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Appeals Court Falls for Government’s Shell Game in NSA Spying Case

By Cindy Cohn | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s opinion today in Klayman v. Obama is highly disappointing and, worse, based on…

Fake EFF Domain Spreads Malware In Spear Phishing Campaign

Google helped the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to uncover a spear phishing campaign that was using a fake domain to infect certain targets.

New Malware Attack Tries To Trick People By Pretending To Be EFF

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put out an alert noting that, as part of a larger spear phishing attack campaign, to try to gain control over computers, a group has created a fake EFF website, designed to trick people into thinking they're going to EFF's actual website, but really installing some pretty nasty malware. Show More Summary

EFF-Austin panel commemmorating the 20th anniversary of the Steve Jackson Games raid

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Secret Service raid on Austin's Steve Jackson Games started the fight over freedom and privacy online, and resulted in the founding of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and EFF-Austin. Read the rest

New Proof: AT&T and NSA’s Long Surveillance Partnership shredded 4th Amendment

By Mark Rumold | ( Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – – Reports today in the New York Times and ProPublica confirm what EFF’s Jewel v. NSA lawsuit has claimed since 2008—that the

EFF’s Privacy Badger extension is finally ready to block ‘super-cookies’

There are a lot of privacy tools available already that promise to block a whole range of ads, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) long-awaited Privacy Badger extension has finally officially launched after more than a year in testing. Show More Summary

EFF's browser extension that blocks spying ads officially launches

After more than a year of testing, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is releasing Privacy Badger 1.0, a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that prevents ads and sites from tracking your activity on the web. The EFF says over a 250,000 users have used the early versions of the extension, following a call for testers last May. Show More Summary

US Surveillance of Black Lives Matter Movement Has ‘Chilling Effect’

The US government’s surveillance of the Black Lives Matter movement violates constitutional rights and muzzles legitimate criticism of authorities, the digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told Sputnik.

'Do Not Track' Compromise Is Pitched

The privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation unveiled a code of conduct for online publishers, a compromise that allows consumers to avoid tracking and publishers to gather ad revenue.

Help EFF and Muckrock find out how your biometrics are being tracked

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Mike from Muckrock sez, "Police departments are increasingly tracking your face, your fingerprints, your tattoos -- and even your DNA. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and MuckRock are working to uncover how local agencies are tracking you and bring some much-needed transparency to the murky world of biometric surveillance through a free public records audit. Read the rest

EFF and coalition announce new Do Not Track standard for the Web

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Medium, Mixpanel, Adblock, and Duckduckgo have proposed a new Do Not Track standard aimed at stemming the tide of total ad-blocking by getting publishers, trackers and advertisers to respect users' preferences. Read the rest

Going to DEFCON? EFF's got your back

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation always has a huge presence at Las Vegas's DEFCON, but this year, we're hosting our first-ever badge-hack contest! Read the rest

Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?

As the negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership continue in Hawaii, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a guest post I wrote on the implications of copyright term extension for Canada. The EFF has also launched a campaign urging Canadians to speak out on the issue. Show More Summary

EFF launches open source site to help you contact Congress, and to hold Congress accountable

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has long been known as a protector of the free Internet, but the organization can’t do it alone. One of the EFF’s greatest strengths is its ability to rally people behind its causes, which of course isn’t terribly difficult since the group’s causes always benefit Internet users. Show More Summary

You Now Have No Excuse Not to Email Your Congressman

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When you have to go to three whole separate websites to find the names and email addresses of your representatives, it’s easy to pass on contacting them. But thanks to a new tool made by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, that job now requires about five clicks (and just a little moral stamina). Read more...

If you build it, it doesn't matter: Author Kentaro Toyama throws cold water on tech utopias

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Last Wednesday, on the third floor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation offices in San Francisco, a few dozen attendees -- representing the payrolls of a number of Silicon Valley concerns, along with cyber-libertarians of various synthetic...Show More Summary

EFF's 25th Anniversary Party with me and Wil Wheaton: July 16/SF

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

It's been a quarter-century since the Electronic Frontier Foundation was founded by John Perry Barlow, John Gilmore, and Mitch Kapor, and we're celebrating! Read the rest

Syria: When al-Assad Regime shuts off Internet, State Violence Spikes

By Sarah Myers West | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – – EFF has noted and protested when authorities deliberately cut off Internet access in times of unrest. As a restraint on the

Here’s Why You Should Consider Dropping WhatsApp in Favor of LINE Messenger for Instant Messaging

When the Electronic Frontier Foundation released its report regarding the online privacy and security matters of big tech companies, WhatsApp was among the flops. This revelation was based on the level of transparency these companies show their users as well as how protective they can be with their data. Show More Summary

Facebook's WhatsApp doesn't protect users from government requests

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is taking aim at Facebook's (FB) mobile messaging app WhatsApp for not doing enough to safeguard its users' data from government requests.        

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