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EFF Asks Court to Protect Craigslist from Defamation Suit

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of public interest groups and law professors have asked a California appeals court to protect craigslist from a lawsuit that could spur websites to be less helpful in responding to complaints about user behavior.
In Scott P. v....

International Seminar: Privacy and Personal Data Protection

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hoffman will be speaking at this conference. Plans are underway for remote participation!
When: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2020
Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil
For additional information go to:
http://www.privacyseminar.cgi.br/english/index.htm

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Good News: Security Researcher Released on Bail

Hari Prasad, the Indian security researcher arrested for allegedly stealing an electronic voting machine, has been released on bail.
Earlier this year, an anonymous source gave the machine to Prasad and a team of researchers, who discovered critical security flaws. Under questioning by authorities last weekend, Prasad...

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Colbert's Word: Control-Self-Delete

Just a few weeks after his interview with EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn, American hero Stephen Colbert has returned to the subject of digital rights. And in his show on Tuesday, he came up with a great solution to the problem of privacy and online social networks: Control-Self-Delete.
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EFF Seeks to Help Righthaven Defendants

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is seeking to assist defendants in the Righthaven copyright troll lawsuits. Righthaven, founded in March of 2010, files hundreds of copyright infringement lawsuits on behalf of newspaper publishers against bloggers who make use of news content without permission. To that end, Righthaven searches the...

EFF at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum

With the slogan "developing the future together," the fifth annual meeting of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum will take place in Vilnus, Lithuania, September 14-17, 2010. The Internet Governance Forum is a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue space first convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to discuss Internet...

Steve Jobs Is Watching You: Apple Seeking to Patent Spyware

It looks like Apple, Inc., is exploring a new business opportunity: spyware and what we're calling "traitorware." While users were celebrating the new jailbreaking and unlocking exemptions, Apple was quietly preparing to apply for a patent on technology that, among other things, would allow Apple to identify and punish...

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