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Computing

Petitioners want Microsoft investigated over Windows 10-based business practices

A petition thrown up on Change.org is quickly getting backers who want to see the Electronic Frontier Foundation investigate Microsoft over Windows 10. The petition points to the forceful upgrade process, the privacy concerns, and more.
Cool Tech

FBI and government scientists allegedly testing tattoo recognition tech on inmates

An investigation from EFF claims that the FBI and government scientists are collaborating on tattoo recognition algorithms to profile inmates, but they have not followed the ethical procedures for working with inmates.
Computing

Ex-police officer jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives

An ex police sergeant from Philadelphia is being held indefinitely in jail, despite not being charged with a crime, because he is suspected of owning child pornography and refuses to decrypt his hard drives.
Mobile

EFF sides with YouTube, says T-Mobile is throttling video on its network

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has sided with YouTube in the argument over T-Mobile's Binge On program, saying the considers the "video optimization" as nothing more than network throttling.
Web

EFF wants Google to stop tracking schoolchildren’s Internet searches

According to a complaint filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Google has been "collecting and data mining school children’s personal information, including their Internet searches."
Gaming

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.
Web

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."
Computing

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.
Web

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.
Mobile

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.
Cool Tech

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.
Opinion

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…