Blog Posts Tagged with "EFF"

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Ever-Clearer Vulnerabilities in Certificate Authority System

January 03, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

At EFF we are big fans of HTTPS, the secure version of HTTP that allows for private conversations between websites and users who are browsing them. Though we've known that this system has been flawed for a while now, last year there were two attacks that acutely demonstrated just how brittle it is...

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EFF's 2011 in Review: Hacking Laws

December 31, 2011 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

2011 has been a landmark year for prosecutions under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), with the feds pursuing aggressive, high-profile cases against members of Anonymous and LulzSec, as well as open access advocate Aaron Swartz...

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Ruling Allows Government Warrantless Access to Data

November 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"In light of that technological reality, we are gravely worried by the court's conclusion that records about you that are collected by Internet services like Twitter, Facebook, Skype and Google are fair game for warrantless searches by the government..."

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Senators Call for Privacy Law Update

October 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) - signed when mobile phones were the size of bricks and the World Wide Web didn't exist – is woefully outdated, putting Americans' privacy at risk. Sens. Wyden and Kirk jointly call for updating U.S. privacy law to keep pace with technology...

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