EFF in the News
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging the Council of Europe to step up the privacy safeguards for users’ data collected by search engines.
“It’s a completely surreal realization that nation states can be seriously confronted by teenagers, but that’s where we’re at,” said John Perry Barlow, the Grateful Dead lyricist who co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 1990 to help defend young computer hackers. “One very smart person can take on an entire nation state.”
By not recording, FDOT avoids facing potentially thorny privacy issues, said Rebecca Jeschke, spokeswoman for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy watchdog group in San Francisco.
“What happens when it is subpoenaed in a traffic case?” she said. “What happens if a divorce lawyer wants it? It just creates a lot of questions.”
“It’s classic opposition research in the digital age,’’ said Cindy Cohn, legal director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy advocacy group. “People are revealing a lot more about themselves on the Internet. It makes compiling information less difficult.’’
Chris Palmer at Flourish on EFF Tech Projects
Most prominent on the list are the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, both of which will get $1 million, as well as the University of California at Berkeley, which will get $900,000 divided among two of its technology-law projects.
That was the message the EFF's Eva Galperin took to her audience Thursday at the Web 2.0 Expo. "If your business model is giving away your users' data without letting them know, you're probably making traitorware," Galperin said.
And abuse of the Patriot Act’s provisions continues—the Electronic Frontier Foundation has uncovered an instance of FBI misconduct related to a roving wiretap obtained under the Patriot Act:
The digital rights advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced Thursday it had discovered violations stemming from the FBI's use of expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act.
California Senator Leland Yee has introduced the Reader Privacy Act of 2011 (SB 602), with backing from the California Affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).