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How to use a 4K TV as a computer monitor

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Brad Templeton is founding faculty for Computing and Networks at Singularity University, and Chairman Emeritus and futurist of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the leading cyberspace civil rights foundation. He is on the board of the Foresight Institute. Show More Summary

EFF reduces Apple’s score for handling of government data requests from 5 stars to 4

The latest Electronic Frontier Foundation report on how tech companies handle government data requests has given Apple four out of a possible five stars. The company previously earned five stars before the EFF added a new requirement to this year’s scorecard. The report, titled Who Has Your Back, gives Apple top marks in all but one area … more…

News: Apple earns four out of five stars from online privacy watchdog

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s newest “Who Has Your Back” report on how companies handle government requests for user data gave Apple four out of five stars, docking points only for the company’s lack of support for reforming the NSA’s surveillance programs. Show More Summary

These Companies Are 'Falling Short' on User Privacy

AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile, and Verizon were the four lowest performing companies in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's latest 'Who Has Your Back' report.

Here are the companies you can trust with your data, according to the EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation today released a handy graphic letting you know which of the major players in the tech world have your back when it comes to government data requests. Like most tech problems, the issue isn’t a simple one. Show More Summary

Which Companies Are Standing Up To Government Surveillance Of Your Data?

Want to know which companies stand up for user privacy and which ones will hand out your data when the government asks for it? The Electronic Frontier Foundation's seventh annual "Who Has Your Back" report is out today, ranking tech companies on their privacy practices. More »      

Rights Groups Object To 'Secret' Warrants For Facebook Data

Access Now, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and other rights groups have objected to the U.S. government's use of secret warrants to obtain Facebook user data as part of a not-so-secret investigation.

EFF trounces Zillow, McMansion Hell will return from copyfraud purgatory

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Update: Zillow has dropped all its absurd copyright claims after hearing from EFF and McMansion Hell is coming back! The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published its letter to Zillow, explaining in eye-watering detail how wrong the company was to threaten the McMansion Hell blog over its use of realtors' glam-shots of shitty houses. (more…)

How a Supreme Court case in Canada could force Google to censor speech worldwide

“In essence, [the ruling] would expand the power of any court in the world to edit the entire Internet,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation said in a statement Wednesday.

Top Canadian Court Permits Worldwide Internet Censorship

Authored by Aaron Mackey, Corynne McSherry, and Vera Ranieri via The Electronic Frontier Foundation, A country has the right to prevent the world’s Internet users from accessing information, Canada’s highest court ruled on Wednesday. In...Show More Summary

Lawsuit Alleges FBI Used Geek Squad to Spy on Customers

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets :

Digital privacy advocates at Electronic Frontier Foundation have filed a lawsuit against the US Justice Department, alleging that the FBI used Best Buy’s Geek Squad to search for child pornography. That’s… wow. A […] The post Lawsuit Alleges FBI Used Geek Squad to Spy on Customers appeared first on

Nominate your digital heroes for EFF's Pioneer Award

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's annual Pioneer Award honors people who have "contributed substantially to the health, growth, accessibility, or freedom of computer-based communications," and the 26th annual awards will be given out this year: nominations are open until May 23.

Bye Bye, Net Neutrality: The FCC Pretends, but Moves to Gut Current Policy

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has endorsed a proposal that dismantles net neutrality protections. This post originally appeared at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed a plan to eliminate net neutrality and privacy for broadband subscribers. Show More Summary

How to defend net neutrality from Trump's FCC

The Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to bury the Federal Communications Commission in comments demanding net neutrality. The head of the FCC wants to make net neutrality a thing of the past. If his proposal succeeds, internet service...Show More Summary

The NSA no longer claims the right to read your email in case you're talking about foreigners

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

For more than a decade, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been suing the NSA over its extraordinarily broad interpretation of its powers under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act -- a law that the NSA says gives it the power to spy on Americans any time they mention a foreigner. (more…)

EFF study: ed-tech is spying on America's kids and not telling them about it

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation surveyed hundreds of American kids, teachers and parents about privacy and the "ed-tech" sector, which is filling America's classrooms with Chromebooks and cloud services and mobile devices that ingest kids' data wholesale without any meaningful privacy or data retention policies. (more…)

The EFF calls out Google for privacy issues in the EDU sector but the school districts need educated, too

Chromebooks for education is an excellent program, but it looks like the educators need a little more teaching when it comes to getting started. The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has renewed their charge against Google, Microsoft, and Apple for the way student privacy is handled in their respective educational markets. Show More Summary

EFF: Google Chromebook is still spying on grade school students

Privacy advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation have again outlined how Google is successfully dumping millions of low-cost Chromebooks on U.S. schools, enabling the mass collection and storage of information on children without the consent of their parents or even the understanding of many school administrators.

EFF Goes To Court To Stop Australian Patent Troll From Stifling Free Speech

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you probably know, each month, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) posts its "Stupid Patent of the Month" post, highlighting particularly egregious patents that never should have been approved and/or particularly egregious patent litigation around those patents. Show More Summary

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