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Electronic Frontier Foundation Archive

Electronic Frontier Foundation

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.


Does Video Surveillance Of A Home For A Month Violate The 4th Amendment

This article, originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, was written by attorney Hanni Fakhoury. Just because a jogger can see the outside of your home on a public street doesn’t mean you’ve surrendered all your privacy expectations in the home. However, that seemingly obvious concept is being put to the test in a federal […]

An Open Letter Urging Universities To Encourage Conversation About Online Privacy

An Open Letter Urging Universities To Encourage Conversation About Online Privacy

A group of students from Iowa State University wanted to form an ISU Digital Freedom group. Despite their simple goal of fostering a healthy conversation around freedom-enhancing software, the university administration denied them official recognition.

EFF Calls Out Wall Street Journal For Getting Facts Wrong About NSA Surveillance

Wall Street Journal columnist L. Gordon Crovitz wrote a misleading and error-filled column about NSA surveillance on Monday, based on documents obtained by EFF through our Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Since we’ve been poring over the documents for the last week, we felt it was important to set the record straight about what they […]

NSA Mass Surveillance Puts Major Stress On U.S. Economy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation explains how privacy may not be the only casualty of the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program. Major sectors of the U.S. economy are reporting financial damage as the recent revelations shake consumer confidence and U.S. trade partners distance themselves from companies that may have been compromised by the NSA or, worse, are secretly collaborating with the spy agency.

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Same Mass Surveillance Story, Different Chapter

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Same Mass Surveillance Story, Different Chapter

Documents released Monday by the Director of National Intelligence tell a story we’ve heard before: The government, through one-sided argument in a secret court, obtained unConstitutional orders to collect vast amounts of information about millions of innocent Americans.

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Senators, Writers, Reporters, Defense Attorneys And Surveillance Experts Back Suit Against The NSA

This post, written by EFF legal fellow Andrew Crocker, originally appeared on the foundation’s website on Nov. 19. EFF’s case challenging the government’s mass telephone records collection program, First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles v. NSA, has received some new firepower in the form of five amicus briefs, including one from U.S. senators charged with […]

Electronic Frontier Foundation: DRM In Cars Will Drive Consumers Crazy

This article, written by Parker Higgins, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Nov. 13. Forget extra cupholders or power windows: the new Renault Zoe comes with a “feature” that absolutely nobody wants. Instead of selling consumers a complete car that they can use, repair, and upgrade as they see fit, Renault has […]

NSA’s Vast Surveillance Powers Extend Far Beyond Counterterrorism, Despite Misleading Government Claims

Writing Nov. 11 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trevor Timm explains how the NSA has everything to lose if it can’t continue to control its fear-mongering script – a script that calls for broad surveillance powers in order to keep Americans safe from the familiar horrors they’ve seen, over and over, on TV. By Trevor […]

The Electronic Frontier Foundation Ponders How The New York Times Endorsed an Agreement the Public Isn’t Allowed To Read?

The New York Times’ editorial board has made a disappointing endorsement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), even as the actual text of the agreement remains secret. That raises two distressing possibilities: either in an act of extraordinary subservience, the Times has endorsed an agreement that neither the public nor its editors have the ability to […]

EFF: Forced Decryption Of Electronic Data Is Self-Incrimination And Prohibited By 5th Amendment

Encryption is one of the most important ways to safeguard data from prying eyes. But what happens when those prying belong to the government? Can they force you to break your own encryption and provide them with the information they want?

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