EFF in the News
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Shari Steele, Executive Director of EFF stated:
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"The technology is just starting to get adopted, so we aren't necessarily seeing the long-term implications or how that technology could be abused later," Electronic Frontier Foundation spokesperson Rainey Reitman said.
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With its role as the major player in mobile computing and maker of multiplatform software, Apple looked likely to place highly in the Electronic Frontier Foundations holiday “wish list,” or in other words: hit list. However, Apple found itself mentioned in only one item.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been instrumental in compiling a series of articles on the overarching effect of the SOPA and Protect IP Acts, and have done a breakdown of the terminology within the controversial bill.
Finally, someone has put together all the pieces in this puzzle and the picture is nasty, indeed! EFF’s deeplink blog has reported about their ongoing work with Carrier IQ and has posted about its architecture. They have also unraveled how Carrier IQ interacts across layers on a phone.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation rounds up "the year in secrecy," a year's worth of shame and excuses in the realm of official secrecy from "the most transparent administration in history." As catalogs of outrage go, it's a pretty fine example.
Over the years that followed public interest groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation worked with Righthaven's victims and won a string of victories, in which Righthaven's ass was repeatedly handed to them (the death blow was probably when judges began to affirm that there is no licensable "right to sue" separate from other parts of copyright).