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Can Florida’s Election Officials Ignore the Law?

Circuit Court Deliberates Manual Recount Problems with Touchscreen Voting MachinesFlorida - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of national groups concerned with voting integrity filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a seminal e-voting case brought by Florida Congressman Robert Wexler and others. Florida law requires manual recounts in...

Waving Flags of Victory

In a unanimous decision, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out the broadcast flag, the FCC rule that would have crippled digital television receivers starting July 1. The ruling came in ALA v. FCC, a challenge brought by Public Knowledge, EFF, Consumers Union, the Consumer Federation of...

EFF Announces New Activism Coordinator

Writer Danny O'Brien Will Join Staff and Lead Grassroots Campaigns San Francisco, CA - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to announce that Danny O'Brien will be joining the organization as its new Activism Coordinator. Current Activism Coordinator Ren Bucholz will be moving to Canada later this month and...

Playing Hide-the-Ball at WIPO

On April 14-15 (after the three-day WIPO Development Agenda meeting, a.k.a. IIM), the WIPO Permanent Committee for Co-operation for Development Related to Intellectual Property (the PCIPD) met for its fourth session.
The PCIPD is a pre-existing WIPO sub-committee, formed in 1998. There's no formal relationship between the...

EFF Event Focuses on Technical Ways to Protect Your Online Anonymity

Creators of Tor, an Anonymous Communication System, Discuss Their Work at May 10 BayFF San Francisco, CA - On Tuesday, May 10, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will host another "BayFF," a free event series for the general public. This month, the subject is anonymous Internet communication. Roger Dingledine, principal...
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California Anti-RFID Bill Gains Momentum

A California bill (SB 682) that would bar the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags in state-issued ID cards yesterday cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee -- the first major hurdle on the way to becoming law.
The good news comes in the wake of a...

EFF Responds to Apple's Arguments in Online Journalism Appeal

Santa Clara County, CA - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) continued to support three online journalists in a fight to protect their anonymous sources. EFF, along with co-counsel Thomas Moore III and Richard Wiebe, filed a brief on behalf of the journalists, responding to Apple Computer Inc.'s...

Law Firm Shows Ignorance of the Law in Anonymous Emailer Case

EFF Sends Letter of Protest to Shearman &amp Sterling Over Subpoena to Craigslist San Francisco, CA - When an employee of San Francisco law firm Shearman &amp Sterling received an email from an anonymous person who seemed to be a disgruntled subordinate, he didn't hit the delete button. Instead, his...

AACS - More Useless DRM

In November 2002, the now-famous "Microsoft Darknet Paper" laid out the argument for why DRM is not only futile in a P2P world, but actually counter-productive (because DRM drives otherwise legit customers to the Darknet).
Well, now we have yet another example of the futility side of the...


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