EFF

  • Court upholds warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens under Section 702

    Court upholds warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens under Section 702

    The U.S. federal appeals court has ruled in United States v. Mohamud, a case that began with a 2010 holiday bomb plot and will end with unique implications for the private digital communications of American citizens. Digital privacy advocates had hoped that the appeals case might prompt reform for a contentious portion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) known as Section 702. Read More

  • HP issues non-apology for blocking third-party ink cartridges

    HP issues non-apology for blocking third-party ink cartridges

    HP was recently caught in the act using a “security update” to prevent its printers from operating with a number of recycled and third-party ink cartridges. After much outcry the company has relented and is issuing a rollback option — but they’ll be damned if they admit any wrongdoing. Read More

  • The EFF calls on HP to remove DRM from its printers

    The EFF calls on HP to remove DRM from its printers

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has called on HP to restore customer’s ability to use third-party ink cartridges in its Office Jet printers. It is also urging consumers to sign a petition, which as of this posts’s publication, has nearly 7,500 signatures. In an open letter to HP Inc. President and CEO, Dion Weisler, activist Cory Doctorow calls on the company to take five… Read More

  • The Internet of Things is a security nightmare, warns EFF

    The Internet of Things is a security nightmare, warns EFF

    A panel discussion on finding a balance between security and privacy here at Disrupt New York 2016 touched on various aspects of a complex topic, including strategies for securing customer data and the big risks posed as more types of devices come online. Read More

  • Apple Supporters From All Walks Line Up In Downtown San Francisco To Rally Against FBI Court Order

    A large group lined up outside of the Apple store in downtown San Francisco this evening, but not for the usual reasons. This time, about 60 to 70 protestors swarmed Apple to voice their opposition to an FBI’s court order requiring the tech giant to create a backdoor to iOS encryption. The FBI sent the order to Apple last week over an iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino… Read More

  • Real Customer Choice For T-Mobile’s Binge On Requires Transparency, Opt-In Crunch Network

    Real Customer Choice For T-Mobile’s Binge On Requires Transparency, Opt-In

    If you’ve been paying attention to technology news lately, you probably noticed the headlines about T-Mobile CEO John Legere and his anti-EFF mini-rant on Twitter. Legere was responding to a question we had asked about T-Mobile’s Binge On service: “Does Binge On alter the video stream in any way, or just limit its bandwidth?” But it apparently made him angry enough to… Read More

  • T-Mobile CEO Apologizes For “Offending” EFF And Its Supporters

    T-Mobile CEO Apologizes For “Offending” EFF And Its Supporters

    After an aggressive response to his company, T-Mobile, being called out for being anti-net neutrality on its new “Binge On” product by the EFF, CEO John Legere has backtracked a bit. In case you missed it, he flippantly asked “Who the fuck is the EFF?” during a Twitter Q&A last week. EFF supporters told him. In droves. Here was his apology today, which is, of… Read More

  • Who The F Is The EFF? John Legere Wants To Know

    Who The F Is The EFF? John Legere Wants To Know

    Welp, it happened. T-Mobile CEO John Legere decided to field questions about the “Binge On” program the company launched. Is it great? Is it throttling? The EFF has its thoughts. The organization also decided to participate in Legere’s Twitter Q&A which led to this gem: .@EFF pic.twitter.com/pv6V4oOJwS — John Legere (@JohnLegere) January 7, 2016 “Who the… Read More