EFF in the News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)--joined by the Internet Archive, the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the American Library Association, and Public Knowledge--is arguing differently, and Friday it filed a "friend of the court" brief with a federal appeals court in Minnesota asking it to uphold the lower court award.
The EFF has just published extensive reviews of data practices, standard encryption practices and retention terms from Ashley Madison, Zoosk, Plenty of Fish, eHarmony, Match, Adult Friend Finder, OkCupid and Lavalife.
As if dating – and meeting potential mates online – weren't tough enough, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reports online dating sites come with big holes in security that compromise at least the privacy and possibly the financial security of their users.
EFF points out six major weak points in the security and practices of online dating sites, most of which appeared first among Facebook's menu of privacy eroding and were universally panned, but have never been eliminated.
And now the Electronic Frontier Foundation is warning that users of online dating sites are risking more than eventual heartache and the specter of STDs:
Software is considered to be copyrighted work, so jailbreaking your phone by changing its software could be considered "circumvention." The penalties, at least on paper, can be severe -- up to $25,000 – though it's unlikely to go that far. "I'd say people will be more at risk of getting threatening letters from lawyers," said Mitch Stoltz, staff attorney at the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF.
Rainey explained that the Electronic Free Speech Foundation fights “for our rights to be on the web. And they were behind the fight against SOPA. It takes the people to keep the fight going. And they are trying to pass ordinances to criminalize free speech, not just in San Diego, but also at the national level.”
"As far as we know this is the first time that a country has attempted to take Twitter up on their country-by-country take down," Eva Galperin of the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation said in a telephone interview Thursday.
The full-time advocates of freedom of information, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge, have been fighting for decades to help create the legal environment that makes our work possible. We cannot waste that effort by failing to speak in our own defense when that environment is threatened.
Geeks, technologists and the Internet as a whole raised their voices in protest harmony until Congress got the message that voters were not going to tolerate SOPA/PIPA breaking the Internet. "But big content remains tone deaf to this chorus of Internet users," the EFF stated.