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Princeton Researchers Release Devastating Diebold Security Report

Less than two months before the November election, Princeton researchers Ariel Feldman, Alex Halderman, and Ed Felten have released a remarkable new study demonstrating just how vulnerable Diebold AccuVote-TS voting machines are to manipulation. With clarity and in vivid detail, the study reveals glaring vulnerabilities with Diebold's technology and...

Blogging WIPO: Broadcast Treaty Zooming Ahead

The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is meeting this week in Geneva to discuss and "finalize" the proposed Broadcasting Treaty. WIPO's goal is to get the 182 Member States to make a recommendation to the upcoming General Assembly that it should convene an early 2007 Diplomatic Conference...

EFF's New Project to Uncover Goverment Surveillance and Privacy Invasions

EFF's FLAG Project, based at EFF's new Washington, D.C. office, will use Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and litigation to expose the government's expanding use of technologies that invade Americans' privacy. The Freedom of Information Act is a statute that compels the government to disclose details about its activities...

Required Reading for Product Reviewers

CDT has published a white paper setting out criteria on which DRM-restricted products and services should be judged. The paper should be required reading for every product reviewer who evaluates digital media products and services, suggesting specific questions that reviewers should be asking when examining DRM-restricted offerings. Too...

How Not To Secure Your Search Privacy

Yesterday, the AP reported on a tool called TrackMeNot, which promises to protect "web-searchers against surveillance and data-profiling." While we certainly appreciate the intentions of TrackMeNot's developers, it is wholly ineffective at serving its stated purpose. EFF recommends you follow these tips to keep your search history private...

California Lawmakers Pass Safeguards for Privacy-Leaking RFID Chips

The California State Senate passed tough new privacy safeguards yesterday for use of "tag and track" devices known as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips embedded in state identification cards. The bill, SB 768, helps ensure that Californians can control the personal information contained on their drivers' licenses, library cards and...

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