EFF in the News
A number of regional ISPs appear to be transparently rerouting search queries for their own profit, according to researchers and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
It took a few months to shore up their research with the help of the EFF, but the group has finally publishing their findings over at the EFF -- which effectively show that many ISPs are hijacking user search traffic in order to make an extra buck.
Two months ago the company behind the site, Puerto 80, filed a petition in the Southern District of New York for the return of its domains. This call was later supported by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) who together with Center for Democracy and Technology and Public Knowledge submitted an amicus brief in support of the Spanish company.
EFF Senior Staff Technologist Peter Eckersley says "HTTPS secures web browsing by encrypting both requests from your browser to websites and the resulting pages that are displayed."
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released version 1.0 of the HTTPS Everywhere plugin for the Firefox web browser to increase security on the web.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken up the cause of protecting Du Daobin, Zhou Yuanzhi, Liu Xianbin and other Chinese political activists in their efforts to prevent American technology companies (such as Cisco Systems, Inc.) from aiding the Chinese Communist Party in their efforts to suppress political speech.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation said in the blog post announcing the release that it encompasses more than 1,000 popular sites, including Google Search, Wikipedia, Twitter, Facebook, bit.ly, GMX, Wordpress.com blogs, The New York Times, Paypal, EFF.org, Tor, and Ixquick.
The split can include the game developers, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Humble Bundle project, and Child’s Play, a charity that donates toys, games, books and cash to children’s hospitals across North America.
Next, we posed our question to Jason Schultz, a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley who has been involved in patent-busting efforts at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He said he also supports changes to patentable subject matter, but like Ravicher he wasn't optimistic that Congress or the courts will enact them. But in a wide-ranging conversation, he suggested some more modest reforms that could improve the performance of the patent system.
“With smart phones, tablet computers, and laptops, we carry around with us an unprecedented amount of sensitive personal information,” said EFF Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury. “This is sensitive data that’s worth protecting from prying eyes.”