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Hollywood Pressuring FCC on Selectable Output Control Again

Our friends at Public Knowledge have been doing a great job in Washington, D.C., fighting against the MPAA's efforts to selectively disable the high-definition analog (i.e., "component" video) outputs on your cable box. In essence, Hollywood is telling the FCC that it won't give Americans early access to blockbuster movies...

EFF at LISA '09 in Baltimore

Stop by the EFF booth at the 23rd Large Installation System Administration Conference in Baltimore, MD! The conference begins on 11/1, and the EFF booth will be open on Wednesday, 11/4 and Thursday, 11/5. See you there! Be sure to check out special conference registration discounts: http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa09/discounts.html Location: Baltimore Marriott...

Got Any Questions for LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman?

On Thursday, October 22, EFF hosts the 2009 Pioneer Awards in conjunction with the Web 2.0 Summit, and keynote speaker Reid Hoffman will be answering pre-submitted questions from EFF supporters. Wanna know how he came up with the idea for LinkedIn? Curious about what he thinks the Next Big Thing...

Record 12-Million-Digit Prime Number Nets $100,000 Prize

San Francisco - A worldwide volunteer computing project called the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) has discovered a 12-million-digit prime number, netting $100,000 and a Cooperative Computing Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for discovering a prime number of over 10 million digits. The GIMPS PrimeNet network made...

EFF Challenges Dangerous Patent on VoIP Systems

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is challenging a dangerous patent on voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) that could cripple the adoption of new VoIP technologies. A communications company named Acceris was awarded this illegitimate patent for hardware, software, and processes for implementing VoIP using analog telephones as endpoints --...

EFF Warns Texas Instruments to Stop Harassing Calculator Hobbyists

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) warned Texas Instruments (TI) today not to pursue its baseless legal threats against calculator hobbyists who blogged about potential modifications to the company's programmable graphing calculators. TI's calculators perform a "signature check" that allows only approved operating systems to be loaded onto...

It's My Browser, and I'll Auto-Click if I Want To

Free file hosting provider MediaFire seems to think that, when you follow a link to download a file from its service, it has the right to control your browser. This is yet another example of a web site owner forgetting that it's your computer, and it's none of...

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