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Army comes clean about its recruitment AI, accidentally discloses info about pedophile- and terrorist-catching chatbots that roam the net

5 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

Dave from the Electronic Frontier Foundation writes, "Not too long ago, Boing Boing covered EFF's (at the time) unsuccessful attempt to retreive records about Sgt.

FBI Plans To Have 52 Million Photos In Facial Recognition Database By 2015

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I have highlighted the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and it great work on this website on many occasions. The organization has been at the forefront of many privacy and civil liberties related issues, including the increasing use of drones by the U.S. Show More Summary

Wed developers: EFF needs your help with important pro-democracy tool!

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Rainey from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez, "The Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Sunlight Foundation, and Taskforce.is have teamed up to build a public domain tool that makes it easier for everyday people to contact Congress.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation Makes Its Pitch to the Tea Party

Last night, certain segments of Twitter were startled to see the Electronic Frontier Foundation publicizing a blog post with the title "Tea Party, Taxes and Why the Original Patriots Would've Revolted Against the Surveillance State." The EFF, with its focus on defending digital civil liberties, is usually seen as cosmopolitan and left-leaning, not conservative. Read more...

Electronic Frontier Foundation Praises the Tea Party, FreedomWorks and Birther Larry Klayman

Yesterday, tax day, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) posted an article titled “Tea Party, Taxes and Why the Original Patriots Would’ve Revolted Against the Surveillance State,” and it wouldn’t surprise me if the authors were wearing tri-corner hats with hand-written “Rand Paul 4 Prez” placards stacked up on their desks while they hammered out the […]

The FBI's Facial Recognition System Is A Privacy Nightmare That Collects Your Data Even If You've Never Broken The Law

The FBI is planning to build out a facial recognition system that can query a huge database of photos to identify someone based on his or her appearance regardless of criminal history, reports the Electronic Frontier Foundation. This...Show More Summary

EFF seeks student activists for campus network

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is launching a major campus organizing initiative and is looking to build a network of trusted campus activists to work with.

Next Great Copyright Act Conference, remedies

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Remedies and Enforcement Moderator: Mitchell Zimmerman, Fenwick & West LLP To copyright maximalists, the entire population of the world seems to be Holmes’ bad man. Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation Broad agreement on need to fix, even if we don’t agree how. Show More Summary

Yahoo beefs up security in two meaningful and important ways

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Yahoo has taken some serious steps towards protecting user-privacy, writes the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Seth Schoen. After revelations that the NSA and GCHQ had hacked its services, intercepted private video-chats, and harvesting mass data from its fiber optic links, the company has added forward secrecy and STARTTLS to its roster of default-on security measures.

LAPD says every car in Los Angeles is part of an ongoing criminal investigation

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is trying to figure out what the LAPD is doing with the mountains (and mountains) of license-plate data that they're harvesting in the city's streets without a warrant or judicial oversight.

Infographic: EFF's Freedom of Information Act files

4 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Hugh from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez, "Sunshine Week may be just seven days in March, but fighting for government transparency is a year-round mission for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Fedbizopps: the US government's searchable database of defense-contractor opportunities

4 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Dave from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez, "The government often makes itself more accessible to businesses than the general public. For Sunshine Week, we compiled this guide to using FedBizOpps to keep an eye on surveillanceShow More Summary

All Cars Are Under Investigation, LAPD Tells Court

4 weeks agoNews : Reason

In the course of seeking data about the Los Angeles Police Department's automatic license plate reader program, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) asked the police for some information. Show More Summary

Warner Bros Fights Looming Exposé of Anti-piracy Secrets

Hollywood studio Warner Bros. is fighting a request from the Electronic Frontier Foundation to a Florida federal court to unseal details of the movie studio's anti-piracy practices. The sealed documents are part of Warner's DMCA-abuse...Show More Summary

EFF, Public Knowledge and Engine tell the USPTO how to improve patent quality

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge and Engine have submitted comments [PDF] to the US Patent and Trademark Office explaining how examiners could improve the quality of patents that the USPTO issues by expanding their...Show More Summary

Reporters Without Borders: For the first time, America is an enemy of the Internet

For the first time, the United States has made it onto Reporters Without Borders' "Enemies of the Internet" list, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jillian York. How did Washington win this distinguished (dis)honor? Despite the U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. joins ‘Enemies of the Internet’ list

Electronic Frontier Foundation | Reporters Without Borders | The Washington Post The United States made Reporters Without Borders’ “Enemies of the Internet” list for the first time, Jillian C. York reports. The U.K., Russia and India join the same … Read more

Privacy group blocks NSA from destroying phone records, calls them evidence

A US judge has temporarily stopped the National Security Agency (NSA) from destroying phone metadata it collected, thanks to an intervention by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The privacy watchdog argued that the documents were key to...

In Lawsuit Against NSA Surveillance, Coalition Moves to Prevent Destruction of Evidence

Attorneys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which represent twenty-two organizations in a lawsuit against the National Security Agency, have filed a motion to prevent the government from destroying any evidence related to the case. The evidence also apparently relates to other lawsuits against the NSA.

Middle schooler wins C-SPAN prize for doc about NSA spying

last monthOdd : Boing Boing

Dave from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez, "Remember when Rep. Mike Rogers likened opponents of pernicious cybersecurity legislation to 14-year-olds? It turns out that middle-school-age students are also well-prepared to debate him on the NSA's programs as well.

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