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Shaping the Digital Society

EFF Sr. Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl will speak at the Green Congress about "Everything Open, Everything Oline! Transparency and Participation with Open Data and Open Government. " When: November 13, 2010 7 p.m. Where: Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 1 Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 1 10557 Berlin 10557 Berlin http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=de&tl=en&u=www.gruenebundestag.de%2Fcms%2Ftermine%2Fdok%2F354%2F354302.gesellschaft_digital_gestalten_netzpolit.html&act=url

2010 Pioneer Awards Ticket Contest

EFF is offering two complimentary VIP admissions (a $200 value) to the 19th Annual Pioneer Awards on November 8, thanks to a generous EFF donor. Meet the Pioneer Awards winners, host Cory Doctorow, EFF founders and board members, and other luminaries at the intimate VIP reception immediately preceding the awards...

Criminal Justice Blog Battles Copyright Troll

Las Vegas - A criminal justice blog that provides resources for difficult-to-prosecute murder cases is fighting bogus infringement claims from copyright troll Righthaven LLC and asked a Las Vegas judge Friday to dismiss Righthaven's baseless attempt to seize his domain name. "Righthaven's efforts to restrict what information is available to...

Government Withholds Records on Need for Expanded Surveillance Law

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit against three agencies of the Department of Justice (DOJ) today, demanding records about problems or limitations that hamper electronic surveillance and potentially justify or undermine the Administration's new calls for expanded surveillance powers. The issue has been in the headlines...

Eight Epic Failures of Regulating Cryptography

They can promise strong encryption. They just need to figure out how they can provide us plain text. - FBI General Counsel Valerie Caproni, September 27, 2010 [W]e're in favor of strong encryption, robust encryption. The country needs it, industry needs it. We just want to make sure we have...

Facebook's Broken Promises: Facebook Apps Leaking Private Data to Advertisers and Trackers

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today on yet another major Facebook privacy blunder. Despite Facebook's various polices and promises about users' privacy when using apps, apps have been feeding Facebook users' information to advertisers and Internet tracking companies regardless of the individual user's Facebook privacy settings. Internet advertising...

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