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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘EFF’

Humble Bundle For Android 4 Brings Sword & Sworcery To Android

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 six games hit Android for the first time today with the fourth Humble Bundle for Android. Android players, and PC …

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EFF Fights To Protect 3D Printers From Illegitimate Patents

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 making it open source. Now the EFF has joined the fight to keep 3D printing open and innovative. As the …

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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. Lawsuits popped up demanding billions in damages, but Congress passed a retroactive immunity law. Now the last hope of having …

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New Google Algorithm Change Immediately Raises Concerns

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 ranking content. Are you concerned about this new addition? Let us know in the comments. Almost as soon as the …

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The Internet Gets Its Very Own Bat Signal

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 be a huge event and one Internet group is using it to their advantage. The Internet Defense League is the …

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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 regarding the incident where the Bay Area Transit Authority shut down cell phone activity in order to hopefully suppress protests …

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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 politics subreddit: “Why don’t we form an Internet Freedom Association like the NRA has for firearms?” There was a massive …

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EFF Offers Embeddable Congressional Twitter Detector to Combat CISPA

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 information relevant to any vaguely-defined “cyber threat” with the government and private security agencies, is simply a power grab by …

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EFF Reaffirms Why CISPA Is So Bad

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. While I don’t need to tell you why it’s so bad, the people in Congress need to know. The Electronic …

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EFF Starts #CongressTMI Campaign To Raise 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 a little bit. The EFF has started a hashtag campaign to raise CISPA awareness called #CongressTMI. The point is to …

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Proposed Internet Legislation In Iraq and Lebanon Concerns Free Speech Advocacy Groups

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 grossly limit freedom of expression in the two countries, and rein in internet usage at a time when Middle East …

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Former Google Engineer Created Disconnect.me To Counter Browser Tracking

You might not realize just how many companies are collecting data about your online activity, nor just how much data they’re actually collecting. You might also not realize that this data is increasingly linked to the personal information you provide to popular online services like Google and Facebook, and that this information is then being bundled and sold to third-party …

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