EFF Project to Uncover Government Surveillance and Privacy Invasions

Two Noted Attorneys Lead New FLAG Project in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launched a project to shed light on government surveillance activities. The FLAG Project, based at EFF's new Washington, D.C. office, will use Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and litigation to...

Industry and Public Interest Groups Fight Overbroad Broadcast Treaty

National Conference Call: Thursday, 2:30pm ET San Francisco - Dozens of companies from the technology and telecommunications sector, public interest groups, and library associations have banded together with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to fight a proposed treaty that would grant broadcasters and cablecasters a new 50-year intellectual property right...

California Lawmakers Pass Safeguards for Privacy-Leaking RFID Chips

Groundbreaking Bill Waits for Governor's Signature Sacramento - The California State Senate passed tough new privacy safeguards late yesterday for use of "tag and track" devices known as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips embedded in state identification cards. The bill helps ensure that Californians can control the personal information contained...

EFF Demands FTC Investigation and Privacy Reform After AOL Data Release

Internet Company's Publication of Search Logs Exposes Customers' Private Lives Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate America Online (AOL) and require changes in its privacy practices, after the company recently released search history logs that exposed the private lives...

Embroidery Fans Fight for Anonymity in Online Discussion Group

EFF Battles Heavy-Handed Tactics in Copyright Lawsuit San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a motion to block a brazen attempt to unmask the identities of anonymous members of an online discussion group for embroidery fans. The online group was created to share information about a long-running...

Judge's Refusal to Dismiss EFF's Spying Case Sets Stage for Congressional Showdown

Ruling Comes as Senators Consider Dramatic Changes to Surveillance Law San Francisco - A federal judge has refused to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) case against AT&ampT for collaborating with the NSA in illegal spying on millions of ordinary Americans, setting the stage for a congressional showdown over proposed...

EFF's Spying Case Moves Forward - Judge Denies Government's Motion to Dismiss AT&T Case

San Francisco - A federal judge today denied the government's motion to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) case against AT&ampT for collaborating with the NSA in illegal spying of millions of ordinary Americans. This allows the case to go forward in the courts. EFF Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston, EFF...

Anonymity Preserved for Critics of Oklahoma School Official

Subpoena Withdrawn After EFF Intervenes Tulsa, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma school superintendent has dropped his attempt to unmask the identities of a website operator and all registered users of an Internet message board devoted to discussion of local public schools after the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) intervened in the case...

EFF Battles Government's Motion to Dismiss AT&T Surveillance Case

Judge Hears Arguments on 'State Secrets Privilege' and Customer Privacy San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a federal judge today that the government should not be allowed to use the "state secrets privilege" to preempt the class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT. EFF's suit accuses AT&ampT of collaborating with...

EFF and Government Face Off Over 'State Secrets' in San Francisco Courtroom

Friday Hearing Over Motions to Dismiss AT&ampT Surveillance Case San Francisco - On Friday, June 23, at 9:30 a.m., a federal judge in San Francisco will hear oral arguments on the U.S. government's motion to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT. EFF's suit accuses the telecom...

Supreme Court Reverses Dangerous Injunction Rule in eBay Patent Case

Four Justices Question Patent Trolls and Business Methods Patents in Concurring Opinion San Francisco - The United States Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision in the controversial eBay v. MercExchange patent case Monday, invalidating a dangerous precedent that threatened free speech and consumers' rights. Four justices also joined in...

AT&T Wants Closed Courtroom in Tomorrow's Hearing in Surveillance Case

Telecom Giant Wants to Keep Public Away from Document Debate San Francisco - Lawyers for AT&ampT alerted the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today that it intends to ask the judge to close the courtroom in Wednesday's hearing in EFF's class-action lawsuit. EFF will oppose the request. EFF's suit accuses AT&ampT...

Government Files Secret Motion to Dismiss AT&T Surveillance Case

DOJ Intervention Comes Just Days Before Hearing on Sealed Evidence San Francisco - Early Saturday morning, the United States government filed a motion to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT for illegally handing over its customers' telephone and Internet records and communications to the National Security...

Government Moves to Intervene in AT&T Surveillance Case

DOJ Will Assert Military and State Secrets Privilege and Request Dismissal of Lawsuit San Francisco - The United States government filed a "Statement of Interest" Friday in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT, announcing that the government would "assert the military and state secrets privilege" and "intervene...

EFF Honors Craigslist, Gigi Sohn, and Jimmy Wales with Pioneer Awards

15th Annual Ceremony Highlights Innovations in Information Technology Washington, DC - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will honor craigslist and its leaders, Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster Gigi Sohn of Public Knowledge and Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia at its 15th annual Pioneer Awards ceremony. The presentation is at 7pm on...

Digital Copyright Law Hurts Consumers, Scientists, and Competition

EFF Report Highlights More Unintended Consequences in Seven Years of DMCA San Francisco - In the seven years since Congress enacted the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), examples of the law's impact on legitimate consumers, scientists, and competitors continue to mount. A new report released today from the Electronic Frontier...

EFF Files Evidence in Motion to Stop AT&T's Dragnet Surveillance

Internal AT&ampT Documents Had Been Temporarily Held Back Due To Government's Concerns San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Wednesday filed the legal briefs and evidence supporting its motion for a preliminary injunction in its class-action lawsuit against AT&ampT. After asking EFF to hold back the documents so...

EFF Challenges Dangerous Patent on Internet Test-Taking

Illegitimate Patent Chills Distance Learning and University Education San Francisco - An extremely broad patent claiming to cover almost all methods of online testing is coming under fire today. Test.com has used this illegitimate patent to demand payments from universities with distance education programs that give tests online. However, a...

Proposed New Jersey Laws Would Chill Free Speech

EFF and Other Groups Call for Bills' Withdrawal San Francisco - A diverse coalition of companies, public interest organizations, and legal scholars, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), craigslist, Public Citizen, the US Internet Industry Association (USIIA), the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and Professors Lyrissa C. Barnett Lidsky...

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