EFF in the News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union today appealed a ruling holding that the government can collect the private records of three Twitter users as part of its investigation related to WikiLeaks.
"The incident got close to, but was not quite, an Internet-wide security meltdown," Electronic Frontier Foundation senior staff technologist Peter Eckersley said in a message posted at the group's website.
"Bloomberg Game Changers" profiles Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. This program features interviews with Newmark; David Vinjamuri, author of “Accidental Branding;” Christina Murphy, founder of CM Recruiting; Mark Rasch of Secure IT Experts; Peter Zollman, founder of AIM Group; Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism; Matt Zimmerman, senior staff attorney for Electronic Frontier Foundation; and Brad Stone, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Electronic Frontier Foundation staff technologist Peter Eckersley has a good, in-depth analysis of the revelation that Iranian hackers acquired fraudulent SSL certificates for Google, Yahoo, Mozilla and others by spoofing Comodo, a major Certificate Authority.
Cyber attack on HTTPS certificate authority, which appeared to originate in Iran, came close to "Internet-wide security meltdown", says EFF
Bennet first speaks with Kurt Opsahl of Electronic Frontier Foundation, about the actions of Righthaven and their legal war on bloggers.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) notes, “A legal obligation to log users’ Internet use, paired with weak federal privacy laws that allow the government to easily obtain those records, would dangerously expand the government’s ability to surveil its citizens, damage privacy, and chill freedom of expression.”
There are few things copyright trolls and Internet bullies despise more than to find out the EFF is now involved in their legal crusade against alleged file-sharers.
The settlement, which would have allowed Google Books to publish excerpts of books that had gone out of print, was met with opposition by various groups. including Microsoft, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Open Book Alliance.
"It's really up to Congress to step in and provide clear rules for both the government and companies and judges that are faced with these issues," Kevin Bankston, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco who works on electronic privacy topics, said yesterday. "That's the only way to bring the necessary clarity to the location privacy situation."