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Happy Jailbreaking, America

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology

Last year, Congress passed a bill making it legal for Americans to unlock their cellphones. Now, a new ruling will expand this right to include other ...

How Police Could End Up Making Body Cameras Mostly Useless

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics

Moments before he died, Charly Keunang took a swing at a cop. This wasn't an ordinary jab or hook. In cell phone video filmed by a bystander in March,... Makes It Easier To Email Your Representatives

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

In 2015, emailing your U.S. representative and senators is still far harder than it should be. The appropriately titled was designed to s...

Dana Liebelson

Here's The Digital Privacy Battle At The Center Of Obama's Big Trade Deal | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

Open Internet advocates are still fighting for key privacy protections in a major trade pact the Obama administration is negotiating with 11 Pacific n...

Net Neutrality Nonprofit Wins Reddit's Top Charity Vote

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact

Proponents of net neutrality are marking Thursday’s historic ruling by doing what they do best –- further protecting the rights of Internet users....

As Battle for the Internet Goes Into Its End Game, All Eyes On FCC

Edward J. Black | Posted 12.24.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

The near monopolists are at bat and are swinging for the fences in a bid to kill open Internet rules and dominate the online ecosystem. I see FCC Chairman Wheeler on the mound, trying to decide what to pitch while millions of interested parties fill the stands.

No Security: HOPE X Is (Not So) Decadent and Depraved -- Day 3

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 09.26.2014 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

I had a great epiphany on the train last week which was that I'm beginning to see hacking not merely as cracking codes, or as Richard Stallman says "playful cleverness", but as man's will to deconstruct things in order to rebuild them into something better.

Can You Trademark 'Mormon?'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion

When Jonathen Eller attempted to get his dating website, "Mormon Match," off the ground, he encountered an unexpected problem- The Church of Jesus Chr...

Gerry Smith

Snapchat Isn't Standing Up For Your Privacy: Report | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.16.2014 | Technology

Snapchat promises to make your photos, videos and messages disappear. It doesn't, however, do enough to make the government disappear, according to a ...

What the Mainstream Media Doesn't Understand About the Road to a Society without Mass Surveillance

David Segal | Posted 04.27.2014 | Media
David Segal

Let us provide some context to those who relied on the Times's (non-existent) coverage of SOPA, prior to January 18th.

Gerry Smith

The Year Hacktivists And The Government Went To War | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Does the law have mercy for computer hackers with a cause? That was a recurring question in 2013 as several so-called hacktivists, facing years in ...

Zach Carter

The Secret Obama Effort Some Say Could Damage Internet Freedom | Zach Carter | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WikiLeaks on Wednesday published a critical chapter of an international trade deal the United States is currently negotiating with 11 Pa...

What D.C. Doesn't Get About NSA Surveillance

Timothy Karr | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Timothy Karr

Watching conventional wisdom form in Washington can be appalling. The emerging consensus on surveillance this past week has D.C.'s pundit class saying that privacy violations are a small price to pay for keeping Americans safe. But conventional wisdom is wrong.

Don't Even THINK About Jailbreaking That Tablet

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 10.27.2012 | Technology

Go ahead, jailbreak your cellphone. But just know that tablet computer of yours is off limits. The U.S. Copyright Office published a document on O...

Gerry Smith

Facial Recognition Technology Threatens Privacy, Civil Liberties, Experts Warn | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology

Technology used to identify people in photos has become widespread, and may threaten Americans' privacy and civil liberties if protections are not put...

Traveling To Israel? What To Know About Your Gadgets

Jillian York | Posted 09.02.2012 | Travel
Jillian York

Our lives are increasingly contained on our digital devices, which makes travel -- and the decisions we make about what to carry with us -- increasingly complicated.

REPORT: Which Of Your Favorite Sites Are Protecting Your Data From The Government?

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 06.01.2012 | Technology

Online privacy is no small issue nowadays, with millions of users across the world depending on Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter t...

'La Promesa De Obama' Videos Removed From YouTube Searches

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Pablo Manriquez

President Obama's 2009 interview with Jorge Ramos was not the first failure by Obama's Latino media team, but it was and remains the most-epic Hispanic media failure of Barack Obama's presidency.

When Can Cops Gain Access to My Private Info on Facebook?

G.W. Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
G.W. Schulz

While the entire picture of government surveillance and investigative tactics online isn't clear, pieces of the broader story have surfaced, helping citizens better understand what may happen to their personal information on the Internet.

Support the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's the real deal! I've been a member for almost twenty years. Check out EFF: the year in 8bit: From fighting fi...

Free Speech Is About More Than Copyright Issues

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rick Carnes

WikiLeak's activities give us a fresh opportunity to ask some important questions that lately haven't gotten much airing. Don't speech freedoms come with at least a modicum of responsibility in their exercise?

The Pioneer Awards from the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, the folks at the EFF are the real deal, getting real results protecting online rights for everyone. Check out the Pioneer Awards, coming soon! Jo...

Most Browsers Leave 'Fingerprints' That Could Track Your Web Surfing, EFF Warns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Electronic Frontier Foundation today warned that more than 80 percent of browsers reveal identifiable "fingerprints" that could allow a user's Web...

Court Keeps White House Spy Docs Secret | David KRAVETS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal appellate panel on Tuesday blocked a court order requiring disclosure of e-mail between the White House, Justice Department, National Securi...

Government Sued Over Social Media Suveillance Tactics

ReadWriteWeb | Sarah Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Consumer watchdog group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has initiated a lawsuit against multiple U.S. government agencies for failure to disclose...