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ENCRYPTION SAVES

Say hello to EFF's second, limited-edition, DEF CON membership t-shirt! Only 340 premium-level donors who attend this year's DEF CON 19 in Las Vegas will be able to get these new "ENCRYPTION SAVES" shirts, specially designed by Joe Alterio of the creative charity Robots & Monsters. The front...

Patent Trolls Drive App Developers from U.S. Market

Unfortunately, patent trolls are not a new phenomenon. But, lately we’ve seen a disturbing new trend: patent trolls targeting app developers. Platforms such as iOS and Android allow small software developers the ability to widely distribute their work, which – for obvious reasons – is good for both developers and...

The 11th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2011)

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann joins a panel with Chris Soghoian, Roger Dingledine, Damon McCoy, and Caspar Bowden discussing The Ethics of Research on Tor Users at PETS 2011. The discussion will take place on Thursday, July 28 at 10 a.m. Registration fees and information: http://petsymposium.org/2011/registration.php General info...

Records on PATRIOT Act Use and Misuse

EFF filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) demanding records on three controversial PATRIOT Act surveillance provisions that expire early next year unless Congress renews them. EFF is seeking the immediate release of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports on the provisions' effectiveness...

Analysis Dissemination Visualization Insight and Semantic Enhancement (ADVISE)

In 2007 EFF submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Homeland Security for information about a trial-stage data mining program called Analysis Dissemination Visualization Insight and Semantic Enhancement (ADVISE). This system was intended to sift through a wide variety of databases to find suspicious patterns between...

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

EFF and Public Knowledge filed suit on September 17 2008 against the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) demanding information about a secret intellectual property enforcement treaty that the government has put on a fast track to completion. The United States Canada the European Community Switzerland Japan the...

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