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February 24, 2012
Wired.com Threat Level

Mr. Thomas’s claims are meritless and run afoul of bedrock legal principles protecting website operators,” EFF senior staff attorney Matt Zimmerman said in a statement. “Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act categorically protects providers of ‘interactive computer services’ from suits such as this one seeking to make them responsible for the speech of their users. Without such protections, valuable sites like LawyerRatingz.com — or Facebook or Yelp or individual blogs that rely upon user comments — simply could not exist.”

February 24, 2012
PCMag.com

Eva Galperin, an international activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, wrote a step-by-step guide on "How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect." Her instructions are simple enough for anyone to follow. But understanding exactly what is happening when you delete your Google search history takes a little more explanation.

I spoke with Galperin by phone to better understand what it really means.

February 24, 2012
Network World

Bug-sized spies and Big Brother's prying eyes, domestic surveillance drones are coming to your local cops soon. When the EFF, ALCU and EPIC all sound a red alert surveillance warning, if you care about your privacy then it would be wise to heed it.

February 24, 2012
Radio Free Europe Radio Free Liberty

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.

February 24, 2012
Bloomberg

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.

February 24, 2012

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.

February 24, 2012
NBC Los Angeles

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit fighting for digital rights for the consumer, one can delete one's web history.

February 24, 2012
PCWorld

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is recommending that privacy conscious users delete their Google Web history before the search giant's new unified privacy policy kicks in. Google Web history is Google's online log of all your search activity, and some browsing history.

February 23, 2012
Wall Street Journal

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.

February 23, 2012
boingboing

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.

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