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Obama, Congress Should Drop Cybersecurity Bills - Digital Rights Coalition

Electronic Frontier Foundation stated that Obama should reject the five cybersecurity bills that allow internet companies to hand over private information to the US government free from legal liability.

Fast-Tracking Pacific Trade Bill will harm Consumers, Tie Congress’ Hands

By Jeremy Malcolm and Maira Sutton | Electronic Frontier Foundation | – The Fast Track bill contains some minor procedural improvements from the version of the bill introduced last year. However, these…

“Infamous ‘podcasting patent’ knocked out”

“A year-and-a-half after the Electronic Frontier Foundation created a crowd-funded challenge to a patent being used to threaten podcasters, the patent has been invalidated. …Personal Audio gave up on getting royalties from podcasters...Show More Summary

Access to Encryption Software Easier for Hackers to Steal Info - EFF

Electronic Frontier Foundation Staff Technologist Jeremy Gillula claims that allowing the US government access to bypass encryption software in Americans’ personal technology devices would likely make it easier for hackers to exploit their information.

Surveillance self-defense kit for LGBTQ youth

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The latest addition to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Surveillance Self-Defense series is a set of tools and instructions aimed specifically at LGBTQ kids, who have unique threat models (being outed) and adversaries (homophobic friends, parents, pastors). Read the rest

EFF Busts Podcasting Patent, Invalidating Key Claims at Patent Office

The EFF: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invalidated key claims in the so-called “podcasting patent” today after a petition for review from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) — a decision that significantly curtails...Show More Summary

The US Patent Office Trashes Key Portions of the Infamous 'Podcasting Patent'

On Friday, the United States Patent Office ?trashed key elements of the so-called "podcasting patent," the result of a series of petitions submitted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation against what the organization describes as a classic case of patent trolling. Show More Summary

EFF busts patent troll's podcasting patent

The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Friday announced victory against a patent troll that demanded money from podcasters. And while the EFF says that it's a key victory, the non-profit organization says that there's much left to do....Show More Summary

Publishers are fighting to keep abandoned games dead

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit group that defends civil liberties in the digital world, is facing off against the Entertainment Software Association, the organization that represents most major video game publishers in the US. Show More Summary

Videogame publishers to fans: Oi, freetard! Stop resurrecting our dead titles online

Bunfight begins over EFF's call for a DMCA exemption Google-sponsored "digital rights" group the Electronic Frontier Foundation has urged the US Copyright Office to allow players to be exempt from DMCA takedowns when they modify and then upload abandoned games online.…

US breaks the grip of reviled “podcasting patent”

The much-reviled “podcasting patent” — initiated by a company called Personal Audio, LLC to demand licensing fees from podcasters — is now defunct, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has reported. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today invalided key claims of that patent in response to a petition for review from the EFF. Show More Summary

Game publishers say no to preserving abandoned games because “hacking is illegal”

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA,) the representative group for game publishers, has come out against an attempt by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that would allow abandoned games requiring online verification to be preserved for further use. In 2015 many games … Continue reading ?

Questioning the Federal Circuit’s Reduced Flow of Information

by Dennis Crouch In a letter mailed on April 7, 2015, I joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in calling on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to re-institute free public access to orders issued by the court. Following former Chief Judge Rader’s resignation in 2014, the Federal Circuit stopped providing free public access […]

HTTPS Everywhere 5 launches with thousands of new rules

3 weeks agoTechnology :

HTTPS Everywhere is a browser extension that is published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that improves privacy and security by enforcing the use of the HTTPS protocol on websites supporting it. It is of specific use when you are connecting to sites or services that support http and https depending on how you access the […] Ghacks needs you. Show More Summary

Zero-Day, Zero Policy? US Launched Unregulated Hack Attacks, Docs Show

The United States was launching software attacks against adversaries before it established a formal policy governing such infiltrations, according to a document obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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

last monthHumor / 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

last monthHumor / 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.

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