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Cindy Cohn speaks at CPSR's "Technology in Wartime" conference

Technology in Wartime Conference at Stanford WHERE: Stanford Law School WHEN: January 26, 2008, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM COST: $50-$100 sliding scale donation to CPSR/$20 for student ONLINE: www.technologyinwartime.org Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) announces its annual conference, at Stanford University, on the topic “Technology in Wartime.” This...

Senators Press Reid to Choose "No" on Telecom Immunity

Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a surveillance bill that did not grant immunity to lawbreaking telecoms. At the time, many predicted a bitter showdown, because a different congressional committee had previously passed a bill that granted immunity. That showdown begins now, as the Senate Majority Leader prepares...
Privacy

Facebook Beacon Roundup: Data Collection Methods Still Troubling

Facebook was the the target of much criticism in recent weeks, thanks to the rapid spread of reports about Facebook's Beacon, a tool that allows third-party websites to send information about user activities back to Facebook. The controversy began when bloggers reported that their activity on certain non-Facebook sites was...

EFF Obtains Government Documents on Congressional Intelligence Briefings

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has received a second set of records from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) detailing behind-the-scenes briefings for lawmakers working to make substantial changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). EFF requested release of the records under the...
Free Speech

Between Friends: The Perils of Centralized Blogging

One of the paradoxes of current social software is how many of your closely-guarded secrets you are obliged to entrust to a third party. Take the social blogging site LiveJournal: its centralized server allows you to set blog posts to "friends only" or "private". To use this feature, you post...

EFF Obtains Documents Detailing High-Level Battles Over Surveillance Law

San Francisco - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) received the first of two batches of records from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) concerning the Administration's attempts this past summer to enact the Protect America Act and eviscerate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The records...

Blogger Fights for Free Speech in New Jersey

Manalapan, NJ - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a Superior Court judge in New Jersey today to preserve the free speech rights of an anonymous blogger facing legal threats from local government officials. The blogger, writing as "daTruthSquad" on a site hosted on Google's Blogspot service, has criticized a...

EFF Wins Fast-Track Release of Telecom Lobbying Records

San Francisco - Late Tuesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) won the speedy release of telecom lobbying records from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The agency was ordered to comply with a new December 10 deadline -- in time for the documents to play a role...

EFF Releases Reports and Software to Spot Interference with Internet Traffic

San Francisco - In the wake of the detection and reporting of Comcast Corporation's controversial interference with Internet traffic, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published a comprehensive account of Comcast's packet-forging activities and has released software and documentation instructing Internet users on how to test for packet forgery or...

Packet Forgery By ISPs: A Report on the Comcast Affair

November 2007 By Peter Eckersley, Fred von Lohmann and Seth Schoen{pde,fred,schoen}@eff.org Comcast is the second largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the United States. They run the cable TV and cable Internet networks in many parts of the United States, and many consumers know them as their duopoly or monopoly...

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