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Displaying items by tag: EFF

It may sound like a crazy far-fetched dystopian claim, but it’s today’s reality. Following the United States Supreme Court decision overturning access to abortion as a constitutional right, EFF head of cybersecurity Eva Galperin is warning women to delete period tracking apps, potentially identifying women who have terminated pregnancies.

Published in Health

Google has begun a trial of its experimental new technology for ad targeting, known as Federated Learning of Cohorts, selecting a random set of users without notifying them, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organisation that fights for digital rights, says.

Published in Business Intelligence

Australian Government data stored by American companies which have been certified as Protected cloud providers is not subject to the US CLOUD Act, which allows Washington to obtain data stored overseas by American companies in the event that it is deemed to be needed by law enforcement authorities.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has resigned from the World Wide Web Consortium after the latter announced it was accepting the published Encrypted Media Extensions as a Web standard.

Published in Technology Regulation

Social media behemoth Facebook has admitted that it struggles to control the avalanche of hate speech, spam and fraud on its two billion accounts, turning off more than a million accounts every day.

Published in Home Tech

Internet users in the US have had privacy protections voted in by the Obama administration stripped away, with the House voting 215-205 to pass the measure.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:46

More than 50% of Web traffic is encrypted: EFF

More than half of the traffic on the Web is now protected by encryption, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organisation dedicated to protecting civil liberties online.

Published in Security
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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:46

FBI has quiet plan for mass hacking

The FBI will be able to hack into computers anywhere in the world if changes to the US Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure are allowed to become law, as they will on December 1.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Civil liberties defender, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has accused Microsoft of blatantly disregarding user choice and privacy in Windows 10.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 10 December 2015 12:03

EFF details how TPPA will affect digital rights

The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was released a little more than a month ago, but given the fact that it is 5544 pages long only a few aspects of it have come under scrutiny.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Local Internet rights group Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) has joined a global protest against mass government surveillance.

Published in Security
Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:37

NSA review recommends sweeping changes

US President Barack Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies has released its report. It recommends many changes, but some say it doesn’t go far enough. And they are only recommendations – nothing has yet changed.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 23:54

Megaupload users - don't panic (just yet)


A last-minute stay-of-execution means users' files on Megaupload are safe for the moment; they just can't be accessed.


Published in Technology Regulation

Following the revelation early this year that US federal investigators had demanded details from Twitter related to the activities of three prominent Wikileaks supporters, court action was enjoined to stop the data release.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 20 May 2010 11:10

EFF releases final Panopticlick report

Having collected data from nearly 1,000,000 participants, the EFF has determined that your PC is easy to identify on the Internet, without a single bit of information written to it by any site.

Published in Security
Sunday, 28 February 2010 11:29

FSF to coordinate anti-DRM day on May 4

The Free Software Foundation will help to coordinate activities organised on May 4 to protest against Digital Restrictions Management, the organisation says in a media release.
Published in Open Sauce
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Sunday, 31 January 2010 15:16

How unique is your presence on the Internet?

You might think that thousands, nay millions of people will be on the Internet with the same browser and operating system as you.  That may-well be true, but it's not as simple as that.
Published in Security
Thursday, 23 July 2009 23:43

Apple drops copyright complaint against wiki

Apple has withdrawn its legal threats against the Bluwiki website for hosting discussions of how to sync iPods with software other than iTunes. In response, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has dismissed its lawsuit against Apple.

Published in Strategy
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Thursday, 04 June 2009 04:42

EFF Updates app rejected by Apple

What could be more innocuous than an iPhone app for reading a particular RSS feed? Yet Apple's managed to find fault.

Published in Core Dump
Amazon is wielding the DMCA in an attempt to stifle software designed to allow the Kindle to display legitimately-acquired e-books. The way the company championed the sale of unprotected MP3 music files playable on any device might have led us to expect something better from it.

Published in Strategy
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