EFF in the News
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.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation said the regulations would let insurance companies require customers' cars to be outfitted with electronic devices “that could transmit back to the insurance companies all sorts of data about car motion (acceleration, braking, and so forth) as well as driver behavior (steering and seat-belt wearing).”
“We’re thrilled with the kind of support we’ve received for the Smackdown videos so far,” said Hunsanger. The first three spots have received thousands of hits since launching last Wednesday, and have already shown up on Boing Boing and the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website. “They’ve greatly exceeded our hopes, and we have seven more to come over the next week. As satire, the videos are very effective in conveying the message about the Kindle’s presence in the marketplace,” said Hunsanger.
“These devices allow for the forensic reconstruction of much of your life,” says Lee Tien, senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. “The police could go back through GPS data and plate records and know when you visited a strip club or an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, or which political rallies or gun shows you drove to.”