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AT&T Secretly Gave Information On Network to Government Agencies

Documents obtained by The Daily Beast have shed light on AT&T's massive data mining operation to assist in government surveillance. The program is called Project Hemisphere. It was mentioned in…

October 25, 2016 | 06:47 EDT

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EFF Petitions FTC For Fair DRM Labeling

The Electronic Frontier Foundation(EFF) has petitioned the FTC to introduce labeling rules which would require retailers to warn consumers if products sold on their platforms contain DRM. DRM can be…

August 9, 2016 | 04:07 EDT

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FBI Asked to Disclose Method of Breaking Into iPhone

The FBI has dropped its attempt to force Apple's assistance in the San Bernardino case, after the agency managed to break into the phone on its own. Apple is now requesting that the government…

March 31, 2016 | 02:46 EDT


Judge Allows Discovery in NSA Lawsuit

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is claiming a victory after a California judge lifted the stay of discovery on a lawsuit against the NSA. The case was first filed by the EFF in 2008 on…

February 22, 2016 | 10:01 EST

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EFF Lawyer Suspended From Twitter

Daniel Nazer, a lawyer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation who mostly focuses on patent issues, had his twitter account shut down last week after posting a "harassing" tweet.The issue concerns a…

February 4, 2016 | 09:27 EST

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Maryland Bill Would Protect Consumers' Right to Post Negative Reviews Online

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reports on a bill being considered by the state legislature of Maryland, which would protect the rights of consumers to post negative reviews of products…

February 3, 2016 | 08:38 EST

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Texas Police are Getting "No Cost" License Plate Readers, EFF Reports

Digital rights activist organization Electronic Frontier Foundation has reported that Texas law enforcement agencies have just gotten a great offer from Vigilant Solutions, a large broker of vehicle…

January 28, 2016 | 10:30 EST

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T-Mobile's Binge On Service Throttles Video and Calls it Optimization

Back in December, Slate reported on T-Mobile's new Binge On service, and suggested that it may be in violation of the FCC's net neutrality regulations. While Binge On is active, which is…

January 4, 2016 | 09:47 EST

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EFF and Access Now Discuss Encryption with White House Representatives

In response to an online petition asking Obama to publicly affirm support of strong encryption, White House officials issued a response that they would meet with the leaders of the petition to…

December 16, 2015 | 09:55 EST

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Massachusetts Court Rules Collecting Cell Phone Location Data Requires a Warrant

In the case of Commonwealth v. Estabrook which was brought before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the court ruled that the Massachusetts state constitution requires a warrant for law…

September 28, 2015 | 11:25 EDT

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EFF Defends Twitter Parodies

The EFF filed a brief with a Michigan appeals court, defending the right of Twitter users to create parody accounts. The dispute began when Zach Felton created the Twitter account Todd Levitt 2.0.…

September 21, 2015 | 11:14 EDT

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Ninth Circuit Affirms the Importance of Fair Use in DMCA Takedowns

DMCA takedowns are a blight on the Internet. In theory, they are a positive, providing media hosting websites a way to avoid liability as long as they make an effort to remove infringing content when…

September 15, 2015 | 08:00 EDT

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EFF Challenges Copyright Expansion on Pre-1972 Recordings

This week, the EFF filed a brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in response to a California district court ruling that greatly expanded copyright on pre-1972 recordings. Flo & Eddie, a…

September 11, 2015 | 07:47 EDT

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EFF Reveals US Government Policy on Disclosing Software Vulnerabilities

In a very small step toward government transparency, the EFF has obtained access to the US government's Vulnerabilities Equity Process. This document represents the official policy on how US…

September 4, 2015 | 09:37 EDT

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Latest TPP Leak Shows Opposition to Extreme U.S. Proposals

A version of the Intellectual Property section of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, dated from May 11, was leaked to reporters earlier in the summer. However the full text was not available to viewed…

August 7, 2015 | 11:32 EDT

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Hosts Deemed Liable for User Comments in Europe

The European Court of Human Rights decided recently that web hosts are responsible for any defamatory comments left on their sites, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reported. The case, Delfi AS v.…

June 17, 2015 | 02:43 EDT

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EFF Lodges FOIA Suit Over Secret Use of Stingrays

Last year the Wall Street Journal broke the story that the U.S. Marshals were using Stingrays to monitor thousands of mobile phones. Stingrays are planes equipped with devices that mimic cellphone…

February 10, 2015 | 09:03 EST

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EFF Outlines Ambitious Plan to Fight Mass Surveillance

The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently outlined an ambitious plan to tackle the issue of mass surveillance by governments throughout the world. To a large extent the plan focuses on fighting…

January 29, 2015 | 09:40 EST

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News No Longer Sharing Medical Information

As previously reported on TechRaptor, the Obama administration has gotten heavy criticism because shares personal medical information with third parties. It was seen as a betrayal by…

January 29, 2015 | 02:42 EST

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News Shares Personal Info with Third Parties

The Associated Press recently reported that the U.S. government health care website,, shares personal information with third party vendors that are embedded in the site. Companies like…

January 21, 2015 | 04:58 EST