EFF in the News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has highlighted the possible risks for journalists using satellite phones after speculation that their signals might have allowed the Syrian army to target journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik, who were killed this week in Homs.
In a notice posted on its website Jan. 12, San Francisco- based Electronic Frontier Foundation called the suit “bogus,” saying that facts aren’t copyright protectable.
The dispute over the subpoena has gotten attention from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which defends free speech and digital rights online, and from publications including The Nation, in which a Manhattan civil court judge who's not involved in the case wrote about the case earlier this month.
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit fighting for digital rights for the consumer, one can delete one's web history.
The contest has sounded alarms among electronic privacy advocates, who see ominous overreaching in the Manhattan prosecutor's efforts to subpoena tweets sent by a demonstrator facing a disorderly conduct charge. The protester's lawyer is trying to block the subpoena, calling it an infringement on constitutional rights and "an unwarranted invasion of privacy."
...The dispute over the subpoena has gotten attention from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which defends free speech and digital rights online, and from publications including The Nation, in which a Manhattan civil court judge who's not involved in the case wrote about the case earlier this month.
Jillian York and Trevor Timm, writing for the EFF, explore the possibility that the Syrian government used satellite phone surveillance to pinpoint the locations of journalist Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times of London and French photographer Rémi Ochlik, who were murdered in Homs, Syria this week.
Lee Tien, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said he was worried that the statute did not make clear exactly who could monitor systems and what "countermeasures" would be permitted to stop a cybersecurity incident--that the bill could turn into a new version of "warrantless wiretapping."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to announce that a copyright lawsuit threatening an important database of time zone information has been dismissed. The astrology software company that filed the lawsuit, Astrolabe, has also apologized and agreed to a 'covenant not to sue' going forward, which will help protect the database from future baseless legal actions and disruptions.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation isn't happy with Google's plan to expand its use of the information it gleans about you, and it provides a quick four-step process on how to keep that data more private. "Until now, your Google Web History (your Google searches and sites visited) was cordoned off from Google's other products," explains EFF. That changes March 1, when the company will combine your search history with data it gets about you from its other products, including YouTube and GooglePlus. To prevent that, see EFF's four-step process here.