EFF in the News
The EFF has weighed in on this trend with a timely whitepaper: On Location Privacy and How to Avoid Losing It Forever. The paper includes a number of scenarios with actionable solutions and a number of reason why companies should care.
Cindy Cohn, legal director for Electronic Frontier Foundation, called the contract "troubling."
"It appears that these companies are forcing the government to lower the privacy protections that the government had promised the American people," Cohn said. "The government should be requiring companies to raise the level of privacy protection if they want government contracts."
In a whitepaper, "On Locational Privacy, and How to Avoid Losing it Forever," Peter Eckersley, staff technologist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Andrew Blumberg, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, argue that modern cryptography allows data processing systems to be designed with privacy policies ranging from limited to complete anonymity.
Recommended reading for those taking up arms on behalf of the former might be the Electronic Frontier Foundation's "Practical Guide to Internet Technology for Political Activists in Repressive Regimes." Observing that "governments have also used the Internet to track, harass and undermine," the San Francisco organization warns activists to consider the risks as well as the rewards in using the enabling technologies.
In fact, PolitiFact.com and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have debunked the claim that would-be car consumers who go to the Cars.gov website would have their computers taken over by the government.
A California student has been arrested for modding gaming consoles to run "backup" copies of games, and he could face up to ten years in prison. Ars explores why your hacked console is very likely illegal if you live in the US.
If you're a developer and you're worried about digital privacy issues, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has a job for you.
On Wednesday, EFF Civil Liberties Director Jennifer Granick put out a call for new technology.
You’re being followed. Stalkers are everywhere, even in your pocket.
That’s the warning Wednesday from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the San Francisco-based civil liberties group.
Moore plans to sell the posters, with 25% of proceeds going to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Guilfoyle may be worried about the “Terms of Service” on a government site. But as Hugh D’Andrade at the Electronic Frontier Foundation notes, these agreements do not give the government the right to tap into your system “any time they want.” “Moreover, the law has long forbidden the government from requiring you to give up unrelated constitutional rights (here the 4th Amendment right to be free from search and seizure) as a condition of receiving discretionary government benefits like participation in the Cars [sic] for Clunkers program,” adds D’Andrade.