EFF in the News
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).
An EFF press release trumpets the introduction of a bill in the California state legislature that would require a warrant or court order for access to sensitive reading records of both print and electronic books.
Join us! On April 5, call the White House and tell President Obama to keep his campaign promises by vetoing any PATRIOT Act renewal bill that lacks substantial new checks and balances to protect the privacy of innocent Americans.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation said Friday that "Microsoft appears to have turned off the always-use-HTTPS option in Hotmail for users in more than a dozen countries," calling the move "deeply disturbing."
“For Microsoft to take such an enormous step backwards – undermining the security of Hotmail users in countries where freedom of expression is under attack and secure communication is especially important – is deeply disturbing,” wrote EFF International activist Eva Galperin on the Deeplinks blog.