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Electronic Frontier Foundation From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990—well before the Internet was on most people's radar—and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights. Email this author.

EFF, ACLU Join Idaho Mom’s Legal Challenge to NSA Surveillance

This story originally appeared Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Court of Appeals Agrees to Expedite Case Over Telephone Records Collection Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – The Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho have announced they will join Anna […]

NSA Spying: Now It’s Personal

This article first appeared July 11 on the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. By Eva Galperin and Nadia Kayyali Imagine that you watched a police officer in your neighborhood stop ten completely ordinary people every day just to take a look inside their vehicle or backpack. Now imagine that nine of those people are […]

International Treaty Negotiations Go Further Underground with Unprecedented Secrecy Around Meetings in Canada

This post, written by EFF Global Policy Analyst Maria Sutton, was originally published on the foundation’s website July 8. EFF is in Ottawa this week for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, to influence the course of discussions over regressive digital policy provisions in this trade agreement that could lead to an increasingly restrictive Internet. But […]

EFF: Is Your Android Device Telling the World Where You’ve Been?

EFF: Is Your Android Device Telling the World Where You’ve Been?

Do you own an Android device? Is it less than three years old? If so, then when your phone’s screen is off and it’s not connected to a Wi-Fi network, there’s a high risk that it is broadcasting your location history to anyone within Wi-Fi range who wants to listen.

NSA, Director Of National Intelligence Sued For Zero Day Disclosure Process

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the NSA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to gain access to documents showing how intelligence agencies choose whether to disclose software security flaws known as “zero days.” A zero day is a […]

New York DA Employs 381 Secret Orders To Gather Complete Digital Dossiers From Facebook

This article by Kurt Opsahl originally appeared on the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Unfortunately, it appears that the lure of bulk surveillance is not just a temptation for the Federal government. Last summer, about a month after new leaks exposed the NSA’s bulk content PRISM program, Cyrus Vance, Jr., the District Attorney for […]

Smith v. Maryland Turns 35, But Its Health Is Declining

This article, written by EFF staff attorney Hanni Fakhoury, was originally published June 24 on the EFF website. The U.S. Supreme Court’s 1979 decision of Smith v. Maryland turned 35 years old last week. Since it was decided, Smith has stood for the idea that people have no expectation of privacy in information they expose […]

EFF: Wants You To Help Defeat The NSA

This post, written by activist nadia Kayyali, was originally published on the EFF website. The NSA may seem like an intimidating giant, but it has a serious Achilles’ heel— the enormous budget it claims from taxpayer dollars every year. While change to the actual words of the laws that govern NSA surveillance seems to be a […]

Flawed Priorities Reflected In Updated U.S. ‘Trade Objectives’

Flawed Priorities Reflected In Updated U.S. ‘Trade Objectives’

The Office of the United States Trade Representative published its updated objectives for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, including its priorities in the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter of the multilateral trade agreement. The updated language reflects the underlying, ongoing problem with the executive agency’s misplaced priorities on negotiating international trade deals.

EFF: On 6/5, 65 Things We Know About NSA Surveillance That We Didn’t Know a Year Ago

This post, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation activist Nadia Kayyali and international rights director Katitza Rodriguez, originally appeared on EFF’s website on June 5. It’s been one year since The Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting […]


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