EFF in the News
Over the years that followed public interest groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation worked with Righthaven's victims and won a string of victories, in which Righthaven's ass was repeatedly handed to them (the death blow was probably when judges began to affirm that there is no licensable "right to sue" separate from other parts of copyright).
Rainey Reitman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation talks about her opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act. She speaks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West."
Just because Carrier IQ says that it doesn't track keystrokes or a lot of other information, do we have to believe them? The answer is no, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation aims to find out for itself what Carrier IQ monitored from your smartphones.
Parker Higgins, an activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), told Mashable that groups like the 60 Plus Association likely support the bill because they receive money from companies with a more direct interest in SOPA passing — in the 60 Plus Association’s case, for example, from pharmaceutical companies.
But the Electronic Frontier Foundation signed off on Silk, in part, because you can turn off the cloud-accelerated browsing feature. Here's how, in two easy steps:
The EFF has asked that anyone who is willing and able offer their assistance in gathering these profiles. If you have a rooted or jailbroken phone, you have access to your Carrier IQ profile. So, if you can find your Carrier IQ profile, the EFF asks that you email a copy of the profile as well as what device you found it on and where you found it on the device.
At this point we have a fairly good idea of what Carrier IQ is, and which manufacturers and carriers see fit to install it on their phones, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) — the preeminent protector of your digital rights — has taken it one step further and reverse engineered some of the program’s code to work out what’s actually going on.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has begun the project of reverse engineering the CIQ "Profiles," which vary from device to device and carrier to carrier, but on each are the set of instructions that tell the phone what data to collect, when, and how to store it. The profiles do not contain the specific tracking data from each device, just the instructions for collecting it.