When Bruce Sterling wrote his seminal book The Hacker Crackdown -- a history of the rise of hackers, the passage of the first anti-hacking laws, and the formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation -- most of the hackers he chronicled had handles that were a combination of playfulness and menace, like Phiber Optik, Scorpion and Acid Phreak. (more…)
The US Senate has voted down a proposal that would expand surveillance capabilities of the FBI in the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said in a press release on Wednesd...
The FBI would like to expand the national security letter statute, and the Senate is debating two proposals to do just that. The folks at the Electronic Frontier Foundation quite rightly say this is a terrible idea that extends the reach of an unconstitutional law with added risks to civil liberties. Show More Summary
A new petition has been started on Change.org for EFF to investigate Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade policy. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. EFFShow More Summary
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) just wrapped up an investigation into a new FBI program that can only be described as Orwellian. The program has the FBI working with government researchers to create advanced image recognition...Show More Summary
The FBI plans to compile a database of some 100,000 tattoo images, sourced from the Michigan State Police, Tennessee Department of Corrections, and Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in Florida—and the Electronic Frontier Foundation believes the effort is "so fraught with problems" and such a threat to "our civil...
The FBI is developing tattoo-recognition technology capable of profiling people by their religion, gang affiliation or political ideology, a report has revealed. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) conducted an investigation into tattoo-recognition research carried out by the U.S. Show More Summary
An Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) investigation just revealed an awfully Orwellian fact: the FBI is working with government researchers to develop advanced tattoo recognition technology. This would allow law enforcement to sort...Show More Summary
Some great new for Uber! The Electronic Frontier Foundation has given the company its highest rating (six stars!) for digital privacy in a recent "who has your back" audit of sharing economy companies. As ZDNet gushes, that’s a pretty...Show More Summary
It's time once again to nominate your digital heroes for the Electronic Frontier Foundation's annual Pioneer Awards; previous winners include Edward Snowden, Carl Malamud, Limor Fried, Laura Poitras, Heddy Lamarr, Aaron Swartz, Gigi Sohn, Bruce Schneier, Zoe Lofgren, Glenn Greenwald, Jon Postel and many others (I am immensely proud to have won one myself!). (more…)
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released its annual "Who Has Your Back" report, and a surprising...Show More Summary
The 25th year of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's activism to keep the Internet and its users free was an amazing one. (more…)
It's the International Day Against DRM, and in honor of the day, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Parker Higgins has written an excellent post explaining why we can't live with DRM, even on media that you "rent" rather than buying (streaming services like Spotify, Netflix, etc). (more…)
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation just filed comments with the FDA in its embedded device cybersecurity docket, warning the agency that manufacturers have abused the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, threatening security researchers with lawsuits if they came forward with embarrassing news about defects in the manufacturers' products. (more…)
Steele helped rebuild the Electronic Frontier Foundation, but now she faces an even bigger task.
“In 2013, the Electronic Frontier Foundation gave Prince … the Raspberry Beret Lifetime Aggrievement Award, in honor of his groundbreaking use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to prevent fans of his music from publishing his tunes or image anywhere he didn’t want them to be. … For all the groundbreaking work he created as […]
Do you want to know whether or not US officials have ever forced a company to decrypt data to aid in an investigation? So does the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The civil liberties group has sued the Department of Justice to make it...Show More Summary
Law enforcement authorities in the United States are violating the US constitution with an excessive use of secrecy orders, as charged by Microsoft in a lawsuit filed earlier this week, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Attorney Andrew Crocker told Sputnik.
Sabatao’s Crystal Ball: How a Democratic wave could wash over the House in 2016. Electronic Frontier Foundation: How the 6th Circuit’s ruling on cell phone location data poses a major threat to privacy. Digby: How Time did a dangerous...Show More Summary