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October 22, 2011

"Individual identifiers like IP and MAC addresses are not associated with browsing history, and are only collected for technical troubleshooting," Jon Jenkins, director of Silk development, told the EFF.

October 20, 2011 news

But the Electronic Frontier Foundation now says it believes Amazon will provide users with the tools to disentangle themselves.

The digital privacy rights group released a report yesterday analyzing several areas of concern it had with Silk, and how Amazon allayed them.

October 20, 2011
Ars Technica Law and Disorder

Google social vice president Vic Gundotra said Google+ will begin allowing people to use pseudonyms. While the Electronic Frontier Foundation declared victory, after having lobbied against Google’s requirement that people use their real names, Gundotra did not actually say when pseudonym support will be enabled.

October 20, 2011 - Technolog

Representatives from the non-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation have talked with Amazon officials about the speedy, new cloud-based browser, focusing on what user information will be transmitted via the cloud and shared by the company.

October 20, 2011

Inspired to learn more about the people behind the advocacy, we turned to EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn for her thoughts on technology, civil rights, and the role the foundation plays.

October 20, 2011

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, one of the staunchest defenders of privacy on the Internet, had some strong questions about Amazon’s Silk browser, which will be standard on its upcoming Kindle Fire tablet.

October 19, 2011

In a dialog with digital rights watchdog the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Amazon tried to alleviate some of the fears associated with Silk's split-browser architecture. For one it clarified that HTTPS requests do not use cloud acceleration and are routed directly to users.

October 19, 2011
Global Voices Online

The Supreme Court has recently denied a hearing on the issue, so Americans will have to wait for a clear answer on the issue. Meanwhile, there is the EFF's Cell Phone Guide for Occupy Wall Street (and Everyone Else).

October 19, 2011

"We're happy with a lot of things that we were initially nervous about," said Dan Auerbach, a staff technologist with EFF, in an interview today. "But there are still some pretty serious remaining privacy concerns."

October 19, 2011

The event was co-sponsored by a variety of both conservative and liberal groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Tax Reform, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, Constitution Project, and Electronic Frontier Foundation.


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