Electronic Frontier Foundation

tech-power

As Authoritarian Governments Surveil the Internet, Open Source Projects Decide How to Respond

Kazakhstan is telling citizens to download a cryptographic certificate, letting authorities monitor their traffic. Mozilla and Wikimedia are discussing how to respond from afar.
Joseph Cox
7.23.19
tech-power

EFF Hits AT&T With Class Action Lawsuit for Selling Customers’ Location to Bounty Hunters

The lawsuit, which comes after multiple Motherboard investigations into phone location data selling, is seeking an injunction against AT&T which would try to enforce the deletion of any sold data.
Joseph Cox
7.16.19
Weed

California Weed Dispensaries Can Legally Sell Customer Information to Data Brokers

California is expected to become the largest weed industry in the United States, but unlike other legalized states, it has no laws in place to protect cannabis consumer data.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.7.18
tech

This Guy Is Selling All His Facebook Data on eBay

“I realized that I’d been selling my data for free for ages, and decided it was time to cash in.”
Daniel Oberhaus
5.29.18
Hacking

Hero hacker who stopped the WannaCry attack has been arrested

Marcus Hutchins, a British cybersecurity expert, will be charged with creating software capable of harvesting online banking credentials — charges that could land him in jail for 40 years.
David Gilbert
8.4.17
humans of the year

The EFF’s Eva Galperin Keeps Activists Safe Online

The director of cybersecurity wants activists to remember to celebrate their wins.
Corin Faife
3.21.17
cars

You Should Be Able to Use Tesla's Self-Driving Mode to Make Money

The company prohibits using self-driving mode for 'revenue purposes' outside its forthcoming network. But legal precedents support overriding this restriction.
Corin Faife
12.9.16
crime

Judge Won’t Consider EFF’s Arguments in FBI Mass Hacking Case

Judge says the civil liberties group does not provide “neutral discussion” of the issues.
Joseph Cox
3.23.16
crime

FBI Warrant Used to Hack Child Porn Visitors Was Unconstitutional, EFF Argues

Attorneys from the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a strongly-worded amicus brief in a case related to the FBI's takeover of child pornography site Playpen.
Joseph Cox
3.3.16
Power

A New Advocacy Group Is Lobbying for the Right to Repair Everything

As all our things become ‘smart,’ companies are increasingly saying that fixing them is illegal.
Jason Koebler
2.2.16
News

T-Mobile CEO to EFF: ‘Who the Fuck Are You?’

John Legere says his critics are arguing 'semantics' about the net neutrality implications of T-Mobile's video streaming program.
Jason Koebler
1.7.16
News

T-Mobile’s Binge On Indiscriminately Throttles All Video Content

The provider is throttling streaming speeds of videos that aren’t subject to the program, making it worse for the open internet than originally thought.
Jason Koebler
1.4.16
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