The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an influential digital rights organization, announced on Thursday that it will resign from a group of tech companies, known as the the Global Network Initiative, that advocates to stop government censorship of the internet.

The EFF claims that it longer has confidence that members of the group, which includes Facebook and Google, can speak freely about privacy and surveillance given the US government’s controversial PRISM and Bullrun programs. The programs, details of which were leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, involve secretly collecting information and interfering with cryptography standards.

Thursday, October 10, 2013