EFF in the News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a leading privacy-rights group, objects that it would give the government greater ability to use National Security Letters to get data about whom people communicate with online, without a subpoena.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is supporting California Assembly Bill SB 914, which would require police in that state to get a warrant before searching an arrestee's cell phone.
The EFF, or Electronic Frontier Foundation, acts as consumers’ first line of defense for their digital rights. It is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1990 and is currently centered in San Francisco, California.
He asserted a strong role for government, given the power that our connectedness now brings. Sarkozy has referred to the Internet as "a territory to conquer" in the past, a position that Electronic Frontier Foundation founder John Perry Barlow made clear he opposed.
"The fact that your credit card information is stored on a secure chip doesn't matter that much because if the bad guys can take over the phone, they can control the Google App," said Chris Palmer, technology director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who formerly worked on Android security as a senior software engineer at Google. "They can wait for it to be launched and grab your credentials."
John Perry Barlow—EFF co-founder, Grateful Dead lyricist, and, improbably, now a rancher—arrived in Paris and began tweeting up a storm from the e-G8 summit gathered there this week to discuss the future of the internet.
In the underlying Colorado suit, Righthaven asks both for statutory damages and control of the domain where the alleged copyright infringement occurred. The Electronic Frontier Foundation says this is a standard clause in all Righthaven suits.
EFF's Peter Eckersley talks about open wi-fi.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed its civil case after the Justice Department refused to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act request seeking a copy of the memo that was drafted by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) on January 8, 2010.
Some commentators say that mobile vendors themselves aren't taking security seriously. Electronic Frontier Foundation technology director Chris Palmer, who was also a former Android security framework engineer, said in a January 2011 blog post that mobile systems "lag far behind the established industry standard" for security.