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Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Global Online Freedom Act 2012 Is An Important Step Forward   —  Over the past decade, and particularly in the past year, media and civil society have had success through naming and shaming companies acting as “repression's little helper”: U.S. and E.U. companies who have helped authoritarian countries censor …
Apr 19, 2012, 6:10 AMIn context
Kurt Opsahl / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Court Declares Newspaper Excerpt on Online Forum is a Non-Infringing Fair Use   —  Late Friday, the federal district court in Nevada issued a declaratory judgment that makes is harder for copyright holders to file lawsuits over excerpts of material and burden online forums and their users with nuisance lawsuits.
Mar 12, 2012, 6:20 AMIn context
Parker Higgins / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Highlighting a Privacy Problem: Apps Need to Respect User Rights From the Start   —  A new iPhone app called Highlight is poised to be this year's breakout hit at South by Southwest, the Austin tech and media conference that has become known as a web service kingmaker after launching services …
Mar 9, 2012, 12:35 AMIn context
Maira Sutton / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
This Isn't a Hoax: Pakistan Requests Proposals for a National Filtering and Blocking System   —  This Isn't a Hoax: Pakistan Requests Proposals for a National Filtering and Blocking System  —  The Pakistani government is looking for new ways to censor the Internet.
Feb 25, 2012, 4:25 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Satphones, Syria, and Surveillance   —  Satphones, Syria, and Surveillance  —  Yesterday morning, journalist Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times of London was killed, along with French photographer Rémi Ochlik, in the beseiged city of Homs, Syria, where more than 400 people have been reported dead in recent weeks.
Feb 24, 2012, 2:45 PMIn context
Rebecca / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Appeals Court Upholds Constitutional Right Against Forced Decryption   —  Privilege Against Self-Incrimination Applies to Act of Decrypting Data  —  San Francisco - A federal appeals court has found a Florida man's constitutional rights were violated when he was imprisoned for refusing to decrypt data on several devices.
Feb 24, 2012, 1:05 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
We Have Every Right to Be Furious About ACTA   —  If there's one thing that encapsulates what's wrong with the way government functions today, ACTA is it.  You wouldn't know it from the name, but the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is a plurilateral agreement designed to broaden …
Jan 28, 2012, 7:25 AMIn context
Trevor / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
U.S. Government Threatens Free Speech With Calls for Twitter Censorship   —  “[T]he ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas....That at any rate is the theory of our Constitution.”  — Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, dissent in Abrams v. United States, 1919
Jan 8, 2012, 7:10 AMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Raises Concerns About the New AOL Instant Messenger   —  The new preview version of AOL Instant Messenger raised privacy concerns for us when it was first introduced, first because it started storing more logs of communications and second, because it apparently scanned all private IMs for URLs and pre-fetched any URLs found in them.
Jan 4, 2012, 7:20 PMIn context
Mark M. Jaycox / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
New Agreement Between the United States and Europe Will Compromise the Privacy Rights of International Travelers   —  The European Parliament will vote soon on an agreement to formalize US procedures for retaining and providing EU based Passenger Name Record (PNR) data of EU and US citizens traveling into …
Dec 22, 2011, 9:50 AMIn context

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