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EFF Fights for Anonymity for Online Critic in Friday Hearing

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has asked a federal judge in San Francisco to quash a baseless subpoena aimed at outing an anonymous online critic of a Pennsylvania company called USA Technologies. A hearing in the case is set for Friday.
Earlier this year, EFF's client...

Google CEO Eric Schmidt Dismisses the Importance of Privacy

Yesterday, the web was buzzing with commentary about Google CEO Eric Schmidt's dangerous, dismissive response to concerns about search engine users' privacy. When asked during an interview for CNBC's recent "Inside the Mind of Google" special about whether users should be sharing information with Google as if it were...

Be A Superhero - Give Today and Get an EFF xkcd Shirt

For twenty years, supporters of the Electronic Frontier Foundation have helped an elite team of technologists and activists create an unparalleled force in the digital rights world. Randall Munroe, creator of the online comic xkcd, tells it best:To thank our year-end donors, we are offering special edition EFF...

Latest Bogus DMCA Takedown Award Winner: Yahoo!

"Yahoo isn’t happy that a detailed menu of the spying services it provides law enforcement agencies has leaked onto the web." That's how WIRED's Threat Level blog put it when describing Yahoo's recent effort to censor its own law enforcement compliance guide off the Internet using a bogus DMCA...

Google Books Settlement 2.0: Evaluating Censorship

This is the fifth in a series of posts about the proposed Google Book Search settlement.As we've explained in earlier posts, when it comes to evaluating the proposed Google Books settlement, the principal potential benefit to the public (increased access to books online) must be weighed against the potential...

Senator Bayh Responds on ACTA

Senator Evan Bayh recently responded to a constituent's concerns about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Sadly, Senator Bayh's letter is troubling and frustrating. He echoes the USTR's misleading conflation of "counterfeiting" and "copyright infringement," doesn't address the draconian Internet provisions, and, worst of all, fails to acknowledge the most egregious...

Lawsuit Demands Answers About Social-Networking Surveillance

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), working with the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Samuelson Clinic), filed suit today against a half-dozen government agencies for refusing to disclose their policies for using social networking sites for investigations,...

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