Oft-delayed Email Privacy Act is back for another go-round with Congress

The Email Privacy Act has returned for another effort in Congress to close a loophole in the law that allowed law enforcement to access a person’s emails without a search warrant as long as they were at least 180 days old.

HP needs to reverse its firmware update that blocked third-party ink, EFF says

The EFF sharply criticized the move in an open letter to CEO Dion Weisler. HP likely won't back down anytime soon, however. To them it's about protecting its "innovations and intellectual property."

T-Mobile’s latest family plan has net neutrality advocates pissed off

The Electronic Frontier Foundation takes issue with T-Mobile's controversial One plan, arguing that making customers pay extra to increase video quality runs afoul of the FCC's net neutrality rules.

Watchdog not letting Microsoft off the hook on Windows 10 privacy, choice issues

The free upgrade offer for Windows 10 may be over but the Electronic Frontier Foundation has demanded Microsoft take action to fix the numerous privacy and consumer choice issues that have been raised about the operating system.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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."

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.