EFF in the News
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), several recent research studies have revealed that “some or all traffic to major search engines, including Bing, Yahoo! and (sometimes) Google, is being directed to mysterious third party proxies.”
Thus far it has collected $2 million, with the proceeds spread across indie game developers are charities like Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
A post written by the research team and published on the blog of civil liberties group the Electronic Frontier Foundation last week stated, "When looking up brand names such as "apple," "dell," "groupon," and "wsj," the affiliate programs direct the queries to the corresponding brands' websites or to search assistance pages instead of providing the intended search engine results page."
Groups joining with the Electronic Privacy Information Center include the American Library Association's Washington office, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, the Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights, the Center for Media and Democracy, Consumer Action, the Consumer Federation of America, the Cyber Privacy Project, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Liberty Coalition, OMBWatch, OpenTheGovernment.org, Patient Privacy Rights, Privacy Activism, the Privacy Journal, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and the Privacy Rights Now Coalition.
You’re also helping out good causes - both the EFF and Child’s Play.
HTTPS Everywhere is a product by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and is currently only available for Firefox. The EFF notes that they want to build Chrome version, but unfortunately the extension wouldn't work in Chrome without changes to the browser's source.
The ruling contradicts two earlier Supreme Court rulings on First Amendment rights, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who had filed an amicus brief in support of the appeal, and did not even take into account procedural transgressions. ...........
My big concern is we’re going to have a lot of false positives and situations where people are going to say, ‘Wait a minute, I didn’t have anything to do with this,’ but their accounts may be suspended or they have to face some other sort of sanction,” said Corynne McSherry, intellectual property director for the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation.
This is the case in which the Democratic Underground, represented by the digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) of San Francisco, first succeeded in showing Righthaven lacked standing to sue.
Luckily, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Tor Project have just launched an official 1.0 version of their HTTPS Everywhere extension for the Firefox web browser, which forces encrypted connections to more than 1,000 websites that support the option.