Electronic Frontier Foundation Archive
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.
This handy FAQ was compiled by Electronic Frontier Foundation activist Nadia Kayyali and originally published on the foundation’s website on April 7. While NSA surveillance has been front and center in the news recently, fusion centers are a part of the surveillance state that deserve close scrutiny. Fusion centers are a local arm of the […]
This article, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation technologist Jeremy Gillula, was originally published on the organization’s website on April 4. You would think that by now the Internet would have grown up enough that things like online banking, email, or government websites would rely on thoroughly engineered security to make sure your data isn’t intercepted […]
This post, written by legislative analyst Mark Jaycox, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on April 2. Representatives Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger, the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced HR 4291, the FISA Transparency and Modernization Act (.pdf), to end the collection of all Americans’ calling records using Section 215 of […]
This article, compiled by legal director Cindy Cohn and legislative analyst Mark M. Jaycox, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on March 25. Today we learned that the Obama Administration and the House Intelligence Committee are both proposing welcome and seemingly significant changes to the mass telephone records collection program. Both the Obama Administration […]
This article, written by Andrew Crocker, originally appeared March 21, 2014 on the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. EFF has long argued that law enforcement agencies must get a warrant when they ask Internet companies for the content of their users’ communications. In 2013, as part of our annual Who Has Your Back report, we […]
This article, written by senior staff attorney Jennifer Lynch, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The Freedom of Information Act is not the only law the public can use to obtain records from the government. Most States have similar laws for accessing documents on the State and local levels. In California, the Electronic […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently won favorable rulings in two hard-fought Freedom of Information Act cases involving reports of intelligence agency misconduct and agency attempts to mandate backdoors into Internet communications.
This article, written by legislative analyst Mark Jaycox, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Monday marks the second day of “Sunshine Week”—a week to focus on the importance of open government and how to ensure accountability of our leaders at the federal, state, and local levels. When US intelligence agencies were caught spying […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Director for International Freedom of Expression Jillian York wrote this post, which originally appeared on the foundation’s website on Thursday. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its annual “Enemies of the Internet” index this week—a ranking first launched in 2006 intended to track countries that repress online speech, intimidate and arrest bloggers, […]
This article was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Changing Technology Demands New Rules for Police San Francisco — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to set limits on warrantless searches of cellphones, arguing in two cases before the court that changing technology demands new guidelines for when the […]