Press Releases: June 2014

Diverse Groups Fly Airship Over NSA’s Utah Data Center to Protest Illegal Spying

Bluffdale, UT - The environmental campaigning group Greenpeace, digital rights watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) joined forces today to fly an airship over the NSA's data center in Utah to protest the government's illegal mass surveillance program. Greenpeace flew its 135-foot-long thermal airship...

Congressional Scorecard on Mass Surveillance: StandAgainstSpying.org Launches to Encourage NSA Reform

San Francisco, CA - A coalition of 22 organizations from across the political spectrum today launched StandAgainstSpying.org, an interactive website that grades members of Congress on what they have done, or often not done, to rein in the NSA. Led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Sunlight Foundation...

Supreme Court Sets Powerful Limits for Cell Searches, Fails to Protect Internet Streaming

San Francisco - The U.S. Supreme Court issued two big rulings in important technology cases today. In a groundbreaking decision on cell phone privacy, the court set powerful limits for police searches of cell phones, ruling in two consolidated cases that law enforcement must get a warrant before accessing the...

Judge Asks for More Information About NSA Spying Evidence Destruction After Emergency Hearing

San Francisco - A federal judge asked for more briefing today after an emergency court hearing over destruction in a case challenging NSA spying from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Andrew Crocker, Rick Wiebe, and Cindy CohnAndrew Crocker, Rick Wiebe, and Cindy Cohn "We are pleased the court...

Court Again Orders Government Not to Destroy Evidence in NSA Spying Case

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a judge today to schedule an emergency hearing, after learning that the government is apparently still destroying evidence of NSA spying despite a temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the court in March. In an order issued in response this afternoon...