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Mitch Stoltz / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Is It Illegal To Unlock a Phone?  The Situation is Better - and Worse - Than You Think   —  Legal protection for people who unlock their mobile phones to use them on other networks expired last weekend.  According to the claims of major U.S. wireless carriers, unlocking a phone bought …
Jan 29, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Marcia Hofmann / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
In the Wake of Aaron Swartz's Death, Let's Fix Draconian Computer Crime Law   —  Outpourings of grief and calls for change continue to flood the Internet after the suicide of Aaron Swartz, only 26 years old.  —  Aaron was one of our community's best and brightest, and he acheived great things in his short life.
Jan 14, 2013, 9:10 PMIn context
Eva Galperin / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Egyptian Prosecutor Orders a Ban on Internet Porn   —  Censorship circumvention software is about to become very popular in Egypt.  On Wednesday, the country's Prosecutor General, Abdel Maguid Mahmoud, ordered government ministries to enforce a ban on pornographic websites …
Nov 8, 2012, 7:20 AMIn context
Micah Lee / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Privacy in Ubuntu 12.10: Amazon Ads and Data Leaks   —  Earlier this month the eagerly awaited free software operating system Ubuntu 12.10 was released, and it includes a slew of new features (YouTube link), some of which have infuriated users because of privacy concerns.
Oct 31, 2012, 1:55 AMIn context
Jillian C. York / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
A Dark Day for the Philippines as Government Passes Cybercrime Act   —  A Dark Day for the Philippines as Government Passes Cybercrime Act  —  The government of the Philippines today has passed the troubling Cybercrime Prevention Act.  The Act covers a range of offenses, but—as we wrote last month …
Oct 3, 2012, 10:10 PMIn context
Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
A Deep Dive into Facebook and Datalogix: What's Actually Getting Shared and How You Can Opt Out   —  We've been seeing a range of reports about Facebook partnering up with marketing company Datalogix to assess whether users go to stores in the physical world and buy the products they saw in Facebook advertisements.
Sep 26, 2012, 4:35 AMIn context
Trevor Timm / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Members of Congress Demand Answers for Homeland Security's Unjust Domain Name Seizures   —  This morning, a bipartisan group of Representatives, led by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), sent a pointed letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano protesting …
Sep 1, 2012, 10:55 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
TPP Creates Legal Incentives For ISPs To Police The Internet.  What Is At Risk?  Your Rights.   —  The draft chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on Intellectual Property—as of its current leaked version [PDF], article 16—insists that signatories provide legal incentives …
Aug 26, 2012, 7:15 AMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Google's Opaque New Policy Lets Rightsholders Dictate Search Results   —  Earlier this summer, we applauded Google for releasing detailed stats about content removal requests from copyright holders.  Now that we know how they are going to use that data, we are less enthusiastic.
Aug 10, 2012, 4:55 PMIn context
Kurt Opsahl / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Good News: Craigslist drops exclusive license to your posts   —  In a welcome course correction, craigslist has removed its short-lived provision that required users to grant it an exclusive license to—in other words granting them ownership of—every post.  We were unhappily surprised …
Aug 9, 2012, 6:30 PMIn context

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