EFF News

  • Web's gatekeepers embrace DRM for next HTML5 standard

    Posted October 4, 2013 - 12:21 pm

    Universal content protection methods make sense, but the EFF argues that embracing DRM goes against the philosophy of the open Web.
  • EFF blasts proposed DRM features in HTML5

    Posted June 3, 2013 - 11:09 am

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued an angry formal response to a proposed set of HTML5 standards from the World Wide Web Consortium, saying that stringent digital rights management technology will be harmful to online freedom and prevent many users from getting access to important content.
  • EFF: Trust Twitter -- but not Apple or Verizon -- to protect your privacy

    Posted May 1, 2013 - 1:41 pm

    Verizon and MySpace scored a zero out of a possible six stars in a test of how far 18 technology service providers will go to protect user data from government data demands.
  • WTF? Patent troll goes after popular podcasters

    Posted February 28, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    It used to be that all you needed to put out a podcast was a microphone, a computer and some content. If one company has its way, that list may soon also include money to pay licensing fees
  • Explaining the Kim Dotcom/Megaupload case

    Posted January 22, 2013 - 1:04 pm

    Confused about all the fuss around Kim Dotcom and Megaupload? Wondering what it’s all about? Let us explain it so even mom will understand
  • Ubuntu Linux's Amazon integration gets a thumbs-down from the EFF

    Posted October 31, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    There's been a considerable bit of feather-ruffling caused lately by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux.
  • Do you own your devices or not? The jailbreaking argument

    Posted January 26, 2012 - 11:56 am

    Those who believe people should be able to do anything with their own devices are getting organized.
  • Net watchdogs, Apache side with Microsoft in patent dispute

    Posted February 2, 2011 - 4:54 pm

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge and the Apache Software Foundation -- siding with Microsoft in a long-running legal battle -- have joined forces in urging the United States Supreme Court to make it easier for juries to invalidate software patents.
  • Sony sends 'dangerous' message with PS3 suit, says EFF

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    A recent lawsuit filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. against several security researchers for allegedly jailbreaking the company's PS3 hardware is evoking howls of protest from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
  • EFF dubs Apple a 'jealous feudal lord' over iPhone dev contract

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 11:07 am

    Apple's agreement with iPhone developers contains several "troubling" clauses that paint the company as a "jealous and arbitrary feudal lord," the Electronic Frontier Foundation said Tuesday.
  • EFF publishes iPhone developer agreement

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 5:45 pm

    If you've followed the news of App Store rejections over the past couple years, you may have wondered what exactly is engraved upon the stone tablets that govern the terms of Apple's App Store and developing for the iPhone. The trouble is we haven't been able to tell you, as the agreement itself contains terms that prohibit publicly discussing it. But on Monday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) legally obtained and published a copy of the agreement for the first time.
  • YouTube changes cookie use policy on Whitehouse.gov

    Posted June 14, 2009 - 8:16 pm

    In an apparent acknowledgment of the concerns expressed by privacy advocates, YouTube has changed its use of tracking cookies for videos embedded on the Whitehouse.gov Web site.
  • Fight to legalize iPhone jailbreaking set for Friday

    Posted May 1, 2009 - 4:06 pm

    Apple's iPhone marketing chief will square off against the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others Friday as the U.S. Copyright Office considers whether to allow an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that would permit jailbreaking.
  • College student fights warrant seizing his computer

    Posted April 16, 2009 - 2:13 pm

    Boston College is finding itself in the middle of a controversy over its handling of a case involving a student who allegedly sent an e-mail claiming that a fellow student was gay and used a college computer network to change grades.
  • EFF berates Apple over open-source iTunes project

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 10:31 pm

    The EFF says Apple is wrong to shut down a site that posted information on how to make the iPod work with Linux.
  • EFF files surveillance lawsuit against NSA, Bush, Cheney

    Posted September 18, 2008 - 7:55 pm

    The EFF has filed a lawsuit against the NSA, U.S. President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other government officials, alleging that an NSA electronic surveillance program continues to illegally spy on U.S. residents.
  • EFF, Public Knowledge sue US gov't over secret IP pact

    Posted September 18, 2008 - 5:18 pm

    Digital rights advocacy groups EFF and Public Knowledge have filed a lawsuit against the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in an attempt to get the office to turn over information about a secret international treaty being negotiated to step up cross-border enforcement of copyright and piracy laws.
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