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Adam Schwartz, staff attorney for activist group Electronic Frontier Foundation, said that means AT&T may leave investigators no choice but to construct a false investigative narrative to hide how they use Hemisphere if they plan to prosecute anyone.
Are you part of a student group, community organization, or hacker space? If not, do you know others who share your concerns about digital rights?

But the Federal Communications Commission hasn't ruled on these kinds of programs yet, despite repeated complaints from technology companies such as mozilla and groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The FCC says it is conducting an "informal ...
It was exposed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a former At&t technician all the way back in 2006, years before Snowden's leaks.
You should know if the government thinks it can deputize your email provider to scan through your messages. Like most people, we were shocked at reports earlier this month that Yahoo scanned its hundreds of millions of users' emails looking for a ...
Today is the first day of Open Access Week. We're joining SPARC and dozens of other organizations all week to discuss the importance of open access.

"Instead, like many other sex offender registry requirements, it inhibits offenders' ability to rehabilitate and lead a positive, productive life.
Cindy Cohn, executive director of Electronic Frontier Foundation, says. Apple vs FBI was not the first battle with the US government in the so-called crypto wars.
Our conversation with Stephanie Lacambra. She's a criminal defense staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Federal agents recently revealed that the key to tracking down a low-level accused drug dealer in Wayne County was a device that ...
Schneier is the chief technology officer at Resilient (an IBM company focused on security), a board member at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for science and International Affairs and a New York Times ...
Since the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) was signed and its text released earlier this year, preventing the passage of that agreement through Congress during its upcoming lame duck session has become a top priority.
This post is part of the series "Unblinking Eyes: The State of Communications surveillance in Latin America," a collaborative project conducted with digital rights partners in Latin America, which documents and analyzes surveillance laws and practices ...
But the decision has been met with scepticism from a number of security experts in the technology community, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Last year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation - dubbed EFF - ranked the most biggest technology ...
"I was frankly a bit shocked," said Andrew Crocker, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), when he learned about the scope of search warrant.
Join EFF Activist Elliot Harmon for a discussion on universities' patenting and technology licensing policies. Learn about Reclaim Invention, EFF's new initiative to urge universities to commit not to sell or license patents to trolls.
With a new school year underway, concerns about student privacy are at the forefront of parents' and students' minds. The Student Privacy Pledge, which recently topped 300 signatories and reached its two-year launch anniversary, is at the center of ...
On July 21, 2016, the Electronic Frontier Foundation ("EFF") filed a complaint against various agencies and members of the U.S.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has dinged WhatsApp for making it hard for its users to start with the strongest privacy protections.
Having for years enforced a constitutionally offensive border search regime at physical borders and U.S. international airports, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently proposed to expand its violations in troubling new ways by prompting travelers ...
When EFF launched a campaign last year to encourage the public to help us uncover police use of biometric technology, we weren't sure what to expect.
Barlow co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Freedom of the Press Foundation and is a card-carrying member of the Internet Hall of Fame.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been on WhatsApp's case this year, taking the platform to task over its new data-sharing policy with facebook.
Banning pornography is reasonable, but specifically banning female nipples is questionable, says Jillian York, director for international freedom of expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). "Imposing a blanket ban on nudity, even if a ...
After months of study, European regulators have finally released the full and final proposal on copyright in the Digital Single market, and unfortunately it's full of ideas that will hurt users and the platforms on which they rely, in Europe and around ...
Cory Doctorow, the popular science fiction author and journalist blogger, says he will be writing a lot less in order to focus on his digital activism work in fighting digital rights Management (DRM) laws alongside the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
"facebook's reporting tools conflate nudity with sexuality," Jillian York, director for international freedom of expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), said in an email, adding that the social network only prompts users to say whether ...
We believe in celebrating women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics every day, and today - Ada Lovelace Day - is no different.
For information, please call 530-752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx. * Monday, Oct. 17: The linux Users' Group of Davis will host a presentation by Shahid Buttar, Amul Kalia and Camille Ochoa of the Electronic Frontier ...
Many ads utilize tracking code that collects information on the online behaviors of users. "It's not the advertising that bugs me," said Jeremy Gillula, senior staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "It's the tracking, because it's ...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been on WhatsApp's case this year, taking the platform to task over its new data-sharing policy with facebook.
For online services that prevent attackers from making very many guesses - including gmail - a five-word Diceware password is much stronger than you'll ever need.
After careful consideration, we have decided to add additional warnings and caveats about using WhatsApp to our surveillance Self Defense guide.
Banning pornography is reasonable, but specifically banning female nipples is questionable, says Jillian York, director for international freedom of expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). "Imposing a blanket ban on nudity, even if a ...
After months of study, European regulators have finally released the full and final proposal on copyright in the Digital Single market, and unfortunately it's full of ideas that will hurt users and the platforms on which they rely, in Europe and around ...
"facebook's reporting tools conflate nudity with sexuality," Jillian York, director for international freedom of expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), said in an email, adding that the social network only prompts users to say whether ...
But this only applies to the tech company's education-focused apps, and other online activities may not be protected, according to privacy advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation. This is the third article in a three-part series exploring the ...
Cory Doctorow, the popular science fiction author and journalist blogger, says he will be writing a lot less in order to focus on his digital activism work in fighting digital rights Management (DRM) laws alongside the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
We believe in celebrating women in science, technology, engineering, and Mathematics every day, and today - Ada Lovelace Day - is no different.
On this day, let's take a minute to reflect on the horrific consequences of unchecked surveillance. The Terror Archive. In December 1992, following a hastily-drawn sketch of a map given to him by a whistleblower, the Paraguayan lawyer Martin Almada ...
Kate works on surveillance issues for EFF's Activism Team. Previously, she covered technology policy in Washington, D.C. including writing about privacy, net neutrality, internet governance, and intellectual property.
San Francisco - An appeals court published redacted briefing by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today arguing that national security letters (NSLs) and their accompanying gag orders violate the free speech rights of companies who want to keep ...
EFF Investigative Researcher Dave Maass will sit on a panel at a California State Senate hearing on "S.B. 272 Local government Open Data: Implementation and Next Steps," at the California Endowment Building in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.
Now that schools are back in full swing, we thought it would be a good time to check in on what's happened in the student privacy world since we submitted our FTC complaint about Google's practices a little under a year ago.
Shadow Regulation Americans pay by far the highest prices in the world for most prescription drugs, and of course big PhaRMA would like to keep it that way.
On July 1, 2016, a new California law took effect that requires all local government agencies across the state to publish an online inventory of "enterprise systems.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has asked a court for an order that would prevent the government from prosecuting its client, security researcher Matthew Green, for publishing a book about making computer systems more secure.
When Google announced its new Allo messaging app, we were initially pleased to see the company responding to long-standing consumer demand for user-friendly, secure messaging.
What HP must do to make amends for its self-destructing printers I write to you today on behalf of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to defending technological freedom, human rights and privacy in courtrooms, legislatures, and online.
Groups like the Internet Association and The Electronic Frontier Foundation oppose the law. They argue it is both unconstitutional and ineffective at addressing the problem of age discrimination in the Entertainment industry.
As Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, observes, Snowden's revelations led to the "first .


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