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EFF in the News

November 24, 2011
ZDNet.com

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said it best on Twitter: “Anon ‘leaks’ Facebook’s 2010 law enforcement guidelines, which have been available on the EFF website since Jan: https://eff.org/r.H7t #foia.”

November 24, 2011
PCMag.com

With the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), researcher Trevor Eckhart was successful in getting Carrier IQ to back down on claims that Eckhart infringed on Carrier IQ's copyrights and made false allegations in his analysis of the company.

November 23, 2011
Soundcloud.com

This week, a look at SOPA -- the Stop Online Piracy Act -- a controversial piece of US legislation that could have huge implications for Canadians and how we use the internet. Include an interview with Corynne McSherry of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

November 23, 2011
Geek.com

Shortly after the PDF arrived in Eckhart’s email, legal consult at the Electronic Frontier Foundation responded on Mr. Eckhart’s behalf. The response letter explained clearly that Eckhart’s research was covered by his First Amendment right to free expression. Essentially, the CarrierIQ guys didn’t have a leg to stand on, but they decided it was worth trying to scare Eckhart into compliance.

November 22, 2011
The Inquirer

On the EFF's website the group said, "Given the weakness of its legal position, we have to conclude that Carrier IQ's real goal is to suppress Eckhart's research and prevent others from verifying his findings."

November 22, 2011
Computerworld.com

EFF's "Sovereign Keys" (SK) specification is designed to give domain owners control over the link between their domain names and their certificates after recent Certificate Authority (CA) compromises raised serious questions about the security of the entire Internet Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

November 19, 2011
New York Times

Civil liberties groups abroad are more concerned. “The situation in Afghanistan is unprecedented, but I worry that we could move into that situation in the United States without even realizing we’re doing it,” said Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco.

November 19, 2011
PCWorld

While pleased with the outcome in the case, the EFF was still miffed by Stephens' overall actions. "Stephens Media never should have authorized Righthaven to file this suit in the first place, and should never have wasted our client's and the court's time with its attempts to keep Righthaven's frivolous claim alive for the last year," Senior Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl says in a statement.

November 18, 2011
NY Daily News

"Tracking data can be used to figure out your political bent, religious beliefs, sexuality preferences, health issues or the fact that you're looking for a new job," said Peter Eckersley, projects director at Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights organization. "There are all sorts of ways to form wrong judgments about people."

November 18, 2011
TechDirt

The key Righthaven case, in which the details of the strategic agreement between Righthaven and Stephens Media were finally released, was Righthaven's lawsuit against the Democratic Underground. DU, with help from lawyers at the EFF and Fenwick and West, countersued Stephens Media, arguing that it, not Righthaven, was really behind the lawsuits.

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