EFF in the News
Martin intends to use the $3,000 prize to purchase equipment for additional hardware hacking. In addition to handing over $3,000 to the winner, Adafruit has also donated an additional $2,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), citing the important role that the EFF plays in defending hardware hackers.
If you use the Firefox browser, you could also install the "HTTPS Everywhere" extension developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Tor Project, dedicated to improving Web privacy. That automatically directs you to the encrypted version of every site that offers one.
Aligned against the watchmaker are retailers and free-flow-of-information types like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who say Omega is using a law designed to control creative works to control the U.S. prices of manufactured products.
I have no quarrel with copyright holders cracking down on blatant infringements online. What troubles me is when copyright holders use technology to cast a legal dragnet that snares legitimate users of content as well as pirates. Righthaven appears to have done so in at least a handful of cases, prompting the EFF to offer its help to Righthaven's targets.
So the EFF made a simple request: prove it. It filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the evidence that new technologies were actually hindering law enforcement. However, the US government apparently ignored the request, leading the EFF to sue the government over its failure to respond to the request.
Copyright troll Righthaven is facing its second lawsuit from digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is representing a former federal prosecutor who tracks mysterious murder cases on his website.
The online freedom of speech group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) continues to pound away on the business model of Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC, with its attorneys hitting Righthaven with another counterclaim on Friday.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a suit against three government agencies, aiming to challenge their assertion that 'back doors' should be incorporated into all communications systems for security reasons.
Digital rights campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has called for the abolition of the European Union's Data Retention Directive, the law that demands that telecoms companies retain logs of subscribers' use of their networks.
"Our biggest concern," said Kevin Bankston, attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit Internet privacy organization, is that the expanded power "might be used to obtain Internet search queries and Web histories detailing every Web site visited and every file downloaded."