EFF in the News
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Article by EFF's Trevor Timm and Jillian York.
David Sobel, senior counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said that “despite the positive rhetoric that has come from the White House and the attorney general, that guidance has not been translated into real world results in actual cases. … Basically, the reviews are terrible.”
And according to a new report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, they do a really bad job of keeping it private, leaving personal information like sexual identity and relationship history obtainable by such diverse parties as the courts, future employers, advertising companies, and hackers.
With mobile security loopholes seeming to crop up on a regular basis, the Electronic Frontier Foundation says enough is enough, proposing a mobile users' bill of rights for privacy.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s call Friday for a privacy bill of rights for wireless users is a good way to raise public awareness. The question is if the idea is embraced, how do you enforce the principles against those who would violate them?
But the Electronic Privacy Information Center quickly issued a petition calling on the FAA to examine and address drones' "unique threat" to privacy. The American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Consumer Watchdog and dozens of other groups signed on.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Trevor Timm comments on billionaire Frank VanderSloot's "systematic campaign to silence journalists and bloggers from publishing stories about his political views and business practices." VanderSloot, the CEO of Melaleuca, Inc. (Wikipedia calls it "a multi-level marketing dietary supplement and cosmetics company", Forbes called it "a pyramid-selling organization," and the State of Michigan called it "an illegal pyramid") is also finance co-chair the Romney campaign.
The guide, written by EFF activist Parker Higgins, is similar to EFF's Bill of Privacy Rights for Social Network Users in listing rights of mobile users that developers should respect, such as the right to control their data, focused data collection, transparency and security. It also offers technical suggestions including using encryption, anonymization and obfuscation techniques and allowing users a way to opt out of tracking with Do Not Track features.
BART cited rules that ban "assemblies or demonstrations or ... other expressive activities in the paid areas of BART stations, including BART cars and trains and BART station platforms." Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), however, argued that it was a case of censoring free, political speech.