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Court Protects Email from Secret Government Searches

Landmark Ruling Gives Email Same Constitutional Protections as Phone Calls San Francisco - The government must have a search warrant before it can secretly seize and search emails stored by email service providers, according to a landmark ruling Monday in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court found...

Blogging WIPO: The New Development Agenda

--- THE NEW WIPO DEVELOPMENT AGENDA PCDA Recommendations to 2007 General Assembly (As adopted 9:38 pm June 15, 2007) The PCDA decided to make the following recommendations to the 2007 General Assembly: 1. To adopt the recommendations for action in the agreed proposals contained in the Annex; 2. To immediately...

Judge Orders FBI to Release NSL Abuse Records

A judge ordered [PDF] the FBI today to finally release agency records about its abuse of National Security Letters (NSLs) to collect Americans' personal information. The ruling came just a day after the EFF urged [PDF] the judge to immediately respond in its lawsuit over agency delays. EFF...

Judge Orders FBI to Release NSL Abuse Records

New Evidence of Misuse Prompts Immediate Response in EFF FOIA Lawsuit Washington, D.C. - A judge ordered the FBI today to finally release agency records about its abuse of National Security Letters (NSLs) to collect Americans' personal information. The ruling came just a day after the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF...

EFF Urges Judge to Require the FBI to Release Surveillance Abuse Records

More Questions About Misuse of Authority at the Justice Department Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a judge Thursday to force the FBI to finally release records about its now documented abuse of National Security Letters (NSLs) to collect Americans' personal information. EFF's filing comes as an...

AT&T to Play Copyright Cop, Sell Out Customers

AT&T has announced plans to sell out its customers. No, this time we're not talking about spying on telephone and Internet communications on the government's behalf. AT&T is now kowtowing to the entertainment industry and jointly developing undisclosed technical measures in yet another desperate attempt to stop "piracy." ...

Pay-To-Send Mail Spreads

As EFF members will recall, we were part of a large coalition of groups that raised serious concerns about the introduction of Goodmail, an email authentication and certification service that charges those who send email to guarantee delivery, splitting the money with the ISPs who are supposed to delivery...

Cable Cos. Fighting Innovation in Next Gen Devices

A new generation of cable TV devices are on the way, but cable companies are working to ensure they can control innovation in novel features and limit your ability to use TV content. Back in 1996, Congress directed the FCC to foster useful, competitive alternatives to cable providers' proprietary set-top...

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