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November 11, 2011
Ars Technica Law and Disorder

Righthaven had accused the site and its owner, Leland Wolf, of direct and vicarious copyright infringement, but as argued by the EFF in its amicus brief on the case, Righthaven did not actually have exclusive rights to the image and therefore lacked standing to sue.

November 11, 2011
TheAtlanticWire.com

However, EFF offers a glimmer of hope in the precedent that Twitter sets in basically going behind the Feds' backs and notifying users of the warrant-less demands. The digital rights group "is urging other companies to follow Twitter's lead, stand with their customers, and promise to inform users when their data is sought by the government."

November 10, 2011
Wall Street Journal Blogs

Kevin Bankston, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is representing one of the Twitter account holders, told CNET his group is “considering our options for how best to protect our clients’ rights in response to this dangerous decision.”

November 10, 2011
Wall Street Journal Blogs

It remains unclear whether the WikiLeaks associates will appeal the ruling. “We need to review the decision and consult with our clients before determining next steps,” said Kevin Bankston, an attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is representing Ms. Jonsdottir.

November 10, 2011
CNET.com news

Kevin Bankston, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is representing one of the Twitter account holders, said his group is "considering our options for how best to protect our clients' rights in response to this dangerous decision."

November 9, 2011
ABC News: 7 On Your Side

"I think facial recognition is probably here to stay," said Jennifer Lynch with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

November 8, 2011
Death and Taxes Magazine

Last week, Electronic Frontier Foundation was among the first organizations to report that Blue Coat Systems censorship and surveillance software had been discovered in government-controlled Syrian Telecommunications Establishment.

November 8, 2011
boingboing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has more on the deadly Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the most extreme, anti-Internet, anti-privacy, anti-free speech copyright proposal in US legislative history. Today, EFF responds to claims from the Chamber of Commerce that SOPA isn't a blacklist because the law doesn't actually contain the word "blacklist":

November 6, 2011
SanLuisObispo.com

Lee Tien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation... sees license plate readers as another ingredient in the Orwellian stew of lost privacy that has sneaked into all our lives with advances in technology.

...Tien said, and I agree, that residents of places whose law enforcement uses this technology should have a citizens’ commission or “some kind of official body that asks questions and requires transparency.”

November 4, 2011
ZDNet.com Australia
Elaborating, Peter Eckerley, technology projects director at Electronics Frontier Foundation (EFF) said measurements of biological variables such as heart rate, galvanic skin response and eye movements would only be able to detect whether people were stressed, or even whether they were angry or nervous.

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