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California Debates RFIDs in ID Cards

NOTE: THIS RELEASE COMES FROM THE ACLU OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. EFF IS RECIRCULATING IT FOR YOUR INFORMATION. Bill to Protect Californians' Privacy, Personal Safety, and Financial Security Advances in State Senate Sacramento - The State Senate yesterday approved a bill with broad bipartisan support (29:7) that would prohibit state and...

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 Announces New Activism Coordinator

Writer Danny O'Brien Will Join Staff and Lead Grassroots Campaigns San Francisco, CA - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is pleased to announce that Danny O'Brien will be joining the organization as its new Activism Coordinator. Current Activism Coordinator Ren Bucholz will be moving to Canada later this month and...

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...

EFF Responds to Apple's Arguments in Online Journalism Appeal

Santa Clara County, CA - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) continued to support three online journalists in a fight to protect their anonymous sources. EFF, along with co-counsel Thomas Moore III and Richard Wiebe, filed a brief on behalf of the journalists, responding to Apple Computer Inc.'s...

Law Firm Shows Ignorance of the Law in Anonymous Emailer Case

EFF Sends Letter of Protest to Shearman &amp Sterling Over Subpoena to Craigslist San Francisco, CA - When an employee of San Francisco law firm Shearman &amp Sterling received an email from an anonymous person who seemed to be a disgruntled subordinate, he didn't hit the delete button. Instead, his...

Supreme Court Justices Grill Both Sides at Copyright Hearing

MGM v. Grokster Raises Questions About Innovation and Litigation Washington, DC - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was heartened to hear the Justices of the United States Supreme Court engage in a lively debate Tuesday about whether technology manufacturers should be held liable for the infringing activities of consumers. At...

WIPO Lockout Inspires Global Protest

Residents of 56 Nations and Members of Hundreds of NGOs Sign Petition to Open Meetings on Intellectual Property and the Developing World Geneva - When the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) earlier this month shut out many public interest groups from two April meetings about the impact of patent, copyright...

Leading Nonprofits Take Stand Against Business Method Patents

EFF Joins Fight to Promote Technology Access for Charitable Groups Note: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is recirculating this press release on behalf of NIA for your information. Washington, DC - The Nonprofit Innovation Alliance (NIA) today announced that four of the nation's most prominent nonprofits - United Way of America...

EFF Appeals Ruling in Apple Case

Asks Court to Reaffirm Freedom of the Press San Jose, CA - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed an appeal in a case that has broad implications for the rights of reporters to protect the confidentiality of their sources. Last week, a California Superior Court judge ruled...

Counting Down to Grokster with EFF

Organization Launches Two-Week Celebration of Betamax-Protected Devices San Francisco, CA - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday kicked off a new campaign to celebrate the technological diversity protected by the Supreme Court's 1984 "Betamax ruling," which found that vendors cannot be held liable for contributory copyright infringement if...

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