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Twitter Acquires Mitro Labs, As EFF Helps Turn Mitro Into Open Source Project

Twitter Acquires Mitro Labs, As EFF Helps Turn Mitro Into Open Source Project

By Chris Crum July 31, 2014

Twitter is apparently on something of an acquisition spree. This week, we already learned that Twitter acquired Madbits, which specializes in deep/machine learning. Earlier this week, it announced the acquisition of CardSpring. On its earnings call this week, Twitter also …

Lawsuit Against NSA Can Move Forward Lawsuit Against NSA Can Move Forward
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Many of the questionable actions taken by our government in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks have been defended on the grounds of state secrecy or executive privilege. It’s been pretty effective thus far in stopping challenges mounted against …

EFF: Twitter Has Your Back, Apple Not So Much EFF: Twitter Has Your Back, Apple Not So Much

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, champions of the public interest in matters related to free speech and digital privacy, has just released their latest report on which companies actively help protect your data from the government. It’s called the “Who has …

EFF Joins r/Gaymers’ Fight Against Trademark Holder EFF Joins r/Gaymers’ Fight Against Trademark Holder

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One reddit community, with the help of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is taking on a trademark holder who they say was wrongfully granted a trademark registration for a term that belongs in the public domain. Gaymer is a broad term …

Mark Cuban, Notch Donate 500K For Patent Reform Mark Cuban, Notch Donate 500K For Patent Reform
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit organization that champions the public intrest in digital rights battles, today announced that it has received two huge donations from very different entrepreneurs. Mark Cuban and Markus “Notch” Persson have each donated $250,000 …

EFF Wants Prior Art Examples For These Patents EFF Wants Prior Art Examples For These Patents
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently sent out a call to arms for help in identifying patents that could threaten continued innovation in the field. Through this, the group found a number of patents that could very well lead to stifled …

Humble Bundle For Android 4 Is Live Humble Bundle For Android 4 Is Live

A common criticism of Android is that it doesn’t get all of the games that Apple’s iOS gets. This is true, but it’s quickly becoming a moot point. More and more developers are jumping on board the Android train, and …

EFF Fights Patents To Keep 3D Printing Open EFF Fights Patents To Keep 3D Printing Open

3D printing and access to said printers have grown exponentially in the last year as the technology becomes more affordable for all. That being said, there are those who would rather restrict the technology for their own profit instead of …

The Supreme Court Doesn't Care About Your Privacy The Supreme Court Doesn't Care About Your Privacy

After the September 11 terrorist attacks, the government began to implement programs that would “protect” the country and its citizens from future attacks. One of those plans was an amendment to FISA that would allow warrantless wiretapping of American citizens. …

Google Algorithm Change Immediately Raises Concerns Google Algorithm Change Immediately Raises Concerns
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As previously reported, Google announced that it will implement a new ranking signal into its search algorithm next week. The search engine will start taking the number of “valid” copyright removal notices it receives for a site, into account when …

Internet Defense League Crowd-Funding Cat Signals Internet Defense League Crowd-Funding Cat Signals
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The Dark Knight Rises is the most anticipated superhero fim of the year. It’s kind of hard to believe that I’ll finally be able to see the end of Christopher Nolan’s excellent take on Batman this Friday. It’s going to …

Advocates to FCC: Forbid Cell Phone Jamming Advocates to FCC: Forbid Cell Phone Jamming

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, and the Center for Democracy and Technology have implored the Federal Communications Commission to prohibit federal, state, and local governments from resorting to cell phone shutdowns. The request stems an FCC inquiry from 2011 …

EFF Thanks Reddit For Increased Donations EFF Thanks Reddit For Increased Donations

This week on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) Deeplinks blog, the organization put out a special thank you to redditors and friends for a recent surge in donations. Earlier this week a redditor named Hectorial posted a question to the …

EFF Offers Embeddable Congressional Twitter Detector EFF Offers Embeddable Congressional Twitter Detector

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been campaigning furiously over the past few days against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known on the internet as CISPA. The EFF argues that CISPA, which would allow companies to share personal …

EFF Discusses The Concerns Of CISPA EFF Discusses The Concerns Of CISPA

I think we can all agree that CISPA is pretty rotten. It’s just another attempt at ramming Internet regulation ala SOPA through the gates to give a limited few an advantage while the online civil liberties of everybody else suffers. …

#CongressTMI Hashtag Campaign Raises CISPA Awareness #CongressTMI Hashtag Campaign Raises CISPA Awareness

Twitter trends are sometimes the most intellectually bankrupt form of communication on the Web. It’s truly disheartening at the worst of times, but sometimes there comes along such a fantastic trend that it just restores my faith in humanity just …

New Middle East Web Legislation: Advocates Worry

Proposed legislation on the table in both Iraq and Lebanon has free speech and human rights watch groups on alert. The proposed laws — which deals with press freedom and online publishing — could use draconian methods and punishments to …