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 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 […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is planning to grade the President’s forthcoming National Security Agency “reform” package, and they’re asking Americans to make their wishes known before Obama unveils his plan on Friday. By The Electronic Frontier Foundation On Friday, President Barack Obama will announce changes and potential reforms he will make to the National Security […]
U.S. Customs And Border Protection recently “discovered” additional daily flight logs that show the agency has flown its drones on behalf of local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies on 200 more occasions than previously released records indicated.
This post, written by Activism Director Rainey Reitman, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Jan. 10. In January 2006, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed its first lawsuit challenging the Constitutionality of National Security Agency mass surveillance. In January 2012, the Internet rose up to protest and defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act […]
This post, written by Legislative Analyst Mark M. Jaycox and Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Jan. 7. Last week, press reports revealed more about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) elite hacking unit, the Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO). The press also helped the public grasp […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is releasing a series of year-in-review posts that focus on different aspects of the highly-publicized clash between government surveillance and individual freedoms in 2013. This one, by EFF’s Hanni Fakhoury, shows that the political will to protect Americans’ Constitutional rights against illegal searches and seizures has largely resided with State governments […]
This post, written by Activism Director Rainey Reitman, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Dec. 18. Fifty-four civil liberties and public interest groups sent a letter to Congressional leadership today opposing S. 1631, the FISA Improvements Act. The bill, promoted by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), seeks to legalize and extend National Security […]
This post, written by Cindy Cohn and Katitza Rodriguez and Parker Higgins, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Dec. 17. Last Monday, eight of the largest Internet companies took the unprecedented step of publicly calling for an end to bulk collection of communications data. Then on Tuesday, a coalition of over 550 […]