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Electronic Frontier Foundation:
“Confidential Mode” feature in Gmail is misleading because the emails are not end-to-end encrypted and “expired” messages can be retrieved via the sent folder   —  With Gmail's new design rolled out to more and more users, many have had a chance to try out its new “Confidential Mode.”
Jul 22, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
GDPR means firms using browser fingerprinting, which makes tracking virtually impossible to control, have to back up claims that doing so is in users' interest   —  Browser fingerprinting is on a collision course with privacy regulations.  For almost a decade, EFF has been raising awareness …
Jun 20, 2018, 4:10 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Over 70 internet experts and pioneers pen letter opposing proposed EU copyright provision to require internet platforms filter content, before next week's vote   —  As Europe's latest copyright proposal heads to a critical vote on June 20-21, more than 70 Internet and computing luminaries …
Jun 13, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
David Ruiz / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Lawmakers introduce a bipartisan bill, The Secure Data Act, which aims to block government from mandating encryption backdoors   —  This welcome piece of legislation reflects much of what the community of encryption researchers, scientists, developers, and advocates have explained for decades …
May 11, 2018, 8:45 AMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Watchdog groups, including EFF, ACLU, and others, release guidelines calling for tech giants to be more transparent and accountable over censoring user content   —  Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called on Facebook, Google, and other social media companies today …
May 7, 2018, 6:50 PMIn context
Daniel Nazer / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
District court in New York rules that by embedding a tweet with copyrighted content, websites may violate copyright, rejecting years of settled legal precedent   —  Rejecting years of settled precedent, a federal court in New York has ruled [PDF] that you could infringe copyright simply by embedding a tweet in a web page.
Feb 16, 2018, 11:55 AMIn context
Cindy Cohn / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow has died at 70   —  With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF's founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, John Perry Barlow, passed away quietly in his sleep this morning.  We will miss Barlow and his wisdom for decades to come, and he will always be an integral part of EFF.
Feb 7, 2018, 5:29 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
House passes Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act, which would require DHS to tell Congress about how the government deals with vulnerability disclosure   —  The House of Representatives passed the “Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act” this week.
Jan 13, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Andrés Arrieta / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Apple's decision to not let users fully disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's Control Center is bad UI design and compromises user security   —  Turning off your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios when you're not using them is good security practice (not to mention good for your battery usage).
Oct 6, 2017, 10:45 AMIn context
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

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