EFF in the News
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.”
I spoke with Galperin by phone to better understand what it really means.
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.
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.