EFF in the News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation was the first to call attention to the Jones patent racket, writing in a blog post on March 1:
As the violence escalated, so did the regime’s insistence that the project be completed. It was a “race against time to set up monitoring centers,” says Trevor Timm, of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who recently provided a report to the EU parliament on the subject—a race that Area SpA showed few qualms about participating in.
...Further doubt is cast by the overall lack of transparency in this highly guarded industry, where much of the sales happen behind closed doors or at the notoriously journalist-prohibited ISS World Trade Shows. Taken all together, this suggests that at worst these companies are knowingly selling their product to egregious human rights abusers, and at best practicing what Timm calls “willful blindness.”
Bloggers need to thank the EFF for their work in Apple v Does. In defending three bloggers, the public interest group “demonstrated that bloggers are journalists when they’re engaging in journalism.” Because of this, bloggers are “protected by the California reporter’s shield law and also constitutional privilege against the disclosure of confidential sources that exists in California.”
By suing the public sector, ArrivalStar has gained the attention of advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which sometimes challenges patents it believes threaten the public. Earlier this month, EFF issued a call for prior art that could help bust one of the most-litigated Jones patents.
..."I'm concerned there are folks out there who will think municipalities are ripe for the picking," says Julie Samuels of EFF. "These are services that are really good for people. Bus tracking means less people drive."
The EFF is "deeply concerned about this pattern of pro-government malware targeting online activists in authoritarian regimes," wrote Eva Galperin and Morgan Marquis-Boire, on the organization's Deeplinks blog.
If you do either of those things, you'll open yourself up to a cyber attack implemented by stealing your credentials or downloading malware onto your computer. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one of these phishing sites has been taken down, but there's a real risk that more will pop up soon.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation praised PayPal's decision.
"Free speech in the 21st Century depends on a chain of electronic service providers, and financial services like PayPal play a critical role in the unfettered exchange of information and ideas in the digital world," EFF activism director Rainey Reitman said in a statement. "We are so glad that PayPal has clarified its policy, and won't interfere with lawful access to legal content."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been trying to secure the release of individual users’ personal data from Megaupload servers, so far without success. Other users are threatening legal action against the government.
And with that, it was able to rally groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) and the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) for support.