EFF in the News
Now the EFF (who is representing Thomas DiBiase in the case) has filed a response (pdf) in which they highlight how positively insane it is for Gibson to pretend that, as a CEO, he can avoid responding to court orders directed as a company. The whole thing is worth reading -- these are just a few good snippets (it was tough to narrow it down to figure out which ones to quote):
People who take measures to protect their own privacy and security online in ways that EFF regularly recommends and supports could potentially be treated like criminals.
Our guest was Eva Galperin, an activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit watchdog devoted to "defending your rights in the digital world". Galperin is involved in mobilization, education and outreach on all things related to digital civil liberties.
Represented by civil rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, Kyle Goodwin wants U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady, the judge overseeing the Megaupload prosecution, to order the preservation of the 25 petabytes of data the authorities seized in January.
"They're trying to make everybody happy, I'm sure," Samuels says. "But unfortunately it's pretty easy to read between the lines."
"There's always going to be real true emergencies where maybe BART has to act," says Trevor Timm, an activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "But the problem is this policy is written way too vaguely and could capture a lot of protected First Amendment speech."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Marcia Hoffman writes about security research companies that work to discover "zero day" vulnerabilities in software and operating systems, then sell them to governments and corporations that want to use them as a vector for installing spyware.
Researchers from the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) have spotted an ongoing Facebook phishing attack, spreading across Syrian pro-revolution forums on Facebook.
Rebecca Jeschke at the Electronic Frontier Foundation also said potential Family Link subscribers should ask OnStar tough questions about the new service before deciding to sign up.
"This is info that could be potentially accessed through a subpoena in a divorce case or custody battle. Maybe this is info your insurance companies wants," she said. "If you allow this kind of info to be collected, you need to think about who might see it besides yourself."