EFF in the News
Civil liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday awarded Apple a "gold star" in recognition of its efforts to "fight for user privacy in Congress" by joining the group. Cloud-based storage provider Dropbox also received a star for joining the coalition.
Corynne McSherry, a lawyer and copyright expert with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco organization that advocates for digital rights for consumers, says ISPs’ legal obligations when it comes to potential copyright violators don’t extend to sending them settlement notices.
As the Electronic Frontier Foundation notes, Apple (and Dropbox) have joined up with the Digital Due Process group which seeks to modernize digital surveilance laws.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation and a coalition of intelligence experts and whistleblowers filed an amicus brief in the case Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation v. Obama to stop a government attempt to bury another lawsuit challenging illegal surveillance with baseless claims of “state secrets.”
The feature builds upon the EFF's SSL Observatory project, which maps the web of SSL certificates that forms an online network of trust. The survey found that more than 650 organizations act as certificate authorities.
Hanni Fakhoury, staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, explained why law-abiding citizens should worry about warrantless cell phone searches.
“We hope legislators won’t treat the passage of patent reform legislation in 2011 as an excuse to ignore the growing troll problem, which stymies innovation, hurting individual inventors, small businesses, and our economy at large,” writes the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) Julie Samuels.
“I think perhaps the hottest issue right now is location. Location, location, location,” says Kevin Bankston, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in San Francisco.
But privacy advocates like Lee Tien, a senior staff lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, say the government would need new privacy laws or regulations to prohibit identity verifiers from selling user data or sharing it with law enforcement officials without a warrant.
Corynne McSherry from the Electronic Frontier Foundation reviews the AG's lawsuit, and concludes that they don't have a snowball's chance.