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Cory Doctorow / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF says it's resigning from W3C after the standards org voted for browser DRM, a move hostile to archiving, accessibility, security research, more   —  In 2013, EFF was disappointed to learn that the W3C had taken on the project of standardizing “Encrypted Media Extensions,” …
Sep 18, 2017, 2:38 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
When internet intermediaries like GoDaddy, Google, and CloudFlare bar neo-Nazis, dangerous precedent is set for silencing legitimate voices   —  In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that …
Aug 18, 2017, 7:00 AMIn context
Cory Doctorow / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF appeals W3C director Tim Berners-Lee's EME decision, calls for sandbox auditing, auto-generated accessibility metadata, protection for new market entrants   —  On behalf of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, I would like to formally submit our request for an appeal of the Director's decision …
Jul 12, 2017, 10:35 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Gov't Data Requests 2017 report finds Adobe, Dropbox, Pinterest, Uber, Wickr, and WordPress best protect users; AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, T-Mobile fall short   —  Download the complete Who Has Your Back?  2017: Protecting Your Data From Government Requests report as a PDF.  —  Executive Summary
Jul 10, 2017, 6:15 PMIn context
Cory Doctorow / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
After controversial vote, W3C announces it will publish Encrypted Media Extensions, a type of DRM for web video, without protection for security researchers   —  Early today, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards body publicly announced its intention to publish Encrypted Media Extensions …
Jul 7, 2017, 7:35 PMIn context
Jennifer Lynch / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
FBI Wants to Remove Privacy Protections from its Massive Biometrics Database   —  EFF and 44 Other Organizations Call for More Time to Respond  —  Since 2008, the FBI has been assembling a massive database of biometric information on Americans.  This database, called Next Generation Identification …
Jun 1, 2016, 12:40 PMIn context
Cooper Quintin / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Canary Watch, EFF related site tracking NSA, FBI, other agency warrant requests, stops accepting submissions, monitoring canaries, says goals have been reached   —  We announced Canary Watch a year ago as a coalition project to list Warrant Canaries and monitor them for changes or removal.
May 25, 2016, 8:50 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF rates Uber and Lyft highest among sharing economy companies on privacy and transparency, says many others haven't stepped up to meet accepted best practices   —  Download Report  —  Download the complete Who Has Your Back?  2016: Protecting Your Data From Government Requests report as a PDF.
May 8, 2016, 3:15 PMIn context
Parker Higgins / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
App Store Censorship and FBI Hacking Proposed at Congressional Crypto Hearing   —  Tech experts and industry representatives squared off against law enforcement officials in two sessions of lively testimony today in front of the House Energy and Commerce committee.
Apr 19, 2016, 8:15 PMIn context
David Greene / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Judge grants EFF discovery in Jewel v. NSA, marking first time a party allowed to gather factual evidence from NSA in case involving warrantless surveillance   —  Big Victory: Judge Pushes Jewel v. NSA Forward  —  We won a groundbreaking legal victory late Friday in our Jewel v. NSA case …
Feb 20, 2016, 10:55 PMIn context

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