U.S. government grants DMCA exemption for defunct video games

The U.S. Library of Congress has granted exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, giving gamers and educators the right to modify and revive single-player video games with non-functional authentication servers.

Block online tracking with the EFF’s new Privacy Badger extension

After more than a year of development, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's recently released Privacy Badger 1.0 extension "blocks some of the sneakiest trackers that try to spy on your Web browsing habits."

EFF draws attention to Ethiopian Internet surveillance during Obama visit

Ethiopia has facing pressure from EFF following accusations of illegally tracking the internet habits of a US citizen all the while President Obama visits the country where he has been urged to address human rights abuses.

Activists take to the skies in NSA spying protest

On the same day that the NSA releases its first ever Transparency Report, a group of activists including Greenpeace and the EFF fly a blimp in protest above one of the Agency's data centers.

The NSA claims its systems are too complex to stop deleting incriminating data

The NSA is claiming that its systems are so complex that it cannot prevent the destruction of evidence that may be damaging to its case in a lawsuit against privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation.
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FBI’s facial recognition database holds records on 1/3 of all Americans

New documents uncovered by the EFF reveal some telling details about the FBI's rapidly expanding database of biometric information. Learn more here.

Andrew Auernheimer is not Aaron Swartz

Outrage over broken anti-hacking laws have blinded tech pundits like myself to the clear wrongdoings of "AT&T iPad hacker" Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer. But if we want to win the inherently political battle that stands between us and better…
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Batten down your privacy settings; here comes Facebook Graph Search

Privacy advocates believe Facebook's new Graph Search feature may create a "discoverability problem" for users – one that could push them to finally get serious about their privacy settings.
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The EFF wants YOU to help protect 3D printing from patent trolls!

The fledgling 3D printing world is flourishing thanks to the lack of patents imposed upon the industry. But if patent trolls get their way, this could all change. Now, the EFF and Harvard are asking you, dear public, to help them fight…

Not CISPA: Revised Senate cybersecurity bill praised by civil liberty advocates

The revised Cybersecurity Act of 2012 compromises with Republican demands for less government regulation, while garnering praise from civil liberty advocates -- but some problems still remain.
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Should Facebook’s facial recognition features be opt-in only? Sen. Franken says ‘Yes’

Facebook's use of facial recognition technology took heat from Sen. Al Franken and other members of the Senate during a Congressional hearing on Wednesday.

Listen up, Washington: Anti-SOPA activists launch Declaration of Internet Freedom campaign

The Declaration of Internet Freedom movement wants to stop dangerous bills and business practices before they even begin.