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Researchers warn of critical flaw affecting PGP and S/MIME

Those who use PGP and S/MIME to send secure emails are being advised to cease using and disable the tools with immediate effect following a major security scare. Researcher Sebastian Schinzel, a pro

Tech watchdogs call on Facebook and Google for transparency around censored content

If a company like Facebook can’t even understand why its moderation tools work the way they do, then its users certainly don’t have a fighting shot. Anyway, that’s the idea behind wh

EFF founder and internet activist John Perry Barlow has died

John Perry Barlow has one of those resumes that seems too surreal to possibly be true. Entertainment sites are lamenting the loss of a poet turned Grateful Dead lyricist. Political sites are mourning

Trump administration sued over warrantless smartphone searches at US borders

With the border wall fight looming large in Congress, another kind of battle at the border is heating up. On Wednesday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union

DreamHost is fighting DoJ request for 1.3M IP addresses of visitors to anti-Trump protest site

Web hosting service DreamHost is fighting a Department of Justice demand to scoop up all the IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump website. The website in question, disruptj20.org, organized par

EFF files court brief urging warrants for digital device searches at borders

The EFF has filed a court filing pressing for warrants be required for searches of mobile phones, laptops and other digital devices by federal agents at international airports and U.S. land borders --

Personal Audio loses its appeal for podcasting patent

A year after taking up the case, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in its challenge against podcasting patent troll, Personal Aud

This scorecard shows which tech companies protect user data from the government (and which don’t)

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's newest "Who Has Your Back?" report details what exactly tech giants are doing — or not — to protect their users from potentially invasive government data reque

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

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

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, wh

Is Section 702 on the verge of reform?

A controversial law that authorizes the government's bulk collection of internet data is being tested in a federal appeals court, giving anti-surveillance advocates hope that reform might be on the ho

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 th

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

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 questio

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 ca

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 organ

Call For Robust Privacy Legislation In Wake Of EU Safe Harbor Strike-Down

A group of U.S. and EU digital rights organizations and consumer NGOs -- including the EFF, the U.S. Center for Digital Democracy, the European Consumer Organization and Privacy International -- have

EFF’s 2015 Data Privacy Report Lauds Apple, Dropbox, Slams Verizon

Digital rights organization the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published its fifth annual Who has your back? report into online service providers' transparency and privacy practices when it

The EFF’s New App Is Android-Only, As Organization Calls Out Apple For “Outrageous” Developer Terms

Non-profit digital rights organization EFF rolled out a new mobile application this morning, which allows users to more easily access the group’s “action center” from their smartph
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