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Obama Administration Won't Discuss NSA Email Surveillance

July 10, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A few members of Congress have been trying to get the Obama administration to answer a question: How many Americans’ phone calls or emails have been and are being collected without a warrant under the FISA Amendments Act of 2008? Unfortunately, no one else in the government seems to want that question answered...

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Internet Users Again Shut Out of Secret TPP Negotiations

July 05, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

We don’t know what’s in the current version of the TPP’s IP chapter - the public has only seen a leaked version. Given what we've seen in this leak, we have every right to be furious that representatives are negotiating an agreement that will harm online expression, privacy, and innovation on the Internet...

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Time for Congress to Pledge to Uphold Internet Freedom

July 03, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress has attempted to legislate in favor of corporations and law enforcement at the expense of its users’ basic rights. Netizens’ strong desire to keep the Internet open and free has been brushed aside as naïve and inconsequential, in favor of lobbyists and special interest groups. Well, no longer...

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EFF Staff to Present at Hackers on Planet Earth

July 01, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Technologies are transforming our society, and when our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE), one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world...

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Government Insists It Can’t Be Sued Over Warrantless Wiretapping

June 26, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

In three separate lawsuits that have been churning in the federal courts, the government has used a menu of dodges to block the courts from considering the key underlying question — have they been breaking the law and violating the constitution by warrantlessly surveilling American citizens — over and over again...

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Hacking Strikes Fear in the Heart of Texas Bureau of Prisons

June 24, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Whether you call them hackers, makers, tinkerers, or information security researchers, people on the hacking spectrum have been a boon to society for decades. They power innovation in all sectors and operate as a valuable check on the security and stability of the technology that forms the basis for our society...

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How to Activate 'Do Not Track' in Your Browsers

June 21, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Do Not Track combines both technology (a signal transmitted from a user) as well as a policy framework for how companies that receive the signal should respond. The following tutorial walks you through the enabling Do Not Track in the four most popular browsers: Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, and Chrome...

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No Copyrights on APIs: Judge Defends Interoperability and Innovation

June 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Judge Alsup, a coder himself, got it right when he wrote that “copyright law does not confer ownership over any and all ways to implement a function or specification of any and all methods used in the Java API.” It's a pleasure to see a judge so fundamentally understand the technology at issue...

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Congressional Witnesses Agree: Multistakeholders Right for Internet Regulation

June 15, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The threat posed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is not limited to an outright "takeover" by Russia or China. ITU's vision of Internet policy-making is more like "taking control" than the transparent and bottom-up multi-stakeholder process typically associated with Internet governance...

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Organization for Computer Professionals Opposes CISPA

June 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

ACM is the world's largest organization for computer professionals. They are joining a diverse group in opposing CISPA, including a wide array of digital civil liberties organizations like EFF, computer scientists like Bruce Schneier and Tim Berners-Lee, and companies like the Mozilla Foundation...

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Lieberman-Collins Cybersecurity Act Frequently Asked Questions

June 04, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Companies already use firewalls to protect their networks. ISPs do filtering as well, for example disallowing end users from hosting certain services, or de-prioritizing certain types of traffic. But this bill makes no effort to restrict the definition of countermeasures to reasonable techniques in use today...

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Megaupload User Asks Court for Their Files Back... Again

June 01, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF’s asked the court to return files lost when Megaupload was seized last January. Since then, we’ve been to court both for a hearing and a mediation and nothing has changed. The key problem: the government has failed to help third parties get access to their data. So we have no choice but to go back to court...

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Senator Demands Text of Secret Agreements Regulating Internet

May 30, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Senator Ron Wyden recently introduced a bill demanding access to draft texts of international trade agreements under negotiation such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that carry provisions that could severely choke off users' rights on the Internet. This is a great positive step in the right direction...

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Join the Fight Against Cyber Spying Proposals in the Senate

May 29, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Even when faced with opposition from security experts and the Obama Administration, the House of Representatives managed to ram through CISPA, a bill widely decried as empowering the military to collect the Internet records of Americans’ everyday Internet use. Now the fight is moving to the Senate...

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The Netherlands Passes Net Neutrality Legislation

May 24, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Netherlands is the first country in Europe to establish a legal framework supporting net neutrality. The law contains language that restricts when ISPs can wiretap users, and limits the circumstances under which ISPs can cut off a subscriber's Internet access altogether...

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Twitter Commits to Respecting Do Not Track with New Policy

May 21, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

This doesn’t mean Twitter will stop collecting all data on you. They’ll still be able to collect aggregate data about your browsing habits for analytics and security, but they won’t set a cookie and they won’t use data to suggest users to you or for tailoring your Twitter experience...

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