EFF in the News
The digital rights group, Electronic Frontier Foundation, wants users to be aware of the potential threat to privacy.
Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation has compiled a step-by-step guide to deleting and disabling your Web History, which includes the searches you've done and sites you've visited.
"We're looking at a Web that has been built around the advertising business model and now we want to retrofit privacy back into the Web, and we run into these deep and hard-to-resolve tensions," said Peter Eckersley, technology projects director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
In recent weeks, an unexpected weakness in the encryption used by many routers, firewalls and VPN devices made big news," EFF Technology Projects Director Peter Eckersley said in a statement.
"The new version of HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox will let users know when they connect to a website or device that has a security problem--including weak key problems like the ones that were disclosed two weeks ago--giving people the information they need to protect themselves."
As the Electronic Frontier Foundation notes, Pakistan has had a long history with Internet censorship.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced an update to their HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extension. The update adds a “Decentralized SSL Observatory” feature that looks for weaknesses in the encryption of sites that users are visiting. When it detects a security weakness, it alerts users that they are on a site that could leave them exposed to various kinds of tracking or attacks.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit on behalf of LawyerRatingz.com seeking a declaratory judgment that the website is not legally responsible for online ratings of a Florida law firm.
EFF says that there is evidence pointing to domestic corporate involvement in various countries where massive human rights violations have occurred over the past year. They claim that political prisoners in Bahrain have said their captors read back to them text messages they sent that could have only been obtained using Western spy technologies.
Government-mandated data retention of "millions of ordinary users is invasive, costly, and damages the right to privacy and free expression," the EFF said. "These requirements compel ISPs and telcos to create large databases of information about who communicates with whom via Internet or phone, the duration of the exchange, and the users' location."