EFF in the News
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.
Even recent amendments to the lawsuit contract didn’t correct this problem, Democratic Underground attorneys with the San Francisco-based nonprofit online freedom group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wrote in their filing.
"A priori no es posible controlar la informacion que se difunde en internet a menos que se impongan medidas draconianas como las implementadas en algunos países autocráticos que, por ejemplo, filtran palabras claves" afirma a BBC Mundo Katitza Rodríguez, de la Electronic Frontier Foundation, una organización que defiende los "derechos digitales".
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has issued a statement which calls on Apple to defend their iOS developer community against the patent lawsuit threats being made by Lodsys.
Another tactic has been to intercept users’ communications with Facebook in what is popularly known as a man-in-the-middle attack, according to another Internet advocacy group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
“Using it for activism is a risky gambit,” said Peter Eckersley, a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital privacy group that is looking into reports of an anonymous effort to hack into people’s Facebook accounts in Syria.