This post, by Policy Analyst and Legislative Assistant Mark M. Jaycox, originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website on Sept. 11. The veil of secrecy around the government’s illegal […]
This post originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website on Sept. 10. Five new groups—including civil-rights lawyers, medical-privacy advocates and Jewish social-justice activists—have joined a lawsuit filed by the […]
Many people want to build secure Internet services that protect their users against surveillance, or the illegal seizure of their data. When the Electronic Frontier Foundation is asked how to build these tools, its advice is: Don’t start from scratch.
In a major victory in one of EFF’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits, the Justice Department conceded yesterday that it will release hundreds of pages of documents, including FISA […]
The following open letter, written by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, addresses a very frightening global trend: Nations increasingly using terror prevention as justification to lock up dissidents. Based on some […]
Often, you have to carefully parse National Security Agency statements to root out deception and misinformation, and a recent statement the agency gave The Wall Street Journal is no different. The NSA has tried to deflect an accurate story with its same old word games.
When you access a Web site over an encrypted connection, you’re using a protocol called HTTPS. But not all HTTPS connections are created equal. In the first few milliseconds after a browser connects securely to a server, an important choice is made: the browser sends a list of preferences for what kind of encryption it’s willing to support, and the server replies with a verification certificate and picks a choice for encryption from the browser’s list. These different encryption choices are called “cipher suites.” Most of the time, users don’t have to worry about which suite the browsers and servers are using, but in some cases it can make a big difference.
Since the revelations of confirmed National Security Agency spying in June, three different “investigations” have been announced. One by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), another by the Director of National Intelligence, Gen. James Clapper, and the third by the Senate Intelligence Committee, formally called the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI).
For almost two years, EFF has been fighting the government in Federal court to force the public release of an 86-page opinion of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). Issued in October 2011, the secret court’s opinion found that surveillance conducted by the NSA under the FISA Amendments Act was unConstitutional and violated “the spirit of” Federal law.
This article, written by staff attorney Hanni Fakhoury, was originally published on August 20, 2013 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In the ongoing legal battle between craigslist and 3taps, a […]
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has reacted to Thursday’s Washington Post story on the National Security Agency’s eye-opening audit, which dismantled the fallacy that there are adequate oversight mechanisms built into […]
This article, published Tuesday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), demonstrates Americans’ growing mistrust of the Federal government’s Orwellian and secretive programs that enable law enforcement agencies to spy on U.S. citizens without warrants, probable cause or informing us we’re being targeted.
This post, written by senior staff attorney Matt Zimmerman, was originally published on August 9, 2013 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Newark, NJ – A New Jersey federal district court […]