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EFF in the News

May 22, 2010
Otago Daily Times

An online privacy group has found that an overwhelming majority of web browsers have unique signatures - creating identifiable "fingerprints" that can be used to track you as you surf the internet.

May 21, 2010
San Jose Mercury News

The Electronic Frontier Foundation stepped up its criticism of Facebook on Friday, and more Facebook users are sharing links to sites such as ReclaimPrivacy.org or signing pledges at QuitFacebookDay.com, which targets May 31 as a day of protest.

May 21, 2010
Irish Times

Not everyone sees it quite as positively as Zuckerberg, however. Following the introduction of the feature, protests have been mounted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and even Facebook users themselves.

May 20, 2010
CNET News

Legal costs can also skyrocket, when people challenge accusations that they infringed on intellectual property. For instance, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, the advocacy group for tech companies and Internet users, announced that it is looking for attorneys to represent people sued by the Copyright Group.

May 20, 2010
CBC News

Seth Schoen, a senior staff technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco, is also concerned by the amount of control device makers such as Apple and Amazon are inserting into their products through DRM. Last year, Amazon remotely deleted several e-books — ironically George Orwell's 1984 among them — from the Kindle devices of customers who had bought them.

May 20, 2010
KTLA

Seth Schoen of the Electronic Frontier Foundation uncovered the existence of these dots through the Freedom of Information Act and says that the government should at least put out warnings or an advisement to consumers saying that these dots exist.

May 20, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle

Attorney Matt Zimmerman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco, which represents Stokklerk, said suits such as USA Technologies' are a common tactic of companies trying to suppress criticism.

May 20, 2010
Law.com

Google executives admitted last week that the company's Street View cars "mistakenly" picked up bits of private data from WiFi networks while cruising neighborhoods around the world for information used in products like Google Maps...Privacy lawyers said the Oregon class action filed Monday appears to be the first related to the case.

"I wouldn't be surprised if there's more than one filed," said Marcia Hofmann, staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco.

May 20, 2010
Huffington Post

Even deleting your account won't protect you. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Facebook is trying to trick their users into allowing them to keep their data even after they've "deleted" their account. But if you just delete your account, they still will retain your data and make it accessible to their commercial clients.

May 19, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle

Web users are vulnerable to being identified and profiled by Web sites they visit, even if they employ common measures to keep their browsing habits private, according to new research from the privacy advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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