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Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF's Game Plan for Ending Global Mass Surveillance   —  We have a problem when it comes to stopping mass surveillance.  —  The entity that's conducting the most extreme and far-reaching surveillance against most of the world's communications—the National Security Agency—is bound by United States law.
Jan 27, 2015, 10:50 AMIn context
Cooper Quintin / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
HealthCare.gov Sends Personal Data to Dozens of Tracking Websites   —  The Associated Press reports that healthcare.gov-the flagship site of the Affordable Care Act, where millions of Americans have signed up to receive health care-is quietly sending personal health information to a number of third party websites.
Jan 20, 2015, 9:30 PMIn context
Dave Maass / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Local police in US giving families free ComputerCop keylogging software in “Internet Safety” initiative   —  ComputerCOP: The Dubious ‘Internet Safety Software’ That Hundreds of Police Agencies Have Distributed to Families  —  ComputerCOP in Maricopa County, Arizona
Oct 2, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Daniel Nazer / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Adam Carolla's Settlement with the Podcasting Troll   —  Big news from Texas: Adam Carolla has settled with the podcasting patent troll Personal Audio.  Although the settlement is confidential, we can guess the terms.  This is because Personal Audio sent …
Aug 19, 2014, 9:05 AMIn context
Cindy Cohn / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Flawed Oversight Board Report Endorses General Warrants   —  The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) issued a legally flawed and factually incomplete report late Tuesday that endorses Section 702 surveillance.  Hiding behind the “complexity” of the technology …
Jul 2, 2014, 12:20 AMIn context
Rebecca Jeschke / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
AF Holdings denied identifying info on 1,000 IP addresses in federal appeals court ruling, a big win against copyright trolls   —  Crushing Blow for Copyright Trolls: Appeals Court Halts AF Holdings' Extortion Scheme  —  Copyright Holders Can't Abuse Legal System to Pressure Thousands of Internet Users to Pay Unfair Settlements
May 27, 2014, 10:50 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Most tech giants now score well in EFF's first post-Snowden “Who Has Your Back?” report   —  Who Has Your Back?  —  Protecting Your Data from Government Requests — We entrust our most sensitive, private, and important information to technology companies like Google, Facebook, and Verizon.
May 15, 2014, 3:10 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF releases Privacy Badger browser extension that blocks third-party trackers for Chrome and Firefox   —  Help EFF Test Privacy Badger, Our New Tool to Stop Creepy Online Tracking  —  EFF is launching a new extension for Firefox and Chrome called Privacy Badger.
May 2, 2014, 12:30 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
FBI Plans to Have 52 Million Photos in its NGI Face Recognition Database by Next Year   —  New documents released by the FBI show that the Bureau is well on its way toward its goal of a fully operational face recognition database by this summer.  —  EFF received these records in response …
Apr 14, 2014, 10:05 PMIn context
Jillian C. York / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Reporters Without Borders includes US and UK in its 2014 “Enemies of the Internet” index   —  A Short Guide to the Internet's Biggest Enemies  —  Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its annual “Enemies of the Internet” index this week—a ranking first launched in 2006 intended …
Mar 15, 2014, 8:35 AMIn context

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