EFF in the News
Those interested in sessions related to activism, human rights and free expression on the Internet may want to check out session listings by the APC (scroll down below the jump), the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Global Network Initiative, and the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, among others.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wants a US federal court to order the return of two domain names seized in the US government’s “fundamentally flawed” anti-infringement campaign.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has begun accepting nominations for its 20th Annual Pioneer Awards, which recognize those who have "contributed substantially to the health, growth, accessibility, or freedom of computer-based communications."
Apple and Dropbox have joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in taking a stand for user privacy. In other words, they will not hand over your private files to the Feds if asked--they'll only hand them over if presented with a search warrant.
Apple was one of thirteen companies that the EFF called on to join the Digital Due Process group, which includes the EFF, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Centre for Democracy and Technology, AT&T, Ebay, and Comcast. Cloud storage service Dropbox also agreed to join.
Apple and Dropbox have joined the Digital Due Process coalition, according to an announcement yesterday from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, one of the sponsors of the group.
But "there is little value in having a nicely-conceived encryption tool if the implementations that people actually use are filled with security bugs," wrote Dan Auerbach and Chris Palmer of the EFF. "Therefore, we decided to do an audit to find and fix some of those bugs."
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.