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Hands Off Brock! Eff Pleads With Google Not To Kill Its Privacy Badger With Its Manifest Destiny

It's not hard, we just need some coding tweaks to make sure Privacy Badger stays sane In an effort to discourage Google from breaking or hobbling content blocking and privacy Chrome Extensions, the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Wednesday...
Related topics: Google, Chrome

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Tweet Complaining About Dmca Takedown Abuse Gets Hit With Dmca Takedown

A tweet from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that complained about an abusive DMCA takedown request has itself been hit with a DMCA takedown request. The EFF notes that the tweet in question linked to a TorrentFreak article about a number...
Related topics: DMCA

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Eu Parliament Signs Off On Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next?

Authored by Danny O'Brien via The Electronic Frontier Foundation, In a stunning rejection of the will five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protestors this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of...

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Watch Live: Debating Free Speech On Social Media

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Corynne McSherry and I will debate Stanford Law School’s Nathaniel Persily and a member of the European Parliament.
Related topics: Social Media, Debate

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Windows 10 Shouldn’t Upload Encryption Keys To Microsoft, Privacy Watchdog Says

A campaign called “Fix It Already!” and launched by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) calls for a number of tech companies to resolve security issues in their products. Microsoft is one of the giants that can further improve how user...
Related topics: Computer Security, Microsoft

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In Just Two Years, 9,000 Of These Cameras Were Installed To Spy On Your Car

The surveillance state is no longer limited to the state. For years, police departments have been tracking people’s cars with cameras that capture the license plate number of every vehicle that passes by. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a...
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Facebook Just Hired A Handful Of Its Toughest Privacy Critics

Enlarge / Electronic Frontier Foundation senior staff attorney Nate Cardozo speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016 at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on May 9, 2016 in New York City. (credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch) At a time...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Eff Lawyer Joins Whatsapp As Privacy Policy Manager

In an effort to bolster its public credibility in the wake of a very rough year, Facebook is bringing a fierce former critic into the fold. Next month, longtime Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) counsel Nate Cardozo will join WhatsApp, ...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Uk Clothing Company: Oops, Our Trademark Doesn’t Cover Collusion.so

Enlarge / One of the custom paintings in a stairwell of the Electronic Frontier Foundation offices, Sep 19, 2013 in San Francisco, CA, USA. (credit: Peter DaSilva for The Washington Post via Getty Images)) For the second time in a month, lawyers...
Related topics: Trademarks

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Electronic Frontier Foundation Defends Boing Boing Article On Electric Scooter Mods

Electric scooter rental company Bird Rides has sent a letter to alternative news site Boing Boing, asking that they remove an article the company claims infringes on its rights. The scooters, which have swarmed Santa Monica and other cities across...

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The Eff’s Vr Experience Helps Users Spot Surveillance Devices

With surveillance technology becoming ever more ubiquitous, it would be useful to know where to look for it. At least that's the thinking behind the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Spot the Surveillance VR experience. It puts users in a...

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In A Court Filing, Edward Snowden Says A Report Critical To An Nsa Lawsuit Is Authentic

An unexpected declaration by whistleblower Edward Snowden filed in court this week adds a new twist in a long-running lawsuit against the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. The case, filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation ...
Related topics: Edward Snowden, Lawsuits

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Why Does One California County Sheriff Have The Highest Rate Of Stingray Use?

Enlarge / San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon speaks with the media regarding the shooting that occurred at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has sued the San...

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Internet Advocacy Group Files Brief Claiming Donald Trump Blocking Twitter Users Violates The First...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit digital rights advocacy group, filed an amicus brief on Friday, informing the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment by...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Twitter, Social Media

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Epson Reportedly Issued Firmware Updates To Disable Third-party Ink Support

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sent a letter to the Texas Attorney General's office regarding possible firmware updates released by Epson for their printers which disabled support for third-party inks. Moreover, the EFF found out about...
Related topics: Firmware, Printers

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Privacy Badger Now Blocks Link Tracking In Google's Search, Hangouts, And Docs

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced a Privacy Badger update designed to block link tracking in Google's  Search, Hangouts, and Docs web services. Privacy Badger is a web browser extension created by EFF's development team for...
Related topics: Google

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You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads

By Gennie Gebhart, Associate Director of Research, Electronic Frontier Foundation Add “a phone number I never gave Facebook for targeted advertising” to the list of deceptive and invasive ways Facebook makes money off your personal...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Three Years Later, Let’s Encrypt Has Issued Over 380 Million Https Certificates

Bon anniversaire, Let’s Encrypt! The free-to-use nonprofit was founded in 2014 in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and more. Three years ago Friday, it issued its first...
Related topics: Google, Social Media, Facebook

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Today, Europe Lost The Internet. Now, We Fight Back

( Electronic Frontier Foundation) – Today, in a vote that split almost every major EU party, Members of the European Parliament adopted every terrible proposal in the new Copyright Directive and rejected every good one, setting the stage for...

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Gmail Confidential Mode Rolls Out To Mobile As Eff Warns Of Misleading Claims

Features of the new Gmail have been rolling out to users since its unveiling just before I/O. One such feature, Confidential Mode, which offers a suite of email protection options, is arriving now on mobile. However, the Electronic Frontier...
Related topics: Gmail

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