EFF in the News
Internet access is still a privilege here in the States. Much like social networks, Internet service providers are private actors with few restrictions on how they manage and disclose our data. Digital liberty organizations like the Digital Due Process Coalition and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are working to change that, but until they do, think carefully about your online activities: You never know who might be watching.
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, quoting various posts and papers by hackers and researchers, Facebook has two types of cookies for data collection and one method that works without cookies.
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which worries a lot about privacy and other issues, noted that the White House hadn’t announced any nominations for the relatively obscure Intelligence Oversight Board.
Jillian C. York is the Director of International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation...She is talking here to Tunisia Live during the Arab Bloggers Meeting in Tunis, Octiber 3rd- October 6th, 2011.
After analyzing about 2,500 pages of FBI documents, the EFF discovered it takes about 2.5 years after the FBI commits an intelligence violation before it is reported to the Intelligence Oversight Board.
In what must surely be regarded as quite a coup, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has won the support of the inventor of GPS, Roger L Easton, in an attempt to prevent the government using GPS tracking without a warrrant.
"This is the first case where the Supreme Court will consider automatic, persistent, passive location tracking by law enforcement," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann.
The EFF was joined in its brief by a 90-year-old inventor Roger L. Easton, whom the EFF says in a press release “is considered the father of GPS as the principal inventor and developer of the Timation Satellite Navigation System at the Naval Research Laboratory.”
This is great news for Californians, updating their privacy for the 21st Century," said Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "The Reader Privacy Act will help Californians protect their personal information whether they use new digital book services or their corner bookstore."