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Journalists! Activists! Nominate your worst FOIA horror stories

19 hours agoOdd : 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!

last weekOdd : 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

After the Paris Attacks: More Surveillance won’t Protect Free Speech

By Jillian York | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) Following a terrorist attack, it is not uncommon to hear calls from politicians and government officials for increased surveillance. Fear and grief can lead to…

EFF To Apple: No iPhone App For You

On Friday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation released an Android app designed to alert users about new digital-rights campaigns, such as this one against NSA surveillance. iPhone users, however, are out of luck; the EFF refused to release...Show More Summary

After Charlie Hebdo attack, let's not sacrifice more civil liberties

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

"Murder is the ultimate form of censorship," write Sophia Cope and Jillian York of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Read the rest

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is fighting Apple over its new app

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, or the EFF, fights the good fight. An international non-profit digital rights group, the nonprofit is famous for standing up against big companies who think they can use baseless legal threats or intimidation to deny users … Read more ›

EFF takes issue with Apple’s developer agreement, refuses to launch mobile app for iOS

EFF app for Android The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released an app for Android devices, but announced today that it has no plans to bring the software to Apple’s iOS platform. The reason, the organization said, is that it simply cannot agree to Apple’s developer agreement. The EFF specifically called out six points in the […]

Online Freedom of Speech under Siege even in “Democracies”

By Jillian York | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) In the midst of the global surveillance debate, talk of online censorship has often taken a backseat. Yet, all around the world, the inalienable right…

Bitcoin, Burning Man And The Gifting Economy

Bitcoin was a terrible investment this year, but that hasn’t stopped non-profits from asking for them anyway. Wikipedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Khan Academy and now even Burning Man will take those bitcoins off your hands in the form of a tax-deductible donation. Show More Summary

Son of SOPA: Advocacy groups fight renewed efforts by Hollywood to break the Internet

  Advocacy groups are stepping up their efforts to prevent Attorneys General from reviving parts of the Stop Online Piracy Act on a state level. The groups, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, and Engine Advocacy,...Show More Summary

24/7 Police Video Surveillance Unconstitutional

Electronic Frontier Foundation: The public got an early holiday gift today when a federal court agreed with us that six weeks of continually video recording the frontyard of someone's home without a search warrant violates the Fourth Amendment. Show More Summary

Police, technology and bodycams

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's got a nuanced view on the proposal to give cops body-cams, noting the ACLU's view that these cameras need to be carefully designed so that they don't violate the privacy of citizens or make it easy to cover up official corruption. Read the rest

Can the Police Phone-Track you without a Warrant?

Hanni Fakhoury and Jennifer Lynch (Electronic Frontier Foundation) Once again, a federal court will decide whether police can track your movements over an extended period of time without a search warrant. Federal…

Global Net Neutrality Coalition

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has teamed up with organizations around the world to fight for net neutrality everywhere, because this isn't an issue that just effects Americans; you can help by finding a group in your country and joining in. Read the rest

EFF: ECU Modification May Result In DMCA Notice

Planning to work on your new car? Pray you don’t receive a DMCA notice upon opening the hood. Per Autoblog, the Electronic Frontier Foundation says modifying the ECUs’ code could be seen as an act of copyright violation should the automaker and/or the supplier decide to make it so. Show More Summary

ISPs caught sabotaging their customers' email encryption

3 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Ever since 2013, when the Electronic Frontier Foundation started shaming email providers that did not encrypt their customers' email, more and more mail providers have turned on STARTTLS, which protects email in transit from snooping, without requiring users to take any additional steps. Read the rest

“ISPs Removing Their Customers’ E-mail Encryption”

Bob sent me a post from Slashdot which should serve as a wake-up call as to how difficult it is to protect yourself on the Internet if you are a mere mortal. They quote an Electronic Frontier Foundation report on how encryption is being subverted:

EFF files petition with U.S. Copyright Office to ensure that jailbreaking remains legal

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced this week that it has filed a petition with the U.S. Librarian of Congress and the Copyright Office to extend and expand the exemption that makes jailbreaking an iOS device or rooting an Android device possible without violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) in the United States. The EFF has […]

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