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Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Under CISPA, Who Can Get Your Data?   —  Under CISPA, companies can collect your information in order to “protect the rights and property” of the company, and then share that information with third parties, including the government, so long as it is for “cybersecurity purposes.”
Mar 21, 2013, 12:25 AMIn context
Hanni Fakhoury / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
The Matthew Keys Case, the CFAA, and Why Maximum Sentences Matter   —  In the wake of social justice activist Aaron Swartz's tragic death, Internet users around the country are taking a hard look at the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), the federal anti-hacking law.
Mar 15, 2013, 3:05 PMIn context
Mark M. Jaycox / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Startups and Innovators Send Letter to Congress Demanding CFAA Reform   —  Today, a group of entrepreneurs and startups sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee urging it to reform the draconian Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).  The letter, organized with the help of TechFreedom …
Mar 13, 2013, 1:35 AMIn context
Parker Higgins / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
A Tale of SimCity: Users Struggle Against Onerous DRM   —  It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, for the latest installment in the popular SimCity video game franchise, which was released this week to massive sales, and then just as quickly, an epic fail as the paying customers …
Mar 9, 2013, 8:50 PMIn context
Mark M. Jaycox / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
CISPA, the Privacy-Invading Cybersecurity Spying Bill, is Back in Congress   —  It's official: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act was reintroduced in the House of Representatives yesterday.  CISPA is the contentious bill civil liberties advocates fought last year …
Feb 14, 2013, 4:10 AMIn context
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

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