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Cybersecurity Act Returns With a Fresh Coat of Paint

In April, we voiced serious concerns about the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, a bill by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), that sought to give the federal government unprecedented power over the Internet. For months, the bill has been redrafted behind closed doors and has recently been...
Privacy

NYT on Locational Privacy

The New York Times today has a nice opinion piece by Adam Cohen that does a good job of laying out the concerns about locational privacy that EFF and other privacy advocates have raised: A little-appreciated downside of the technology revolution is that, mainly without thinking about it, we...
Free Speech

Promising SXSW Panel Proposals

In the past few years, interesting conversations about new media and innovation have taken place at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival. Voting for the panels to be featured in 2010 is taking place until September 4 -- here are a few proposals that we think will...

SC World Congress in New York

Make plans now to attend the second annual SC World Congress - Enterprise Data Security Conference, October 13-14 in New York City. The Congress features a comprehensive, two-day program presented in four tracks-including the unique Editors Choice sessions-and the industry's largest fall product expo showcasing IT security solutions from leading...

Visual Web Meetup in SF

This session will address some of the prevailing issues in Digital Copyright that companies, and information orgs, face bringing creative assets online. Our speakers have litigated on a range of copyright cases, and generously bring their expertise to bear for the benefit of Visual Web Meetup members. Simon Frankel, http://www.cov.com/sfrankel...

Chicago Development Critics Fight for Anonymity

Chicago - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has asked an Illinois Circuit Court judge to quash subpoenas aimed at outing opponents of a controversial city project. In December, local residents filed a lawsuit in state court against the city of Chicago and local developers, challenging the legality of a development...
Privacy

PASS ID: REAL ID Reanimated

In February, the opponents of REAL ID were given a bit of hope when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that she wanted to repeal the REAL ID Act, the federal government's failed plan to impose a national identification card through state driver's licenses. But what has taken place...
Privacy

More Seek Privacy from Google Book Search Settlement

Concerns about Google Book Search and its potential effects on reader privacy are spreading widely in the wake of the joint action alert issued by EFF and the ACLU of Northern California. Copyright scholar Pam Samuelson recently investigated the scope of the settlement in an editorial titled "...

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