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Into the DTV era, with no broadcast flag mandate

Today (June 12, 2009) marks the completion of the U.S. transition to digital television, as TV stations switch off their analog transmitters.
Just a few years ago, some broadcasters and movie studios argued that this transition couldn't happen without a DRM mandate -- a legal requirement for devices to...

EFF at Velocity Conference

We will have a table at Velocity, the O'Reilly web performance and operations conference in San Jose! Come check it out!
O'Reilly Media is offering a 20% discount on Velocity registration for EFF's supporters. Register here:
https://en.oreilly.com/velocity2009/public/register
Discount Code: vel09sd20
Location:
Fairmont San Jose
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Seth Schoen at Fórum Internacional Software Livre in Brazil

Staff Technologist Seth Schoen will be speaking at the PUCRS Events Center in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
June 26, 2009 9:00 "Information Security Discovers Physics"
http://fisl.softwarelivre.org/10/papers/pub/programacao/132
June 26, 2009 13:00 "Os ataques de cold boot e a segurança da criptografia
do disco rigido"
http://fisl.softwarelivre.org/10/papers/pub/programacao/129
June...

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Cookies Crumbling: YouTube Takes a Small Step to Increase Privacy of Whitehouse.gov Visitors

After discussions with EFF, YouTube has implemented additional privacy protections for visitors to Whitehouse.gov viewing embedded videos hosted by YouTube.
When the Whitehouse.gov website launched in January, including embedded videos from YouTube, privacy advocates raised concerns that without extra privacy measures, YouTube would be improperly tracking visitors to...

EFF Challenges Government's 'Back Door Wiretap'

Cincinnati - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and other civil liberties groups filed an amicus brief in Warshak v. United States urging the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday to hold that the government's seizure of email without a warrant violated the Fourth Amendment and federal privacy statutes, as...

Hollywood drives us into the "Analog Sunset"

As Blu-ray.com reports, the AACS licensing authority has released the "Final Adopter Agreement" it plans to enforce against consumer electronics companies that make BluRay players (and any other AACS devices that come along). Buried inside that 188 page document is a plan to eliminate analog video... forever. BluRay...

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China's Spy in the Home

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and IT's announcement that all PCs sold in China must include government-approved filtering software is a profoundly worrying development for online privacy and free speech in that country. While the application, "Green Dam Youth Escort", claims to only block pornographic sites, the access to...

EFF at RoboGames in San Francisco

Visit our booth at RoboGames this year!
RoboGames invites the best minds from around the world to compete in over 70 different events. Combat robots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung-fu. Some robots are autonomous, some are remote controlled - but they're...

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