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Work for EFF's Activism Team This Summer

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in protecting civil liberties online and fighting for a free and open Internet? Do you have strong writing and research skills? Do you love delving into the latest issues in technology, privacy, intellectual property, and transparency? Apply for EFF’s Summer...

Unqualified Names in the SSL Observatory

Internet certification authorities (CAs) are charged with the task of vouching for the identities of secure web servers. When you browse to https://www.wellsfargo.com/, your browser knows it’s the real wellsfargo.com because VeriSign, a CA, says it is. However, if CAs don’t validate the identities of the sites they vouch for...

Urban Homesteaders Fight Baseless Legal Claims Over Generic, Descriptive Term

San Francisco - Activists in the urban homesteading movement petitioned today to cancel the registration of bogus trademarks for the terms "urban homesteading" and "urban homestead" -- trademarks that have been used to threaten other urban homesteaders and remove online content and discussion.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has...

"Operation in Our Sites" Moves Ahead

The numbers confirm the anecdotal evidence: Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is stepping up intellectual property–related enforcement, launching almost half as many cases in the past two months as it had in total in 2010. That’s according to ICE's own statistics,...

Reader Privacy Act Introduced to Upgrade Book Privacy for the Digital Era

Sacramento, CA - California Senator Leland Yee has introduced the Reader Privacy Act of 2011 (SB 602), with backing from the California Affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The law would bring a much-needed upgrade to match Californians' reading habits. Under SB...

White House Call-In Day: Demand PATRIOT Act Reform!


White House Call-In Day on April 5, 2011
Tell Obama: Keep Your Promises and Demand PATRIOT Act Reform!
202-456-1111
On April 5, 1792, President George Washington vetoed a bill -- the first time in U.S. history that the presidential veto was exercised. On the anniversary...

Mobile Carrier Delays Harm Internet Security

By delaying or even blocking security updates for mobile devices, mobile carriers put their users, their business, and the country’s critical infrastructure at unnecessary risk. Mobile security problems plague the entire software stack — the baseband, the kernel, the application frameworks, and the applications — and carriers continue to...

What Location Tracking Looks Like

Your cell phone company knows everywhere you go, twenty-four hours a day, every day. How concrete is this fact for you?
It's very concrete for Malte Spitz, a German politician and privacy advocate. He used German privacy law — which, like the law of many European countries, gives...

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