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EFF Seeks to Protect Innovation for Social Network Users

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging a federal judge to dismiss Facebook's claims that criminal law is violated when its users opt for an add-on service that helps them aggregate their information from a variety of social networking sites. Power Ventures makes a web-based tool that...

Net Neutrality: FCC Trojan Horse Redux

The Washington Post reports that FCC Chairman Genachowski is considering basing the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules on precisely the legal foundation discredited in a recent court ruling: Specifically, he is exploring a legal push under the current legal framework for broadband, which is under Title I, that would...

EFF at PrivacyCamp SF

EFF will be attending PrivacyCamp SF on Friday May 7th after the end of the Web 2.0 Expo, and we hope you will join us. The topic of the day will be Privacy and Social Networks. What: PrivacyCamp SF 2010 When: Friday May 7, 2010 from 9:30 AM...

Cindy Cohn at Law Day 2010 Luncheon

Law in the 21st Century: Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges The San Mateo County Bar Association Presents "Law Day 2010 Luncheon" Noon on Friday, April 30, 2010 Crowne Plaza Hotel 1177 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame Keynote Speaker: Cindy Cohn Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation Featuring the Presentation of Mock Trial...

Facebook's "Evil Interfaces"

Social networking companies don't have it easy. Advertisers covet their users' data, and in a niche that often seems to lack a clear business model, selling (or otherwise leveraging) that data is a tremendously tempting opportunity. But most users simply don't want to share as much information with marketers or...

Facebook's Eroding Privacy Policy: A Timeline

Since its incorporation just over five years ago, Facebook has undergone a remarkable transformation. When it started, it was a private space for communication with a group of your choice. Soon, it transformed into a platform where much of your information is public by default. Today, it has become a...

A Handy Facebook-to-English Translator

At last week's "f8" Facebook developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg's notable quotable was that Facebook is "building a Web where the default is social." To our ears, that sounds like "a Web where exposure is the norm." To achieve this, Facebook is rolling out technologies that essentially put Facebook features...

OverREACTing: Dissecting the Gizmodo Warrant

Federal and California law both protect reporters against police searches aimed at uncovering confidential sources or seizing other information developed during newsgathering activities. Yet on Friday, agents with the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team (REACT) executed a search warrant at Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s home, searching for evidence related...

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