EFF in the News
A number of advocacy groups — including Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Center for Democracy & Technology — had been working to stop the bills for months. But it wasn’t until Google and Wikipedia famously joined the fight that SOPA and PIPA became household words and millions of people were activated to express their opposition.
“EFF is troubled that so many lawful users of Megaupload.com had their property taken from them without warning and that the government has taken no steps to help them,” reads a statement on the project from the EFF Attorney Julie Samuels. ”We think it’s important that these users have their voices heard as this process moves forward.”
“It’s really important that users can see what kind of information they’re sharing and who is getting access to it,” Electronic Frontier Foundation activism coordinator Rainey Reitman said. “It shouldn’t be a guessing game for consumers about what they are broadcasting online.”
The book is called Uncensored, and has been compiled and edited by Hunter Walk and Eric Ries. Both are well known in the tech community, and have managed to gather together a long list of other respected technology writers. The book features posts from an extensive list of people, including our own Sarah Lacy. Some of the other writers include Dave McClure, Fred Wilson, Howard Lindzon, Mark Suster, MG Seigler, and Tim O’Reilly; with many, many others.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation offers the Panopticlick service that rates the anonymity of your browser. The test shows you the identifiable information provided by your browser and generates a numerical rating that indicates how easy it would be to identify you based solely on your browser's fingerprint.
But the FAA does not publish a complete list of the groups and organizations that have the permits. This has drawn fire from the San Francisco-based digital legal advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The foundation, known better as the EFF, filed a lawsuit in Northern California’s U.S. District Court against the Department of Transportation earlier this month for withholding the names of organizations interested in flying drones in civil airspaceRead more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/01/30/1818430/faa-delays-new-rules-for-operating.html#storylink=cpy
The EFF said in the lawsuit that its Freedom of Information Act request on getting the names has gone unacknowledged since last April by the FAA, which is overseen by the Department of Transportation.
The EFF said it's concerned that there is currently no information available to the public about who specifically has obtained these authorizations or for what purposes.
¿Y a mí cómo me afectarían SOPA/Pipa/ACTA? “Los proveedores de servicios se verán obligados a vigilar y monitorear las actividades de sus usuarios, un rol que no les corresponde sino a la Policía”, dice Katitza Rodríguez, directora de Derechos Internacionales de la Fundación Frontera Electrónica.
Meanwhile, the jailbreaking community and organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC) are now seeking the renewal of that exemption.
Katitza Rodríguez es la directora de derechos internacionales de EFF (Fundación Frontera Electrónica), una de las organizaciones estadounidenses con mayor influencia en el tema de privacidad en línea. Ella respondió por qué es importante saber lo que significa Sopa: