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Dangerous Terms: A User's Guide to EULAs

February 2005 By Annalee Newitz We've all seen them – windows that pop up before you install a new piece of software, full of legalese. To complete the install, you have to scroll through 60 screens of dense text and then click an "I Agree" button. Sometimes you don't even...

Celebrate Innovation with EFF on Feb. 22

BayFF Event to Feature Cool Gizmo Demos, Discussion of Legal Threats to Inventors San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) invites the public to join EFF staff members next week in a discussion and celebration of high-tech innovation. The event is part of EFF's BayFF series and will...

We Love It, Too

J.D. Lasica today has a nifty review of David Bollier's Brand Name Bullies -- a book that should be at the very top of everyone's reading list: Bollier, a co-founder of the public interest group Public Knowledge, has written a darkly funny, accessible account of horror stories and...

EFF Asks Court to Protect Online Journalists

Seeks to Stop Apple From Undermining Reporter's Privilege Santa Clara County, CA - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a California Superior Court for a protective order that would prevent Apple Computer from forcing three online journalists to identify their confidential sources and hand over unpublished materials. EFF...

One Face of Liberated DTV

EFF Chairman Brad Templeton doesn't care much for football, but since he enjoys seeing the multi-million dollar commercials liberally interspersed with it, he held a reverse Superbowl party: fast forward through the game to watch the ads. To capture the show in high-definition and play it back around the house...

Mandatory Student ID Cards Contain RFIDs

Parents and Civil Liberties Groups Urge School District to Terminate Use of Tracking Devices NOTE: This is a press release from the ACLU of Northern California that EFF is recirculating for your information. San Francisco - Parents in a northern California public school district and civil liberties groups are urging...

EFF Announces New Privacy Tool

Logfinder Helps Eliminate Unwanted Logging of Personal Data San Francisco, CA - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released logfinder, a software tool to help people reduce the unnecessary collection of personal information about computer users. Often computer network servers automatically log information about who has visited a website and...

Mark Cuban Gets It

If there is one person who understands what the "content" business is going to look like in the 21st century, it is Mark Cuban. First, he built a billion dollar business in webcasting at Broadcast.com, long before media moguls were paying attention to "Internet radio." Today, at HDNet...

Mike Godwin on "Steal This Show"

We loved that this NYT piece reported on EFF's high-definition TV PVR build-ins. We hated that the highly unfortunate title, "Steal This Show," suggests that recording TV programs using a homebrew HDTV PVR is somehow tantamount to stealing. Not surprisingly, so did Public Knowledge's Mike Godwin. Today...

In a Nutshell (Again)

Nick Turse: "If you're reading this on the Internet, the FBI may be spying on you at this very moment. Under provisions of the USA Patriot Act, the Department of Justice has been collecting e-mail and IP (a computer's unique numeric identifier) addresses, without a warrant, using trap-and-trace surveillance...

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