Press Releases: November 2007

EFF Obtains Documents Detailing High-Level Battles Over Surveillance Law

San Francisco - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) received the first of two batches of records from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) concerning the Administration's attempts this past summer to enact the Protect America Act and eviscerate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The records...

EFF Releases Reports and Software to Spot Interference with Internet Traffic

San Francisco - In the wake of the detection and reporting of Comcast Corporation's controversial interference with Internet traffic, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published a comprehensive account of Comcast's packet-forging activities and has released software and documentation instructing Internet users on how to test for packet forgery or...

Senators Must Reject Blanket Immunity for Telecoms' Role in Illegal Spying

Washington, D.C. - Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee meet Thursday to discuss letting telecoms off the hook for their role in illegal spying on millions of ordinary Americans -- a blatant attempt to block lawsuits that would determine if the surveillance is legal. The "FISA Amendments Act" includes blanket...

Judge Orders Telecommunications Companies to Preserve Evidence in Government Surveillance Cases

San Francisco - A federal judge today ruled on a preservation motion filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), ordering that telecommunications companies must preserve any evidence of collaborating with the government in illegal spying on ordinary Americans. In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker ordered the telecommunications...

AT&T Whistleblower to Urge Senate to Reject Blanket Immunity for Telecoms

Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, November 7, at 10:30am, telecommunications technician and AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein will speak out at a press conference on Capitol Hill, explaining why he is asking lawmakers to reject immunity for telecoms who assisted the Bush administration's spying on millions of Americans. Klein witnessed first-hand...