SHARE Saturday, August 22, 2015 Obama Administration Supports Privacy-Invasive "Cybersecurity" Bill
Right before Congress left for its annual summer vacation the Obama Administration endorsed the Senate Intelligence Committee's Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). EFF opposes the bill because its vague definitions, broad legal immunity, and new spying powers allow for a tremendous amount of unnecessary damage to users' privacy.
SHARE Saturday, August 1, 2015 Unrealistic Pleading Standards: Another Injustice for Human Rights Victims
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to human rights victims when it dismissed Balintulo v. Ford Motor Co. this week. The appellate court distorted Supreme Court precedent, applying an unrealistically and unfairly high pleading standard to a case brought by black South Africans against IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. for their roles in facilitating apartheid.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 29, 2014 Petition to Obama Administration: End the Harassment and Targeting of Reporters
Imagine the United States without independent reporters. Where would the news come from? Press releases and corporate statements? Government-run media? And more importantly, what would we have missed over the last century? Watergate, COINTELPRO, the CIA's manipulation of politics in Vietnam--none of these things would be common knowledge without courageous reporters. Repressive govts do not allow a free press
SHARE Thursday, June 12, 2014 Global Response to Snowden Disclosures Revealed in New Report
It has been one year since the first Snowden disclosure and in lieu of this first anniversary, world privacy expert and publisher of The Privacy Surgeon, Simon Davies, conceived and published a report titled "A Crisis of Accountability: A global analysis of the impact of the Snowden revelations." The report includes
SHARE Monday, May 5, 2014 The White House Big Data Report: The Good, The Bad, and The Missing
Last week, the White House released its report on big data and its privacy implications, the result of a 90-day study commissioned by President Obama during his January 17 speech on NSA surveillance reforms. Now that we've had a chance to read the report we'd like to share our thoughts on what we liked, what we didn't, and what we thought was missing.
SHARE Monday, February 24, 2014 Legal Community Disturbed About Recent Allegations of Spying on Privileged Communications
The NSA appears to have been involved in the surveillance of privileged attorney-client communications, and the legal community is not happy about it. The New York Times reports that communications between an American law firm and its foreign client may have been among the information one of the NSA’s "five eyes" intelligence partners, the Australian Signals Directorate, shared with the NSA.
SHARE Monday, February 3, 2014 Senators Deal Major Blows to Obama's Fast Track Plan, But the Fight Isn't Over
The chorus of voices denouncing the White House's plan to “fast track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is growing louder by the day. Over 550 public interest groups and digital rights organizations sent letters this week to Senate leaders opposing the bill which would severely limit Congress' role over trade pacts.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 20, 2014 Rating Obama’s NSA Reform Plan: EFF Scorecard Explained
Last Friday President Obama announced a series of reforms to address abuses by the National Security Agency.
We've put together a scorecard showing how Obama's announcements stack up against 12 common sense fixes that should be a minimum for reforming NSA surveillance.