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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 …

America: Where Innovation Goes to Die America: Where Innovation Goes to Die

Plain and simple, the patent system in the United States is a nightmare. You can hardly so much as sneeze anymore without some idiot troll accusing you of infringing upon his patent for violently expiring air through all facial cavities …

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 …

ACTA Being Dissected In European Parliament ACTA Being Dissected In European Parliament

Although the treaty has been rejected by some prominent members and advisors of the European Parliament, the ratification process is underway. No, this doesn’t mean ACTA will be ratified by parliament members, but it does mean that, despite on-record rejections, …

EFF Offers Embeddable Congressional Twitter Detector to Combat CISPA 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 …

The EFF’s Handy Cybersecurity FAQ Answers Many Questions The EFF’s Handy Cybersecurity FAQ Answers Many Questions
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Considering the tumultuous atmosphere surrounding the concepts of cybersecurity and Internet regulation, all in the name of CISPA, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has released a FAQ discussing the privacy threat such pieces of legislation contain. After a quick glance at …

Facebook Use On Company Computers: Not A Federal Crime Facebook Use On Company Computers: Not A Federal Crime

Go into any office anywhere and you are guaranteed to find people who, at one time or another, have used the company’s computers to send a personal email or take a few minutes to check out what’s happening on Twitter. …

ACTA and The United States Government ACTA and The United States Government
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While the buzz surrounding the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), something of a global cousin to the SOPA/PIPA movement, may have died down, the issue itself is far from over. In Europe, the agreement is awaiting full ratification, and has faced …

Electronic Frontier Foundation Action Alert Warns Against Videogame Labeling Electronic Frontier Foundation Action Alert Warns Against Videogame Labeling

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) this week issued an “action alert” opposing a proposed bill making its way through congress that would slap warnings on videogame packaging. The warning would be similar to those on cigarette packages, reading: “WARNING: Exposure …

EFF Wants To Help MegaUpload Users Get Their Stuff Back EFF Wants To Help MegaUpload Users Get Their Stuff Back
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The U.S. government shutdown of MegaUpload left lots of users in the lurch. Though many of MegaUpload’s users were no doubt guilty of the copyright infringement that brought the site down, many were not. Though there are no clear percentages, …

EFF Issues Tips On Protecting Devices From Police Searches EFF Issues Tips On Protecting Devices From Police Searches
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Are you hiding some incriminating evidence on your phone, and you don’t want the police, who happened to pull you over in a random traffic stop, to search it? You don’t have to submit to them unless certain conditions are …

Email Safe From Government Searches
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For supporters of the Fourth Amendment Monday was a good day. In a landmark ruling the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the government must have a search warrant before it can covertly seize and search emails stored by email service providers.