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What caught our eye among the world's digital rights news this week: Blogger's Rights in MoroccoFouad Mourtada is the net user tortured and sentenced to three years jail for putting up a joke Facebook entry of a Moroccan prince. Join the protests on 2PM Saturday in Washington, London, Paris,...

Judge Dissolves Wikileaks.org Injunction

San Francisco - A federal district court judge in San Francisco today rescinded a controversial order that disabled the "wikileaks.org" domain name which had -- until two weeks ago -- pointed to Wikileaks, a website designed to give whistleblowers a forum for posting materials of public concern. This week, the...

EFF at Bay Area F/OSS for Schools Installfest!

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, consider volunteering this Saturday, March 1, to benefit Bay Area schools through the Untangle + Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC) Linux Installfest. Bring a screwdriver and disassemble broken computers, install Ubuntu or clean up! The Installfest is taking place in...

Comcast Caught Again

Comcast has a habit of blocking things it doesn’t like. First it was caught red-handed blocking P2P traffic on its networks. Now, Comcast has admitted to paying supporters to pack a public hearing in Massachusetts – a likely attempt to block the public from voicing concerns about their P2P...

EFF, ACLU Move to Intervene in Wikileaks Case

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California (ACLU-Northern California) Tuesday filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit where a federal judge ordered the disabling of one of the domain names associated with...

Embedded Video and Your Privacy

We've recently started embedding video from YouTube and elsewhere into Deeplinks and other areas of EFF.org. This posed a challenge: On one hand, embedded video is an important tool that we want to be able to use. But, on the other hand, embedded video has worrisome privacy implications that...

Four Former Intelligence Professionals Write DNI McConnell

Four former senior intelligence officials wrote a strong letter yesterday to Director of National Intelligence McConnell, calling the Administration's hard line on telecom immunity an impediment to negotiations on the pending FISA legislation. The letter, signed by former Senior Director for Combating Terrorism at the National Security Council ...

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