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EFF Calls on European Commission to Protect Internet Users’ Rights by Requiring Court Order Before ISP Takedowns

To provide greater protection for Internet users’ freedom of expression and privacy rights, EFF recommended that the European Commission (EC) should preserve limitations on liability for Internet intermediaries and clarify that Internet intermediaries should not be considered to have “actual knowledge” requiring them to takedown content unless they have received...

EFF Tool Offers New Protection Against 'Firesheep'

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched a new version of HTTPS Everywhere, a security tool that offers enhanced protection for Firefox browser users against "Firesheep" and other exploits of webpage security flaws.
HTTPS secures web browsing by encrypting both requests from your browser to websites...

Microsoft Embraces First Wave of Kinect Innovation

Good news: after some initial sword rattling, Microsoft has embraced hardware hackers for modifying the Kinect. When asked about Microsoft's stance on hardware hackers putting the Kinect to creative new uses, Shannon Loftis, Studio Manager at Microsoft Game Studios said, "As an experienced creator, I'm very excited to see...

Stand Up Against TSA’s Invasive Security Procedures

The Transportation Security Administration has adopted "enhanced" security procedures — presenting people with the horrible choice of either submitting to body scanners that show passengers unclothed or submit to what are called "groping" pat-down techniques which include touching both breasts and genitalia. As some have noted these processes appear...

Thank You From EFF!

On behalf of the EFF staff, thank you for helping us to compete in PayPal's matching challenge. Together we raised over $70,400! Individual donors like you make EFF's work possible. EFF will also receive $5,000 in matched funds directly from PayPal, and additional matched funds from two very generous EFF...

Pioneer Awards 2010 Recap: Photos, Video, and More

Congratulations to the winners of EFF's 2010 Pioneer Awards: Steven Aftergood, James Boyle, Pamela Jones and the website Groklaw, and Hari Krishna Prasad Vemuru! The 19th Annual Pioneer Awards ceremony was held this past Monday at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. We were all deeply inspired by the words...


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