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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 weeks 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

last monthOdd : 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

last monthOdd : 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 […]

Supreme Court Urged to Revisit Landmark API Copyright Case by EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has submitted an Amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States that hopes to overturn a federal court decision reached in May 2014 that deemed the Java API packages were copyrightable. Show More Summary

U.S. Pat. No. 8605152: Method for Filming a Yoga Class

"The yoga community went into uproar," says the Electronic Frontier Foundation, after companies that offer online fitness classes got letters from a competitor, YogaGlo, saying that it had applied for a patent on the "method and technique" involved. Show More Summary

Secure Messaging Platforms Evaluated by EFF

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a thorough new analysis of electronic messaging systems. Shared with MMW on Wednesday, the group set out to exhaustively evaluate some of the biggest messaging service providers in mobile technology and social media. “In the face of widespread Internet surveillance, we need a secure and practical means of talking […]

EFF: iMessage and FaceTime are best, most secure, mass-market messaging options

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Tuesday released a report on messaging apps security, saying that Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime SMS/instant message and video chat services, respectively, are the most secure mass-market options for consumers, though that doesn’t mean everything is perfect. Show More Summary

If you want secure text-messaging, use an iPhone, suggests the Electronic Frontier Foundation

The EFF has a new "secure messaging scorecard," and while the digital privacy advocacy group explicitly says its scores "should not be read as endorsements of individual tools," there's a pretty clear winner among the popular name brands: Apple. Show More Summary

Foundation Petitions US Government to Resurrect Abandoned Games

The Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to make it possible to mod games and take them online again.

See How Secure Most Messaging Services Really Are with This Scorecard

If you're wondering how secure the messaging apps and tools you use every day are, this scorecard from the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation covers over three dozen messaging tools—including FaceTime, Google Hangouts, Skype, and SnapChat—to see how they stack up when it comes to keeping your messages safe. Read more...

Your Messaging App Probably Isn't As Secure As You Think

2 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

More than a few messaging apps aren't doing everything they can to keep your nude photos from leaking on to the Internet or The Man from eavesdropping on your personal conversations, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reports. In fact,...Show More Summary

EFF releases 'secure messaging scorecard,' ranks Hangouts against competitors

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued security rankings for several popular communication platforms, including Apple's iMessage Google's Hangouts and Skype from Microsoft. Both iMessage and Apple's FaceTime were named as the best mass market options for secure messaging according to the EFF's criteria. Show More Summary

EFF: Apple’s iMessage most secure “mass-market” messaging, lacks complete protection from targeted surveillance

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a report examining three dozen messaging services and ranking them based on what it deemed are seven “security best practices.” While Apple scored the best among what the EFF called “mass-market options”, it didn’t do as well when compared to all 36 messaging services included in the report. […]

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