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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...
Privacy

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...
Privacy

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...

Targets of Predatory Lawsuits Fight Copyright Troll in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has asked a judge in Washington, D.C., to dismiss copyright infringement claims against two defendants wrongfully ensnared in mass movie-downloading lawsuits. In an amicus brief filed Friday, EFF argues that the copyright troll behind the suits -- a law firm calling itself...

2020 Foresight: Business Trials in the New Millennium

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston joins a panel discussing "Legal Issues Arising from New Media" at the Association of Business Trial Lawyers 37th Annual Seminar. When: Saturday, October 23, 2010 10:35a.m. - 11:30a.m. Where: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows Kohala Coast, Hawaii http://www.abtl.org/annualseminar.htm#details

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