October 07, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Three more NSA whistleblowers, including William Binney a former high ranking official involved with the program during its infancy, also submitted affidavits laying out how the NSA illegally spied on Americans in the aftermath of 9/11...
October 03, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Fourth Amendment has not kept up with technology. And a recent case decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the increasing way rights are adjudicated when it comes to data stored by other companies: through the service agreement a user enters into with a company...
September 30, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Congress needs to know that the Internet is watching and that users won’t sit on the sidelines as technology intended to connect us and bring knowledge to people worldwide is turned against us for the purposes of censorship and surveillance...
September 25, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF and other digital rights advocates are continuing to fight for Do Not Track, a one-click browser-based signal users can turn on to tell websites not to track their online browsing habits. In this article, we’ll be reviewing recent Congressional hearings about online tracking...
September 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The House voted to renew the dangerous FISA Amendment Act which hands the NSA broad, warrantless surveillance powers for another five years. Sadly, the House refused to add any oversight powers or privacy protections, despite evidence the NSA has used it to spy on Americans...
September 20, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Since its origins in 2008, Freedom Not Fear has developed the general message: fundamental rights like privacy, free expression, due process, and democratic participation are jeopardized when reactionary, fear-driven surveillance systems penetrate our societies...
September 17, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Rather than waiting for bad legislation, Wikipedians should take this opportunity to make one relatively small technical change that could serve as a bulwark against all kinds of government surveillance, filtering and data retention laws...
September 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
"Disciplines related to IPR could impact how people gain access to the Internet and could constrain what people may say online or how they can collaborate and share content. It is imperative that the IPR chapter of the proposed TPP agreement not inappropriately constrain online activity..."
September 03, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold
At the end of July, Twitter suspended the account of Guy Adams, a reporter for the UK’s Independent, after he posted the corporate email address of Jim Bell, Producer of NBC Olympics, and said less than flattering things about his expectations for how NBC would do in their Olympics coverage.
August 30, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
There’s long been ample evidence the NSA has been unlawfully collecting Americans' communications since the passage of the FISA Amendments Act. As the New York Times reported in 2009, the NSA was still collecting purely domestic communications of Americans' in a "significant and systemic" way...
August 27, 2012 Added by:David Navetta
The proposed modifications to the definitions of "operator" and "website or online service directed to children" address commenters’ concerns related to the use of third party advertising networks and downloadable software kits, or plug ins, that collect personal information through child-directed websites...
August 26, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The bill requires law enforcement to obtain a search warrant anytime it requests location information from an electronic device. It codifies the Supreme Court's decision from earlier this year that the installation of a GPS device for purposes of an investigation requires a search warrant...
August 24, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton
Facebook’s software isn’t just about placing a name with a face. If you think about how people use the like button, connect to groups, connect to each other, a tagged photo gives additional context. Hackers would love to have this information about you...
August 21, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold
Bottom line for all organizations, from the largest to the smallest: You need to establish messaging policies that clearly communicate that all emails sent through the company email system are subject to monitoring, and that no one using the system should have any expectation of privacy for the messages...
August 21, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke
Terms such as revolutionary, and groundbreaking are often used in reference to the web and social media. The web and social media have also been so for scammers, thieves, liars, manipulators, and the like who use social media in a big way. To avoid being caught in their lair, it is imperative to know the risks...
August 17, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton
It’s everyone’s worst night nightmare - everything digital in your life gets wiped out. Your phone, your computer, your tablet, every email address, social network profile. It really does happen, and most of you probably didn’t know that even techies and security experts worry about this happening to them...
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