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AT&T Wants Closed Courtroom in Tomorrow's Hearing in Surveillance Case

Telecom Giant Wants to Keep Public Away from Document Debate San Francisco - Lawyers for AT&ampT alerted the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today that it intends to ask the judge to close the courtroom in Wednesday's hearing in EFF's class-action lawsuit. EFF will oppose the request. EFF's suit accuses AT&ampT...

Supreme Court Reverses Dangerous Injunction Rule in eBay Patent Case

Four Justices Question Patent Trolls and Business Methods Patents in Concurring Opinion San Francisco - The United States Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision in the controversial eBay v. MercExchange patent case Monday, invalidating a dangerous precedent that threatened free speech and consumers' rights. Four justices also joined in...

Government Files Secret Motion to Dismiss AT&T Surveillance Case

DOJ Intervention Comes Just Days Before Hearing on Sealed Evidence San Francisco - Early Saturday morning, the United States government filed a motion to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT for illegally handing over its customers' telephone and Internet records and communications to the National Security...

Court Slows EFF Efforts to Address Ohio E-voting Malfunctions

Decision Delays Inquiry Into State's History of Voting Machine Problems San Francisco - The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that a critical lawsuit aimed at improving the security and integrity of Ohio's voting technology will be put on hold indefinitely. The ruling halts case proceedings until the...

The Increasing Ubiquity and Insecurity of RFIDs

This month, Wired published a chilling article by (former EFF Media Coordinator) Annalee Newitz about RFIDs and the privacy threats they create. She tells five stories of these chips in action and how simple hacks can expose you to identity theft, stalking, and tracking. Anyone could uncover your...

AOL Starts Pay-to-Send Email Shakedown

"Certified Mail" Allows Mass Mailers to Bypass Spam Filters San Francisco - AOL has quietly flipped the switch on its "certified mail" service, delivering pay-to-send email to some of its millions of customers. The Goodmail CertifiedEmail service allows large mass-emailers to pay a fee to bypass AOL's spam filters and...

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