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New FOIA Reform Bill Passes House & Senate

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a rare example of a government program that actually serves the public. Journalists, citizens, and all sorts of public interest organizations (EFF included) use FOIA to bring to light government documents and information that would otherwise remain hidden from public view.
But...

Friday Court Fight Over Blogger's Free Speech Rights

Freehold, NJ - On Friday, December 21, at 10:30 a.m. ET, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will urge a Superior Court judge in New Jersey to preserve the free speech rights of an anonymous blogger facing legal threats from local government officials.
The blogger, writing as "daTruthSquad" on a...

EFF at Macworld Expo

Visit the EFF booth at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Booth number to be announced.
http://www.macworldexpo.com/

The 17th Annual Pioneer Awards

The 17th Annual Pioneer Awards
will be presented on
March 4th, 2008
in conjunction with the
O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference (ETech)
at the

San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
see http://w2.eff.org/awards/pioneer/ for more information.

EFF Applauds Senator Reid's Decision to Delay Surveillance Bill Until January

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today that due to the contentious nature of proposals to provide amnesty for telecoms that participated in the National Security Agency's (NSA) warrantless wiretapping program, further debate on the surveillance bill in the Senate would be delayed until January 2008. Reid's...

Senate Showdown over Telecom Surveillance

The Senate showdown over whether to exonerate telecommunications companies for illegally surveilling their customers is underway. Senators Dodd, Feingold and Kennedy have lead the charge. All three made awesome and eloquent arguments for a transparent and accountable government.

Senator Chris Dodd (CT) has been my hometown Senator my whole life;...

Copyright in Canada: No Longer Business As Usual

It's been a roller-coaster few weeks for digital rights activists in Canada. A few weeks ago, rumors began circulating that the current minority Conservative government was going to present a copyright reform act before the New Year.
Unlike previous reform attempts, this new law was preceded by no...

Cindy Cohn speaks at CPSR's "Technology in Wartime" conference

Technology in Wartime Conference at Stanford
WHERE: Stanford Law School
WHEN: January 26, 2008, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
COST: $50-$100 sliding scale donation to CPSR/$20 for student
ONLINE: www.technologyinwartime.org
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) announces its annual conference, at Stanford University, on the...

Senators Press Reid to Choose "No" on Telecom Immunity

Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a surveillance bill that did not grant immunity to lawbreaking telecoms. At the time, many predicted a bitter showdown, because a different congressional committee had previously passed a bill that granted immunity. That showdown begins now, as the Senate Majority Leader prepares...

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Facebook Beacon Roundup: Data Collection Methods Still Troubling

Facebook was the the target of much criticism in recent weeks, thanks to the rapid spread of reports about Facebook's Beacon, a tool that allows third-party websites to send information about user activities back to Facebook.The controversy began when bloggers reported that their activity on certain non-Facebook sites was showing...

EFF Obtains Government Documents on Congressional Intelligence Briefings

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has received a second set of records from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) detailing behind-the-scenes briefings for lawmakers working to make substantial changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
EFF requested release of the records under...

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