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Google Asks, "Are You Done With That Sandwich?"

Lawyers from EFF warned this week of the implications of Google Sidle, a new beta product the company describes as, "Bringing our mission of organizing the world's information to your cafeteria," but which one EFF lawyer described as, "Creepy, even for Google." Companies and schools subscribing to Sidle will have...

European ACTA Negotiators Reject "Three Strikes" Moniker

Seething Danes were seen stomping out of the ACTA negotiation chambers in Wellington, New Zealand, citing frustration with the United States negotiators' continued pushing of "three strikes" proposals. "ACTA is an international agreement," fumed negotiator Olaf Atdis. "It's absurd for the United States to continue demanding a baseball analogy when...

Calling All Robots

01000100011011110110111001100001011101000110010100100000 01110100011011110010000001000101010001100100011000100001 The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading robotic rights group fighting for your digital liberties. Only we know that in 2012, a sophisticated search algorithm will be first programmed to selectively modify itself to obtain better search results and that within 50 years the algorithm now known as...

Sham Email Subpoena Violates Whistleblower's Constitutional Rights

Atlanta - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and attorney Bryan Vroon asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit today to reexamine a panel ruling that violated a whistleblower's Fourth Amendment right to privacy in his email communications. The whistleblower, Charles Rehberg, uncovered systematic mismanagement of funds at...

50,000 New Lawsuits Against Movie Downloaders

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a group known as the "U.S. Copyright Group" has quietly targeted 20,000 Bit Torrent users for legal action in federal court in Washington, DC. The targets are accused of having downloaded independent films, including "Steam Experiment," "Far Cry," "Uncross the Stars," "Gray Man" and...

Life 2.0 at the San Francisco International Film Festival

EFF is proud to be a presenter of Life 2.0, directed by Jason Spingarn-Koff, at the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22- May 6). EFF consulted with the filmmakers during the making of this film. Documented both online and in the real world, Life 2.0 examines the effects...

EFF Joins With Internet Companies and Advocacy Groups to Reform Privacy Law

San Francisco - As part of a broad coalition of privacy groups, think tanks, technology companies, and academics, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today issued recommendations for strengthening the federal privacy law that regulates government access to private phone and Internet communications and records, including cell phone location data. The...

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