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Trolls Beware, YouTube Wants to Know Your Real Name

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 07.24.2012 | Technology

Reading comments on YouTube has always been an "at your own risk" sort of endeavor. Due to user anonymity, it's practically impossible to find a video...

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.

Drones: Coming To A Sky Near You

AP | MARCUS WOHLSEN | Posted 04.01.2012 | Technology

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Sharp-eyed dog walkers along the San Francisco Bay waterfront may have spotted a strange-looking plane zipping overhead recently t...

How To Prevent Google From Tracking Your Web Search

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.29.2012 | Technology

If you've visited a Google site recently (or ridden a subway in New York or Washington) you've most likely noticed that the search giant is trying to ...

Group Comes To Aid Of Megaupload Users

Reuters | Jeremy Pelofsky | Posted 04.03.2012 | Technology

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday asked federal prosecutors and lawyers for the ...

Gerry Smith

ACTA Sparks Protests In Latest Anti-Piracy Battle | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.27.2012 | Technology

In the United States, a massive Internet protest last week led by Wikipedia and Google drove congressional leaders to place controversial anti-piracy ...

We're Sorry, You're Not Allowed to Read This

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology
Kumi Naidoo

More than ever, the networked world is holding corporate interests accountable for their environmental and human rights abuses. Don't let people power be silenced. Stop corporate censorship of the internet.

Gerry Smith

Austrian Law Students Help Spark Facebook Privacy Probe | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.21.2011 | Technology

While researching a paper on privacy law this summer, Max Schrems, a 24-year-old law student in Austria, asked Facebook to turn over all the data the ...

Arab Spring -- and the Long Winter Ahead

Alison Craiglow Hockenberry | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact
Alison Craiglow Hockenberry

While we celebrate the fact that two billion people now have access to the Internet's opportunities for speaking out, five billion others are still waiting for their chance to be heard.

Ripping Off Newspaper Websites Shortchanges Democracy

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The routine looting and scattering of a publication's website content across the blogosphere, where newspapers have no prayer reaping any profit, amounts to one more nail in the coffin of journalism.

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 f...

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! J...

Internet Governance Forum Tackles Online Privacy

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

Instead of a website having a long privacy policy that no one reads, the site should present users with privacy information at each point when they are about to take action that could reveal information.

Prepaid Cell Phone Ban? Terrorism Cited By Senate Lawmakers

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Alarmed by the use of hard-to-track prepaid cell phones by terror suspects, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Texas Sen. John Cornyn ha...

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...

Facebook: Keeping Your Friends Close and Strangers Even Closer

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

From the days of their initial launch, as a network just for college students to connect with other college students, Facebook has been the master of illusion.

Putting the "Fair" Back in "Fair Use"

Noah Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Noah Baron

Over at YouTube, corporations are flaunting Fair Use laws as they push the video site to take down parodies of the movie The Downfall.

Documents Posted By EFF Concerning Law Enforcement Use of Social Media

Lon S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lon S. Cohen

The documents highlight a growing trend in law enforcement of utilizing available public data on the web from ever more popular websites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to assist in investigations.

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...

Debunking the Half-Baked "Cookie Conspiracy"

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Harris

The White House Office of Management and Budget is retooling the current federal policy that governs how federal agencies are allowed to place "cookies" on citizens' computers to track their visits to agency web sites.