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.
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 […]
This open letter to tech companies was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It includes 10 principles to protect users from National Security Agency sabotage. In the past nine months, our trust in technology companies has been badly shaken. Today, in collaboration with prominent security researchers and technologists, EFF presents an open letter to […]
This article, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation Intellectual Property Director Corynne McSherry, was originally published on the organization’s website on Feb. 18. South Dakota has put forth new legislation to support to a simple principle: if you own something, you ought to be allowed to fix it. The new bill, SB 136, would require manufacturers […]
February is Black History Month and that history is intimately linked with surveillance by the Federal government in the name of “national security.” Indeed, the history of surveillance in the African-American community plays an important role in the debate around spying today and in the calls for a Congressional investigation into that surveillance. Days after […]
This article, written by EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn, was originally published by the organization on Feb. 1. Editor’s Note: Many of Personal Liberty’s readers likely disagree with the late Pete Seeger’s political positions. But as Americans are increasingly confronted with government intrusions on privacy, Seeger’s reaction to government prying in his personal life is […]
Sgt. Star is a chatbot that was commissioned by the U.S. Army to help with recruitment efforts. Last year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a request with the Army to see if EFF could obtain him, or elements of him, through the Freedom of Information Act.
This article, written by electronic freedom activist Parker Higgins and attorney Mitch Stoltz, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Copyright reform hearings continue to lumber along in the House of Representatives, with Tuesday’s in the Judiciary Committee marking the seventh in as many months. This hearing was dedicated to “The Scope of Fair […]