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Press Releases: February 2013

Open Letter to House Judiciary: Investigate Patent Trolls

Washington, D.C. - A coalition of entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators have joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Engine Advocacy today in requesting that Congress schedule hearings on patent trolls and the SHIELD Act, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to quash the rash of patent lawsuit abuse. In...

Mandatory Black Boxes in Cars Raise Privacy Questions

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today to include strict privacy protections for data collected by vehicle "black boxes" to protect drivers from long-term tracking as well as the misuse of their information. Black boxes, more formally called event data...

EFF to Supreme Court: Blanket DNA Collection Violates Fourth Amendment

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the Supreme Court Friday to block DNA collection from everyone arrested for a crime, arguing that law enforcement must get a warrant before forcing people to give samples of their genetic material. EFF's amicus brief was filed Friday in Maryland v....

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