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RFID Tracking Pilot Program Ended in Sutter School

Victory for Students, Parents and Civil Liberties Groups NOTE: This is a press release from the ACLU of Northern California that EFF is passing along for your information. San Francisco - The Sutter-based company InCom announced last night, at a packed special school district meeting, that it would end its...

Celebrate Innovation with EFF on Feb. 22

BayFF Event to Feature Cool Gizmo Demos, Discussion of Legal Threats to Inventors San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) invites the public to join EFF staff members next week in a discussion and celebration of high-tech innovation. The event is part of EFF's BayFF series and will...

EFF Asks Court to Protect Online Journalists

Seeks to Stop Apple From Undermining Reporter's Privilege Santa Clara County, CA - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a California Superior Court for a protective order that would prevent Apple Computer from forcing three online journalists to identify their confidential sources and hand over unpublished materials. EFF...

Mandatory Student ID Cards Contain RFIDs

Parents and Civil Liberties Groups Urge School District to Terminate Use of Tracking Devices NOTE: This is a press release from the ACLU of Northern California that EFF is recirculating for your information. San Francisco - Parents in a northern California public school district and civil liberties groups are urging...

EFF Announces New Privacy Tool

Logfinder Helps Eliminate Unwanted Logging of Personal Data San Francisco, CA - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released logfinder, a software tool to help people reduce the unnecessary collection of personal information about computer users. Often computer network servers automatically log information about who has visited a website and...

EFF Announces Endangered Gizmos List

Project Demonstrates How Bad Law Ruins the Environment for Innovation San Francisco - A new project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) highlights the way misguided laws and lawsuits can pollute the environment for technological innovation. "Endangered Gizmos" is a natural history of technologies from the Betamax VCR to...

Supreme Court Date Set for Grokster

Washington, DC - The US Supreme Court set the date for the oral argument in MGM v. Grokster for March 29, 2005, in Washington, DC. EFF is defending StreamCast Networks, the company behind the Morpheus peer-to-peer (P2P) software, against 28 of the world's largest entertainment companies. The companies first...

Can the FBI Monitor Your Web Browsing Without a Warrant?

EFF Demands Answers from DOJ about PATRIOT Act Surveillance Washington, DC - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI and other offices of the US Department of Justice, seeking the release of documents that would reveal whether the...

Texas Election System Examiners' Meetings Shrouded in Secrecy

Lawsuit Pushes for Public Access to Meetings Where E-voting Machines Are Evaluated Austin, TX - On January 19, a Texas court is scheduled to determine whether to force the state's voting examiners to open their meetings to the public. The ACLU of Texas and a Texas voter filed a lawsuit...

Will Blizzard Destroy the Future of Videogames?

Outcome of BnetD Case Could Eliminate Software that Extends the Gaming Experience Eighth Circuit - Yesterday the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a brief in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that federal law forbids videogame corporation Blizzard from interfering with gamers' ability to create new products...

Sham Recount Process on Diebold E-voting Machines

Lawsuit Challenges Berkeley Election Officials in Measure R Recount Berkeley, CA - A close proposition referendum will come under court examination in a case that highlights major problems with conducting a recount using Diebold electronic voting machines. Berkeley Measure R, the Patient's Access to Medical Cannabis Act of 2004, lost...

Apple Can't Strongarm Bloggers

EFF Defends Rights of Reporters Who Published Asteroid News Stories on Blogs Santa Clara, CA - Only weeks before Macworld, the nation's biggest annual trade show devoted to Apple products, Apple sent legal threats to the publishers of the Mac-centric weblogs AppleInsider and PowerPage for posting information about...

Music Industry Must Respect Privacy of Filesharers

Ruling in Charter Case Smashes DMCA Subpoena Powers The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision today that will stop entertainment corporations from gaining access to the names of people using peer-to-peer (P2P) networks unless the companies file lawsuits against them and furnish actual evidence of copyright infringement...

EFF Joins Forces with Tor Software Project

Civil Liberties Group to Support Development of Anonymous Internet Communications System San Francisco - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced that it is becoming a sponsor of Tor, a technology project that helps organizations and individuals engage in anonymous communication online. Tor is a network-within-a-network that protects communication...

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