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Mitch Stoltz, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said it's unclear how severe penalties could be for users who are repeatedly warned under the system. The announcement listed examples but made it clear that other means could be used.
Carpathia said in January it would work with a nonprofit group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, to try to preserve the data. In its court filing, the company said it had so far refrained from deleting the data given the interest from so many parties in keeping it.
“When it comes to the government's ability to search your electronic devices at the border, we've always maintained that the border is not an ‘anything goes’ zone, and that the Fourth Amendment doesn't allow the government to search whatever it wants for any (or no) reason at all,” said EFF on March 20 after the appeals court order. The March 20 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, said EFF, “agreed to rehear a case that gave the government carte blanche to search through electronic devices at the border.”
"Restrictions from the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security still appear to prevent communications tools and services from being exported to Syrians without a license," Electronic Frontier Foundation attorneys Cindy Cohn and Jillian York write in an essay. "Because of these restrictions, Syrians still cannot access Google products Chrome and Earth, cannot download Java, among various other tools, and cannot use hosting services like Rackspace, SuperGreenHosting and others."
The filing notes that Megaupload itself wants the data for its defense, the EFF wants to help users get legit files back... and the MPAA wants the data to sue people. Apparently, unbeknownst to the public until now, the MPAA sent Carpathia a letter arguing in agreement with Megaupload and the EFF that the data shouldn't be destroyed, but only because the MPAA wants to have access to the data in case it decides to go hogwild and completely and permanently destroy its reputation by suing users directly.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), has recently spotted a fake YouTube site that’s serving malware to Syrian activists.
Lee Tien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital and privacy rights group based in San Francisco, said it's "a good attempt at beginning to address the issue." The foundation so far plans to support the legislation, Tien said.
...EFF, a pressure group for free speech online, said that the site has been used to target people watching videos showing the conflict inside Syria, and that it may have captured the login details for Google accounts belonging to activists inside or outside the country. It also warns that the site offers a fake "update" to the Flash software used on most PCs to view video content.