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Posts Tagged ‘electronic frontier foundation’

HOWTO: Keep your data safe at the US border

HOWTO: Keep your data safe at the US border

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a new guide, "Defending Privacy at the U.S. Border: A Guide for Travelers Carrying Digital Devices," which explains how the law, good technology choices, cryptography and backups can be combined to keep your data safe while you travel, especially when crossing into the USA, where customs officials [...]

House Committee passes bill requiring your ISP to spy on every click and keystroke you make online and retain for 12 months

House Committee passes bill requiring your ISP to spy on every click and keystroke you make online and retain for 12 months

Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 19-10 for H.R. 1981, a data-retention bill that will require your ISP to spy on everything you do online and save records of it for 12 months. California Rep Zoe Lofgren, one of the Democrats who opposed the bill, called it a “data bank of every digital act by every American” that would “let us [...]

Download porn from file-sharing? Pay up or be exposed and sued, says attorney

Download porn from file-sharing? Pay up or be exposed and sued, says attorney

More than a dozen pornography studios are using a Chicago attorney to launch an attempted crackdown on the illegal online sharing of their movies, borrowing a page from the controversial campaign launched this year by the Hollywood makers of "The Hurt Locker"to go after thousands of alleged copyright violators. John Steele, 39, dubbed a [...]

Free Kinect drivers released. Adafruit pays $3k bounty to hacker, $2k more to EFF

The swell hackers at Adafruit Industries have declared a winner in their cash-prize contest to reverse-engineer the Microsoft Kinekt controller and release a free/open library that would let hardware hackers incorporate it into their own projects. The winner is a fine gent named Hector, who says, "Here's my take on the Kinect driver. Supports [...]

Understanding the legal sleaze behind the bulk copyright lawsuits

Understanding the legal sleaze behind the bulk copyright lawsuits

Cnet's Greg Sandoval interviews Cindy Cohn, the legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, on the bulk copyright lawsuits coming out of big US law firms. Cindy is my favorite legal explainer in the world (she's one of the people who changed my mind about DRM!), and this is her in great form: Q: You guys have challenged Dunlap on [...]

Beware the “friending” feds: Is the US government snooping on your Facebook profile?

Beware the “friending” feds: Is the US government snooping on your Facebook profile?

Need a new reason to be creeped out by Facebook? Big news this week from The Electronic Frontier Foundation: the digital rights group FOIA'd some disturbing documents for its lawsuit on the US goverment's surveillance of social networks which show that feds sometimes attempt to "friend" people applying for citizenship, or people that fit [...]