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Akaka-Sununu Bill Corrects Many Bad Aspects of Real ID Act

In 2005, Congress hastily passed legislation that rolled back privacy rights and moved the country towards a national ID system. The REAL ID Act states that drivers' licenses will only be accepted for "federal purposes"—like accessing planes, trains, national parks, and court houses—if they conform to certain uniform standards. The...

Computer Security Expert Edward W. Felten Joins EFF Board of Directors

Princeton Professor Behind Important E-voting Vulnerability Research San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) welcomes the newest member of its Board of Directors, computer security expert Edward W. Felten. A professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University, Felten recently demonstrated the ability to manipulate results on...

Lawsuit Demands Answers About Government's Secret 'Risk Assessment' Scores

Millions of U.S. Travelers Affected by Giant Data-Mining Program Washington, D.C. - The FLAG Project at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in federal court today, demanding immediate answers about an invasive and unprecedented data-mining system deployed on American travelers. The Automated...

Fight to Unseal Critical Evidence in AT&T Surveillance Case

Thursday Hearing on Public Release of Documents San Francisco - On Thursday, December 21, at 2 p.m., a federal judge in San Francisco will consider requests from media groups to unseal critical evidence in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT. EFF's suit accuses the telecom giant of...

Tuesday Hearing on Critical E-Voting Evidence in Flawed Florida Election

Search for Thousands of Missing Votes in Sarasota County Congressional Race Tallahassee, Fla. - On Tuesday, December 19th, at 1 p.m., a state judge in Tallahassee, Florida, will consider whether representatives of Florida voters will gain access to voting machines and software in a contested election for the U.S. House...

Using Trademark to Stymie Interoperability?

Autodesk has brought an interesting trademark infringement lawsuit against the nonprofit Open Design Alliance (ODA), which could have important implications for people who want to build applications that save files in proprietary file formats. It seems that AutoDesk has introduced a new wrinkle in the standard AutoCAD .dwg file...

Last Days of Lame Duck Congress

Yesterday, lame duck legislators returned for their final week before handing the reins over to the 110th Congress next month. While it looks like there won't be any mischief on the digital freedom front, major record labels might once again try to sneak through mandatory restrictions for digital radio...

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