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Feds Unable to Search Own Anti-Terrorism Database

TSA Stops Deleting "Secure Flight" Records, But Drags Feet On Project Transparency Washington, DC - After receiving hundreds of requests from Americans asking to know what personal information the government has obtained about them, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) told passengers that it "does not have the capability to perform...

FCC Mandate Forces 'Backdoors' in Broadband ISPs and VoIP

EFF and Others to Challenge Privacy-Invasive Rule Washington, DC - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a "First Report and Order" confirming its expansion of the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) to the Internet. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is planning to challenge the rule in court...

Election Reform Commission Urges Secure E-voting

EFF Applauds Commission Recommendations But Opposes National ID Card Endorsement Washington, DC - The Carter-Baker Commission, formally known as the Commission on Federal Election Reform, released on Monday an extensive report about the country's electoral health, along with a wide range of suggested reforms. Most of the Commission's recommendations...

EFF, Florida Disability Rights Advocates Fight to Avert E-voting Debacle

Case Puts Security and Auditability at Risk in the Next Election Volusia County, FL - On Wednesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals supporting Volusia County, Florida, in an ongoing legal battle to permit the County to consider voting...

EFF Announces Two New Hires

Corynne McSherry Joins Legal Staff Nicole Nguyen Heads Membership San Francisco, CA - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to announce the addition of two people to our staff. Corynne McSherry, a Staff Attorney, will be filling out the organization's legal team of intellectual property experts. Nicole Nguyen joins...

FCC Issues Rule Allowing FBI to Dictate Wiretap-Friendly Design for Internet Services

Tech Mandates Force Companies to Build Backdoors into Broadband, VoIP Washington, DC - Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a release announcing its new rule expanding the reach of the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). The ruling is a reinterpretation of the scope of CALEA...

FBI’s "National Security Letters" Threaten Online Speech and Privacy

EFF Urges Appeals Court to Find Secret Subpoena Power UnconstitutionalNew York - The Electronic Frontier Foundation, joined by several civil liberties organizations and online service providers, filed a friend-of-the-court brief yesterday in the case of Doe v. Gonzales arguing that National Security Letters (NSLs) are unconstitutional. NSLs are secret...

Internet Critic of Delaware Politician Has Right to Anonymity

Message Board Poster Criticized Smyrna Town Council Member’s Job Performance NOTE: This is a press release from Public Citizen, which EFF is recirculating for your information. Washington, DC - A person who posted Internet messages criticizing a Delaware politician's leadership skills has a right to remain anonymous, Public Citizen urged...

EFF Supports Disabled Voters in Fight Against Paperless E-voting

July 15 Hearing Set in Florida Orlando, FL - On Thursday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Florida attorney Jeff Liggio filed an emergency amicus brief on behalf of Volusia County disabled residents who oppose the purchase of paperless touchscreen voting machines. The brief, supporting Volusia County Council members...

AcompliaReport.com Sues for Right to Use Trademark to Report on New Drug

EFF Files Suit to Protect Journalist From Legal Intimidation San Francisco, CA - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis Group on behalf of Medical Week News, publishers of the medical news website AcompliaReport.com. EFF's lawsuit comes after...

MGM v. Grokster Press Conference Following Supreme Court Decision

Note: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is participating in this press conference with other members of the Morpheus and Grokster legal teams and public interest groups. We are recirculating this press release from StreamCast (Morpheus) for your information. What: Post-Grokster press conference, with members of the StreamCast (Morpheus) and Grokster legal...

Can Florida’s Election Officials Ignore the Law?

Circuit Court Deliberates Manual Recount Problems with Touchscreen Voting MachinesFlorida - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of national groups concerned with voting integrity filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a seminal e-voting case brought by Florida Congressman Robert Wexler and others. Florida law requires manual recounts in...

EFF Event Focuses on Technical Ways to Protect Your Online Anonymity

Creators of Tor, an Anonymous Communication System, Discuss Their Work at May 10 BayFF San Francisco, CA - On Tuesday, May 10, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will host another "BayFF," a free event series for the general public. This month, the subject is anonymous Internet communication. Roger Dingledine, principal...

News Publishers and Internet Industry Urge Reversal in Apple Case

Groups File Friend-of-the-Court Briefs Supporting Online Journalists Santa Clara County, CA - A coalition of news publishers and two Internet industry trade associations filed friend-of-the-court briefs today in Apple v. Does, urging the California Court of Appeal to protect the confidential sources of journalists and defend email privacy. On...

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