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December 2, 2011
BBC News

Carrier IQ tried to silence Mr Eckhart with the threat of legal action but backed down following the intervention of the digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

December 2, 2011
TechWatch

A new website launched yesterday by The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) aims to “document how copyright enforcement is being used to censor online free expression in countries around the world.”

December 1, 2011
boingboing

In the last round, EFF successfully petititoned the Copyright Officeto legalize jailbreaking iPhones to enable the installation of software that Apple hadn't approved -- but the Office didn't make it legal to produce or distribute tools for this, nor did they extend the ruling to the iPad.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is asking the Copyright office for an ambitious group of exemptions this time around...

December 1, 2011
TechDirt

EFF posted this information on November 30th and they are already trying to move it out of committee today (December 1st). If someone is trying to push something through posthaste, generally speaking, it's a terrible bit of legislation that would raise all sorts of objections if left out in the sunlight for any length of time.

December 1, 2011
cnet.com news

As a result, the company sent him a cease-and-desist letter demanding that he retract his claims and apologize. But Carrier IQ backed down and withdrew the letter a week later after the Electronic Frontier Foundation stepped forward to represent Eckhart.

December 1, 2011
The Hill

Eckhart's allegations resulted in a wave of media coverage, prompting Franken to ask the firm for details. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Digital Democracy have also expressed concern about Carrier IQ's software and potential tracking.

December 1, 2011
MSN.com - Money

Earlier this month, the company threatened Eckhart with legal action after his initial disclosures about the software, but it apologized (.pdf file) after the Electronic Frontier Foundation got involved.

 

December 1, 2011
Computerworld

Misener's answers to those queries were in line with statements Silk's director of development made six weeks ago to the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), which said at the time that Amazon had assuaged some of its concerns.

November 30, 2011
MSNBC.com - Technolog

The matter has grown so contentious that the company, Carrier IQ, threatened researcher Trevor Eckhart of Connecticut with legal action, but then backed off and apologized after the Electronic Frontier Foundation recently intervened.

November 30, 2011
Huffington Post

The Electronic Frontier Foundation said the software that Eckhart has publicized "raises substantial privacy concerns" about software that "many consumers don’t know about."

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