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EFF to Defend Student Bitcoin Developers in Court

Newark, NJ - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury will appear before a New Jersey Superior Court judge on Monday, Sept. 22 to oppose a subpoena issued to MIT students over their prize-winning Bitcoin mining program, Tidbit. Tidbit was designed to serve as an alternative to viewing online...

ISPs Mislead Public, FCC About Protecting the Open Internet

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to see through misinformation from Internet service providers (ISPs) and protect the open Internet. EFF's formal response to the ISPs' claims are part of the FCC's public comment period for its proposed new rules that...

EFF to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Unintended Consequences of DMCA

Washington, D.C. - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Intellectual Property Director Corynne McSherry will testify Wednesday at a congressional hearing on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the dangerous "anti-circumvention" provisions that harm users, researchers, innovators, and more. The anti-circumvention language of Section 1201 of the DMCA has been used...

EFF, ACLU Demolish “It’s Just Metadata” Claim in NSA Spying Appeal

Washington, DC - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today filed an amicus brief in Klayman v. Obama, a high-profile lawsuit that challenges mass surveillance, arguing that Americans' telephone metadata deserves the highest protection of the Fourth Amendment. Larry Klayman, conservative activist and founder...

U.N. Free Expression Champion, Congressional Internet Defender, and Groundbreaking Counter-surveillance Artist Win EFF Pioneer Awards

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to announce the distinguished winners of the 2014 Pioneer Awards: United Nations Special Rapporteur Frank LaRue, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, and groundbreaking counter-surveillance artist Trevor Paglen. The award ceremony will be held the evening of October 2 at the Lodge...

New Behind-the-Scenes Video: Airship Flight Over the NSA Data Center

%3Ciframe%20src%3D%22%2F%2Fwww.youtube-nocookie.com%2Fembed%2FEsEkmHRbThk%3Frel%3D0%26autoplay%3D1%22%20allowfullscreen%3D%22%22%20frameborder%3D%220%22%20height%3D%22281%22%20width%3D%22500%22%3E%3C%2Fiframe%3E Privacy info. This embed will serve content from youtube-nocookie.com San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a video by acclaimed documentarian Brian Knappenberger (The Internet's Own Boy) that explores how and why an unlikely coalition of advocacy organizations launched an airship...

Record Label Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Online Content Communities

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a federal appeals court to block record labels' attempt to thwart federal law in Capitol v. Vimeo—a case that could jeopardize free speech and innovation and the sites that host both. In this lawsuit...

Stop Sneaky Online Tracking with EFF's Privacy Badger

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a beta version of Privacy Badger, a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that detects and blocks online advertising and other embedded content that tracks you without your permission. Privacy Badger was launched in an alpha version less than three...

EFF, ACLU Join Idaho Mom’s Legal Challenge to NSA Surveillance

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho have announced they will join Anna Smith's legal team in her challenge of the government's bulk collection of the telephone records of millions of innocent Americans. Smith...

EFF to FCC: Defend the Neutral Internet

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that the agency must abandon its current, dangerous plan to allow for Internet traffic discrimination. Instead, EFF is urging the FCC to reclassify the Internet as a "common carrier" and also to restrict itself to...

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