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EFF Designer "Live Painting" Wiretapping Mural

EFF Designer/Activist Hugh D'Andrade will be "live painting" a mural about warrantless wiretapping -- revealing what really happens inside the secret NSA-controlled room at AT&T's San Francisco facility, as part of a show of political cartoons at the Mission Cultural Center.
Friday, August 15th, 2008
7-9 pm
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MIT Students Gagged by Federal Court Judge

Las Vegas - Three students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were ordered this morning by a federal court judge to cancel their scheduled presentation about vulnerabilities in Boston's transit fare payment system, violating their First Amendment right to discuss their important research.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)...

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Public Pressure Mounts Against Invasive Border Searches

Random, invasive laptop searches and other digital privacy violations at the U.S. border are facing increasing pressure from the public and Congress. One of the big complaints EFF and others have had is the lack of information and accountability about the intrusive examination of computer files, cell phone directories, and...

EFF Launches Coders' Rights Project at Black Hat Conference

Las Vegas - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launches its Coders' Rights Project -- a new initiative to protect programmers and developers from legal threats hampering their cutting-edge research.
In conjunction with the project's launch, EFF is staffing an "EFF Is In" booth at Black Hat USA 2008...

EFF Battles Dangerous Attempts to Circumvent Electronic Privacy Law

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed friend-of-the-court briefs in two key electronic privacy cases that threaten to expand the government's spying authority.
In the first case, Bunnell v. Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), EFF filed a brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Victory for DVRs in the Cloud

Twenty-four years ago in the Sony Betamax case, the Supreme Court declared that using a VCR to "time-shift" — to record a television program for viewing at a later time — was a fair use. Today, the Second Circuit rejected [PDF] an attempt by the content industry to change...

MySpace Criminal Charges Risk Dangerous Ramifications for Consumers

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of academics and public policy groups are urging a judge to dismiss computer crime charges in a case with dangerous ramifications for millions of people who use the Internet.
The defendant in the case, Lori Drew, is charged...

Congress Bows to Big Content, Scapegoats Higher Ed

Last week, after months of intensive wrangling, the House and the Senate finally agreed on a final version of the Higher Education Act (HEA). Buried in this massive bill, which touches on virtually every aspect of education, is a little provision requiring campuses to develop “plans to effectively combat the...

Sapient and Explorologist Settle Lawsuit

Explorologist Ltd. and an online critic have settled their legal battle over a YouTube video challenging Uri Geller's claims about his mental powers.
EFF and Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, LLP, represent Brian Sapient, who uploaded an excerpt from a documentary that critiqued Geller's performances and abilities to YouTube....

EFF Releases "Switzerland" ISP Testing Tool

San Francisco - Hours before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to take action against Comcast for violating the FCC's net neutrality principles, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is releasing "Switzerland," a software tool for customers to test the integrity of their Internet communications.
The FCC action, expected...

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