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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. https://www.eff.org/ Email this author.


EFF, ACLU Demolish ‘It’s Just Metadata’ Claim In NSA Spying Appeal

EFF, ACLU Demolish ‘It’s Just Metadata’ Claim In NSA Spying Appeal

This was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Washington, D.C. — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday filed an amicus brief in Klayman v. Obama, a high-profile lawsuit that challenges mass surveillance, arguing that Americans’ telephone metadata deserves the highest protection of the 4th Amendment. Larry […]

One Way To Stand Against Spying: Meet With A Legislator

One Way To Stand Against Spying: Meet With A Legislator

Those in the U.S. prepared to vigorously oppose mass government spying need to fight back and hold our representatives to account for the routine human rights violations perpetrated by the NSA. Congress is in recess for the month of August, so right now is an ideal time to schedule a visit in-district.

EFF: Record Label Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Online Content Communities

This article originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website. San Francisco — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a Federal appeals court to block record labels’ attempt to thwart Federal law in Capitol v. Vimeo — a case that could jeopardize free speech and innovation and the […]

The New Senate USA FREEDOM Act: A First Step Toward Reforming Mass Surveillance

The New Senate USA FREEDOM Act: A First Step Toward Reforming Mass Surveillance

On Tuesday, Senator Patrick Leahy introduced a revised version of his USA FREEDOM legislation, the USA FREEDOM Act of 2014, which focuses on telephone record collection and FISA Court reform. While this bill is not a comprehensive solution to overly broad and unConstitutional surveillance, it is a strong first step.

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 […]

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