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EFF Demands FTC Investigation and Privacy Reform After AOL Data Release

Internet Company's Publication of Search Logs Exposes Customers' Private Lives Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate America Online (AOL) and require changes in its privacy practices, after the company recently released search history logs that exposed the private lives...

Preventing Another Search Data Debacle

AOL's data leak is a disaster, but there may be some silver lining. By putting the spotlight on the dangers of Internet companies storing massive amounts of private information, the data leak could spur better business practices and Congressional action to protect privacy. While AOL rightly apologized and began...

Innocent Target of File-Sharing Lawsuit Deserves Attorney's Fees

RIAA Should Pay Victim's Legal Costs in Baseless Suit San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with the American Association of Law Libraries, the ACLU, and Public Citizen, filed a brief with an Oklahoma district court Thursday, strongly urging a judge to award the innocent target of a...

Embroidery Fans Fight for Anonymity in Online Discussion Group

EFF Battles Heavy-Handed Tactics in Copyright Lawsuit San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a motion to block a brazen attempt to unmask the identities of anonymous members of an online discussion group for embroidery fans. The online group was created to share information about a long-running...

Voting Security Attacked In Court Again

Here we go again. Despite all of our efforts to dispel the false dichotomy between secure voting and accessible voting, a shrinking but vocal minority of the disability rights community continues to take steps to prevent more secure voting by claiming that it will violate the rights of the disabled...

Call Congress Now - Specter Rushing Thursday Vote on Surveillance Bill

[Update: You did it! After being alerted to the problems with this fake compromise bill, sympathetic senators on the committee intervened to stop a vote on Specter's bill Thursday. Consideration will now be delayed until after the recess. It's still important to continue to let the committee know that this...

Keep DOPA Out of Schools

Recently passed by the House, the Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) requires public schools and libraries to block access to social networking sites and other communication tools as a condition for receiving certain government funding. Protecting children online is important, but letting federal bureaucrats arbitrarily censor legitimate speech...

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