Electronic Frontier Foundation

Help Send EFF to SXSW 2019

Want to see the Electronic Frontier Foundation at the annual SXSW conference and festival in 2019? Help us get there by voting for our panels in the …

Artificial Intelligence

Sharing Your Netflix Password Could Land You In Jail

5 hours ago<p>Hold the phone, apparentely under the United States computer hacking laws, giving out your Netflix password could lead to …

Computer Hacking

Electronic Frontier Foundation Critiques Gmail's Confidential Mode

Gmail’s Confidential Mode has some hidden downsides, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). For one thing, Gmail Confidential Mode …

Search Engine Marketing

While you weren’t looking: 'Downloadable guns' are coming soon

The federal government settled a lawsuit allowing Americans to download instructions from the internet to 3D print their own guns, without a license, …

Guns

Humble Book Bundle: Linux Geek by No Starch Press

Pay $1 or more!<p>Pay $8 or more to also unlock!<p>Pay $15 or more to also unlock!<p>Pay $30 or more to also unlock!<p>Support Charity<p>Electronic Frontier …

語学教師が直面してきた「馬鹿馬鹿しい特許」とは?

長年語学教師を苦しめてきた「語学レッスン」に関する特許を有する企業に対して、<b>電子フロンティア財団</b>と語学教師がタッグを組み、問題解決に取り組んでいます。<p><b>With EFF’s Help, Language Teacher Responds to Ridiculous Patent Threat |</b> …

SoundCloud

Carpenter v. United States - Supreme Court opinion

United States

Nate Cardozo: A Golden Age of Surveillance

Surveillance

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Internet users were already at the mercy of ISPs, like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon before the FCC repealed net neutrality protections. Now they don’t …

NetSoc LLC v Match Group Complaint

EFF

SCOTUS declines to hear “podcasting patent” case Personal Audio v. Electronic Frontier Foundation, handing win to EFF, after the patent was invalidated in 2015

U.S. Supreme Court

Digital Rights Coalition Slams Facebook, Google’s ‘Secret Algorithms’

3:36 PM 05/08/2018<p>A coalition of digital rights advocates and academic experts have formed to urge tech companies to implement new policies in an …

Conservative View

Tech watchdogs call on Facebook and Google for transparency around censored content

If a company like Facebook can’t even understand why its moderation tools work the way they do, then its users certainly don’t have a fighting shot. Anyway, that’s the idea behind what a coalition of digital rights groups are calling The Santa Clara Principles (PDF), “a set of minimum standards” …

Privacy

In Honor of John Perry Barlow

<b>In Honor of John Perry Barlow</b><p>The Electronic Frontier Foundation celebrates the distinguished legacy of John Perry Barlow: EFF co-founder, board …

Whistleblowers

Grindr's got to go

x<p>Privacy isn’t just about credit card numbers and passwords. Sharing sensitive information like this can put LGBT Americans at …

Liberal View

How the FBI lied for power on cellphone hacking

The Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) last week released a new report that supports what EFF has long suspected: that the …

Privacy

Elizabeth Smart demands her name be taken off anti-porn bill

A Utah woman who was kidnapped from her home as a teenager in 2002 is demanding a controversial bill targeting online pornography stop using her name.<p>…

ACLU

The John Perry Barlow Internet Ideas Symposium

John Perry Barlow Internet Ideas Symposium<b>Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 2 PM to 6 PM<br>The Internet Archive at 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA …

San Francisco

🎧 Your Privacy is Now Under a Dark CLOUD

Your privacy and 4th amendments rights were dealt another blow last week, while no one was really looking. Congress opened the door to more …

Craigslist pulls all personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill FOSTA, says any tool or service can be misused and that it can't take such risk

4:30 PM ET, March 23, 2018<p><b>Craigslist pulls all personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill FOSTA, says any tool or service can be misused and</b> …

GDPR

Craigslist kills personal ads after Senate sex trafficking vote

Craigslist has put the kibosh on one of its most iconic sections this week, following the passage of the Senate’s Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act. The controversial bill, which passed with a 97-2 vote, essentially holds sites accountable for hosting content related to sex trafficking.<p>While …

Tech Trends

Craigslist Just Shut Down Its Infamous Personals Section

Even the "strictly platonic" page.<p>Craigslist just got rid of its entire personals section, which was reportedly one of the most used parts of the site, thanks to a new law aimed at cracking down on sex trafficking.<p>Gizmodo reports the shutdown includes Craigslist’s dating sections—men seeking women, …

Internet

Dawn of the New Everything, book review: VR, and decisions that cast long shadows

In an engaging memoir, virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier recounts an unusual childhood, charts the history of his company VPL, and offers opinions …

Virtual Reality

Microsoft bullish on Congress' inclusion of CLOUD Act in funding bill

Now that the CLOUD Act has been added to a U.S. government spending bill, resolution over the government's role in cross-border data privacy may be a …

Privacy

How to #DeleteFacebook, But Keep the Memories

The revelation that Cambridge Analytica allegedly obtained and misused the personal data of 50 million Facebook users has spurred many people to …

Social Media

Facebook Privacy: How Black Activists Can Secure Their Private Data

News of Facebook’s lax security with users’ personal data underscores the need for Black activists to be proactive in protecting their privacy on …

Deon Cole

Trump applauds passage of trafficking bill that chips Internet legal pillar

The White House praised anti-sex trafficking legislation that passed the Senate on Wednesday over concerns the reform could fundamentally change the …

Donald Trump

How to delete your private Facebook data without deleting your account

I wouldn’t blame anyone for wanting to leave Facebook for good after hearing that their personal data may have been used without consent by Cambridge …

Apps

Anonymity

Many people don't want the things they say online to be connected with their offline identities. They may be concerned about political or economic …

Privacy

3 Simple Ways We Give Up A Ton Of Very Personal Information To Facebook And Random Apps

Step 1: Sign up for Facebook.<p>Facebook has come under fire after Cambridge Analytica, a voter profiling company that worked on President Trump’s campaign, allegedly improperly collected and misused the data of up to 50 million users. It has prompted a big investigation in the UK and lots of scrutiny …

Social Media