Electronic Frontier Foundation

Money Laundering And Crypto-coin Legislation Could Hurt Open-source Ecosystem – Activists

Rights groups slam UK.gov's customer due diligence plans The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and UK Open Rights Group have responded to an HM Treasury consultation on money laundering legislation, in particular to the suggestion that publishing...
Related topics: Activism, United Kingdom

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Reddit User Allowed To Remain Anonymous Following Court Ruling

A Reddit user who faced a legal fight to reveal their identity has been allowed to stay anonymous, a court has ruled. The user, who posts with the name "Darkspilver," was represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and was concerned the...
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Hey, Those Warrantless Smartphone Searches At The Us Border? Unconstitutional, Yeah? Civil-rights...

Latest development in long-running lawsuit over electronic device slurping Civil rights groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) have pushed this week for a US judge to declare the...
Related topics: ACLU, Lawsuits

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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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8 Tech Giants Have Security Holes They Need To Fix Right Now, Says Eff

The Electronic Frontier Foundation called on big tech companies to fix security holes. The Electronic Frontier Foundation launched a campaign and deliberately lo-fi website titled “Fix It Already,” calling on big tech companies to...

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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...
Related topics: Police

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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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Eff Flips Bird The Bird, Says Boing Boing Post Doesn’t Violate Copyright Law

Enlarge / People ride shared dockless electric scooters along Venice Beach on August 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images) According to a new letter published Friday by an Electronic Frontier Foundation lawyer,...

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Facebook Is Trying To Defang A Strong Law On Facial Recognition

We already know Facebook will do pretty much whatever it wants with your data, but a lawsuit shows the lengths it will go to in defending that approach. On Monday, the ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Center for Democracy &...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Lawsuits, ACLU

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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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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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Eff: Epson Tricking Customers With Fake Software Update To Reject Third-party Ink

Epson has been caught sending fake software updates to users’ printers that make them reject third-party ink. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has revealed that in late 2016 or early 2017 printer giant Epson began sending deceptive updates...
Related topics: 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...
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