EFF in the News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently released its annual Privacy and Protection Report Card, rating the largest online players' performance in four categories:
he article was pretty clear that this is standard practice for cloud storage services. Still, us privacy geeks clutched our version of Rosary beads (strings of external hard drives) and did a quick Hail Mary (reciting the EFF’s phone number).
Do Not Track has been promoted by the FTC and by privacy advocates including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), as the best way to help consumers protect their privacy.
But the EFF’s Kurt Opsahl said Righthaven’s and Stephens Media’s ownership claims are false, citing their own internal business documents.
Audio program with EFF's Gwen Hinze.
Geohot has now said he's donating the remaining cash to the EFF, which hopefully will satisfy those who were upset over that aspect.
But this weekend Hotz donated $10,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates for individuals' digital rights internationally. The EFF came down on Hotz' side in Sony's suit against him and espouses principles not too unlike the "freedom to hack" movement that jailbreakers like Hotz espouse.
The legal action between Sony and George Hotz is over, and many have asked what would be done with the extra money individuals donated for Hotz's legal defense. He had promised to donate the overage to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and on Saturday he made good on that promise with a $10,000 donation.
"Everyone wants botnets to go away, so I'm not sad the botnet will be largely taken down," said Chris Palmer, technology director of the digital watchdog group Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Attorneys’ fees in a case like Democratic Underground—which is employing top IP lawyers from both the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Fenwick & West, one of Silicon Valley’s go-to law firms—could easily run into the low six figures. (These lawyers have taken the DU case on a pro bono basis, but that doesn’t mean they can’t collect attorneys fees at market rates.)