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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
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

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