Would you use a battery with DRM restrictions?

Moves by Renault to install a battery with digital rights management (DRM) restrictions that can remotely prevent the battery from charging have been slammed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Here’s what you find when you scan the entire Internet in an hour

Until recently, scanning the entire Internet, with its billions of unique addresses, was a slow and labor-intensive process. For example, in 2010 the Electronic Frontier Foundation conducted a scan to gather data on the use of encryption online. The process took two to three months.A team of researchers ...

Drone surveillance - FBI style

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published the FBI’s drone licenses and supporting records for the last several years.

Copyright trolls come under attack

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is defending two blogs caught up in a lawsuit filed by a copyright troll law firm.

Anonymous rolls out AnonTunes for the masses

Cyber activists linked to the Anonymous collective have rolled out a new social music platform aptly dubbed "AnonTunes."

How to stop cyber spying and protest CISPA

Civil liberties organizations have kicked off a week of Internet-wide protests against the proposed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA).

EFF takes up cause of legit Megaupload users

Megaupload users whose data is in limbo are to get help retrieving it from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Jailbreaking is a right, not a crime



The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has kicked off a campaign to maintain and expand exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in an effort to protect jailbreakers and video remixers.

Fifth Amendment doesn’t cover encrypted hard drives

A federal judge in Denver has ordered a bank-fraud suspect to unlock her encrypted hard drive for prosecutors to peruse.

...And jailbreaking for all

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has asked the U.S. Copyright Office to officially grant an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for jailbreaking tablets and video game consoles.



GPS inventor slams GPS tracking

In what must surely be regarded as quite a coup, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has won the support of the inventor of GPS, Roger L Easton, in an attempt to  prevent the government using GPS tracking without a warrrant.

Prosecutors demand password in Fifth Amendment 'violation'

The Obama administration is calling for a woman accused of a mortgage scam to be forced to reveal her computer password, in what civil liberties groups are calling an assault on Fifth Amendment rights.

Geohot donates $10,000 to the EFF

Famed PS3 hacker George Hotz has donated a cool $10,000 (the remainder of his legal defense fund) to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) after settling a lawsuit with Sony.

FBI accused of committing 40,000 civil liberty violations

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) believes the FBI may have compromised American civil liberties far more frequently than previously assumed in our post 9/11 world.

Senate backs bill, Internet censorship one step closer

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Thursday that is cleverly disguised as a bill to prevent online piracy and counterfeiting. However, it is actually a law that will lead to harassment and violations of the First Amendment.

EFF challenges government to prove it needs more surveillance

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a suit against three government agencies, aiming to challenge their assertion that 'back doors' should be incorporated into all communications systems for security reasons.

Does Facebook care about your privacy?

Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking monster Facebook is back in the negativity spotlight once again. More questionable privacy practices have people wondering if Facebook can ever be trusted with users’ personally identifiable information.

Government uses social networking to infiltrate people's lives

As part of a lawsuit against half a dozen federal agencies, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)  has obtained chilling documents revealing how the government routinely monitors people online.

Facebook critics give cautious welcome to new privacy controls

Facebook has revealed the outcome of all those secret meetings over the last couple of weeks - new privacy controls. Now, there's a surprise.

Browsers leave fingerprints that identify users

Even without cookies, the vast majority of browsers leave unique signatures that can be used to track a user's online activity, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).