Frontalot's Question Bedtime album, with proceeds to the Electronic Frontier Foundation."

US Congress Should Force Obama to Expand Freedom of Information - Watchdog

The Electronic Frontier Foundation said that the US Congress should pass reforms that would force the White House to disclose more records to the public by narrowing exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act.

Paraguay Data Retention Act to Destroy Online Privacy - US Advocacy Group

The Electronic Frontier Foundation said that the Paraguayan Data Traffic Retention Act that is still under consideration in the US Congress would serve to destroy online privacy in Paraguay.

Massive win for Internet Liberty as FCC Mandates Equal Access for All

By Jeremy Gillula and Mitch Stoltz | ( Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – As expected, the FCC’s new rules forbid ISPs from charging Internet users for special treatment on their networks. It…

EFF: If You Want to Fix Software Patents, Eliminate Software Patents

Software patents have become every business owner's nightmare. Here, the Electronic Frontier Foundation lays out its argument for abolishing them altogether. The post EFF: If You Want to Fix Software Patents, Eliminate Software Patents appeared first on WIRED.

Join The Tom's Hardware AMA With The Electronic Frontier Foundation, March 4

Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide will be hosting an Ask Me Anything session with the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Wednesday, March 4 starting at 12 p.m. EST.

EFF: Here's how to fix patents in America

last monthHumor : Boing Boing

Two years in the making, Defend Innovation is a whitepaper by Electronic Frontier Foundation attorneys, setting out a program for fixing America's horribly busted patent system. Read the rest

Patent Law Fails Again: Amateur Photographer Sued For Holding Online Photo Competitions

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has agreed to take on the case of Ruth Taylor, an photographer who runs the website Taylor is being sued by the owners of for running photography competitions on her own website. Garfum claims to hold the patents (US Patent No. 8,209,618) on online photo competitions. Before she found out about [...]Show More Summary

An Internet of Things that do what they’re told

Editor’s note: The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Cory Doctorow will be speaking at the Solid Conference in San Francisco June 23-25, 2015. Registration is now open — for more information on the program, visit the Solid website. The digital world has …

Inmate Gets 37.5 Years in Solitary Confinement for 38 Facebook Posts

The South Carolina Department of Corrections has been bringing the hammer down hard on inmates who are caught posting to social networks, but are the punishments a bit over the top? The Electronic Frontier Foundation used South Carolina’s...Show More Summary

South Carolina Inmates Get Solitary Confinement for Using Facebook

Over the last three years, South Carolina prison officials have brought more than 400 disciplinary cases against inmates for "social networking," the Electronic Frontier Foundation reports. Penalties in such cases are exorbitant, including time in solitary confinement as well as deprivation of visitation and telephone privileges. Read more...

In South Carolina prisons, using Facebook is a punishable crime

If you thought getting in trouble for browsing Facebook at work was bad, a recent study the be Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) found that hundreds of South Carolina inmates are placed in solitary confinement for using social media. Thanks to … Continue reading ?

Electronic Frontier Foundation files for DMCA exemption to protect abandoned and dead games

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed petitions regarding the Digital Millenium Copyright Act or DMCA seeking to allow players to keep playing online games that are no longer supported by developers and publishers. A problem arises when game that requires back end services … Continue reading ?

Huge Win for the Open Internet! FCC Officially Embraces Title II

By Corynne McSherry | Electronic Frontier Foundation | — Well done, Team Internet. After a year of intense activism, we may have finally convinced the Federal Communications Commission to change course and…

Journalists! Activists! Nominate your worst FOIA horror stories

2 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

Dave Maass at the Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to experience bureaucratic obfuscation and evasion—vicariously, though you. This year, EFF is setting out to recognize the most outrageous responses to Freedom of Information Act and state open records act requests. Show More Summary

Digital Rights Group Boycotts Apple App Store

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a digital rights advocate community, has just released their new smartphone app. Connecting users to the EFF action center, the app acts as an alert system that notifies a user when new digital rights campaigns are launched.

Forget WhatsApp: 6 Secure Communication Apps You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a lobby group dedicated to “defending civil liberties in the digital world”. At MakeUseOf we love what they do. I’ve featured their work before in my explanation of warrant canaries and many other authors have also written articles that cite them. Show More Summary

Announcing Apollo 1201: Eradicate DRM within a decade!

2 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

I have gone back to the Electronic Frontier Foundation to work on a project called Apollo 1201, which will use a combination of code, law, norms and markets to eradicate DRM within a decade: we choose to do this not because it is easy, but because it is hard. Read the rest

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