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EFF in the News

September 27, 2010
PBS Newshour

KEVIN BANKSTON, Electronic Frontier Foundation: There are a great deal of new technologies that the Internet has enabled to allow us to communicate with each other.

But the fact is, this proposal would be a drastic and costly anti-privacy, anti-security, and anti-innovation solution to a problem that doesn't exist.

September 27, 2010
AFP

Seth Schoen, staff technologist at the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), said requiring "government-mandated back doors" in communications systems would be a "recipe for disaster."

"Throughout the 1990s, EFF and others fought the 'crypto wars' to ensure that the public would have the right to strong encryption tools that protect our privacy and security -- with no back doors and no intentional weaknesses," Schoen said in a blog post.

September 26, 2010
PC World

One such site is ssd.eff.org, originally created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) "to educate the American public about the law and technology of government surveillance in the United States, providing the information and tools necessary to evaluate the threat of surveillance and take appropriate steps to defend against it," according to the website.

September 23, 2010
Tech Dirt

The latest news in the ongoing effort by the EFF to invalidate ten awful patents looks good, as the Patent Office has given an initial rejection of C2's VoIP patent, claiming that it qualifies as "obvious."

September 23, 2010
NetworkWorld

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is claiming an early knock-down in its ongoing fight to strip a small Florida company called C2 Communications of a VoIP patent EFF calls bogus and that C2 has invoked to pry payments out of major U.S. carriers such as AT&T, Verizon and Qwest.

September 22, 2010
The Hill

The Electronic Frontier Foundation published a scathing analysis Tuesday of a bill designed to combat online piracy, calling it "a censorship bill that runs roughshod over freedom of speech."

September 22, 2010
Inquirer

A clamour of protest is growing against a bill titled the "Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act" that was introduced in the US Senate to hand over more power to the entertainment industry cartels, with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) calling the bill, with considerable restraint, "flawed"

September 21, 2010
New York Times

"The core function of the cookie is to link what you do on Web site A to what you do on Web site B," said Peter Eckersley, a technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "The Flash cookie makes it harder for people to stop that from happening."

September 20, 2010
Las Vegas Sun

In what could be a showdown over Righthaven's lawsuit campaign, two attorneys for the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation have signed on to represent the Democratic Underground LLC in one of the high-profile Righthaven lawsuits.

September 20, 2010
InformationWeek

"The government can't regulate speech content, even to protect children, if there are reasonably effective private rating systems and parental control tools that don't interfere with our First Amendment rights," said EFF senior staff attorney Lee Tien in a statement.

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