Submitted by wafa.ben.hassine on December 18, 2015 - 11:29am
In response to feedback from activist groups, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Facebook announced Tuesday that it would change some aspects of its real names policy. As it currently stands, the policy requires users to register what Facebook calls their “authentic identity,”—or how friends and family know them—in order to use the social network.
Submitted by annelyse.gelman on October 12, 2015 - 12:47pm
As of this month, 567 relays from our 2014 Tor Challenge are still up and running—more than were established during the entire inaugural Tor Challenge back in 2011.
Submitted by sophia on May 21, 2015 - 6:43pm
UPDATE: The House Judiciary Committee plans to hold a hearing on June 22, 2016, on the SPEAK FREE Act. This comes a year after 33 organizations, including EFF, sent a letter in June 2015 to the House Judiciary Committee leadership urging them to move the SPEAK FREE Act as quickly as possible.
Submitted by sophia on January 2, 2015 - 2:23pm
EFF submitted an amicus letter to the California Supreme Court urging the justices to review a case that has significant implications for the free speech rights of anonymous online speakers under California law.
Submitted by Matt Zimmerman on August 2, 2012 - 11:26pm
Frivolous, abusive legal attempts to intimidate and silence online critics are hardly rare. From school superintendents to developers to mayors to businesses, bogus lawsuits are often tempting tools for those looking to expose and embarrass critics or simply intimidate them into silence.
Submitted by Matt Zimmerman on July 12, 2012 - 3:37pm
Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court order imposing sanctions on Evan Stone, attorney for adult film producer Mick Haig Productions, who improperly issued subpoenas without leave of court to ISPs seeking the identities of anonymous subscribers in a mass end-user copyright infringement case.
In August of 2009, Pennyslvania-based company USA Technologies filed a federal lawsuit against two Yahoo! message board posters who roundly criticized what they claim is the the consistently poor performance of USA Technologies' management.