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January 4, 2012
ZDNet.com

If you value the privacy of your IM conversations, do not upgrade to the new preview version of AOL Instant Messenger.

That’s the word from privacy rights advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) after the discovery that AOL is storing more logs of communications on its servers and because the company is scanning all private IMs for URLs to pre-fetch them from its servers.

January 4, 2012
PCWorld

Digital rights watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is advising users of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) not to upgrade to the next version of the instant messaging application because its features expose them to privacy risks.

January 3, 2012
MSNBC.com - Technolog

... as the EFF warns, the bill's "vague language would create devastating new tools for silencing legitimate speech all around the Web."

January 3, 2012
ZDNet.com

Privacy rights advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are urging computer users to adopt just one resolution in 2012:  Commit to full disk encryption on every computer you own.

January 2, 2012
engadget.com

Looks like a case of good news-bad news for the Electronic Frontier Foundation in its fight against warrantless wiretapping.

December 30, 2011
Christian Science Monitor

"Since the dragnet spying program first came to light, we have been fighting for the chance to have a court determine whether it is legal," EFF legal director Cindy Cohn said in a statement. "The Ninth Circuit has given us that chance, and we look forward to proving the program is an unconstitutional and illegal violation of the rights of millions of ordinary Americans."

December 30, 2011
PRWeb.com

Additionally, Namecheap announced that once 25,000 transfers had been processed that they would double the donation to $2 per transfer. This resulted in a tremendous final push among Internet users and Namecheap customers, and the 25,000 goal was easily reached by the end of the evening, resulting in a minimum $50,000 donation to EFF.

December 30, 2011
PCMag.com

The statement was released the same day that rival registrar NameCheap sponsored MoveYourDomain Day, an effort to get GoDaddy customers to move their sites to other registrars (namely NameCheap, of course). NameCheap said it processed at least 25,000 transfers yesterday and pledged to donate $2 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for every subsequent transfer.

December 30, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle

We look forward to proving the program is an unconstitutional and illegal violation of the rights of millions of ordinary Americans," said Cindy Cohn, the foundation's legal director.

December 30, 2011
Voxy.com.nz

"Since the dragnet spying program first came to light, we have been fighting for the chance to have a court determine whether it is legal," said EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn.

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