EFF in the News
Last week we directed your attention to new findings by some Berkeley researchers and the EFF that shows that ten ISPs are using hardware to intercept and sometimes redirect user search results for additional profit.
"This interception and alteration of search traffic is not just your average privacy problem," says Peter Eckersley at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based internet advocacy group that helped the Berkeley team investigate the ISPs. "This is a deep violation of users' trust and expectations about how the internet is supposed to function."
You’ll help out some great charities (the EFF and Child’s Play) and/or support indie developers and/or throw some cash to the HIB’s organizers. And for your trouble (and money) you’ll be rewarded with an excellent package of indie games.
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), several recent research studies have revealed that “some or all traffic to major search engines, including Bing, Yahoo! and (sometimes) Google, is being directed to mysterious third party proxies.”
Thus far it has collected $2 million, with the proceeds spread across indie game developers are charities like Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
A post written by the research team and published on the blog of civil liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation last week stated, "When looking up brand names such as "apple," "dell," "groupon," and "wsj," the affiliate programs direct the queries to the corresponding brands' websites or to search assistance pages instead of providing the intended search engine results page."
Groups joining with the Electronic Privacy Information Center include the American Library Association's Washington office, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, the Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights, the Center for Media and Democracy, Consumer Action, the Consumer Federation of America, the Cyber Privacy Project, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Liberty Coalition, OMBWatch, OpenTheGovernment.org, Patient Privacy Rights, Privacy Activism, the Privacy Journal, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and the Privacy Rights Now Coalition.
You’re also helping out good causes - both the EFF and Child’s Play.
HTTPS Everywhere is a product by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and is currently only available for Firefox. The EFF notes that they want to build Chrome version, but unfortunately the extension wouldn't work in Chrome without changes to the browser's source.
The ruling contradicts two earlier Supreme Court rulings on First Amendment rights, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who had filed an amicus brief in support of the appeal, and did not even take into account procedural transgressions. ...........