EFF in the News
“The IOB has a critically important mission – civilian oversight of America’s intelligence activities,” said Mark Rumold, an open government legal fellow with the group.
"Essentially, each of us is being tailed," said Kevin Bankston, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "Whether you went to the family planning clinic or a psychiatrist, or to be treated at the cancer specialists' office," data gleaned from cellphones alone reveal "an enormous amount about us."
The complaint invoked the infringement of The First Amendment. Matt Zimmerman, EFF Senior Staff Attorney, said that domain name seizures could only be considered blunt instruments, causing unacceptable collateral damage to such fundamental rights of the Internet users as freedom of speech.
We take a look at the new patent reform law that some tech entrepreneurs don't like with Julie Samuels of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
That could be bad for news publishers and for society, said Rebecca Jeschke, spokeswoman for the digital privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation.
“Are we not going to read about things and look at things and learn about things, because we’re scared about what someone might think about us?” Jeschke said. “That chilling effect is really concerning.”
The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) and others are raising the red flag about issues related to the Kindle Fire’s browser, Silk.
But the Syrian Electronic Army is pro-government. Jillian York of the Electronic Frontier Foundation says, "I've never seen a group like this at this scale, attacking such large international targets."
Jillian is the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and she’s a co-author of a new report called Account Deactivation and Content Removal: Guiding Principles and Practices for Companies and Users. You can hear the full interview below, or download the MP3.
“I don’t think there there is anything on this list the government would concede requires a warrant,” said Kevin Bankston, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “This brings cellular retention practices out of the shadows, so we can have a rational discussion about how the law needs to be changed when it comes to the privacy of our records.”