EFF in the News
Techdirt directs our attention to a new campaign by the Electronic Frontier Foundation to create an "open wireless movement." Apparently motivated by last week's story of a man falsely accused of downloading child pornography (his only "crime" was not password protecting his Wi-Fi router), the EFF laments the death of open hotspots and everyone's favorite free Wi-Fi ISP: "linksys."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has recently issued an open letter calling for the need to embrace open Wi-Fi networks.
Still, it is hard to prevent people from trying to re-identify patients, says Lee Tien, a staff lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital civil liberties group that filed a brief in support of Vermont. It would be easier, he says, if Congress passed a law that went further than Vermont’s, giving people the right to consent before their encrypted prescription records were sold for marketing purposes.
“In Vermont, the doctor can decide,” Mr. Tien says. “But we’d prefer it if the patient were able to say, ‘Don’t sell my data.’ ”
Peter Eckersley of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organisation devoted to defending digital rights, is calling for an "Open Wireless Movement" and encouraging people to be "socially responsible" by sharing their connection.
The government stepping into remotely execute programs on to user computers is unprecedented in the United States, and privacy watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation raised some objections.
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Cowing made a post about a meeting of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on his blog, Space Ref. He had no idea that he would get a phone call from the White House over use of the logo.
Let’s start by defining online tracking. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has a straightforward definition:
“Tracking is the retention of information that can be used to connect records of a person's actions or reading habits across space, cyberspace, or time.”
The San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation , a digital civil liberties organization based in San Francisco, launched a campaign recently to encourage Facebook and others to disclose when and how often law-enforcement agencies request user account information.
"I think it's convenient and polite to have an open Wi-Fi network," said Rebecca Jeschke, whose home signal is accessible to anyone within range.
"Public Wi-Fi is for the common good and I'm happy to participate in that — and lots of people are," said Jeschke, a spokeswoman for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that takes on cyberspace civil liberties issues.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one of the leading digital rights watchdogs, has launched, together with the Access, a campaign called "HTTPS Now" which raises awareness about the benefits of HTTPS and encourages its adoption.