Electronic Frontier Foundation
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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The EFF’s Eva Galperin Keeps Activists Safe Online
The director of cybersecurity wants activists to remember to celebrate their wins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.