EFF in the News
Another tactic has been to intercept users’ communications with Facebook in what is popularly known as a man-in-the-middle attack, according to another Internet advocacy group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
“Using it for activism is a risky gambit,” said Peter Eckersley, a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital privacy group that is looking into reports of an anonymous effort to hack into people’s Facebook accounts in Syria.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) disclosed that the secret state satrapy that brought us COINTELPRO and employed Al-Qaeda triple agent Ali Mohamed as a "confidential informant," refuses to tell us what that authority is or how their abusive power-grab squares with rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) expects Apple to step up and defend developers. An EFF blog post declares, "We've been waiting expectantly for Apple to step up and protect the app developers accused of patent infringement solely for using a technology that Apple required they use in order to sell their apps in Apple's App Store."
Julie Samuels, a Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), said Apple should join forces with its developers to dispute patent infringement complaints Lodsys, LLC sent to several independent iOS app-makers last week.
Radio interview with EFF's Jillian York and Peter Eckersley.
More than 900 people are estimated to have died in street protests in Syria as Bashar Al-Asad’s government cracks down on dissent. The regime has also taken its fight online, exploiting activists’ reliance on social networking sites in order to combat opposition. The EFF's Jillian York talks about the innovative ways the regime is trying to use the internet against activists.
In a post on the group's blog today, EFF staff attorney Julie Samuels said Apple has put developers in a difficult position by requiring them to use within their apps in-app purchase (IAP), a mechanism that's been targeted by a third-party group that says the technology infringes on its patents.
On Thursday, the ACLU, in conjunction with the EFF, asked a federal judge to open those dockets to the public.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation posted some thoughtful commentary on the ongoing issue between patent holder Lodsys and Apple iOS developers regarding in-app purchases Friday.