EFF in the News
However, as the EFF notes, it has clear evidence of the roving wiretap being abused, which it found via some FOIA documents.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Oregon Supreme Court to block warrantless searches of arrestees’ cell phones Friday, arguing in an amicus brief that granting law enforcement free rein to search data on the devices violates basic privacy protections guaranteed by the Constitutio
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has unearthed an interesting case of an improper use of surveillance in an investigation where the FBI had obtained “roving wiretap” authority. In a bizarre turn, the Bureau ended up eavesdropping on young children rather than their adult suspects for five days
The EFF urged that the Council recommend that member states adopt strong legal safeguards and due process before disclosure of individuals’ search records to government bodies, EFF international rights director Katitza Rodriguez said in a blog post last week.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has unearthed an interesting case of an improper use of surveillance in an investigation where the FBI had obtained "roving wiretap" authority.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says it is much more than that:
Mobile Carrier Delays Harm Internet Security
The EFF places the blame squarely on the mobile phone carriers.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging the Council of Europe to step up the privacy safeguards for users’ data collected by search engines.
“It’s a completely surreal realization that nation states can be seriously confronted by teenagers, but that’s where we’re at,” said John Perry Barlow, the Grateful Dead lyricist who co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 1990 to help defend young computer hackers. “One very smart person can take on an entire nation state.”
By not recording, FDOT avoids facing potentially thorny privacy issues, said Rebecca Jeschke, spokeswoman for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy watchdog group in San Francisco.
“What happens when it is subpoenaed in a traffic case?” she said. “What happens if a divorce lawyer wants it? It just creates a lot of questions.”
“It’s classic opposition research in the digital age,’’ said Cindy Cohn, legal director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy advocacy group. “People are revealing a lot more about themselves on the Internet. It makes compiling information less difficult.’’