Amazon’s Ring and Google Nest Give Footage to Police Without Warrants

Amazon’s Ring and Google Nest devices are popular home security options, but users may want to look elsewhere if privacy is a concern.

EFF: Google Chrome’s ‘Manifest V3 is Deceitful and Threatening’

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is calling out Google’s Manifest V3 (MV3) browser extension plans, calling them “deceitful and threatening.”

Apple Will Check Photo Uploads for Child Sex Abuse Images

Apple will begin checking photos being uploaded to its iCloud service against a database of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), in an effort to protect children.

EFF Partners With DuckDuckGo, Adopts Its HTTPS Dataset

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is partnering with DuckDuckGo to include the latter’s HTTPS dataset in its HTTPS Everywhere browser extension.

Google Wants a More Private Web, Will Not Build ‘Alternate Identifiers’ to Replace Cookies

Google has announced it has no intention to build or use “alternate identifiers” as a replacement to cookies for tracking individuals.

Ring Making Major Changes To Improve Privacy

“While we already offered two-factor authentication to customers, starting today we’re making a second layer of verification mandatory for all users when they log into their Ring accounts,” reads the blog post.

Ring Is a Case Study In Bad Privacy Policy

Ring has been in the news for its ongoing struggles with privacy issues. Its latest response, not to mention its approach in general, could serve as a case study of what not to do.

Ring Uses Android Doorbell App to Surveil Customers

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has discovered that Ring’s Android doorbell camera app is being used to surveil customers. According to the EFF, the Ring Android app is “packed with third-party trackers sending out a plethora of customers’ personally identifiable…

Which Companies Best Protect Your Data from the Government’s Prying Eyes?

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual report on companies’ commitment to protecting user data, Adobe, Apple, Wikimedia, WordPress, and Yahoo have your back more than everyone else. The EFF’s Who Has Your Back? report looks at 24 major tech…

The Messaging Apps You Use the Most Are Woefully Insecure

It’s likely that every single day, you use a messaging app to communicate with friends and family. It’s also likely that the messaging app you’re using is unequipped to protect your privacy. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has just released…

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

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…

Post Snowden, Tech Companies Are Much More Transparent and Protective of User Privacy

In May of 2013, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published their third-ever “Who Has Your Back” report, which looks at major tech companies and how they stack up when it comes to protecting user data and privacy. In the six criteria…

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The NSA

Even before the Snowden leaks of last year, the EFF had their suspicions in regards to what the NSA was up to. The group even tried to get the government to spill the beans a few times through lawsuits that…

Now Celebrities Are Even Coming Out Against The NSA

It’s sometimes hard for the celebrity to relate to the common folk. After all, they don’t have to worry about many of things that us plebeians have to deal with on a daily basis. Every once in a while, however,…

Declassified NSA Documents Reveal Privacy Violations

Following pressure from lawsuits by both the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the federal government has released 14 documents concerning privacy violations committed by the NSA in their collection of private data from US citizens. Both lawsuits were based…

Lawsuit Against NSA Can Move Forward As Judge Smacks Down State Secret Defense

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 When It Comes to Protecting User Data

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

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

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 Needs Your Help In Stopping Dangerous 3D Printer Patents

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…