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Postby Bazza » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:04 pm

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 19 Monday, June 6, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
desired change.

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In our 576th issue:

* Reject the PROTECT IP Act

The dangerous PROTECT IP Internet censorship bill (or PIPA)
seeks to grant the government new powers to force ISPs and
search engines to redirect or dump users' attempts to reach
websites' URLs, all in the name of stopping websites
"dedicated to infringing activities." Big media and its
allies in Congress are billing the PROTECT IP Act as a new
way to prevent online infringement, but Internet rights
advocates know that PIPA would invite Internet security
risks, threaten online speech, and hamper Internet
innovation. Send an email now to urge your members of
Congress to reject this dangerous bill!

Read more:
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cm ... ion&id=487

* Hundreds Stand up for Online Anonymity in EFF's Tor
Challenge

Less than a week ago, we launched a campaign to
encourage volunteers to run Tor relays. Tor is software
that helps a user mask her IP address; it's a vital tool
for investigative journalists, whistle-blowers and
humanitarian aid workers across the globe. Tor relies on a
network of volunteer computers helping to route traffic in
order to function - which means regular users can
contribute.

When EFF launched the Tor Challenge, we hoped to add 100
new Tor nodes to the network - a small but important step
in protecting online anonymity. We were thrilled to see
over 100 new relays were launched within the first
twenty-four hours of our campaign. We increased our
goal to 250 - and two days later we surpassed that goal.
Currently over 300 new relays have been created as part of
our Tor Challenge.

"Every relay makes a difference to Tor in terms of speed
and security. We thank EFF for their efforts to help more
people protect their privacy, anonymity, and freedom of
expression online," Karen Reilly of the Tor Project.

Ready to join EFF in defending online privacy? Visit EFF's
Tor Challenge to find out how:
https://www.eff.org/torchallenge


* U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls Upon States to Protect
Anonymous Speakers Online

On June 3, EFF will begin live coverage of a critical
discussion about online freedom of expression held by the
47 member states of the U.N Human Rights Council during its
seventeenth session in Geneva. The meeting will include the
introduction of a landmark report by United Nations Special
Rapporteur Frank La Rue that advocates safeguards to
protect free expression online including privacy and
anonymity. Anonymity protects dissent by eliminating fear
of reprisals and breaking the silence of self-censorship.
It also plays a crucial role in environments hostile to
journalism. Stay tuned to the Deeplinks blog for EFF's
coverage of the fight for anonymity at the U.N.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/UN-Special-Rapporte ... -Anonymity

* Big Media Tramples On Constitutional Rights in California

A bill that just passed Calfiornia's State Senate would
authorize law enforcement to search optical disc
manufacturing plants without a warrant or even reasonable
suspicion. This bill would grant sweeping new powers to law
enforcement for warrantless searches - a violation of the
Fourth Amendment rights of California businesses. For more
than 200 years, law enforcement officers tasked with
investigating illegal gun and drug trafficking, fraud and
physical violence, have been able to comply with the Fourth
Amendment's warrant requirement and still do their job
fighting crime. So why would California bend these rules
when it comes to copyright enforcement?

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/b ... ts-protect

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EFF Updates

* EFF Members-Only Speakeasy: Seattle
Join Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann for a drink on
Thursday, June 16, in Seattle! EFF's Speakeasy events are
free, informal gatherings that give you a chance to mingle
with local members and meet the people behind the world's
leading digital civil liberties organization.
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/16 ... sy-seattle

* Twitter, Free Speech, Super-Injunctions and the Streisand
Effect
Despite a super injunction in place to keep his name and
the story of his extra-marital affair out of the tabloids,
a British footballer has found that where there's the
Internet, there's a way...for the story to get out, that
is. The recent super injunction highlighted the UK's need
for intermediary protections like those offered to
intermediaries under U.S. law by CDA Section 230.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/t ... injunction

* EFF Files Petition Opposing Proposed AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
EFF filed a petition with the Department of Justice and the
FCC asking the administration to deny AT&T Inc.'s
proposed takeover of T-Mobile USA, based on concerns about
the risk of non-neutral behavior as a result of decreased
competition.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/e ... sed-merger

* "Who Has Your Back" In Depth: Fighting For Users' Privacy
Rights in Court
Continuing EFF's series related to our "Who Has Your Back?"
campaign, we explore how we rate companies that go to court
to fight for their users' privacy interests in response to
government demands for information.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/w ... ser-rights

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~ Syrian Internet Shutdown
According to Renesys, approximately two-thirds of all
Syrian networks became unreachable from the global Internet
on Friday of last week. Over the course of roughly half an
hour, the routes to 40 of 59 networks were withdrawn from
the global routing table.
http://www.renesys.com/blog/2011/06/syr ... down.shtml

~ Putting Fair Use Forward
Two professors at American University are on a mission to
show how, under fair use, many scholars can use copyrighted
material without breaking the law, even if they never ask
the rights holders and even if they hope to profit from
their resulting academic books
https://chronicle.com/article/Pushing-B ... gal/127690

~ Develop for Privacy Challenge
The deadline is fast approaching to submit your
privacy-enhancing mobile app. Check out the contest today.
https://www.develop4privacy.org/

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Announcements

* Personal Democracy Forum
Jillian York, EFF's Director for International Freedom of
Expression, will speak on the intersection of access and
free expression.
Location: New York, NY
Date: June 6-7, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/06 ... racy-forum

* OECD Working Party on Communication, Infrastructures and
Services Policy
Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director will
be representing the Civil Society Information Society
Advisory Council (CSISAC) at the OECD Working Party on
Communication, Infrastructures and Services Policy (CISP).
This is a closed meeting.
Location: Paris, France
Date: June 6-7, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/06 ... structures

* European Commission - Workshop on future options for data
retention
Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director will
be representing EFF at the Workshop on future options for
data retention in the EU.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date: June 8, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/08 ... s-workshop

* OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy
Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director will
be representing the Civil Society Information Society
Advisory Council (CSISAC) at the OECD Working Party on
Information Security and Privacy. This is a closed meeting.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date: June 9-10, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/09 ... curity-and

* Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee Convention
EFF's Director for International Freedom of Expression
Jillian York will speak on the Arab Spring, with particular
focus on free expression at this year's ADC National
Convention.
Location: Washington, DC
Date: June 10-12, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/10 ... -committee

* Computers, Freedom and Privacy 2011
EFF's Director for International Freedom of Expression
Jillian York, Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien and Activism
Director Rainey Reitman will be speaking on panels at
Computers Freedom and Privacy 2011. NOTE: CFP is looking
for volunteers, who can then attend the conference for
free.
Location: Washington, DC
Date: June 14-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/14 ... ivacy-2011

* SOURCE Seattle 2011 - Hear EFF Staff Attorney Marcia
Hofmann
EFF is a proud partner of SOURCE Security Conferences this
year in Seattle. As an EFF supporter, you can receive a 10%
discount on registration. Just use the code "SRCEFF11" on
the form. (As of time of posting, the schedule has not been
announced.) EFF Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann is
speaking on "The Latest Developments in Computer Crime Law"
at Source Seattle this year.
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: June 15-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/15 ... tle-2011-0

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Editor:
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Membership & donation queries:
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Postby Bazza » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:51 pm

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 20 Monday June 13, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
desired change.

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In our 575th issue:

* WSJ and Al-Jazeera Lure Whistleblowers With False
Promises of Anonymity

The success of Wikileaks in obtaining and releasing
information has inspired mainstream media outlets to
develop copycat sites, including ones run by the Wall
Street Journal and Al-Jazeera. EFF's review of the Terms of
Services of these sites reveals that they aren't adequately
protecting the security and privacy of sources. For
example, the Terms of Service for Al-Jazeera's site give
the administrators flexibility to "share personally
identifiable information in response to a law enforcement
agency's request, or where we believe it is necessary."

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/w ... wers-false

* How to Disable Facebook's Facial Recognition Feature

Facebook debuted a tag suggestion feature in December,
which works by using facial recognition technology to
examine photos in which you've already been tagged and
then creates a "facial fingerprint." Facebook then uses
this fingerprint to suggest your name to your friends when
they upload a photo of you. Like most new Facebook
features, this one is turned on by default. If this makes
you uncomfortable, you will need to opt out manually. Check
out EFF's video showing three ways to delete your facial
fingerprint data from Facebook.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/h ... on-feature

* Achievement Unlocked: Set Up Tor Relays, Get a Molly
Crabapple Poster

Less than two weeks since launching, participants in the
EFF Tor Challenge have generated over 400 new Tor relays.
Tor is a service that masks your IP address. Activists,
bloggers, and humanitarian aid workers around the world
depend on Tor to maintain their anonymity online and access
websites that have been blocked by their governments. To
encourage even more relays, we're adding a special
incentive: anyone who sets up 5 or more qualifying relays
will receive a custom Molly Crabapple poster explaining how
Tor works.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/a ... ple-poster

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EFF Updates

* DEF CON 19 Getaway Contest Update!
Who will win the mind-numbingly good Vegas Grand Prize
Package including a standard suite at the Rio Hotel and
Casino, two DC 19 Human badges, two tickets to Vegas 2.0's
party theSummit, two badges for the ultra-exclusive Ninja
Networks Party, AND an EFF Swag Super Pack? With just weeks
left, it's all up to you!
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/d ... est-update

* EFF Joins Amicus Brief Urging Ohio Supreme Court to Find
Warrantless GPS Tracking Unconstitutional
EFF joined legal defense organizations, law professors, and
others to urge the Ohio Supreme Court to rule that
warrantless surveillance of a car with a GPS tracking
device violates the Fourth Amendment's prohibition
against unreasonable searches and seizures.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/e ... ntless-gps

* Supreme Court Affirms High Standard of Proving Patents
Invalid
In a disappointing decision, the Supreme Court upheld the
Federal Circuit's rule that, in litigation, a patent may
be proved invalid by clear and convincing evidence.
EFF filed an amicus brief to support our view that a lower
standard of proof should be necessary to invalidate bad
patents that stifle innovation.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/s ... rd-proving

* New Member T-Shirts
For a limited time, new and renewing members can choose a
new shirt featuring our 8-bit style robot mecha girl
throwing EFF pixel fire across the chest, with "I FIGHT FOR
THE USERS" stamped on the back!
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/i ... -the-users

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~ ACLU Sues State Department to Declassify Diplomatic
Cables Already Revealed by WikiLeaks
The ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act request for 23
embassy cables that were widely disseminated by news
organizations in November 2010. The government has refused
to respond to the request, prompting a lawsuit by the ACLU.
http://www.aclu.org/national-security/a ... ssify-dipl
omatic-cables-already-revealed-wikileaks

~ Richard Dreyfuss reads the iTunes EULA
CNET recruited Academy Award winning actor Richard Dreyfuss
to provide a dramatic (and hilarious) reading of Apple's
End User License Agreement for iTunes.
http://www.cnet.com/8301-30976_1-20068778-10348864.html

~ Cybersecurity Theory and Myths
Law professor Derek Bambauer debunks four myths about
cybersecurity - including "No one cares more about civil
liberties than Cyber Command and the National Security
Agency."
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw/20 ... and-myths/

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Announcements

* CFP - Computers Freedom and Privacy 2011
EFF's Director for International Freedom of Expression
Jillian York, Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien, and Activism
Director Rainey Reitman will speak on panels at Computers
Freedom and Privacy 2011. NOTE: CFP is looking for
volunteers, who can then attend the conference for free.
Location: Washington, DC
Date: June 14-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/14 ... ivacy-2011

* Council of Europe: Steering Committee on the Media and
New Communication Services
Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director, will
represent EFF at the Council of Europe Steering Committee
on the Media and New Communication Services (CDMC). This is
a closed meeting.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date: June 14-17, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/14 ... ia-and-new

* SOURCE Seattle 2011 - Hear EFF Staff Attorney Marcia
Hofmann
EFF is a proud partner of SOURCE Security Conferences this
year in Seattle. As an EFF supporter, you can receive a 10%
discount on registration. Just use the code "SRCEFF11" on
the form. EFF Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann is
speaking on "The Latest Developments in Computer Crime Law"
at Source Seattle this year.
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: June 15-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/15 ... tle-2011-0

* EFF Members-Only Speakeasy: Seattle
Join Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann for a drink on
Thursday, June 16, in Seattle! EFF's Speakeasy events are
free, informal gatherings that give you a chance to mingle
with local members and meet the people behind the world's
leading digital civil liberties organization.
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/16 ... sy-seattle

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Editor:
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rainey@eff.org

Membership & donation queries:
membership@eff.org

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Postby Bazza » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:22 pm

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 21 Monday June 20, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
desired change.

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In our 576th issue:

* Victory! Court Declares Righthaven Copyright Troll
Lawsuit a Sham

In a decision with likely wide-ranging impact, a judge in
Las Vegas dismissed as a sham an infringement case filed by
copyright troll Righthaven LLC. The judge ruled that
Righthaven did not have the legal authorization to bring a
copyright lawsuit against EFF's client, the political forum
Democratic Underground, because it had never owned the
copyright in the first place. Regarding the victory, EFF
Senior Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl said: "Righthaven's
copyright litigation business model is fatally flawed, and
we expect the decision to have wide effect on the over 270
other cases Righthaven has brought."

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/06/14

* Microsoft Tries to Quash Innovation in Battle Over Xbox
Memory Cards

EFF urged a federal court to block Microsoft Corporation's
attempt to misuse copyright law to thwart a competitor
offering memory cards for the Xbox gaming system.
Microsoft claims that Xbox users violate U.S. federal law
-- the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) -- if they
use third-party cards memory cards, such as those produced
by Datel Holdings. If Microsoft were to prevail on this
point, it could give the software giant the ability to use
the DMCA to prevent competitors from selling
Xbox-compatible accessories, like memory cards,
controllers, and headsets. Such a ruling would have
wide-ranging ramifications for hundreds of other consumer
products.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/06/16

* Prosecutors Demand Limitless Warrant in Vermont Computer
Search

EFF joined ACLU and ACLU Vermont in urging the Vermont
Supreme Court to reject prosecutors' demands to override a
judge's instructions and allow a limitless warrant for a
computer search. During the investigation into an alleged
identity theft last year, a detective from the Burlington
Police Department applied for a wide-ranging search
warrant, which included any computers, compact discs, cell
phones, or mobile devices in the home, despite noting it
was possible that some of the equipment might be owned by
people not suspected in a crime. A judge granted the
warrant application after putting reasonable bounds on the
search, as well as including basic privacy protections for
information and data not connected to the identity theft
under investigation. Now prosecutors are petitioning the
court for approval of the original overbroad warrant.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/06/17

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EFF Updates

* This Week in Internet Censorship
Netsweeper filtering software is being used by the
government of Yemen to block popular blogging site Tumblr.
We've also seen crackdowns on the "Anonymous" movement in
Turkey and Spain, following attacks on government websites
in both countries. And in Tunisia, activists are pushing
back against a court order that would restrict access to
all pornographic sites.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/w ... censorship

* Seized Domains Fight Back
We've watched with dismay Immigration and Customs
Enforcement's increasing use of domain name seizures as
part of its stepped-up IP enforcement strategy. Now one of
the seized domains -- Rojadirecta -- is taking the fight to
court.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/s ... fight-back

* New Indian Internet Intermediary Regulations Pose Serious
Threats to Net Users' Freedom of Expression
India is currently clarifying and refining its standard of
liability for Internet intermediaries. India's Information
Technology Act of 2008 would extend safe harbor protection
to services that 1) are merely transmission conduits, 2)
temporarily cache content, or 3) host content and exercise
"due diligence" in complying with government regulations.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/n ... tions-pose

* Apple Steps into Lodsys Litigation
When we learned that Apple had stepped forward to support
iPhone app developers who had found themselves threatened
with patent litigation (and, in some instances, actually
sued) based on their use of Apple-provided technology, we
hoped that could be the end of the matter or at least
that Lodsys would pick its fight with Apple, who has the
resources to fight back. Unfortunately, the company that
started the mess, Lodsys, has decided to up the ante, suing
seven developers in the notoriously "troll-friendly"
Eastern District of Texas.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/a ... litigation

* DEF CON 19 Getaway Contest Update
We're pleased to report a great response to our second
annual DEF CON Getaway Contest! Now at the halfway point,
thirty-one participants have raised over $2,500 so far! If
you haven't already registered, what are you waiting for?
It could be you in Vegas!
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/d ... est-update

* EFF Joins LQDN for Drinks in Paris
La Quadrature du Net and EFF are coming together for a
joint Apéro at C14 in Paris! Join us on 6/24 for drinks
followed by the weekend-long online freedom event
Quadrature Communication Camp.
https://www.eff.org/apero

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~ Congress to Device Makers: Don't Track Me, Bro
Members of Congress announced two separate bills last
Wednesday designed to prevent the abuse of location data
collected by electronic devices.
http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/co ... o-20110615

~ Molly Crabapple Poster For Sale in EFF Store!
For just $30, you can support EFF and be the proud owner of
an amazing Molly Crabapple poster explaining how Tor works.
https://secure.eff.org/site/Ecommerce/7 ... re_id=2441

~ New Member T-Shirts are Here!
For a limited time, pick up the new member t-shirt,
featuring EFF blasting through injustice in the digital
universe.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/i ... -the-users

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Announcements

* 12th TACD Annual Meeting with EU and US government
representatives
Katitza Rodriguez is representing EFF at the 12th TACD
Annual Meeting, a forum of US and EU consumer organisations
which develops and agrees on joint consumer policy
recommendations to the US government and the European Union
to promote the consumer interest in policy making.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date: June 19-21, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/19 ... government

* 22nd session of the World Intellectual Property
Organization's Standing Committee on Copyright and
Related Rights
EFF International IP Director Gwen Hinze is attending the
22nd session of the World Intellectual Property
Organization's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related
Rights.
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: June 20-24, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/20 ... l-property

* OECD: High Level Meeting ~ The Internet Economy:
Generating Innovation and Growth
Katitza Rodriguez is representing the Civil Society
Information Society Advisory Council at the OECD
Ministerial Meeting on The Future of the Internet Economy.
Location: Paris, France
Date: June 28-29, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/28 ... et-economy

* Black Hat Technical Security Conference
Meet attorneys from EFF at Black Hat! EFF supporters can
enter code E9Fs7fa to receive a 20% discount off Black Hat
USA 2011 briefings.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: July 30 - August 4, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/30 ... e-usa-2011

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EFFector is published by:
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San Francisco CA 94110-1914 USA
+1 415 436 9333 (voice)
+1 415 436 9993 (fax)
https://www.eff.org/

Editor:
Rainey Reitman, Activist
rainey@eff.org

Membership & donation queries:
membership@eff.org

General EFF, legal, policy, or online resources queries:
information@eff.org

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Postby Bazza » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:31 am

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 22 Monday June 27, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
desired change.

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In our 577th issue:

* Know Your Rights: What to Do When Law Enforcement Goes
After Your Digital Data

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects you from
unreasonable government searches and seizures, and this
protection extends to your computer and portable devices.
But what should you do if the police or other law
enforcement officers show up at your door and want to
search your computer? EFF newest guide explains your
rights if officers try to search the data stored on your
computer or portable electronic device. Check out the guide
now, then head over to our online quiz to test your
knowledge.
Know Your Rights guide:
https://www.eff.org/wp/know-your-rights
Quiz:
https://www.eff.org/pages/know-your-digital-rights-quiz

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/wp/know-your-rights

* Tor Challenge Level 3: Video Achievement

At the beginning of June, EFF issued its Tor Challenge,
calling on individuals and organizations to set up Tor
relays to strengthen the Tor network and help Internet
activists all over the world. Now we're unveiling the
final achievement in our Tor Challenge: the Tor Video
Challenge. Participants create instructional videos
explaining how to set up Tor relays on different operating
systems and compete to win awesome prizes and props
from EFF. We've already made the first video, showing
people how to set up a Tor relay on a Mac. Now we want
other videos to explain how to set up Tor on different
operating systems. Videos can be funny, cute, scary,
serious -- but they must show users the steps they need to
take in order to run a Tor relay in one of the six
operating system categories.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/t ... chievement

* Another Victory! Court Dismissed Another Righthaven
Copyright Troll Lawsuit as a Sham

Righthaven had sued DiBiase, a former prosecutor and EFF
client, for a post on his blog that provides resources for
prosecutors in difficult murder cases where the victim is
presumed dead but no body is found. A document unearthed by
EFF in a related case showed that the copyright assignment
was a sham and that Righthaven was merely agreeing to
undertake the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper's case at
its own expense in exchange for a cut of the recovery.
Echoing his earlier decision, Judge Hunt ruled last
Wednesday that Righthaven did not have the legal
authorization to bring a copyright lawsuit, because it
never owned the copyright in the first place. Said Kurt
Opsahl, Senior Staff Attorney at EFF: "Now that the truth
about its copyright ownership has been exposed,
Righthaven's house of cards is falling apart."

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/06/22

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EFF Updates

* Felony Penalties Proposed for "Illegal Streaming": Senate
Bill 978
In the ongoing efforts to harness law enforcement resources
in the service of copyright enforcement, the so-called
"illegal streaming" bill passed the Senate Judiciary
Committee. The bill would increase criminal copyright
penalties to allow jail time of up to five years for
infringing a copyright by "publicly performing" the
copyrighted work, such as playing a sporting event
broadcast or motion picture.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/f ... ing-senate

* Do-Over, Please: EFF Asks Court to Revisit Ruling That
Disloyal Employees Violate Hacking Law
EFF filed a "friend of the court" brief urging the Ninth
Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its troubling
decision that employees face jail time when they access
work computers for purposes that violate company policy.
For example, a worker could be sued or prosecuted for
reading personal email or checking the score of a baseball
game if her employer's policy says that company computers
may be used only for work.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/d ... -employees

* Australia Heads Down the Slippery Slope, Authorizes ISPs
to Filter
Starting next month, the vast majority of Australia's
Internet users will find their access censored, following a
decision by the country's two largest providers as well
as two smaller ISPs to voluntarily block more than 500
websites from view.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/a ... authorizes

* Apple's "Censoring" Patent Just a Sign of Things to Come
Apple filed a patent application covering a camera system
with infrared technology that could, among other things,
allow the recording functionality to be shut off by a third
party. For activists around the world who rely on video to
capture and disseminate important footage, this censoring
technology could have disastrous consequences.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/a ... hings-come

* Tennessee's Ban on Publishing Distressing Images: Let Us
Count the Ways It's Unconstitutional
The governor of Tennessee has signed a law that says a
person faces up to a year in jailif he publishes an image
that he reasonably should know will "frighten, intimidate
or cause emotional distress" to a victim or "a similarly
situated person of reasonable sensibilities" and doesn't
have a "legitimate" reason for doing so. This criminalizes
a wide swath of expression protected by the First
Amendment.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/t ... ing-images

* Hoaxes Aside, Real Risks to Blogging in Syria
In the wake of "Amina" hoax, in which the popular blog of a
Syrian woman turned out to be a fictional work by an
American man named Tom MacMaster, it has been all too easy
to gloss over the real tragedies on the ground in Syria.
But Syria has arrested or jailed scores of real bloggers
and social media users over the years, including Tal
Al-Mallouhi, thought to be one of the world's youngest
prisoners of conscience, and Amjad Baiazy, a Syrian
activist who worked with Doctors without Borders.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/d ... ging-syria

* EFF Asks Supreme Court to Protect "First Sale" Rights
EFF asked the Supreme Court yesterday to weigh in on Vernor
v. Autodesk, a case that tests whether the "first sale
doctrine" will survive in the digital age. Under the first
sale doctrine, once a copyright owner sells or gives you a
copy of her work, she gives up control of that particular
copy. But many copyright owners don't like these limits;
they'd rather be able to completely control the market
for their products, including any secondary markets.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/e ... ale-rights

* New Changes to FBI Guidelines Call into Question Proposal
to Extend FBI Director's Term
The New York Times reported that the FBI has updated its
internal domestic investigations guidelines to provide its
agents with "significant new powers." According to the
Times, this update will provide agents with "more leeway to
search databases, go through household trash or use
surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who
have attracted their attention."
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/c ... lines-call

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miniLinks

~ Chiptune Tribute to Jazz Record Hit With $32K Settlement
A photographer (mis)used copyright to punish a project that
created a low-resolution image of Miles Davis for the cover
of a chiptune tribute to the jazz musician. Isn't copyright
supposed to encourage creativity?
http://waxy.org/2011/06/kind_of_screwed/

~ Free to Search and Seize
David Shipler's op-ed in the New York Times notes that:
"The Fourth Amendment is weaker than it was 50 years ago,
and this should worry everyone."
https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/23/opin ... .html?_r=1

~ How "National Security" Concerns Are Used to Hide
Internet Censorship
In a video interview from the 2011 Personal Democracy Forum
Conference, EFF's Jillian York explains how national
security is used as a guise for censoring the Internet.
http://www.thenation.com/video/161353/j ... censorship

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Announcements

* Action! Reject the PROTECT IP Act
The PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) is a threatening sequel to last
year's COICA Internet censorship bill that would--like its
predecessor--invite Internet security risks, threaten
online speech, and hamper Internet innovation. Urge your
members of Congress to reject this dangerous bill!
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cm ... ion&id=487

* OECD: High Level Meeting ~ The Internet Economy:
Generating Innovation and Growth
Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director, will
represent the Civil Society Information Society Advisory
Council at the OECD High Level Meeting.
Location: Paris, France
Date: June 28-29, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/28 ... et-economy

* Black Hat Technical Security Conference
Meet attorneys from EFF at Black Hat! EFF supporters can
enter code E9Fs7fa to receive a 20% discount off Black Hat
USA 2011 briefings.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: July 30 - August 4, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/30 ... e-usa-2011

* EFF at DEFCON 19
DEFCON is the world's largest annual hacker convention,
held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada. EFF will be there
again this year! Our staff members always have interesting
presentations, talks, and panel discussions, and this year
will be no exception!
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: August 4-7, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/08/04/eff-defcon-19

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 23 Wednesday July 6, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
desired change.

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In our 578th issue:

* E-Verify Proposal Would Trample on Worker Privacy

Congress is considering a bill that would federalize
E-Verify, creating a single, government-controlled database
of highly sensitive, detailed information about every legal
worker in the United States. EFF joined dozens of other
civil liberties and labor groups in urging Congress to
uphold worker privacy and reject the Legal Workforce Act.
In letters sent to both houses of Congress, the coalition
of advocacy groups decried the implementation of a
nationwide system that could lead to downstream abuses by
intelligence and law enforcement groups. The proposed bill
could create a bureaucratic nightmare for American
businesses while trampling on the privacy rights of
workers.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/e ... y-proposal

* Background Checking Apps: Don't Flout Consumer Privacy
Rights

For forty years, individuals in the United States applying
for jobs have held certain protections under the Fair
Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). But as employment background
checks move into the digital world--via websites such as
Background Record Finder or mobile apps like the
recently-released BeenVerified app--will jobseekers be
able to maintain their protections?

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/b ... vacy-flout

* Why EFF Supports CSISAC's Decision Not to Endorse the
OECD Communique on Internet Policy-Making Principles

EFF and a coalition of more than 80 global civil society
groups declined to endorse a Communiqué on Internet
Policy-Making Principles released at a High Level Meeting
on the Internet Economy on June 29 by the Organization for
Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and endorsed
by the 34 member countries of the OECD and IT and business
industry stakeholder groups. EFF and the other members of
the OECD's Civil Society Information Society Advisory
Council (CSISAC) were unwilling to accept the high profile
OECD Communiqué because of its provisions relating to
Internet intermediaries. Civil society groups worry that
the Communiqué is intended to encourage states to use
Internet intermediaries to police online content,
undermining freedom of expression, privacy and innovation
across the world.

Also see our prior blog post on this topic:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/e ... principles

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/w ... dorse-oecd

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EFF Updates

* EFF Files Comments with PTO in Support of Streamlining
Reexamination Procedures
EFF filed comments in response to the Patent Office's
Proposals on Streamlined Patent Reexamination Proceedings.
We applaud the Patent Office's (PTO) efforts to streamline
the reexamination process, which can be slow and expensive.
Patent reexaminations can serve as a crucial check when the
PTO has issued an overbroad patent that is harmful to the
public interest. That's one reason EFF launched its Patent
Busting Project, which has been successful in narrowing
and, in some cases, invalidating harmful and overbroad
patents.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/e ... reamlining

* Righthaven Cheerleader Wanted by Irony Police
To bolster his claim that commenters are writing without
thinking about the real IP issues, Sherman Frederick - the
former CEO of Stephens Media and former publisher of the
Las Vegas Review Journal - does exactly what his company
has contended was infringement. Without, apparently,
thinking about it.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/r ... ony-police

* Copyright Trolls Try New Tactics
Copyright trolls have faced resounding defeat at the hand's
of EFF lawyers. But they haven't yet given in up. One is
now trying a new tactic - using a provision in the
Copyright Act that allows copyright holders to ask federal
clerks to issue subpoenas in order to obtain the identity
of a copyright infringer, getting 49 subpoenas issued.
Large ISPs are fighting these subpoenas and a judge has
granted one motion to quash.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/o ... -copyright

* "Who Has Your Back?" In Depth: Fighting for User Privacy
in Congress
Users shouldn't be dependent on company policies to protect
our privacy. The law should protect it too, even as
technologies change. As part of our "Who Has Your Back"
campaign, EFF rates the companies that hold our data on
whether they stand up in Congress to make legal changes
necessary to protect user privacy.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/w ... er-privacy

* The Ultimate Test of Internet Law Expertise
Eleven teams, comprised of the Bay Area's sharpest legal
minds from law firms, universities, and technology
companies, faced-off last Tuesday at EFF's annual pub quiz
trivia night. At stake: the coveted EFF Pub Quiz Cup and a
year's worth bragging rights.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/4 ... F-pub-quiz

* Help EFF with Airline Miles or Hotel Points!
EFF is looking for donations of airline miles, flight
vouchers, and hotel points for outreach events and speaking
engagements. If you have enough airline miles for a free
ticket and would like to send an EFF staffer to a
conference, let us know, and we will help you with the
process of making the reservation. Please note that at this
time we are unable to combine miles from multiple
individuals or airlines. We are also looking for hotel
rewards points to help reduce our overall travel costs.

As thanks for your donation, we can offer a free membership
and a mention in EFFector (if you'd like). Please contact
lori@eff.org if you can help!
https://www.eff.org/helpout#travel

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miniLinks

~ Nina Paley Sings the Differences Between Copyright and
Plagiarism (Video)
Copying and plagiarism are two quite different things, and
you don't need copyright to deal with plagiarism.
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201106 ... arism.shtm

~ Remember what the Fourth Amendment protects? No? Just as
well.
Judge Kozinski explains how the Safeway Club Card led to
the death of the Fourth Amendment
http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/A ... 3269.shtml

~ Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Offers Secure Browsing
Need to look up information about employment background
checks, HIPAA, credit reports, or identity theft? Do it
securely now that Privacyrights.org has implemented HTTPS.
https://www.privacyrights.org/privacy-r ... e-browsing

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Announcements

* "The Impact of Technology on Social Change: A
Double-Edged Sword" - ACS and ACLU Luncheon
Join the American Constitutional Society for Law and Policy
and the ACLU of Northern California
for a discussion on "The Impact of Technology on Social
Change: A Double-Edged Sword," featuring Jillian York,
EFF's Director for International Freedom of Expression.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: July 13, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/13 ... dged-sword

* OSCON - O'Reilly's Open Source Convention
EFF is in the OSCON Dot Org Pavillion at booth 916! Stop by
to say hello and learn about our latest work. You can even
take advantage of event-only offers and sign up as a member
on the spot!
Location: Portland, OR
Date: July 25-29, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/25 ... convention

* Black Hat Technical Security Conference: USA 2011
Meet attorneys from EFF at Black Hat! EFF supporters can
enter code E9Fs7fa to receive a 20% discount off Black Hat
USA 2011 briefings.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: July 30 - August 4, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/30 ... e-usa-2011

* EFF at DEFCON 19
DEFCON is the world's largest annual hacker convention,
held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada. EFF will be there
again this year! Our staff members always have interesting
presentations, talks, and panel discussions, and this year
will be no exception!
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: August 4-7, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/08/04/eff-defcon-19

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 24 July 19, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
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In our 579th issue:

* Oppose Congress' Criminal Streaming Bill

The bill recently approved by the Senate Judiciary
Committee is a reckless attempt to attack online streaming
by focusing on the "unlawful public performance" area of
copyright law. By increasing the criminal penalties for
certain online public performances, the bill will impose a
chilling effect around the posting and creation of online
video. Moreover, it will hamper the pace of innovation as
users, websites, and investors cope with the uncertainty of
running afoul of one of the more vague sections of
copyright law. If you're in the US, act now and tell your
Senators to oppose this shortsighted bill!

Read more:
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?pa ... age&id=491

* Prosecutors Demand Laptop Password in Violation of Fifth
Amendment

EFF has urged a federal court to block the government's
attempt to force a woman to enter a password into an
encrypted laptop. During the investigation, the government
seized the device from the home she shares with her family,
and then asked the court to compel the woman to type the
password into the computer or turn over a decrypted version
of her data. But EFF told the court that the demand is
unconstitutional, violating her Fifth Amendment privilege
against self-incrimination.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/07/08

* EFF to Obama Administration: Syrians Deserve Access to
Communications and Information Tools

Citizens seeking freedom in Syria are relying on digital
tools to organize and communicate—so much so that the
Syrian government temporarily shut off Internet access. Yet
while the U.S. Treasury Department amended trade
restrictions on personal communications tools in the case
of Iran, Sudan, and Cuba, it remains silent about Syria.
This must change. It's time for the Obama administration to
make clear that the U.S. government will not block Syrians'
access to the digital communication and information tools
they need to help them build a more free society.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/e ... larify-u-s

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EFF Updates

* Content Industry and ISPs Announce "Copyright Alert
System"
A coalition of content industry players and ISPs recently
announced a "six-strikes" effort that gives warnings,
notices, and penalties to users thought to be involved in
unauthorized copying. But the PR materials put out by the
group are more telling for what they don't say than what
they do.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/c ... nce-common

* EFF Urges Microsoft and Cisco to Reconsider China
Two major American companies -- Microsoft and Cisco --
appear to be choosing to become little tech helpers to
China's repressive regime, rather than choosing to be a
force for good. The decisions to favor the Chinese
government over its own people are wrong, and we urge both
companies to reconsider.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/e ... ider-china

* EFF Urges Senators to Recognize Need for Updated Privacy
Laws
EFF and other public interest groups have responded to
concerns about the impact of privacy regulations on
businesses, explaining to prominent Senators that helping
consumers feel confident in their privacy will encourage
greater participation and innovation in the online economy.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/e ... ed-privacy

* It's Back: WIPO Broadcasting Treaty Returns From The
Grave
EFF has long opposed the WIPO Broadcasting Treaty, which
would harm consumers, citizen journalists, and the free
flow of information on the Internet by giving broadcasters
an additional, copyright-like layer of rights on content
they transmit. After a long period of hibernation, the
treaty has returned, threatening to create new rules that
will stifle the distribution of information on the
Internet.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/i ... urns-grave

* Spotify's U.S. Launch Highlights the Good, the Bad, and
the Promise of Subscription-Based Music Services
Spotify is a music service (like Rhapsody, Rdio, or Mog)
that allows users to stream unlimited music from multiple
devices, make and keep playlists, and store music on mobile
devices. EFF is glad to see more choices for music fans --
and hopefully more ways for artists to be paid -- but there
are still concerns, like users' rights to port their data.
Because streaming customers generally do not "own" their
music, they cannot take it with them. We urge these new
content companies to continue innovating for the user with
better tools, more data portability, and smoother
interoperability.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/s ... od-bad-and

* The FBI's Next Generation Identification: Bigger and
Faster but Much Worse for Privacy
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and several
other organizations released documents from a FOIA lawsuit
that expose the concerted efforts of the FBI and DHS to
build "Next Generation Identification" -- a massive
database of personal and biometric information. Despite
promises from the agencies, the government's continuing
efforts to collect, store, and track the biometric data for
so many Americans and foreigners cannot bode well for a
society that values privacy.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/f ... n-database

* In Patent Reform Legislation, Congress Starts to Slowly
Chip Away at Business Method Patents
The patent reform legislation that continues to snake its
way through Congress makes one thing clear: many in
Washington don't like business method patents. But now
that the House and Senate have each passed their own
version of the bill, the two will need to be reconciled.
The big issue standing in the way is whether the Patent
Office will be allowed to keep the additional fees it
brings in that exceed its budget (as in the Senate bill),
or whether Congress can use that money to fund other
government programs (as in the House bill).
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/p ... rts-slowly

* EFF Asks Indiana Court to Protect Anonymity of Indy Star
Commenter
EFF and five news organizations urged an Indiana appeals
court to block a subpoena seeking to expose the identity of
an anonymous speaker who posted a comment on the
Indianapolis Star's website.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/e ... -anonymous

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miniLinks

~ The "Know Your Rights" Comic Strip!
An illustrated reminder to "Know Your Rights" when it comes
to digital search and seizure.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/c ... el-cartoon

~ Crypto Didn't Hurt Law Enforcement
Despite dire predictions to the contrary, the open
availability of cryptography has done little to hinder law
enforcement's ability to conduct investigations.
http://www.crypto.com/blog/wiretap2010

~ Nina Paley Protests Bogus Takedown in Germany
Paley's film "Sita Sings the Blues" was unavailable on
YouTube in Germany, even though she paid for -- and
possesses -- worldwide rights to the music in contention.
("Sita Sings the Blues" has since been restored, largely
thanks to the buzz generated by Paley's protest video.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpTPTQ3e0Jg

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Announcements

* Speak With EFF Attorneys About Your Security Research for
Black Hat
If you have concerns about security research you plan to
present in Las Vegas during Black Hat please contact us by
Friday, July 22. If we can't assist you, we'll make every
effort to put you in touch with an attorney who can.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/s ... y-research

* EFF Seeks Activist
EFF is looking for a full-time activist to fight for free
speech, innovation, and privacy.
https://www.eff.org/about/opportunities/activist

* OSCON - O'Reilly's Open Source Convention
EFF is in the OSCON Dot Org Pavillion at booth 916! Stop by
to say hello and learn about our latest work. You can even
take advantage of event-only offers and sign up as a member
on the spot!
Location: Portland, OR
Date: July 25-29, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/25 ... convention

* Black Hat Technical Security Conference: USA 2011
Meet attorneys from EFF at Black Hat! EFF supporters can
enter code E9Fs7fa to receive a 20% discount off Black Hat
USA 2011 briefings.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: July 30 - August 4, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/30 ... e-usa-2011

* EFF at DEFCON 19
DEFCON is the world's largest annual hacker convention,
held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada. EFF will be there
again this year! Our staff members always have interesting
presentations, talks, and panel discussions, and this year
will be no exception!
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: August 4-7, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/08/04/eff-defcon-19

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rainey@eff.org

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 25 Monday July 25, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
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In our 580th issue:

* Don't Let Congress Order Internet Companies to Spy on You

The U.S. House of Representatives is currently considering
H.R. 1981, a bill that would order all of our online
service providers to keep new logs about our online
activities to help the government identify the web sites we
visit and the content we post online. This sweeping new
"mandatory data retention" proposal treats every Internet
user like a potential criminal and represents a clear and
present danger to the online free speech and privacy rights
of millions of innocent Americans. Act now and tell your
Representative to oppose this dangerous bill, before this
week's critical vote!

Read more:
http://action.eff.org/site/Advocacy?pag ... age&id=497

* Fragmenting the Internet Is Not a Security Solution

In light of the recent spate of high-profile hacking
campaigns, NextGov.com reports that parts of the U.S.
government are advocating for a separate, "secure"
Internet. The idea calls for segmenting "critical" networks
(not yet fully defined, but presumably including
infrastructure and financial systems) and applying
additional security mechanisms to these networks. The
trouble is that this ".secure" Internet doesn't make much
technical or economic sense: the security mechanisms are
simply not powerful or cost-effective enough to warrant
re-engineering an Internet.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/f ... y-solution

* Patent Trolls Drive App Developers from U.S. Market

Platforms such as iOS and Android allow small software
developers the ability to widely distribute their work,
which is good for both developers and consumers. This has
created a robust new economy of mobile apps. But just as
these developers were finding new audiences, patent trolls
started sending cease-and-desist letters demanding license
fees and even suing app developers. Not surprisingly, we're
now seeing reports of software developers pulling their
apps out of U.S. app stores. This provides yet more
evidence that the patent system, which is intended to
promote innovation, is being used to hurt creators.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/p ... u-s-market

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EFF Updates

* EFF Campaign Increases the Number of Tor Relays by 13.4%
Tor is software that individuals can use to mask their IP
addresses and proxy out to uncensored networks, helping
them dodge network surveillance and elude online
censorship. But Tor isn't merely software it's also
a network of volunteer computers, each donating bandwidth
and acting as a router so that people can bounce their
requests through the network. On May 31st, we launched a
campaign with the goal of starting 100 new Tor relays.
Thanks to the contributions of supporters around the world
we're now finishing our campaign with 549 new relays.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/e ... elays-13-4

* The "Graduated Response" Deal: What if Users Had Been
At the Table?
Several major Internet access providers struck a deal with
big content providers to help them police online
infringement, educate allegedly infringing subscribers and,
if subscribers resist such education, take various steps
including restricting their Internet access. But the
memorandum of understanding they've developed fails to
consider the needs of Internet subscribers and fails to do
anything substantial to help artists get paid for their
work.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/g ... s-had-been

* Righthaven Ordered to Pay $5,000 in Sanctions for Its
Misrepresentations to Court
A federal court in Las Vegas ordered the notorious
copyright troll Righthaven to pay $5,000 in sanctions and
to file the court transcript containing its admonishment in
hundreds of other copyright cases. EFF represents
Democratic Underground in this case.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/r ... ctions-its

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miniLinks

~ Activist Indicted for Alleged Computer Crimes
Aaron Swartz, activist and co-founder of Demand Progress,
was arrested and indicted in relation to allegedly
downloading millions of documents from the academic archive
JSTOR.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news ... nloads.ars

~ Kickstarter Succcessfully Funds Over 10,000 Projects
The online platform Kickstarter.com is celebrating its
10,000th successfully-funded project - and over 3,000 of
them are music-related.
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories ... ickstarter

~ Patent Troll Lodsys Sues Rovio Over Angry Birds
Lodsys has sued several small and large mobile developers
claiming they are infringing on patents it owns that cover
in-app purchasing methods, among other things. The newest
target: Rovio, best known for the game Angry Birds.
http://moconews.net/article/419-lodsys- ... -lawsuits/

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Announcements

* EFF Seeks Activist
EFF is looking for a full-time activist to fight for free
speech, innovation, and privacy.
https://www.eff.org/about/opportunities/activist

* OSCON - O'Reilly's Open Source Convention
EFF is in the OSCON Dot Org Pavillion at booth 916! Stop by
to say hello and learn about our latest work. You can even
take advantage of event-only offers and sign up as a member
on the spot!
Location: Portland, OR
Date: July 25-29, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/25 ... convention

* The 11th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS
2011)
EFF Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann joins a panel with
Chris Soghoian, Roger Dingledine, Damon McCoy, and Caspar
Bowden discussing The Ethics of Research on Tor Users at
PETS 2011.
Location: Waterloo, Canada
Date: July 27-29, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/27 ... osium-pets

* Black Hat Technical Security Conference: USA 2011
Meet attorneys from EFF at Black Hat! EFF supporters can
enter code E9Fs7fa to receive a 20% discount off Black Hat
USA 2011 briefings.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: July 30 - August 4, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/30 ... e-usa-2011

* EFF at DEFCON 19
DEFCON is the world's largest annual hacker convention,
held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada. EFF will be there
again this year! Our staff members always have interesting
presentations, talks, and panel discussions, and this year
will be no exception!
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: August 4-7, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/08/04/eff-defcon-19

* 20th USENIX Security Symposium
Join EFF at the 20th USENIX Security Symposium, which
brings together researchers, practitioners, system
administrators, system programmers, and others interested
in the latest advances in the security of computer systems
and networks.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: August 8-12, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/08/08 ... -symposium

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* Administrivia

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 26 Monday August 1, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
desired change.

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In our 581st issue:

* A Case for Pseudonyms

Pseudonymous speech has played a critical role throughout
history -- from the literary efforts of George Eliot and
Mark Twain to the explicitly political advocacy of Publius
in the Federalist Papers. Now a new debate around
pseudonymity on online platforms has arisen as a result of
the identification policy of Google+, which requires users
to identify by "the name your friends, family, or
co-workers usually call you". While companies like Google
and Facebook are within their rights to create policies as
they see fit for their services, a shift toward crafting
policies requiring "real" names will have a chilling effect
on online free expression.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/case-pseudonyms

* House Committee Approves Bill Mandating That Internet
Companies Spy on Their Users

The House Judiciary Committee voted 19 to 10 to recommend
passage of a mandatory data retention bill that would
require your Internet service providers to retain 12
months' worth of personal information that could be used to
identify what web sites you visit and what content you post
online. In a letter to the Committee, EFF and 29 other
civil liberties and consumer privacy groups condemned the
bill as a "direct assault on the privacy of Internet
users." Unfortunately, this invasive bill could be brought
to a floor vote as early as this week.
Please help us defeat this legislation by contacting your
Representative today:
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cm ... ion&id=497

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/h ... g-internet

* Forced DNA Collection Without Search Warrant Violates
Privacy Rights

The forced collection of DNA samples from arrestees without
search warrants violates their Fourth Amendment right to
privacy, EFF told a federal appeals court in an amicus
brief. A federal law mandates DNA collection as a condition
for bail for people who have been arrested for felonies.
EFF argued that this collection and storage is
unconstitutional, violating the Fourth Amendment
prohibition on baseless search and seizure of private
information.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/07/26

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EFF Updates

* The Humble Indie Bundle: Epic Win for Creators,
Customers, and Digital Civil Liberties
The ground-breaking Humble Indie Bundle asks customers to
pay whatever price they want for five DRM-free games, and
then gives customers the option of distributing their
donation among the developers, promoters, EFF, and the
Child's Play charity. Since first naming EFF as a
non-profit beneficiary in 2010, the smart and savvy folks
at Humble Bundle have rallied freedom-minded gamers
throughout the world to donate over half a million dollars
for the defense of digital civil liberties. Last year,
donations from Humble Indie Bundles made up 14% of EFF's
total revenue -- and they just launched the newest bundle
of five cross-platform games.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/h ... -customers

* The Politics of Surveillance: The Erosion of Privacy in
Latin America
While most Latin American countries have
democratically-elected governments, many still fail to
respect human rights, including the right to privacy.
Although privacy violations vary from country to country,
and the full extent of government surveillance in the
region remains largely unknown, newly disclosed data
gathering programs hint at the architecture of surveillance
lying beneath the surface of ostensibly democratic
societies.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/p ... in-america

* Vague Anti-Stalking Law Threatens Protected Speech Online
EFF filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging a federal
court to block the government's use of the federal
anti-stalking law to prosecute a man for posting criticism
of a public figure to Twitter.
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/07/29

* ENCRYPTION SAVES
Say hello to EFF's second, limited-edition, DEF CON
membership t-shirt! Only 340 premium-level donors who
attend this year's DEF CON 19 in Las Vegas will be able to
get these new "ENCRYPTION SAVES" shirts, specially designed
by Joe Alterio of the creative charity Robots & Monsters.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/encryption-saves

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~ Ad Companies Claim that Online Tracking is Anonymous.
It's Not.
Ad networks and tracking companies regularly argue that
online tracking is anonymous. But researchers at Stanford
show that clickstreams -- browsing histories that
companies collect -- are not anonymous at all; rather,
they are pseudonymous. This term is reflective of the fact
that at any point after the data has been collected, the
tracking company might try to attach an identity to the
pseudonym (unique ID) that your data is labeled with.
http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/node/6701

~ TV Networks Grow Tired of Pretty Face, Decide to Cut Off
Nose
Public Knowledge discusses recent restrictions in content
available on Hulu, showing that TV studios aren't learning
much from the music industry's mistakes.
http://www.publicknowledge.org/blog/tv- ... decide-cut

~ Pakistan Escalates Internet Censorship
EFF's Jillian York argues that censorship of political
content has no place in Pakistan's democracy, which
guarantees freedom of expression.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/op ... 89912.html

~ Senate Committee Considering Reauthorization of Spying
Bill
Though the FISA Amendments Act spying bill is set to expire
in 2012, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence may
attempt to ram through an early reauthorization in short
order as a part of a broader intelligence funding bill.
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/07 ... e-dragnet/

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Announcements

* Intake Coordinator
EFF is seeking an organized, empathetic, analytical person
with excellent communication skills to support the Legal
team as Intake Coordinator. The intake coordinator is the
first point of access for legal assistance and information
for the public.
https://www.eff.org/about/opportunities ... oordinator

* Black Hat Technical Security Conference: USA 2011
Meet attorneys from EFF at Black Hat! EFF supporters can
enter code E9Fs7fa to receive a 20% discount off Black Hat
USA 2011 briefings.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: July 30 - August 4, 20111
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/30 ... e-usa-2011

* EFF at DEFCON 19
DEFCON is the world's largest annual hacker convention,
held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada. EFF will be there
again this year! Our staff members always have interesting
presentations, talks, and panel discussions, and this year
will be no exception!
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: August 4-7, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/08/04/eff-defcon-19

* 20th USENIX Security Symposium
Join EFF at the 20th USENIX Security Symposium, which
brings together researchers, practitioners, system
administrators, system programmers, and others interested
in the latest advances in the security of computer systems
and networks.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: August 8-12, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/08/08 ... -symposium

* Chaos Communication Camp 2011
Join EFF Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen at this
year's Chaos Communication Camp. The camp is an
international hacker's camp that takes place every four
years. Speeches are held in large tents and are conducted
in both English and German.
Location: Finowfurt, Germany
Date: August 10-14, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/08 ... -camp-2011

* EFF at Bioneers: "The New Media Revolution and Political
Expression"
Join the EFF's Director for International Freedom of
Expression, along with journalist Nora Barrows-Friedman for
a panel discussion (moderated by Mother Jones' Steve Katz)
on the use of new media to fight political repression.
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: October 14, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/14 ... -political

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* Administrivia

EFFector is published by:
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https://www.eff.org/

Editor:
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rainey@eff.org

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 27 Wednesday August 10, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
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In our 582nd issue:

* Cisco, Help Curb Censorship & Surveillance in China

Du Daobin, a dissident writer in China, was detained and
interrogated by the Chinese government after he and other
pro-democracy activists filed a lawsuit against Cisco
Systems alleging "knowing and willful aiding and abetting
of the Chinese government's harassment, arrest, and torture
of Chinese political activists." Mr. Du and the other
plaintiffs are in danger of imprisonment and torture
-- please challenge Cisco to use its influence to
safeguard Mr. Du and others like him who would speak out
against political repression. Sign our petition now.

Read more:
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cm ... tionid=504

* Encrypt the Web with HTTPS Everywhere

EFF, in collaboration with the Tor Project, has launched an
official 1.0 version of HTTPS Everywhere, a tool for the
Firefox web browser that helps secure web browsing by
encrypting connections to more than 1,000 websites. HTTPS
protects against numerous Internet security and privacy
problems, including the search hijacking on U.S. networks
that was revealed by an article published in New Scientist
magazine. The article documents how a company called
Paxfire has been intercepting and altering search traffic
on a number of ISPs' networks.

Download HTTPS Everywhere for Firefox:
https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/08/04

* Randi Zuckerberg Runs in the Wrong Direction on
Pseudonymity Online

Facebook's (former) Marketing Director Randi Zuckerberg
said on a panel discussion about social media that: "I
think anonymity on the Internet has to go away. People
behave a lot better when they have their real names down."
Zuckerberg's so-called civility argument contends that if
you allow people to speak anonymously online, they will act
worse than if they use their names. This argument willfully
ignores the many voices that are silenced by such policies:
activists living under authoritarian regimes,
whistleblowers, victims of violence, and many others.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/r ... eudonymity

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EFF Updates

* Widespread Hijacking of Search Traffic in the United
States
Earlier this year, two research papers reported the
observation of strange phenomena in the Domain Name System
(DNS) at several U.S. ISPs. On these ISPs' networks, some
or all traffic to major search engines, including Bing,
Yahoo! and (sometimes) Google is being directed to
mysterious third party proxies. A report in New Scientist
documents that the traffic is being rerouted through a
company called Paxfire. Here's our analysis.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/w ... -in-the-us

* Mexican Newspaper Uncovers Systemic Monitoring Plans of
Public Online Sources
The Mexican newspaper El Milenio, using information
received through a Freedom of Information Act, reported on
a U.S. Department of Homeland Security initiative to
monitor social media sites, blogs, and forums throughout
the world.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/m ... monitoring

* Website Blocking - Off The Table in the UK (For Now)
In countries across the world, IP rightholders are pushing
website blocking as the latest weapon against online
copyright infringement. But we're glad to see the UK
government's announcement that it will not go forward
with a highly controversial website blocking regime - at
least for the time being.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/w ... -least-now

* Developers and Fans Benefit From Humble Indie Bundle
Pay-What-You-Want Model
Founders of the Humble Indie Bundle discovered that the
combination of empowering fans and offering desirable
features is incentive enough for people to donate
substantial amounts of money for something they could
receive for cheap (or acquire elsewhere for free).
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/d ... die-bundle

* Spanish Court Rules That Linking to Potential Copyright
Infringing Material Is Not Copyright Infringement
A recent decision of the influential Court of Appeals of
Barcelona has clarified that merely providing a link on a
website is not "making available" content, and does not
infringe copyright.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/s ... -copyright

* Court Refuses to Return Seized Domain Name, Claims
Shutting Down Speech Doesn't Cause a Substantial Hardship
In a cursory opinion, a federal judge has ruled that the
government does not have to return a domain name seized by
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, because its seizure
did not create a substantial hardship. This ruling is
profoundly disappointing, and certainly doesn't bode well
for those whose websites might be targeted under the
PROTECT-IP Act now pending in Congress.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/c ... ack-claims

* EFF Backs Another Blogger Fighting Off Baseless
Righthaven Lawsuit
EFF filed an amicus brief in support of a defendant Leland
Wolf, a blogger sued by Righthaven for a parody of a photo
printed in the Denver Post documenting a TSA agent
performing a pat-down search.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/e ... g-baseless

* Mass Copyright Litigation: Another Court Gets It Right
In a major blow to one of the most pernicious copyright
trolls now operating, the US Copyright Group, federal judge
Robert Wilkins of the District of Columbia has effectively
dismissed thousands of Doe defendants due to lack of
jurisdiction.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/e ... on-another

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miniLinks

~ Line Noise: Electronic Device Search and Seizure
Whether law enforcement wants to search your home computer,
tries to browse through your smart phone at a traffic stop,
or seeks to thumb through your camera at customs, you
should know your rights. Listen to our discussion on this
edition of the EFF podcast.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/l ... nd-seizure

~ Senate Panel Votes to Extend Surveillance Law
The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to extend a
wide-ranging surveillance law, but thankfully Sen. Ron
Wyden says he will block the measure unless the public is
told more about the law's impact on people living in the
United States.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... c97eb5dbea

~ California Court of Appeals Rules DNA Collection from
Arrestees is Unconstitutional
Striking down a 2004 voter-enacted provision, the Court of
Appeals found that DNA collection from arrestees violates
the Fourth Amendment provisions against unreasonable search
and seizure.
http://jurist.org/paperchase/2011/08/ca ... estees.php

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Announcements

* International Outreach Coordinator
EFF International Team is seeking a coordinator with strong
writing and interpersonal skills to help support our work
advocating for international freedom of expression,
privacy, digital consumer rights, and innovation.
https://www.eff.org/about/opportunities ... oordinator

* Chaos Communication Camp 2011
Join EFF Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen at this
year's Chaos Communication Camp. The camp is an
international hacker's camp that takes place every four
years. Speeches are held in large tents and are conducted
in both English and German.
Location: Finowfurt, Germany
Date: August 10-14, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/07/08 ... -camp-2011

* Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public
Interest
Corynne McSherry, Intellectual Property Director, will be
on the panel Enforcement, the Internet (New Forums and
Technologies) at the Global Congress on Intellectual
Property and the Public Interest.
Location: Washington, DC
Date: August 25-27, 2011
http://infojustice.org/public-events/global-congress

* 20th USENIX Security Symposium
EFF Senior Staff Technologist Peter Eckersley will speak on
"The (Decentralized) SSL Observatory" at USENIX Security
'11, a conference bringing together researchers,
practitioners, system administrators, system programmers,
and others.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: August 12, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/08/08 ... -symposium

* EFF at Bioneers: "The New Media Revolution and Political
Expression"
Join the EFF's Director for International Freedom of
Expression, along with journalist Nora Barrows-Friedman for
a panel discussion (moderated by Mother Jones' Steve Katz)
on the use of new media to fight political repression.
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: October 14, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/14 ... -political

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* Administrivia

EFFector is published by:
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Editor:
Rainey Reitman, Activist
rainey@eff.org

Membership & donation queries:
membership@eff.org

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Reproduction of this publication in electronic media is
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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 28 Monday August 22, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
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In our 583rd issue:

* Want Public Safety? Don't Disable Cell Phones

In response to outrage over the temporary shutdown of cell
phone service in four San Francisco subway stations on
rumors of a planned protest, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
officials have repeatedly claimed their decision was
necessary to maintain public safety. BART spokesman Linton
Johnson has gone so far as to invent a new Constitutional
"right to safety" which trumps the First Amendment. As
it happens, we are in full agreement that BART has an
obligation to the safety of its passengers. We believe that
working cell phones throughout the BART system do not pose
a danger to riders; rather, they help to promote public
safety.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/w ... ell-phones

* Open WiFi and Liability for Copyright Infringement:
Setting the Record Straight

TorrentFreak ran two posts offering opposing views on
whether a person who runs an open wifi network can be held
liable when others use the network for copyright
infringement. The truth is that no court has ever found
that anyone is liable simply because another user of his or
her open wifi committed some legal wrong. Every day cafes,
airports, libraries, and individuals operate open wifi
router. The world gets a valuable public service, and the
open wifi providers are not liable.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/o ... ing-record

* EFF Calls for Release of Vietnamese Blogger Pham Minh
Hoang

In Vietnam, being an outspoken blogger can land you in
jail. Pham Minh Hoang, a university professor with dual
French and Vietnamese citizenship, was sentenced on August
10 to three years in prison and an additional three years
under house arrest, for trying to "overthrow the
government." EFF joins the French and U.S. governments,
Amnesty International, the Committee to Protect
Journalists, Reporters Without Borders and Viet Tan, in
condemning the sentence and urging the Vietnamese
government to release Pham Minh Hoang immediately.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/e ... gger-hoang

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EFF Updates

* Public Attention Keeps Threatened Blogger Safe in China
Dan Ward, attorney to pro-democracy activist and blogger Du
Daobin, noted the efficacy of EFF's campaign to spread
awareness about Cisco's responsibilities to stand up for
human rights: "[R]ecent events lead us to believe that the
safety of our clients in Du v. Cisco is dependent, in no
small part, on the fact that the world is watching."
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/p ... ggers-safe

* This Week in Internet Censorship
In Egypt, an activist and blogger is facing trial for a
tweet allegedly defaming the ruling Supreme Council of
Armed Forces, while the governments of Argentina and
Pakistan escalate censorship of the Internet.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/w ... a-pakistan

* Al-Jazeera Follows EFF's Whistleblower Recommendations
In June, EFF criticized two Wikileaks imitators, the
Al-Jazeera Transparency Unit (AJTU) and the Wall Street
Journal's Safehouse, because their terms of use offered
whistleblowers very little protection. On August 8, AJTU
published its revised terms, attempting to address our
concerns.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/a ... stleblower

* British Prime Minister Does a 180 on Internet Censorship
After several days of destructive riots throughout the UK,
British Prime Minister David Cameron is practically
tripping over himself in his eagerness to sacrifice liberty
for security.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/b ... 0-internet

* You Make a Difference
EFF would like to thank all of the attendees at this year's
Black Hat USA, Security BSidesLV, and DEF CON conferences
in Las Vegas. We are humbled by the infosec community's
outpouring of generosity to sustain EFF's work defending
coders rights and upholding our freedoms online.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/y ... difference

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miniLinks

~ Patent Pirates & the Duel with Android
EFF's Julie Samuels talks to Wireless Weekly about patents
trolls and the effects on small developers.
https://www.eff.org/r.4Ap

~ U.K. Riots, Possible Social Networking Blockage
EFF's Jillian York visits Bloomberg TV to discuss potential
social media censorship and freedom of expression issues in
the UK.
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/73859128/

~ The Blink-182 YouTube Film Festival You Didn't Know You
Entered
The new Blink-182 video is a montage of YouTube videos
created by fans using the group's music without permission.
https://eff.org/r.29T

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Announcements

* Tell Cisco: Stop Helping China Abuse Human Rights
Reports indicate that networking giant Cisco Systems, Inc.,
an American company based in Silicon Valley, has been
knowingly selling Internet surveillance and censorship
tools to the Chinese government for years. Tell them to
stand up for threatened activists like blogger Du Daobin
and stop helping China abuse human rights.
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cm ... ion&id=504

* SPEAKEASY: Burning Man
EFF is going to Burning Man! Join boardmembers John
Gilmore, John Perry Barlow, and Brad Templeton, staff
members Katitza Rodriguez and Peter Eckersley, and EFF
fellow Cory Doctorow as they explore bleeding-edge digital
rights issues.
Location: Black Rock City, NV
Date: August 31, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/08/31 ... urning-man

* Global Democracy A Triumph for Social Networks?" -
M100 Sanssouci Colloquium International Media Conference
Jillian York, EFF's Director for International Freedom of
Expression, is participating in the seventh annual M100
conference. This year's conference will focus on the role
of social networks in connection with the revolutions in
Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Date: September 8, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/08 ... works-m100

* Ohio LinuxFest 2011
Meet EFF Membership Coordinator Aaron Jue at the ninth
annual Ohio LinuxFest to be held September 9-11, 2011 at
the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown
Columbus. Hosting authoritative speakers and a large expo,
the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and Open Source
Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone
interested in learning more about Free and Open Source
Software.
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: September 9-11, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/09 ... xfest-2011

* Open Video Conference
EFF's Director of International Freedom of Expression,
Jillian York, will be the keynote speaker at this year's
OVC. Jillian will speak about the role of video in enabling
activists around the world along with the inherent risks
that it also creates.
Location: New York, NY
Date: September 10-12, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/10 ... conference

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Editor:
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rainey@eff.org

Membership & donation queries:
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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 29 Monday August 29, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
desired change.

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In our 584th issue:

* EFF Heads Back to Court to Fight Warrantless Wiretapping

More than five years ago, EFF filed the first lawsuit aimed
at stopping the government's illegal mass surveillance of
millions of ordinary Americans' private communications.
Whistleblower evidence combined with news reports and
Congressional admissions revealed that the National
Security Agency (NSA) was tapped into AT&T's domestic
network and databases, sweeping up Americans' emails,
phone calls and communications records in bulk and without
court approval. On August 31, 2011, the Ninth Circuit Court
of Appeals will hear a warrantless wiretapping
double-feature to decide whether EFF's two cases can
proceed. At stake will be whether the courts can consider
the legality and constitutionality of the National Security
Agency's mass interception of Americans' Internet
traffic, phone calls, and communications records.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/e ... back-court

* Why IP Addresses Alone Don't Identify Criminals

This spring, agents from Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) executed a search warrant at the home of
Nolan King and seized six computer hard drives in
connection with a criminal investigation. The warrant was
issued on the basis of an Internet Protocol (IP) address
that traced back to an account connected to Mr. King's
home, where he was operating a Tor exit relay. While we
think it's important to let the public know about this
unfortunate event, it doesn't change our belief that
running a Tor exit relay is legal. And it's worth
highlighting the fact that these unnecessary incidents are
avoidable. Law enforcement needs to understand that an IP
address doesn't automatically identify a criminal suspect.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/w ... -criminals

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EFF Updates

* Dangerous Cybercrime Treaty Pushes Surveillance and
Secrecy Worldwide
As part of an emerging international trend to try to
"civilize the Internet," one of the world's worst
Internet law treaties -- the highly controversial Council
of Europe (CoE) Convention on Cybercrime -- is back on the
agenda.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/c ... -worldwide

* Cisco and Abuses of Human Rights in China: Part 1
What responsibility do corporations have to consider human
rights when making business deals? Are companies that build
and market equipment for the purpose of surveilling and
censoring pro-democracy activists in authoritarian regimes
culpable when those activists are imprisoned or tortured?
Two cases are attempting to create legal precedent around
these issues.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/c ... ina-part-1

* MP3tunes: A Victory for Music Lockers Is Good News for
Music Fans
When more than one customer individually uploads the same
file to an online file storage service, the service often
removes the extra unnecessary copies -- saving space
without affecting the user experience. A court recently
rules that this de-duplicating process "is precisely the
type of system routinely protected by the DMCA safe
harbor(s)." That's good news for music fans and for
companies coming up with new and better ways to give those
fans access to music they already own.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/m ... rs-is-good

* Poking More Holes in the First Sale Doctrine
The "first sale" principle is what allows the purchaser of
a copy of a book or CD or other copyrighted work to later
resell that copy to someone else without infringing the
copyright owner's distribution right. An unfortunate
court ruling concluded that the first sale doctrine applies
only to copies of works that are manufactured domestically,
and not to copies manufactured abroad.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/p ... e-doctrine

* SXSW 2012 Panels to Pick
Every year, the South by Southwest (SXSW) media festival
invites the Internet at large to contribute to the SXSW
schedule by voting on thousands of submitted panels. Check
out some choice panel proposals that address timely,
interesting technology and freedom issues, and that feature
EFF panelists and friends of EFF.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/s ... anels-pick

* Members-Only Speakeasy: Seattle
Current EFF members and donors are invited to join Senior
Staff Attorneys Marcia Hofmann and Kurt Opsahl for drinks
at a secret Seattle location on Wednesday, August 31st, to
discuss that day's hearings on EFF's warrantless
wiretapping cases before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/m ... sy-seattle

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miniLinks

~ Torture in Bahrain Becomes Routine, Relying on Monitoring
Technology from Nokia Siemens
The use of Nokia Siemens technology for interrogation in
Bahrain illustrates how Western-produced surveillance
technology sold to one authoritarian government became an
investigative tool of choice to gather information about
political dissidents -- and silence them.
https://eff.org/r.4AD

~ Shop Worker Arrested for Selling Intentionally Fake Items
A worker at Fook On Sing Funeral Supplies in New York was
arrested on counterfeit charges for selling intentionally
false items designed to be burned as part of traditional
Chinese funeral practices.
https://eff.org/r.5AW

~ Take it easy, Don Henley
EFF board member Brad Templeton tells Don Henley of the
Eagles to Take it Easy when it comes to supporting the
Protect IP Act.
https://eff.org/r.5AZ

~ Troubling Brazilian Cybercrime Law Makes a Comeback
In 2008, public outcry defeated a cybercrime bill in Brazil
that would have limited freedom of expression and
threatened privacy online. Now the Brazilian Cybercrime
bill is back -- and we need your help to fight it.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/t ... s-comeback

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Announcements

* Donate Airline Miles for Online Freedom of Expression
Friends: please donate airline miles so that we can send
Jillian York, EFF's Director for International Freedom of
Expression, to Tunisia to meet with officials at the
Tunisian Internet Agency, activists, bloggers, and other
stakeholders.
https://www.eff.org/helpout#travel

* SPEAKEASY: Burning Man
EFF is going to Burning Man! Join boardmembers John
Gilmore, John Perry Barlow, and Brad Templeton, staff
members Katitza Rodriguez and Peter Eckersley, and EFF
fellow Cory Doctorow as they explore bleeding-edge digital
rights issues.
Location: Black Rock City, NV
Date: August 31, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/08/31 ... urning-man

* "Global Democracy A Triumph for Social Networks?" -
M100 Sanssouci Colloquium International Media Conference
Jillian York, EFF's Director for International Freedom of
Expression, is participating in the seventh annual M100
conference. This year's conference will focus on the role
of social networks in connection with the revolutions in
Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Date: September 8, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/08 ... works-m100

* Ohio LinuxFest 2011
Meet EFF Membership Coordinator Aaron Jue at the ninth
annual Ohio LinuxFest to be held September 9-11, 2011 at
the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Hosting
authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest
welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals,
enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about
Free and Open Source Software.
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: September 9-11, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/09 ... xfest-2011

* Open Video Conference
EFF's Director of International Freedom of Expression,
Jillian York, will be the keynote speaker at this year's
OVC. Jillian will speak about the role of video in enabling
activists around the world along with the inherent risks
that it also creates.
Location: New York, NY
Date: September 10-12, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/10 ... conference

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Editor:
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Postby Bazza » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:11 am

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 30 Thursday September 8, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
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effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
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In our 585th issue:

* EFF to Court: Don't Let the Government Hide Illegal
Surveillance

EFF lawyers urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in
Seattle to allow our two lawsuits challenging the National
Security Agency's illegal mass surveillance of millions of
ordinary Americans to continue. For those who couldn't
attend in person, we have the next best thing: video
recordings!

Check out Jewel v NSA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFuiM0BszhU

Check out Hepting v. AT&T:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K7l9Tbo-ks

We can't predict when the appeals court will rule on our
cases, but we hope it's soon. We've been fighting to obtain
a ruling on the legality of the NSA's surveillance program
for over half a decade, and are still stuck at the starting
gate thanks to the government's repeated claims of state
secrecy and the unconstitutional "immunity" law that
Congress passed for the telcos that have collaborated in
the spying. Hopefully, the upcoming decisions in these
cases will get us a step closer to finally imposing the
rule of law on the NSA and stopping the spying.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/l ... ts-against

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EFF Updates

* Iranian Man-in-the-Middle Attack Against Google
Demonstrates Dangerous Weakness of Certificate
Authorities
What's worse than discovering that someone has launched a
man-in-the-middle attack against Iranian Google users,
silently intercepting everything from email to search
results and possibly putting Iranian activists in danger?
Discovering that this attack has been active for two
months. We're glad to see computer security experts taking
the issue so seriously, but for the time being almost all
Internet users are still vulnerable to this sort of attack.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/i ... nst-google

* Government Internet Surveillance Starts With Eyes Built
in the West
What has long been an EFF issue is once again making
headlines. In recent days, the world is seeing damning
reports of authoritarian regimes spying on their citizens
using American- and European-made surveillance
technologies, with new evidence emerging from Bahrain,
Libya, Syria, and Thailand.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/g ... eyes-built

* In South Korea, the Only Thing Worse Than Online
Censorship is Secret Online Censorship
In South Korea, even the censors are being censored.
Professor K.S. Park, who sits on South Korea's
nine-member Internet content regulatory board, has found
his own blog under threat of censorship when he used it as
platform to speak out for transparency and free expression.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/s ... censorship

* EFF Supports Tunisian Internet Agency in Protecting Free
Expression Online
For years, Tunisians suffered in relative media silence as
the Ben Ali regime curtailed digital rights, blocking
websites and surveilling citizens. Then, thanks to the hard
work of Tunisian free expression advocates, censorship fell
along with the regime. However, now Tunisian courts have
become the next critical battleground in the ongoing effort
for a censorship-free Internet in Tunisia, with the Agence
Tunisienne d'Internet (Tunisian Internet Agency) caught in
the middle of implementing censorship orders and arguing in
support of free expression.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/e ... protecting

* Patent Reform Legislation Set to Become Law, But Will
Make Few Meaningful Changes
After many years and many failed attempts, patent reform
legislation is about to pass Congress and become law. The
good news: Washington, D.C. recognizes that the patent
system is in dire need of reform. The bad news: the new law
will do virtually nothing to fix many of the system's
fundamental problems.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/p ... -will-make

* EFF-Supported Bill Requiring Warrant for Cell Phone
Searches Passes CA Legislature, Goes to Gov. Brown
EFF is happy to report that SB 914, a California bill that
requires the police to obtain a search warrant before
searching a recent arrestee's cell phone, passed through
the state Senate and is now on its way to Governor Brown's
desk.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/e ... cell-phone

* SPEAKEASY: NYC
Current Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) members and
donors are invited to join Director for International
Freedom of Expression Jillian York and Senior Activist
Richard Esguerra at a secret location in New York City for
drinks on Sunday, September 11th. Both Jillian and Richard
will be speaking at the Open Video Conference that weekend
at New York Law School. Find out about our latest work in
intellectual property, online activism in the U.S. and
abroad, and EFF's continuing fight to defend your privacy.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/speakeasy-nyc

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miniLinks

~ Action! Sign the Washington Declaration on Intellectual
Property and the Public Interest
Over 180 experts from 32 countries and six continents came
together to help re-articulate the public interest
dimension in intellectual property law and policy. Now they
need your signature.
https://eff.org/r.5B4

~ Evidence Mounts Against Cisco Systems
Last week, an advocacy group submitted an amended complaint
in a case against Cisco Systems, alleging more evidence
that the U.S.-based company had customized its products to
help the Chinese government abuse human rights.
http://nyti.ms/qt8fl0

~ Pakistan Goes After Encryption Software
From The Guardian: the government of Pakistan orders ISPs
to snitch on users who rely on encryption technology to
browse web.
https://eff.org/r.3Bm

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Announcements

* "Global Democracy A Triumph for Social Networks?" -
M100 Sanssouci Colloquium International Media Conference
Jillian York, EFF's Director for International Freedom of
Expression, is participating in the seventh annual M100
conference. This year's conference will focus on the role
of social networks in connection with the revolutions in
Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Date: September 8, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/08 ... works-m100

* Ohio LinuxFest 2011
Meet EFF Membership Coordinator Aaron Jue at the ninth
annual Ohio LinuxFest to be held September 9-11, 2011 at
the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Hosting
authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest
welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals,
enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about
Free and Open Source Software.
Location: Columbus, OH
Date: September 9-11, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/09 ... xfest-2011

* Open Video Conference
EFF's Director of International Freedom of Expression,
Jillian York, will be the keynote speaker at this year's
OVC. Jillian will speak about the role of video in enabling
activists around the world along with the inherent risks
that it also creates.
Location: New York, NY
Date: September 10-12, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/10 ... conference

* SPEAKEASY: NYC
Current Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) members and
donors are invited to join Director for International
Freedom of Expression Jillian York and Senior Activist
Richard Esguerra at a secret location in New York City for
drinks on Sunday, September 11th.
Location: New York, NY
Date: September 12, 2011
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/speakeasy-nyc

* Humanities and Technology Association Conference
Bowie State University will host the third annual
Humanities and Technology Association Conference, which
will look at the impact of technology in society. EFF's
Director for International Freedom of Expression, Jillian
York, will be the keynote speaker for this event.
Location: Bowie, MD
Date: September 13-15, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/13 ... conference

* Digital Dialogue: Post 9-11 Internet Security, Privacy
and Surveillance & the Attack on Our Civil Liberties
Join EFF Activism Director Rainey Reitman, Paromita Shah of
the National Immigration Project, and Imad Hamad of the
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in a discussion
about the social, political, legal, and ethical
implications of increased online government and private
sector surveillance in the wake of the tenth anniversary of
9/11.
Location: Phonecast
Date: September 14, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/14 ... rivacy-and

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Editor:
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rainey@eff.org

Membership & donation queries:
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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 31 Monday September 19, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
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In our 586th issue:

* From the Ashes of Righthaven, the Promising Future of
Digital Media

Copyright troll Righthaven's flawed business model--suing
hundreds of bloggers and small websites for dubious cases
of alleged copyright infringement of newspaper
articles--appears to be grinding to an inexorable finish.
But even as the Righthaven cases prove that litigation
isn't going to magically make print media profitable in the
age of the Internet, a new generation of journalists and
creators are adapting to the digital world--including one
of Righthaven's former clients.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/a ... ital-media

* FOIA Victory Will Shed More Light on Warrantless Tracking
of Cell Phones

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the government
must turn over information from criminal prosecutions in
which federal law enforcement agencies obtained cell-site
location information without a warrant. The suit, filed by
EFF and the ACLU, sought the release of the case numbers
and case names. The court's decision is the latest
victory in EFF's fight to stop the government from tracking
citizens' movements without a warrant.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/e ... sure-court

* No Authors Have Been Harmed in the Making of This Library

We've been puzzling over the Author's Guild's
decision to sue several university libraries. At issue is
the libraries' participation in the digitization and
storage of millions of works and making scans of some of
those works available to the academic community, largely in
connection with the Google Books project. Simply put, it
appears that the Guild is dead set on wasting time and
money addressing imaginary harms, whether or not its
efforts might actually benefit either its members or the
public.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/n ... ng-library

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EFF Updates

* Match My Donation!
Did you know that right now you could double, and in some
cases triple, the amount of your donation to EFF at no
additional cost to you? Many companies support and
encourage charitable giving by matching employee gifts to
US 501(c)(3) nonprofits like EFF. Try our matching donation
search tool to see if your company will match your
donation!
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/match-my-donation

* Freedom Not Fear: Ending A Decade Long Legacy of
International Privacy Erosion
For five years in a row, Freedom Not Fear has taken to the
streets in several cities in Europe and beyond to demand an
end to suspicionless surveillance measures like mandatory
data retention laws. On Saturday September 17th, protesters
from throughout Europe descended on Brussels to directly
confront European Union officials at their headquarters.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/f ... cy-erosion

* A Post Mortem on the Iranian DigiNotar Attack --
including Tips to Protect Yourself
SSL certificates are the glue that holds the encrypted
portions of the Internet together--they are how your
browser knows that the website you visit is the website you
intended to visit. The recent DigiNotar hack suggests that
over 300,000 primarily Iraniam Internet users may have been
had their communications intercepted. Read EFF's post
mortem analysis and a list of basic tips you can take to
reduce--but not eliminate--your risk.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/p ... tar-attack

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~ Tor Relay Operators: Upgrade Now
If you run a Tor relay or bridge, please upgrade
immediately to help users in Iran circumvent government
censorship.
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/iran-b ... me-day-fix

~ Canadians Take a Stand Against Online Spying
The Canadian government is set to ram through a new set of
electronic surveillance laws that will allow authorities to
access private information of any Canadian, at any time,
without a warrant. Sign the petition against warrantless
surveillance now.
http://openmedia.ca/educate

~ Judge Sanctions Copyright Troll Attorney for "Staggering
Chutzpah"
District Court Judge David C. Godbey granted EFF's and
Public Citizen's sanctions motion against Evan Stone,
attorney for Mick Haig Productions, who improperly issued
subpoenas to ISPs without court permission in order to
obtain the identities of alleged file sharers. The court's
blistering opinion speaks for itself, characterizing
Stone's actions in the case as "staggering chutzpah" and
adding that "The Court rarely has encountered a more
textbook example of conduct deserving of sanctions."
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/j ... l-attorney

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Announcements

* Californians, Please Act Now! Tell Governor Brown to Sign
the Reader Privacy Act
Reading choices reveal intimate facts about our
lives--from our political and religious beliefs to our
health concerns. Tell Governor Brown to sign the Reader
Privacy Act today, and ensure Californians don't have to
compromise their privacy when downloading electronic books,
using online book services, or even buying books from their
local bookstore.
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cm ... ion&id=509

* How the Protect IP Act Puts Artists and the Internet in
Danger
Join Richard Esguerra, EFF's Senior Activist, in a live
phonecast with MADCo member groups, friends, and allies as
they discuss the basics of Protect IP, its impact on
artistic communities, the implications on social networks
like Facebook and Twitter, and new research on intellectual
property.
Location: Phonecast
Date: September 22, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/22 ... d-internet

* EFF at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum
The Internet Governance Forum is a multi-stakeholder policy
dialogue space first convened by the United Nations
Secretary General in 2006 to discuss Internet policy
issues. EFF staffers are participating in insightful
presentations and panel discussions this year, and have
co-organized essential workshops about privacy,
surveillance, and Internet intermediaries.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Date: September 27-30, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/27 ... ance-forum

* City Club of Cleveland Presents: Conference on Speech
EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn joins the first panel from
9:45-10:45 speaking on Free Speech in the Age of the
Internet. The panel will explore ideas such as who owns and
controls the online public forum, the relationship between
speech and anonymity, the challenges of protecting free
speech, the future of journalism and more.
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: October 10, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/10 ... nce-speech

* Humanities and Technology Association Conference
Bowie State University will host the third annual
Humanities and Technology Association Conference, which
will look at the impact of technology in society. EFF's
Director for International Freedom of Expression, Jillian
York, will be the keynote speaker for this event.
Location: Bowie, MD
Date: October 13-15, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/13 ... conference

* EFF at Bioneers: "The New Media Revolution and Political
Expression"
Join the EFF's Director for International Freedom of
Expression, along with journalist Nora Barrows-Friedman for
a panel discussion (moderated by Mother Jones' Steve Katz)
on the use of new media to fight political repression.
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: October 14, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/14 ... -political

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 32 Monday September 26th, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
desired change.

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In our 587th issue:

* Don't Let Privacy Law Get Stuck in 1986. Demand a Digital
Upgrade!

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act--the primary law
that protects our mobile and online privacy against
government intrusion--is turning 25 years old this October.
Since 1986, our communications technologies have changed
drastically, but the law has not kept up. Please join us
and a broad coalition of privacy organizations and Internet
companies in pushing Congress to upgrade the woefully
outdated ECPA to better protect our digital privacy in the
21st century. Sign our petition and demand that ECPA be
reformed to make clear that if government agents want to
track our cell phones or read through our email and social
network accounts, they have to go to court and get a search
warrant first!

Read more:
http://action.eff.org/site/Advocacy?pag ... age&id=517

* Newly Released Documents Reveal Defense Department
Intelligence Violations

EFF just received documents that reveal additional
post-9/11 Defense Department misconduct, including attempts
by the Army to investigate participants at a conference on
Islamic law at the University of Texas Law School and
Army-issued National Security Letters (NSLs) to
telecommunications providers in violation of the law. Among
other things, the documents confirm once again that the
U.S. government has been improperly targeting Muslims in
the United States.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/n ... department

* Whistleblowers, Intelligence Experts, and Veterans Join
EFF in Fight Against 'State Secrets'

EFF and a coalition of whistleblowers, intelligence
experts, and veterans urged a federal appeals court
Wednesday to reject government attempts to bury yet another
lawsuit challenging illegal surveillance with baseless
claims of "state secrets." The Al-Haramain Islamic
Foundation alleges in its lawsuit that federal agents
illegally wiretapped calls between the charity and its
lawyers. The government has refused to confirm or deny any
court order authorizing surveillance, arguing only that the
state secrets privilege protects the government from any
litigation.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/09/21

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EFF Updates

* Privacy Win: Apple and Dropbox Join Fight to Reform
Electronic Privacy Law
In April we launched "Who Has Your Back," a campaign
calling on major Internet companies like Google, Amazon,
and Microsoft to stand with their users when it comes to
government demands for users' data. Now we're pleased
to see that two of the thirteen companies highlighted in
our petition, Apple and Dropbox, have agreed to one of our
requests: that they stand up for user privacy in Congress
by joining the Digital Due Process coalition.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/p ... ght-reform

* Government Violates Free Speech Rights with Domain Name
Seizure
EFF uged a federal appeals court to order the return of two
domain names seized by the U.S. government in violation of
the First Amendment. The domain names -- Rojadirecta.com
and Rojadirecta.org, owned by Spanish company Puerto 80 --
were seized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) as part of "Operation in Our Sites," a deeply-flawed
initiative ICE claims will help stop piracy.
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/09/23

* Senate Committee Agrees That Violating Terms of Service
Shouldn't Be a Crime
The Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved a trio of
data security and data breach notification bills. One of
the bills, which was sponsored by Committee Chairman
Senator Leahy, includes a crucial amendment to clarify that
it's not illegal to violate agreements like website terms
of service or acceptable use policies under the notoriously
vague Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/s ... e-shouldnt

* EFF's Open Source Security Audit Uncovers Security
Vulnerabilities in Messaging Software
EFF's Open Source security audit uncovered and helped to
fix vulnerabilities in the popular open source messaging
clients Pidgin and Adium. We were motivated by our desire
to bolster the security of cryptographic software that we
often recommend to individuals and organizations as a
defense against surveillance.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/o ... y-auditing

* Austin Police Department's "Operation Wardrive"
Postponed in Light of Criticisms from Digital Rights
Activists
Digital activists alerted us to a worrying situation in
Austin, Texas: officers at the local police department had
announced a plan to search out all of the individuals
running open wifi connections in Austin and warn them about
running an open network. Thankfully, quick mobilization by
our friends at EFF Austin helped stall this plan before it
could take effect
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/a ... n-wardrive

* EFF To Appeals Court: Border Is Not An "Anything
Goes" Zone
EFF continues to push for legal limits on the
government's sweeping authority to search electronic
devices at the border in an amicus brief we recently filed
along with the National Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers (NACDL). We urged the Ninth Circuit Court of
Appeals to rehear and reverse its disturbing decision in
United States v. Cotterman.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/e ... thing-goes

* This Week in Internet Censorship: Blocking Social Sites
in Pakistan and Syria; Freedom House Releases New Report
This week brings new restrictions in Syria and Pakistan,
while watchdog group Freedom House releases a new brief on
the growing challenges to Internet freedom.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/w ... cial-sites

* Nominations Open for EFF's 20th Annual Pioneer Awards
Nominations are now open for EFF's 20th Annual Pioneer
Awards, to be presented at Zeum (soon to be known as the
Children's Creativity Museum) on November 15th in San
Francisco. EFF established the Pioneer Awards in 1992 to
recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are
extending freedom and innovation in the realm of
information technology. Nominations will be open until
Monday, October 17th.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/e ... eer-awards

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miniLinks

~ Privacy Advocates Criticise "Unlawful and Secretive" Deal
to Share Passenger Information
European home affairs ministers adopted a controversial
EU-Australia Passenger Name Records (PNR) agreement that
will permit Australian authorities to build profiles on EU
travelers, perform intrusive checks, and institute travel
bans merely on the basis of a template profile.
https://www.privacyinternational.org/ar ... nformation

~ 'Stingray' Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash
On Nov. 8, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over
whether or not police need a warrant before secretly
installing a GPS device on a suspect's car and tracking him
for an extended period.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 97574.html

~ U.S. Rep: Copyright Has Actually Been an "Impediment" to
Rightsholders
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) has a rejoinder to those who argue
copyright laws must be further strengthened: "I think if we
were to do nothing on copyright law, we would be getting it
just about right."
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news ... olders.ars

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Announcements

* EFF at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum
EFF staffers are participating in presentations, panel
discussions, and workshops about privacy, surveillance, and
Internet intermediaries.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Date: September 27-30, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/09/27 ... ance-forum

* City Club of Cleveland Presents: Conference on Speech
EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn will speak on a panel
entitled "Free Speech in the Age of the Internet." The
panel will explore ideas such as who owns and controls the
online public forum, the relationship between speech and
anonymity, the challenges of protecting free speech, the
future of journalism and more.
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: October 10, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/10 ... nce-speech

* Humanities and Technology Association Conference
Bowie State University will hosts the Humanities and
Technology Association Conference, examining the impact of
technology in society. EFF's Director for International
Freedom of Expression, Jillian York, will be the keynote
speaker for this event.
Location: Bowie, MD
Date: October 13-15, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/13 ... conference

* EFF at Bioneers: "The New Media Revolution and Political
Expression"
Join the EFF's Director for International Freedom of
Expression, along with journalist Nora Barrows-Friedman for
a panel discussion on the use of new media to fight
political repression. The panel will be moderated by Mother
Jones' Steve Katz.
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: October 14, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/14 ... -political

* Hackmeet 2011
Several EFF staff members will be speaking at Hackmeet
2011. Exploring where technology and resistance meet,
Hackmeet is a free conference offering workshops and
skillshare sessions on issues related to activism and
hacking.<br>
Location: San Francisco, CA<br>
Date: October 15-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/15/hackmeet-2011

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* Administrivia

EFFector is published by:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation
Shotwell Street
San Francisco CA 94110-1914 USA
+1 415 436 9333 (voice)
+1 415 436 9993 (fax)
https://www.eff.org/

Editor:
Rainey Reitman, Activist
rainey@eff.org

Membership & donation queries:
membership@eff.org

General EFF, legal, policy, or online resources queries:
information@eff.org

Reproduction of this publication in electronic media is
encouraged. Signed articles do not necessarily represent
the views of EFF. To reproduce signed articles
individually, please contact the authors for their
express permission.

Press releases and EFF announcements & articles may be
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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 33 Tuesday October, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
ISSN 1062-9424

effector: n, Computer Sci. A device for producing a
desired change.

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In our 588th issue:

* GPS Inventor Joins EFF in Fight Against Warrantless GPS
Tracking

The principal inventor of the Global Positioning System
(GPS) and other leading technologists joined EFF in urging
the Supreme Court to block the government from using GPS
tracking without first getting a warrant, arguing that the
massive collection of sensitive location data should
require court oversight. The government can use location
information over time to learn detailed information about
you like&--like where you go to church, what sort of
doctors you go to, what meetings and activities you
participate in, and much more. Police should not have
blanket permission to install GPS devices and collect
detailed information about people's movements over time
without court review.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/10/03-0

* EU Parliament Takes the First Step to Prevent Sales of
Surveillance Equipment Used to Violate Human Rights

The European Parliament has formally recognized what has
become increasingly clear: some European tech companies
have been selling the tools used to surveil democracy
activists to repressive governments. In response, the
European Parliament passed a resolution to bar overseas
sales of systems that monitor phone calls and text
messages, or provide targeted Internet surveillance, if
they are used to violate democratic principles, human
rights or freedom of speech.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/e ... bans-sales

* Freedom of Expression Under Attack in Mexico: Social
Network Users and Bloggers Face Violence, Political
Backlash

Bloggers in the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo are
being terrorized by the Los Zetas drug cartel, which is
trying to silence citizens who speak out against
drug-related violence. EFF recommends that bloggers who are
concerned about their security and safety post under a
pseudonym, use Tor to prevent eavesdroppers from seeing the
sites they visit and prevent websites from collecting data
that might reveal their physical location, and use HTTPS to
encrypt their private communications when possible.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/f ... ico-social

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EFF Updates

* California's Reader Privacy Act Signed into Law
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Reader
Privacy Act, updating reader privacy law to cover new
technologies like electronic books and online book services
as well as local bookstores. Authors, companies, and
advocacy groups like EFF and the ACLU supported the act,
and applaud this forward-thinking law to protect the
privacy of consumer reading data.
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/10/03

* Safeconnect, Universities, P2P, Network Security and
Risk: The Tangled World of "Policy Enforcement" on Other
People's Computers
After months of work spurred by an initial report by
Professor Ted Byfield of New School University's Parsons
New School for Design, EFF is happy to report a security
vulnerability fix in a product called SafeConnect, used
nationwide for network monitoring on college campuses.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/s ... le-sharing

* Publication of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Spawns a
Flurry of Legal Challenges
Now that the FCC's "Open Internet" net neutrality rules
have been published in the Federal Register, opening the
door to legal challenges, the lawsuits are piling on.
Verizon appealed the order, arguing that the FCC
overstepped its authority in issuing its net neutrality
order, while Free Press argued that the order doesn't go
far enough, objecting foremost to the relaxed requirements
for wireless as opposed to wireline providers.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/p ... les-spawns

* On Newspapers, Public Discourse, and the Right to Remain
Anonymous
In a recent Washington Times editorial, Gayle Falkenthal
declared that "the time has come to limit the ability of
people to remain anonymous" online. Her arguments against
online pseudonyms are not only inaccurate, they're also
dangerous: online anonymity protects a range of people,
from Syrian dissidents to small-town LGBT activists and
plenty of others in between.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/n ... ght-remain

* Announcing the Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle
The newest iteration of the Humble Bundle lets users pay
what they want for a cross-platform, DRM-free version of
the innovative tactical strategy game Frozen Synapse plus
the game soundtrack. Customers can earmark a percentage of
their donations to support charities, including EFF. To
sweeten the pot, customers who choose to give more than the
average amount will also receive the entire Humble
Frozenbyte Bundle suite, including Trine, Shadowgrounds:
Survivor, Shadowgrounds, Splot, and Jack Claw!
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/h ... pse-bundle

* Party Like It's 1986 - Demand Privacy Like It's 2011
To help support the effort to reform ECPA, and in
commemoration of the 25th anniversary of ECPA's signing,
EFF is joining Google, CDT, ACLU, CEI, TechFreedom, CCIA,
and Americans for Tax Reform to throw the capital's most
awesome party - Party Like It's 1986. If you're in
Washington D.C., join us on October 20th for an 80s-themed
celebration of digital privacy.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/p ... y-its-2011

* Experienced Writer/Editor Sought for Cutting Edge
Nonprofit
EFF is looking for a strong writer/editor who is familiar
with issues involving high tech freedom and can make a
compelling case about why our work is so important to
current and potential funders. Along with providing context
for EFF's technology and activism projects, this person
must be able to write clearly about complicated
litigation.The writer/editor is responsible for researching
grant opportunities, sending out letters of inquiry and
proposals to foundations, keeping track of dates and
deadlines, and submitting reports at the end of the grant
periods. Excellent interpersonal, written, oral and
organizational skills are essential. Grantwriting
experience is a big plus but not required.
https://www.eff.org/about/opportunities/jobs/

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miniLinks

~ Ken Burns Prohibition: Olmstead
Warrantless wiretaps, roaring 20s-style: Ken Burns' PBS
documentary tells the story of the landmark wiretap case
Olmstead v. United States.
https://eff.org/r.3Dv

~ Italy: Internet Press Freedom Under Threat
One of the provisions of the Media and Wiretapping Bill
currently being discussed by the Italian Parliament
threatens free expression and innovation in Italy.
https://eff.org/r.D7t

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Announcements

* City Club of Cleveland Presents: Conference on Speech
EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn will speak on a panel
entitled "Free Speech in the Age of the Internet." The
panel will explore ideas such as who owns and controls the
online public forum, the relationship between speech and
anonymity, the challenges of protecting free speech, the
future of journalism and more.
Location: Cleveland, OH
Date: October 10, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/10 ... nce-speech

* Humanities and Technology Association Conference
Bowie State University will host the Humanities and
Technology Association Conference, examining the impact of
technology in society. EFF's Director for International
Freedom of Expression, Jillian York, will be the keynote
speaker for this event.
Location: Bowie, MD
Date: October 13-15, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/13 ... conference

* EFF at Bioneers: "The New Media Revolution and Political
Expression"
Join the EFF's Director for International Freedom of
Expression Jillian York, along with journalist Nora
Barrows-Friedman for a panel discussion on the use of new
media to fight political repression. The panel will be
moderated by Mother Jones' Steve Katz.
Location: San Rafael, CA
Date: October 14, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/14 ... -political

* Hackmeet 2011
Several EFF staff members will be speaking at Hackmeet
2011. Exploring where technology and resistance meet,
Hackmeet is a free conference offering workshops and
skillshare sessions on issues related to activism and
hacking.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: October 15-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/15/hackmeet-2011

* Fall 2011 Speakeasy: Bay Area
Current members and donors of EFF invited to a sneak peak
at our future home on Mis,sion Street! Enjoy complimentary
refreshments and help us tap a keg before touring this
colorful three-story former video production studio of
questionable repute.
Date: October 18, 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
https://www.eff.org/event/fall-2011-speakeasy-bay-area

* Party Like It's 1986!
Join Google, CDT, ACLU, EFF, CEI, TechFreedom, CCIA, and
Americans for Tax Reform at the capital's most awesome
party and help us update ECPA for the digital age.
Date: October 20, 2011
Location: Washington, DC
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/10/20/party-its-1986

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* Administrivia

EFFector is published by:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation
Shotwell Street
San Francisco CA 94110-1914 USA
+1 415 436 9333 (voice)
+1 415 436 9993 (fax)
https://www.eff.org/

Editor:
Rainey Reitman, Activist
rainey@eff.org

Membership & donation queries:
membership@eff.org

General EFF, legal, policy, or online resources queries:
information@eff.org

Reproduction of this publication in electronic media is
encouraged. Signed articles do not necessarily represent
the views of EFF. To reproduce signed articles
individually, please contact the authors for their
express permission.

Press releases and EFF announcements & articles may be
reproduced individually at will.

Back issues of EFFector are available via the Web at:
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