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Postby Bazza » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:23 pm

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 4 February 2, 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 561st issue:

* EFF Uncovers Widespread FBI Intelligence Violations

In a report released this week, EFF documents alarming
trends in the FBI's intelligence investigation practices,
suggesting that FBI intelligence investigations have
compromised the civil liberties of American citizens
far more frequently, and to a greater extent, than was
previously assumed. EFF's report underscores the need for
greater transparency and oversight in the intelligence
community.

For the blog post summarizing the findings:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/e ... telligence

For the full report:
https://www.eff.org/pages/patterns-misc ... violations

* Copyright Troll Gives Up in Porn-Downloading Case

An adult video company has dropped its flawed lawsuit
accusing hundreds of Internet users of illegally
downloading pornography. EFF and Public Citizen argued
that the company should not be allowed to send subpoenas
for the Does' identifying information, because it had sued
hundreds of people in one case, in the wrong jurisdiction,
and without meeting the constitutional standard for
obtaining identifying information. This is the latest
victory in EFF's battle against copyright trolls. Lawyers
around the country are discovering that mass copyright
litigation is not such a lucrative business model if you
have to pursue your cases fairly.

For more about EFF and Public Citizen's victory in the
battle against flawed copyright lawsuits:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/01/31

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EFF Updates

* Internet Security Savvy is Critical as Egyptian
Government Blocks Websites, Arrests Activists in
Response to Continued Protest
The use of the Internet and social networking tools
to organize dissent can also give governments ways to
identify and retaliate against activists -- which is why
protecting anonymity and freedom of expression is more
critical than ever.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/e ... oggers-and

* Egyptian Actions Highlight Dangers in U.S. Cybersecurity
Proposals
The Egyptian regime's shutdown of the Internet in an
attempt to preserve its political power highlights the
dangers of any government having unchecked power over
our Internet infrastructure.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/e ... ersecurity

* EFF Urges Commerce Department to Embrace 'Do Not Track'
EFF submitted comments to the Department of Commerce
Internet Policy Task Force in favor of Do Not Track, which
will help consumers fight against the largely invisible,
poorly understood, and continually escalating surveillance
of their online activities.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/e ... -not-track

* Mozilla Leads the Way on Do Not Track
Mozilla is now taking a clear lead and building a
practical way forward for people who want privacy when
they browse the web.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/m ... -not-track

* EFF Files Comments on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
EFF recommended to the Copyright Office that pre-1972
sound recordings be brought under federal jurisdiction,
as a prior Copyright Act carveout chills preservation,
distribution and creative re-use of these sound
recordings.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/e ... 1972-sound

* MasterCard's Support for COICA Threatens A Free And
Open Internet
Not only does MasterCard support the passage of the
Internet Censorship and Copyright Bill ("COICA"), but it
also appears to be willing to voluntarily stop processing
payments made to sites that allegedly offer "pirated"
or other copyrighted content.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/m ... -for-coica

* House Subcommittee Revives Mandatory Data Retention
Debate...With a Surprise Attack on EFF
Congress should avoid dangerous, invasive legislation that
would force ISPs and telecom providers to log information
about how users communicate and use the Internet.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/h ... vives-data

* Court Should Grant Access to Electronic Mapping Data
EFF joined a coalition of public interest and media groups
urging a California Court of Appeal to uphold the public's
right to access electronic files -- geographic information
system (GIS) basemaps, in this case -- created and stored
by local governments.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/g ... map-amicus

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miniLinks

~ UK Copyright Troll Calls It Quits, Drops Lawsuits
Like some stateside copyright trolls, UK law firm ACS:
Law has dramatically withdrawn from pursuing alleged
file-sharers.
https://eff.org/r.x9n

~ Detailed Comparative Study of European Privacy Laws
Privacy International, the Electronic Privacy Information
Center, and the Center for Media and Communications
Studies published the European Privacy and Human Rights
study, investigating the European landscape of national
privacy/data protection laws.
https://eff.org/r.x78

~ EFF Activist Richard Esguerra on Mandatory Data
Retention
EFF visits G4 TV's "Attack of the Show" to discuss the
drastic flaws of mandatory data retention proposals.
https://eff.org/r.x8u

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Announcements

* EFF's 21st Birthday Party!

Join us as nerdcore and chiptune artists Dual Core,
Crashfaster, Adam WarRock, and Trash80 sling dope rhymes
and bangin' bleeps for EFF's 21st birthday at the
future-focused BAMM.tv studio in San Francisco.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: February 16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/birthday

* 2011 Consumer Protection Conference

Staff Attorney Jen Lynch joins in a panel at the ABA
Consumer Protection Conference on "'You've Got a Friend,'
But Is It Ethical?"
Location: Washington, DC
Date: February 3, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/02/03 ... conference

* Atlanta Federal Bar Association Vance Forum on the Bill
of Rights

Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien will speak about EFF's
amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to
protect the free speech rights of videogame creators
and users.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: February 7, 2011 5-7:30 p.m.
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/02/07 ... ould-shape

* EFF at RSA Conference USA 2011

Come to the EFF booth at the 2011 RSA Conference! Support
your favorite nonprofit while checking out the latest in
the infosec industry.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: February 13, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/02/13 ... e-usa-2011

* BSidesSanFrancisco

Join EFF at BSidesSanFrancisco! Security B-Sides is a
community driven unconference built for and by information
security community members. It is an intense event with
discussions, demos, and interaction from participants.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: February 13, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/02/13 ... nfrancisco

* Source Boston 2011

EFF is a proud partner of two SOURCE Security Conferences!
In addition to advanced technical talks, SOURCE offers
workshops on entrepreneurship, management strategies, job
interviewing, presentation skills, and proficiencies and
strategies designed for the security industry.
Location: Boston, MA
Date: April 20, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/20 ... oston-2010
and
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: June 15-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/15 ... attle-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
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the views of EFF. To reproduce signed articles
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Press releases and EFF announcements & articles may be
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Postby Bazza » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:05 pm

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 4 February 10, 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 562nd issue:

* EFF's 21st Birthday Party

EFF is celebrating 21 years of defending civil liberties in
the digital world! Join us as nerdcore and chiptune artists
Dual Core, Crashfaster, Trash80, and Doctor Popular sling
dope rhymes and bangin' bleeps for EFF's 21st birthday at
the future-focused BAMM.tv studio in San Francisco. There
will be an open bar while supplies last! You can get tickets
now at https://www.eff.org/birthday or watch the performance
live streamed at bamm.tv

Find out more and get your tickets:
https://w2.eff.org/birthday/

* Stop the Next PATRIOT Act Sneak Attack!

Tell your congressperson to vote NO to the PATRIOT Act! The
PATRIOT reauthorization bill being fast-tracked to the
House floor contains NO reforms to the law, and is expected
to be voted upon any day now, likely with NO debate and NO
opportunity for amendments to add oversight and
accountability. Help stop this sneak attack on your civil
liberties: tell your Congressperson to vote "NO" on H.R.
514, the PATRIOT extension bill.

Contact your congressperson today!
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cm ... ion&id=461

* Unsealed! EFF Fights Legal Demands for Twitter Records in
Wikileaks Investigation

A federal court has unsealed motions filed by the EFF, the
ACLU, and others concerning government attempts to obtain
Twitter account records in connection with its WikiLeaks
investigation. One motion asks for the unsealing of court
records detailing the government's attempts to collect
private records from Twitter as well as other companies who
may have received demands for information from the
government. The second motion seeks to overturn the court
order requiring Twitter to provide information about its
users.

For more about the Twitter documents unsealed:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/02/08

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EFF Updates

* Egypt's Internet Blackout Highlights Danger of Weak
Links, Usefulness of Quick Links
The Internet blackout in Egypt demonstrated a strength of
the Internet in terms of circumventing censorship: it is
highly amendable to the establishment of "quick links," the
kind of relatively easy, quick-and-dirty solutions that get
devices and communications content itself onto the
Internet.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/e ... anger-weak

* EFF to Judge: Watch for Fairness in Mass Copyright Suits
Judges across the country are cracking down on unfair
tactics by copyright trolls. EFF has asked a federal judge
in Washington, D.C. to do the same, urging her to consider
recent developments recognizing it is improper to join
thousands of people in one lawsuit based solely on the fact
that they all allegedly used the same software protocol to
share one or more copyrighted works.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/e ... litigation

* FBI, DOJ and DEA Stall Release of Records on Bid to
Expand Surveillance Laws
EFF is fighting federal law enforcement attempts to stall
the release of critical records that could influence debate
on surveillance law. In a brief filed in a FOIA lawsuit,
EFF asked the court to order the agencies to produce the
information within 10 days.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/f ... bid-expand

* FCC "Ancillary" Authority to Regulate the Internet? Don't
Count on It
EFF is wholly in favor of net neutrality in practice, but a
finding of ancillary jurisdiction would give the FCC nearly
boundless authority to regulate the Internet for whatever
it sees fit.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/p ... e-internet

* As International Privacy Day is Celebrated, Governments
Continue to Chip Away at Privacy Rights
Privacy advocates and government officials in countries
across the world celebrated the 5th annual International
Privacy Day -- even as individual privacy is threatened by
surveillance proposals and security breaches worldwide.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/g ... rivacy-day

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miniLinks

~ Dropping the Case Against Assange
Prof. Tim Wu argues that this is no time to bring a case
against Wikileaks.
https://eff.org/r.2xN

~ Homeland Security Tries And Fails To Explain Why Seized
Domains Are Different From Google
Homeland Security Special Agent James Hayes attempts to
respond to queries about how the seizure of domain names
under the questionable theory that linking to infringing
material is, by itself, criminal copyright infringement.
https://eff.org/r.4xJ

~ Handing Control of the Internet to Governments: Bad Idea
ICANN has finally concluded that we should expand the
domain name space, but the Dept. of Commerce is trying to
grant governments veto power -- a move that could be used
for online censorship.
https://eff.org/r.3xF

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Job Opportunities

Development Director

EFF is seeking a highly experienced development director to
lead us into the next phase of our organizational expansion.
The right candidate has a proven track record of donor
cultivation and stewardship, as well as identifying potential
foundation funding sources and editing grant proposals and
reports. He or she must have experience managing
membership acquisition and growing a membership base.
Experience running a capital campaign and/or planned giving
campaign is highly desirable. At least five years of experience
managing a development team is required, as is a seasoned
knowledge of fundraising best practices.
https://www.eff.org/about/opportunities ... ht-cutting

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Announcements

* EFF at RSA Conference USA 2011

Come to the EFF booth at the 2011 RSA Conference! Support
your favorite nonprofit while checking out the latest in
the infosec industry.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: February 13, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/02/13 ... e-usa-2011

* BSidesSanFrancisco

Join EFF at BSidesSanFrancisco! Security B-Sides is a
community driven unconference built for and by information
security community members. It is an intense event with
discussions, demos and interaction from participants.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: February 13, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/02/13 ... nfrancisco

* EFF's 21st Birthday Party!

Join us as nerdcore and chiptune artists Dual Core,
Crashfaster, Doc Pop and Trash80 sling dope rhymes
and bangin' bleeps for EFF's 21st birthday at the
future-focused BAMM.tv studio in San Francisco.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: February 16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/birthday

* 47 U.S.C. Section 230: a 15-Year Retrospective

Co-sponsored by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, this
symposium will unite some of the key figures in the history
of 47 U.S.C. Section 230, widely regarded as the most important
Internet specific law.
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Date: March 4, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/04 ... rospective

* From Mad Men to Mad Bots: Advertising in the Digital Age

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien will participate on a
panel discussion regarding Online Advertising Privacy at
Yale Law School's Information Society Project's Spring
Symposium.
Location: New Haven, CT
Date: March 25-26, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/25 ... igital-age

* Source Boston 2011

EFF is a proud partner of two SOURCE Security Conferences!
In addition to advanced technical talks, SOURCE offers
workshops on entrepreneurship, management strategies, job
interviewing, presentation skills, and proficiencies and
strategies designed for the security industry.
Location: Boston, MA
Date: April 20, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/20 ... oston-2010
and
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: June 15-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/15 ... attle-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
editor@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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Postby Bazza » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:38 pm

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 5 February 21, 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 563rd issue:

* Newly Released Documents Detail FBI's Plan to Expand
Federal Surveillance Laws

Documents received in response to EFF's FOIA requests
detail the FBI's fully-formed and well-coordinated plan to
expand existing surveillance laws and develop new ones.
Since 2006, this FBI program has been lobbying the White
House and Congress for additional funding and legal
authority. The recently-received documents provide rare
insight into the agency's multi-year strategy to increase
its power to surveil our communications.

Learn more about the newly released FBI documents:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/n ... lan-expand

* EFF Argues for Privacy in Hearing Over Twitter Records

The EFF joined the ACLU and others last week in trying to
block government attempts to obtain Twitter account records
about three individuals in connection to its Wikileaks
investigation. We also asked the judge to reveal whether
any other companies had received similar orders from the
government. The judge did not issue an order from the bench
Tuesday, but will release a written order soon.

Read more about the Twitter case:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/e ... er-records

* Debate Over Internet Backdoors Heats Up in Congress and
in Court

Two hearings - one in court and one in Congress - highlight
the brewing debate over whether Congress should expand
federal surveillance laws to force Internet communications
service providers like Facebook, Google and Skype to build
technical backdoors into their systems to enable government
wiretapping. Law enforcement representatives appeared
before the House Judiciary Committee to argue for expanded
Internet wiretapping capabilities, while in California EFF
Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch argued in court for an end to
the government's stalling on the release of documents about
the government's Internet surveillance plan.

Read more about the hearings over government surveillance:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/c ... ebate-over

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EFF Updates

* What's Better than an "Internet Kill Switch"? Regular
Security Updates
The government is deliberating about how to approach the
"cyber" security problem -- but the government needs
common-sense security practices, not sweeping authority
over the Internet.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/w ... ill-switch

* Trial of Independent Media Pioneer Chiranuch Premchaiporn
Begins in Thailand
Free expression is under attack in Thailand, where
Chiranuch "Jiew" Premchaiporn faces prosecution for
overseeing a news site where pseudonymous visitors
submitted comments and posts that the Thai government
considered inappropriate.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/t ... -chiranuch

* Secretary Clinton Unveils New Funding for Activism
Technology, Rhetorical Refresh in Internet Freedom Speech
Even as the U.S. government entertains policies that will
attack fundamental freedoms on the Internet, Secretary
Clinton argued for online free speech and announced plans
to award $25 million in grants to support Internet freedom.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/s ... g-activism

* Will the Rise of Wikileaks Competitors Make
Whistleblowing Resistant to Censorship?
A new generation of Wikileaks-inspired websites is
populating the Internet -- decentralizing the concept of
whistleblowing and making it harder to shut down speech
merely by cutting off services to one site.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/w ... itors-make

* Privacy in the Wake of Olympic Security: Wikileaks Sheds
Light on How the U.S. Pressured Brazil
Wikileaks has released cables that detailed how the United
States lobbied Brazil about security and
information-sharing strategies after the latter was chosen
to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/w ... ed-Brazil+

* Don't Mess With Texas: Thousands of Defendants Severed
A federal judge in Texas stood up for due process, severing
thousands of Doe defendents from mass copyright lawsuits
and forcing the plaintiff to re-file against each defendent
individually.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/t ... -thousands

* ICE Seizures Raising New Speech Concerns
According to reports, DHS agents temporarily shut down
84,000 websites, possibly by accident, in the name of
shutting down just ten websites that allegedly contained
child pornography.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/i ... h-concerns

* DMCA Copyright Policies: Staying in the Safe Harbors
While Protecting Your Users
The DMCA requires that sevice providers implement policies
to cut off repeat copyright infringers. But while
terminating the accounts of repeat DMCA offenders can help
punish (or at least impede) large-scale infringers,
improper termination can have drastic consequences for
legitimate users.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/d ... bors-while

* EFF Appoints Jonathan Zittrain to the Board of Directors
EFF is extremely pleased to announce a new addition to our
Board of Directors: Harvard Law and Computer Science
Professor Jonathan Zittrain.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/e ... -directors

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miniLinks

~ PATRIOT Act Extended for 3 Months
Congress passed a three month extension on PATRIOT Act,
meaning liberty-loving citizens have ninety days to speak
out against this bill's unchecked powers.
https://eff.org/r.2yH

~ Decentralizing the Internet So Big Brother Can't Find You
The "Freedom Box Foundation" designs compact computers that
respect freedom, privacy, and user rights.
https://eff.org/r.5y2

~ Justice Department Assertion: FBI Can Get Phone Records
Without Oversight
The Justice Department asserts that the FBI can obtain
telephone records of international calls made from the U.S.
without any formal legal process or court oversight.
https://eff.org/r.5yc

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Announcements

* Digital Music Forum: EAST

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Julie Samuels will talk about the
current status of music piracy and the latest in legal and
policy developments at "LAWYERS, GUNS & MONEY: Finding the
Right Balance between Enforcement & Innovation."
Location: New York, NY
Date: February 24, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/02/24 ... forum-east

* Southern California Linux Expo

Stop by EFF's Booth at the Southern California Linux Expo.
You can attend talks by developers, see what is new for
beginners, and say hello to EFF Membership Director, Aaron
Jue.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date:February 25-27, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/02/26 ... linux-expo

* 47 U.S.C. Section 230: a 15-Year Retrospective

Co-sponsored by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, this
symposium will unite some of the key figures in the history
of 47 U.S.C. Section 230, widely regarded as the most
important Internet specific law.
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Date: March 4, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/04 ... rospective

* From Mad Men to Mad Bots: Advertising in the Digital Age

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien joins a panel discussion
regarding Online Advertising Privacy at Yale Law School's
Information Society Project's Spring Symposium.
Location: New Haven, CT
Date: March 25-26, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/25 ... igital-age

* Source Boston 2011

EFF is a proud partner of two SOURCE Security Conferences!
In addition to advanced technical talks, SOURCE offers
workshops on entrepreneurship, management strategies, job
interviewing, presentation skills, and proficiencies and
strategies designed for the security industry.
Location: Boston, MA
Date: April 20, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/20 ... oston-2010
and
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: June 15-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/15 ... attle-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
reproduced individually at will.

Back issues of EFFector are available via the Web at:
https://www.eff.org/effector/
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Postby Bazza » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:36 pm

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 7 March 7, 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 565th issue:

* Three Months to Rein in PATRIOT and Restore JUSTICE

Congress voted at the end of February to extend the
expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, but only for
three months -- giving liberty-loving citizens a new
opportunity to continue to protest this dangerous law and
demand the passage of meaningful PATRIOT reform before the
end of May. Click the below link to email Congress
today -- a message from you, opposing PATRIOT extension and
demanding that Congress pass the reforms contained in the
JUSTICE Act, could make a critical difference. Help EFF
defend civil liberties and stop Congress from rubber-stamping
the PATRIOT Act!

Speak out now:
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?&id=468

* Supreme Court Case Could Jeopardize Medical Record
Privacy

EFF has asked the Supreme Court to focus on the privacy
issues at stake in a battle over the sale and data mining
of medical records, urging justices to reverse a ruling
that could jeopardize patient privacy. At issue is
Vermont's Prescription Confidentially Law, which bans
pharmacies from selling or using patients' prescription
records for marketing purposes without the doctor's express
consent. Companies that collect and sell these records
challenged the law in court, arguing that they use
"de-identified" information and that the law infringed
their corporate free speech rights. In an amicus brief, EFF
questioned the efficacy of the "de-identification," raising
concerns that data-mining could expose patients'
prescription histories.

Read more about this threat to medical record privacy:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/03/01

* Supreme Court Backs Government Transparency Over
Corporate Privacy Claims

In a powerful ruling for government transparency and
accountability, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected so-called
"privacy" protections for corporate entities under the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). EFF and a coalition of
other groups filed an amicus brief in this case urging just
this result, arguing that a new definition of "corporate
privacy" would lead to broad swaths of previously public
records becoming hidden from view.

Read more about this government transparency ruling:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/s ... rency-over

* Could 2011 Be The Year? A Look at the 2011 Patent Reform
Act

The Senate began debating the watered-down Patent Reform
Act of 2011 last week. Despite the bill's problems, we are
encouraged that Congress seems serious about reforming the
patent system. It is time to level the playing field
between patent owners and other innovators whose work is
often stymied by bad patents. EFF hopes that 2011 will be
the year that long-awaited patent reform becomes a reality.

Read more about patent reform:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/02/c ... reform-act

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miniLinks

~ Libya Goes Offline
Amid ongoing upheavel, Internet access was blocked in much
of Libya.
https://bit.ly/eo1KRZ

~ Facebook Activists Arrested
Individual Facebook users were arrested in two countries.
Azerbaijan - https://eff.org/r.z7t
Zimbabwe - https://eff.org/r.z9u

~ EFF Stands Up for Fans
At the Digital Music Forum, EFF Staff Attorney Julie
Samuels stood up for the rights of music fans in the
copyright debate.
https://eff.org/r.1ze

~ (c)ensorship Unveiled
"Internet freedom" politician Al Franken speaks out for
online censorship.
https://eff.org/r.3zk

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Announcements

* CanSecWest Vancouver 2011

Marcia Hofmann, EFF Senior Staff Attorney, joins the
line-up at this year's CanSecWest speaking on "The Law of
Web Application Hacking."
Location: Vancouver, BC
Date: March 9-11, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/08 ... ouver-2011

* SXSW: South by Southwest Music + Film Interactive

Four of EFF's finest are presenters on three different
panels at this year's SXSW Interactive!
Location: Austin, TX
Date: March 11-20, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/10 ... nteractive

* Crossing Boundaries: Conference on International News,
Technology and Audiences

Marcia Hofmann, EFF Senior Staff Attorney, will be speaking
on a panel discussing "Citizen vs. Government."
Location: Berkeley, CA
Date: March 18, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/17 ... ional-news


* From Mad Men to Mad Bots: Advertising in the Digital Age

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien joins a panel discussion
on online advertising privacy at Yale Law School's
Information Society Project's Spring Symposium.
Location: New Haven, CT
Date: March 25-26, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/25 ... igital-age

* Source Boston and Seattle 2011

EFF is a proud partner of two SOURCE Security Conferences!
In addition to advanced technical talks, SOURCE offers
workshops on entrepreneurship, management strategies, job
interviewing, presentation skills, and proficiencies and
strategies designed for the security industry.
Location: Boston, MA
Date: April 20, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/20 ... oston-2010
and
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: June 15-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/15 ... attle-2011

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 8 March 15, 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 566th issue:

* Sunshine Week: Do Open Government Laws Still Matter in
the Era of WikiLeaks?

March 14-18th is "Sunshine Week -- a week to focus on the
importance of open government and how we can ensure
accountability for our leaders. With all of the information
WikiLeaks has brought to light over the last year, many
have asked what WikiLeaks means for those of us who work
with open government laws. While many believe that
asymmetries of information may sometimes be necessary - for
example, in times of war - there is clear evidence that
governments sometimes abuse those asymmetries to keep
secret knowledge that righly belongs in the public domain.

Read more about Sunshine Week and WikiLeaks:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/s ... matter-era

* Court Rules Against Privacy in Battle Over Twitter
Records

A judge in Virginia ruled that the government can collect
the private records of three Twitter users as part of its
investigation related to WikiLeaks. The court also refused
a request to unseal the documents that the government
submitted to the court to justify obtaining their records.
EFF and the ACLU plan to appeal the decision on behalf of
their client Birgitta Jonsdottir, an Icelandic
parliamentarian.

Read more about this ruling against privacy:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/03/11

* Don't Let TPP Become the Next ACTA!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement involves a
coalition of willing countries working to create new global
IP enforcement norms that are higher than the current
international standards. Like ACTA, the TPP is being
negotiated in secret, and on a fast timetable. Please ask
your congressional representatives to release the text and
solicit public comments on it.

Take action now:
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cm ... ion&id=471
(Note: this alert is only available in certain states)

* A Privacy Emergency: Consumer Rights at Risk with Next
Generation 911

The advent of advanced communication technologies offers an
opportunity to improve responsiveness and accessibility of
emergency services, but we must ensure that the Next
Generation 911 will not inadvertently jeopardize consumer
privacy or stifle innovation. The FCC has published a
proposed framework for the future of 911 - including
providing consumers the ability to send text messages,
photos, emails and data files of medical information to
responders. EFF submitted comments to the FCC expressing
grave concerns about the potential privacy and innovation
implications of the proposed framework, and urging the
Commission to safeguard consumer rights.

Read more about the Next Generation 911:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/p ... -risk-next

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EFF Updates

* Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Law That Removes Works
from the Public Domain
The Supreme Court agreed to hear an important case about
whether Congress has the power to "restore" copyright
protection to works that already exist in the public
domain.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/s ... oves-works

* Have You Benefited from Public Access to PubMed?
To celebrate the third anniversary of a policy that
provides public access to NIH taxpayer-funded research,
SPARC is calling for stories of individuals who benefited
from access to this data.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/h ... ess-pubmed

* China Deputizes Smart Phones to Spy on Beijing Residents'
Real-Time Location
The Chinese government has announced plans to track the
real-time location of all cell phones in the city of
Beijing, but a few hacktivists and academics are exploring
ways to circumvent this type of surveillance.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/c ... -residents

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miniLinks

~ Web Seizures Trample Due Process (and Break the Law)
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) criticized domain seizures that
took down 84,000 sites.
https://eff.org/r.4zD

~ 2011 Netizen Prize to Tunisian Bloggers
Reporters Without Borders awarded the 2011 Netizen Prize to
Tunisian bloggers at nawaat.org. Congratulations, Nawaat!
https://eff.org/r.1z9

~ Egypt: Storming State Security
Protesters are securing secret documents throughout Egypt
as State Security tries to shred, burn, and destroy
evidence.
https://eff.org/r.3z4

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Announcements

* SXSW: South by Southwest Music + Film Interactive
Four of EFF's finest are presenters on three different
panels at this year's SXSW Interactive!
Location: Austin, TX
Date: March 11-20, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/10 ... nteractive

* Crossing Boundaries: Conference on International News,
Technology and Audiences
Marcia Hofmann, EFF Senior Staff Attorney, will be speaking
on a panel discussing "Citizen vs. Government."
Location: Berkeley, CA
Date: March 18, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/17 ... ional-news

* Government Surveillance in a Digital World: An Evening
with the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Join EFF Staff Activists Richard Esguerra and Rainey
Reitman as they discuss how digital technology is changing
the way we communicate, from the unprecedented exposure of
our personal details to the legal ways the government can
spy on your online communications.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: March 24, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/24 ... ld-evening

* Fifth Annual Law & Information Society Symposium: Mobile
Devices, Location Technologies & Shifting Value
Kevin Bankston, EFF Senior Staff Attorney and Lori Cranor,
EFF Board Member, will discuss law and policy with respect
to mobile devices as public values shift.
Location: New York, NY
Date: March 25, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/25 ... -symposium


* From Mad Men to Mad Bots: Advertising in the Digital Age
EFF Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien joins a panel discussion
on online advertising privacy at Yale Law School's
Information Society Project's Spring Symposium.
Location: New Haven, CT
Date: March 25-26, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/25 ... igital-age

* SunshineWeek 2011 Webcast and Local Panel: The Road
Forward on Open Government
EFF Activist Rainey Reitman joins Declan McCullagh, Chief
Political Correspondent for CNET, and James Jacobs,
Government Documents Librarian at Stanford, to discuss
WikiLeaks and its relationship to Open Government.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date:March 30, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/30 ... panel-road


* Source Boston and Seattle 2011
EFF is a proud partner of two SOURCE Security Conferences!
In addition to advanced technical talks, SOURCE offers
workshops on entrepreneurship, management strategies, job
interviewing, presentation skills, and proficiencies and
strategies designed for the security industry.
Location: Boston, MA
Date: April 20, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/20 ... oston-2010
and
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: June 15-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/15 ... attle-2011

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 9 March 21, 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 567th issue:

* EFF Urges Judge to Reject Dangerous New Copyright Troll
Strategy

EFF has asked an Illinois judge to quash subpoenas issued
in a "reverse class action" lawsuit accusing thousands of
people of illegally downloading pornography, and urged the
court to dismiss the case. The plaintiff, OpenMind
Solutions, is calling its complaint a "class action"
lawsuit against the alleged infringers. Normally a class
action is used by a group of plaintiffs with similar
complaints of a single defendant -- not a single plaintiff
targeting thousand of defendants with no attorney in place
to defend the rights of the accused. In a friend of the
court brief, EFF argued that the plaintiff's "class
action" strategy is an improper attempt to sidestep the
rights of the defendants.

Read more about copyright trolls' newest trick:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/03/16

* Tracking Protection Lists Complement Do Not Track

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 incorporates two
significant new privacy features -- tracking protections
lists (blocklists) and a Do Not Track header that allows
users to request that websites not track them. Blocklists
are great for privacy because they can prevent your browser
from transmitting information about your reading habits to
third parties, and they can achieve that in a fairly
user-friendly way. Unfortunately, there are a number of
complications that mean that blocklists alone are not
enough. A Do Not Track header will be an important way to
create legal incentives for respecting users' choices.

Read more about tracking protection lists:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/t ... tion-lists

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EFF Updates

* EFF Lets the Sunshine In
To celebrate the seventh annual Sunshine Week, EFF has
recently posted nearly nine thousand pages of government
documents to our site.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/E ... n-Shine-In

* Spend an Evening with the EFF Activism Team Discussing
Privacy and Government Surveillance
On Thursday, EFF staff activists will discuss the state of
government surveillance and privacy in the United States at
"Government Surveillance in a Digital World," an event
hosted by San Francisco Intersection for the Arts and
live-streamed by BAMM.tv.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/s ... ng-privacy

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miniLinks

~ Now on reddit: Q&A with EFF
What's new at EFF and how you can help us grow (hint: it's
not just donations).
http://www.reddit.com/tb/g5z7m

~ The Urge to Classify
EFF's David Sobel on Obama's failure to embrace
transparency and the role of WikiLeaks.
https://eff.org/r.28a

~ National Broadband Plan, One Year Later
On the 1 year anniversary of the FCC National Broadband
Plan, we're no better off.
https://eff.org/r.z8Z

~ Another House Panel Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality
A resolution to repeal the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules passed the Energy and Commerce
Committee in a 30-23 party line vote, and is now headed to
the full House.
https://eff.org/r.z8R

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Announcements

* ACTION! Don't Let TPP Become the Next ATCTA
Like ACTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is being
negotiated in secret, and on a fast timetable. Contact your
lawmakers and demand transparency!
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cm ... ion&id=471

* ACTION! Rein in PATRIOT and Restore JUSTICE
Liberty-loving citizens have a brief window of time to
contact lawmakers and demand meaningful reforms to the
PATRIOT Act.
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?&id=468

* Government Surveillance in a Digital World: An Evening
with the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Join EFF Staff Activists Richard Esguerra and Rainey
Reitman as they discuss how digital technology is changing
the way we communicate, from the unprecedented exposure of
our personal details to the legal ways the government can
spy on your online communications.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: March 24, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/24 ... ld-evening

* Fifth Annual Law & Information Society Symposium: Mobile
Devices, Location Technologies & Shifting Value
Kevin Bankston, EFF Senior Staff Attorney, and Lori Cranor,
EFF Board Member, will discuss law and policy with respect
to mobile devices as public values shift.
Location: New York, NY
Date: March 25, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/25 ... -symposium


* From Mad Men to Mad Bots: Advertising in the Digital Age
EFF Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien joins a panel discussion
on online advertising privacy at Yale Law School's
Information Society Project's Spring Symposium.
Location: New Haven, CT
Date: March 25-26, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/25 ... igital-age

* SunshineWeek 2011 Webcast and Local Panel: The Road
Forward on Open Government
EFF Activist Rainey Reitman joins Declan McCullagh, Chief
Political Correspondent for CNET, and James Jacobs,
Government Documents Librarian at Stanford, to discuss
WikiLeaks and its relationship to Open Government.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date:March 30, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/30 ... panel-road

* Source Boston and Seattle 2011
EFF is a proud partner of two SOURCE Security Conferences!
In addition to advanced technical talks, SOURCE offers
workshops on entrepreneurship, management strategies, job
interviewing, presentation skills, and proficiencies and
strategies designed for the security industry.
Location: Boston, MA
Date: April 20, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/20 ... oston-2010
and
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: June 15-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/15 ... attle-2011

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Postby Bazza » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:10 pm

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 10 March 28, 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 568th issue:

* Hackers Obtain Fraudulent HTTPS certificates: How Close
to a Web Security Meltdown Did We Get?

On March 15th, an HTTPS/TLS Certificate Authority (CA) was
tricked into issuing fraudulent certificates that posed a
dire risk to Internet security. Based on currently
available information, the incident got close to - but was
not quite - an Internet-wide security meltdown. These
events show why we urgently need to start reinforcing the
system that is currently used to authenticate and identify
secure websites and email systems.

Read more about this troubling hack of HTTPS certificates:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/i ... lent-https

* ACLU and EFF Appeal Ruling In Case Challenging Government
Attempt To Obtain Private Data in WikiLeaks Investigation

EFF and the ACLU appealed a ruling that the government can
collect the private records of three Twitter users as part
of its investigation related to WikiLeaks, arguing that
secret demands for information endanger privacy rights. The
ruling further held that the users cannot learn which other
Internet companies were ordered to turn over information
about them to the government. EFF and the ACLU are
challenging the ruling on behalf of Birgitta Jonsdottir, an
Icelandic parliamentarian who is appealing jointly with
fellow Twitter users Jacob Appelbaum and Rop Gonggrijp.

Learn more about the case:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/03/25

* An Introduction to the Federated Social Network

Distributed social networks represent a model that can
plausibly return control and choice to the hands of the
Internet user. With more user control, diversity, and
innovation, individuals speaking out under oppressive
governments could conduct activism on social networking
sites while also having a choice of services and providers
that may be better equipped to protect their security and
anonymity.

Learn more about federated social networking:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/i ... al-network

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EFF Updates

* Good and Bad in Google Book Search Decision
A federal district court in New York issued a long-awaited
ruling in the Google Books case, acknowledging the
importance of the privacy concerns but getting some things
fundamentally wrong in its copyright analysis.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/g ... settlement

* Fair Use For the Win in Righthaven Case
A judge in the Nevada federal district court patiently
explained why fair use disposes of Righthaven's copyright
claim arising from the republication of an entire news
article by a nonprofit organization.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/f ... haven-case

* In-District Meetings: an Offline Tool for Defending Your
Online Rights
If you are passionate about digital rights, then meeting
with your Congressional representatives is one the most
powerful steps you can take in advocating for free speech
and privacy online.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/d ... electronic

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miniLinks

~ Defend Your Digital Privacy
Access Now has published a security guide for Internet and
cell phone users in the Middle East.
https://eff.org/r.27r

~ Victory in NSA Spying!
A federal appeals court reinstated the ACLU's lawsuit
challenging the FISA Amendments Act, ruling that the
plaintiffs in the case could challenge the FAA without
first showing with certainty that they had been spied on
under the statute.
https://eff.org/r.22d

~ Burma Cuts Off VoIP
Burma's (Myanmar) military junta orders Internet cafes to
stop offering VoIP calls, declaring them illegal.
https://eff.org/r.28m

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Announcements

* ACTION! Don't Let TPP Become the Next ATCTA
Like ACTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is being
negotiated in secret, and on a fast timetable. Contact your
lawmakers and demand transparency!
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cm ... ion&id=471

* ACTION! Rein in PATRIOT and Restore JUSTICE
Liberty-loving citizens have a brief window of time to
contact lawmakers and demand meaningful reforms to the
PATRIOT Act.
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?&id=468

* SunshineWeek 2011 Webcast and Local Panel: The Road
Forward on Open Government
EFF Activist Rainey Reitman joins Declan McCullagh, Chief
Political Correspondent for CNET, and James Jacobs,
Government Documents Librarian at Stanford, to discuss
WikiLeaks and its relationship to Open Government.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: March 30, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/30 ... panel-road

* WEB 2.0 Expo
Eva Galperin, EFF Activist, discusses the growing threat of
"traitorware," the class of software and devices that work
behind your back to betray your privacy.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: March 31, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/03/28/web-2-0-expo

* Flourish! 2011
EFF Technology Director Chris Palmer will be speaking about
EFF's 2011 Tech Projects, including the SSL Observatory,
HTTPS Everywhere, censorship-resistant DNS, secure cloud
filesystems, and the open source security auditing project.
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: April 2, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/01/flourish-2011

* Source Boston and Seattle 2011
EFF is a proud partner of two SOURCE Security Conferences!
In addition to advanced technical talks, SOURCE offers
workshops on entrepreneurship, management strategies, job
interviewing, presentation skills, and proficiencies and
strategies designed for the security industry.
Location: Boston, MA
Date: April 20, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/20 ... oston-2010
and
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: June 15-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/15 ... attle-2011

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Editor:
Rainey Reitman, Activist
rainey@eff.org

Membership & donation queries:
membership@eff.org

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Can't you tell it is April 1st... ;oD

Postby Bazza » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:55 pm

Can't you tell it is April 1st.... ;oD

Have a snigger...

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 11 April 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 568th issue:


* EFF Launches Trollveillance Membership Campaign

EFF today launched its new troll and surveillance, or
"Trollveillance," (c)(tm) membership campaign. EFF, with
the help of online advertising firm DeepPacketWatch, (tm)
will track the identities of people as they look at online
pornography. EFF will then send shakedown messages to the
culprits, threatening to Photoshop their faces into the
very porn they had viewed and then post it to EFF's blog,
Facebook, status.net, diaspora, Twitter, identi.ca, and the
bathroom wall unless they join EFF at the $500 "Rare Earth"
level.

"If you look at Internet porn, you should already be an EFF
member," explained EFF Membership Coordinator Aaron Jue.
"Given all we've done to fight laws that would interfere
with sexual content online, that's always been true. Now
we're using the technologies of targeted advertising to
make sure."

"At first we were upset that Illinois troll attorney John
Steele was engaging in flagrant mendacity by claiming that
EFF was making money off the troll cases," added EFF Legal
Director Cindy Cohn. "But then we thought -- hey, we can go
him one better. Who needs legal process -- or even
copyrights. With Trollveillance, we skip straight to the
shakedown."

Find out more about EFF's exciting foray into surveillance:
https://w2.eff.org/effector/42947991.html


* Earn a College Degree in Facebook Privacy Settings

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of the
"Beast Zuckerberg Privacy Settings Institute of the West
University," the nation's first college to offer
undergraduate degrees in Facebook Privacy Settings. The
institute is the latest project intended to improve users'
ability to manage their privacy on the social networking
site.

Zuckerberg, speaking during a live webcast in Facebook-blue
academic regalia (while totally wearing a hoodie under his
gown -- you could definitely see the zipper bumps),
announced his intention to donate zillions of dollars to a
fund providing scholarships to high school students
demonstrating distinguished achievement in successfully
managing their privacy settings on Facebook.

The young CEO tearfully characterized the move as a natural
return to Facebook's origins. "Facebook started by
networking students at colleges. With the Beast Zuckerberg
Privacy Settings Institute of the West University, Facebook
is finally bringing education back to the people. It's the
circle of life -- and it moves us all."

A list of classes was displayed during the webcast,
including: "Privacy Is Publicity: Philosophies of Sharing,"
"Connections Are Everything: EVERYTHING," "The Rudiments of
Advanced Personal Search Results Management," and "Tag! A
Survey of Photo Album Mishaps." The list also included a
pair of special-topics classes: "Learn 2 Play Nub:
Succeeding in FarmVille, FrontierVille, and VilleVille" and
"F*****g Magnets: How Do They Work?"

Read more about this exciting new academic program:
https://w2.eff.org/effector/42947991.html


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EFF Updates

* Nation Reels in the Wake of Obama Downloading
Allegations

The House of Representatives is weighing impeachment
hearings after a disgruntled White House staffer's
bombshell revelation that he once saw President Barack
Obama listen to what could have been an illegally
downloaded copy of U2's "Beautiful Day" in the Oval Office.
"I never downloaded," the embattled leader of the free
world insisted during a press conference this morning, "I
only streamed." A spokesman for the RIAA condemned the
President's actions, and said the group will withhold
further comment until it can calculate the astronomical
damages the President could face: a number "with lots of
zeroes" that it hopes to unveil at the National Press Club
next month.

https://w2.eff.org/effector/42947991.html

* FBI Demands Back Door Into Your House

First the FBI wanted Congress to force Internet companies
to build back doors into your private communications by
amending CALEA, the Communications Assistance for Law
Enforcement Act. Now the FBI is also demanding that
Congress pass HALEA -- the Housing Assistance for Law
Enforcement Act -- to require all providers of residential
housing to build new back doors and peepholes into every
home. Said the FBI's top lawyer Valerie Caproni, "When we
have a search warrant signed by a judge that lawfully
authorizes us to secretly search a house, we can't let
physical realities like opaque walls and locked doors get
in the way of that!" Asked about potential new security
vulnerabilities from adding back doors and peepholes to
everyone's homes, Caproni responded: "Don't worry, only the
government will have the keys."

https://w2.eff.org/effector/42947991.html

* Medical Justice Sues Gastronomical Justice for
Infringement

Medical Justice, a company that works with doctors to
obtain copyright assignments of future reviews from
patients so that the doctors can use the DMCA to takedown
negative reviews, has filed a lawsuit against Gastronomical
Justice, claiming the start-up has stolen its idea.
Gastronomical Justice adds a copyright assignment to
restaurant bills via a EULA that says "if you pay this
bill, you are agreeing to assign your copyright in any
future review of the food or service quality." "Not only is
it blatant theft of our valuable idea," Medical Justice
said in a statement, "but it also is laughable. What's
going to protect the restaurant if someone other than the
payer gets food poisoning?" Asked for comment on the
dispute, an EFF staffer merely smiled and got some popcorn.

https://w2.eff.org/effector/42947991.html

* EFF Asks Court to Strike Down Restrictive Internet
Censorship Law

EFF filed an amicus brief supporting online free speech
today, asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourteenth
Circuit to affirm a permanent injunction blocking a federal
law that would violate the First Amendment by imposing
penalties on website operators that publish indecent
material without also using technological measures to block
access by kittens.

The Kitten Internet Protection Act of 2008 (KIPA) was
passed after the Supreme Court struck down its
predecessors, the Child Online Protection Act of 1998
(COPA) and the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA).
The government had argued that narrowing the law's scope to
young felines would make the restrictive law pass
constitutional muster. In the district court, EFF
successfully argued that the law unduly restricted
websites, and that supervision of online activities was
best left to Ceiling Cat, not the government.

https://w2.eff.org/effector/42947991.html

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Announcements

* ACTION! Become One of EFF's New Government Wikileakers!
EFF's FOIA team has become so disillusioned with the slow,
tedious FOIA process that we're recruiting people to become
our "man (or woman or machine) on the inside." Are you a
disgruntled employee with top secret clearance at the CIA,
NSA, DoD, DoJ, FBI, DEA, DoE, or really any other
government acronym? Do you have unusual access to sensitive
government records? If so, we want to hear from you! Send
your records to our super secret email account:
wikileakers@eff.org. Though we can't guarantee the NSA
isn't recording all email traffic into or out of our
office, we promise we won't reveal your name to anyone as
long as you get us some good stuff!

https://w2.eff.org/effector/42947991.html

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Postby Bazza » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:19 pm

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 12 April 4, 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 569th issue:

* Documents Obtained by EFF Reveal FBI Patriot Act Abuses

In last week's Senate Judiciary Hearing, FBI Director
Robert Meuller testified that he was "not aware" of any
negative reports or abuse of the three expiring PATRIOT Act
provisions. Well, Director Mueller -- EFF is aware of some.
We issued a FOIA request for records of intelligence
violations stemming from the FBI's use of the expiring
provisions. By comparing two sets of FOIA documents we
received, the murky details of at least one violation
became clear: FBI agents, using a "John Doe" roving
wiretap, monitored the conversations of "young children"
for "approximately" five days.

Read more about FOIA insight into PATRIOT Act abuses:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/d ... atriot-act

* What Location Tracking Looks Like

Your cell phone company knows everywhere you go, 24 hours a
day, every day. Malte Spitz, a German politician and
privacy advocate, found out just what that meant. He used
German privacy law to force his cell phone carrier to
reveal what it knew about him. The result? 35,831 different
facts about his cell phone use over the course of six
months. Zeit Online used it to prepare a remarkable
interactive map, which animates Spitz's movements, moment
by moment, over the course of half a year.

Learn more about this glimpse into what mobile location
tracking looks like:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/w ... king-looks

* It's Time for the Recording Industry to Stop Blaming
"Piracy" and Start Finding a New Way

As many -- EFF included -- have been saying for years,
filesharing is not the reason the recording industry has
fallen on hard financial times. In fact, the recording
industry's complaints that the sky is falling really only
apply to the recording industry. Musicians and fans, on the
other hand, have seen increased music purchases, increased
artist salaries, and more music available than ever before.
Two new reports further debunk the recording industry's
myth.

Read more about studies showing filesharing can benefit
musicians and fans:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/i ... ing-piracy

* Reader Privacy Act Introduced to Upgrade Book Privacy for
the Digital Era

EFF is pleased to support California Senator Leland Yee's
introduction of the Reader Privacy Act of 2011 (SB 602).
The law would bring a much-needed upgrade to match
Californians' reading habits. Under SB 602 the government
and other third parties would need a warrant or court order
for access to sensitive reading records. This would
establish protections for book records -- both e-books and
in physical bookstores -- in line with long-established
protections for library records and other expressive
material.

Find out more about this reader privacy bill:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/03/30

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EFF Updates

* Mobile Carrier Delays Harm Internet Security
By delaying or even blocking security updates for mobile
devices, mobile carriers put their users, their business,
and the country's critical infrastructure at unnecessary
risk.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/c ... t-security

* House Oversight Committee Investigates DHS FOIA Review
Practices -- EFF's Requests Were Singled Out
Congress is investigating an issue we raised last October
-- that the Department of Homeland Security is targeting
certain Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests -- such
as those from activist groups, watchdog organizations, and
journalists -- for an extra layer of review by
politically-appointed officials.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/h ... s-dhs-foia

* Judge Stays Discovery in OpenMind v. Does
Good news! Responding to EFF's brief, a judge in a
copyright troll suit stayed discovery, meaning ISPs need
not comply with the subpoenas sent out by OpenMind's
attorney, John Steele.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/j ... ind-v-does

* Microsoft Shuts off HTTPS in Hotmail for Over a Dozen
Countries
Microsoft denies deliberately blocking HTTPS access to
Hotmail in over a dozen countries on March 25th, blaming
the problem on a bug.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/m ... -countries

* EFF Urges Council of Europe to Ensure Privacy,
Transparency, and Freedom of Expression in Search Engine
Guidelines
Search engines play a central role as intermediaries --
entrusted with connecting the public with information while
being privy to unique insights into the views and interests
of users. EFF urged the Council of Europe to protect user
rights, including privacy and free speech, in its search
engine guidelines.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/e ... expression

* "Operation in Our Sites" Moves Ahead
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, a division of the
Department of Homeland Security, is stepping up
intellectual property-related enforcement, launching almost
half as many cases in the past two months as it had in
total in 2010.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/o ... es-forward

* Where's EFF? Why EFF Is Sometimes Quiet About Important
Cases
Whether it's attacks on coders' rights, overreaching
copyright claims online, or governments' efforts to censor
or spy on people, EFF is often the first place people turn
to for information about troubling events online. Here's
why we sometimes don't make public comments about breaking
cases.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/w ... uiet-about

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miniLinks

~ Play Games, Help EFF
Cheers to indie game developers and Henko! Half of the
donations from this game will benefit EFF. Download, play,
and feel good about helping digital rights.
https://eff.org/r.12B

~ Congress Eyes Cell Phone Tracking
An article on cell phone tracking in the New York Times
prompts Congress to demand answers from cell carriers
(finally!).
https://eff.org/r.22A

~ The State of Do Not Track on the Internet
Do Not Track offers a method for users to protect their
privacy without having to turn off advertisements entirely.
https://eff.org/r.27T

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Job Opportunities

* Development Director

EFF is seeking a highly experienced development director to
lead us into the next phase of our organizational
expansion. The right candidate has a proven track record of
doing prospect cultivation and stewardship, as well as
identifying potential foundation funding sources and
editing grant proposals and reports. He or she must have
experience managing membership acquisition and growing a
membership base. Experience running a capital campaign
and/or planned giving campaign is highly desirable. At
least five years of experience managing a development team
is required, as is a seasoned knowledge of fundraising best
practices.

Because our donor base comes from the world of high tech,
the best candidate will understand the tech community. In
addition, a firm grounding in civil liberties, such as
freedom of speech and privacy, is highly preferred.

Learn more about this opportunity to help EFF grow:
https://www.eff.org/about/opportunities/jobs

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Announcements

* ACTION! Tell Obama to Fight for PATRIOT Act Reform!
Join us! On April 5, call the White House and tell
President Obama to keep his campaign promises by vetoing
any PATRIOT Act renewal bill that lacks substantial new
checks and balances to protect the privacy of innocent
Americans. RSVP now!
http://action.eff.org/site/Calendar?id= ... iew=Detail

* ACTION! Don't Let TPP Become the Next ACTA
Like ACTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is being
negotiated in secret, and on a fast timetable. Contact your
lawmakers and demand transparency!
https://secure.eff.org/site/Advocacy?cm ... ion&id=471

* RoboGames
Visit our friends at RoboGames -- the Olympics of robots!
The organizers are inviting the best minds from around the
world to compete in over 50 different events: combat
robots, fire-fighters, LEGO bots, hockey bots, walking
humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that
do kung-fu.
Location: San Mateo, CA
Date: April 15-17, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/15/robogames

* Source Boston and Seattle 2011
EFF is a proud partner of two SOURCE Security Conferences!
In addition to advanced technical talks, SOURCE offers
workshops on entrepreneurship, management strategies, job
interviewing, presentation skills, and proficiencies and
strategies designed for the security industry.
Location: Boston, MA
Date: April 20, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/20 ... oston-2010
and
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: June 15-16, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/15 ... attle-2011

* EFF at LinuxFest Northwest
Hear Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen at the 12th
annual LinuxFest Northwest! This great community event is
free and open to the public.
Location: Bellingham, WA
Date: April 30-May 1, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/30 ... -northwest

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Editor:
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Postby Bazza » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:30 pm

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 13 Monday April 11, 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 570th issue:

* When the Government Comes Knocking, Who Has Your Back?

When you use the Internet, you entrust your online
conversations, thoughts, experiences, locations, photos,
and more to companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook. But
what happens when the government asks these companies to
hand over your private information? Will the company stand
with you? Will it tell you that the government is looking
for your data so that you can take steps to protect
yourself? Sign our petition to the largest Internet
companies and ask them to stand with their users and be
transparent in their practices.

Read more:
https://whohasyourback.eff.org/

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EFF Updates

* EFF to Oregon Supreme Court: Police Need Warrant to
Search Arrestees' Cell Phones
EFF urged the Oregon Supreme Court to block warrantless
searches of arrestees' cell phones, arguing in an amicus
brief that granting law enforcement free rein to search
data on the devices violates basic privacy protections
guaranteed by the Constitution.
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/04/04

* Urban Homesteaders Fight Baseless Legal Claims Over
Generic, Descriptive Term
EFF teamed up with activists in the urban homesteading
movement to petition to cancel bogus trademarks for the
terms "urban homesteading" and "urban homestead" --
trademarks that have been used to threaten other urban
homesteaders and remove online content and discussion.
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/04/04-0

* Fully-qualified Nonsense in the SSL Observatory
Research from the EFF SSL Observatory shows that internet
certification authorities, which we all rely on to verify
the identities of web sites, are all-too-willing to
"verify" meaningless identities.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/f ... bservatory

* Lawsuit Against YouTube Threatens Global Growth of
Political Speech
EFF and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a federal
appeals court to reject attempts to thwart federal
copyright law and saddle online communities with new
litigation fears in the appeal of Viacom v. YouTube.
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/04/07

* Mass Copyright Litigation Roundup: Positive Trend for Due
Process?
Judicial decisions are starting to come fast and furious in
the movie copyright troll cases and the trend is mixed
but promising for those of us who care about protecting due
process.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/m ... tive-trend

* Appeals Court Hears Argument in the "Breast Cancer Gene"
Case
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.
heard oral argument in the closely watched breast cancer
gene patent case -- the debate over two patents covering
naturally occurring human genes that, when present, signal
an increased likelihood of developing breast cancer.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/a ... ancer-gene

* Members-Only Speakeasy: Bay Area Is Back!
Attention current EFF members: watch for an exclusive email
invitation to the next San Francisco members-only happy
hour at a secret location on April 21st, or email
membership@eff.org for details.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/m ... -area-back

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miniLinks

~ Video: EFF Tech Projects
Chris Palmer, EFF Technology Director, discusses EFF's many
technology projects at Flourish Conference.
http://flourishconference.blip.tv/file/4987560/

~ 2011 Google Policy Fellows Announced
Congratulations, 2011 Google Policy Fellows! We are excited
to work with Oscar Montezuma this summer.
https://eff.org/r.37n

~ Death of ACTA Taken Down
Death of ACTA, a satirical rap about copyright law, was
taken down for a copyright claim.
https://eff.org/r.37d

~ International Modern Media Institute
The International Modern Media Institute (IMMI) is working
to promote free speech and protect investigative
journalists everywhere.
https://eff.org/r.36h

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Announcements

* EFF is Seeking a Development Director
EFF is seeking a highly experienced development director to
lead us into the next phase of our organizational
expansion. The right candidate has a proven track record of
doing prospect cultivation and stewardship, as well as
identifying potential foundation funding sources and
editing grant proposals and reports. He or she must have
experience managing membership acquisition and growing a
membership base. Experience running a capital campaign
and/or planned giving campaign is highly desirable. At
least five years of experience managing a development team
is required, as is a seasoned knowledge of fundraising best
practices. Because our donor base comes from the world of
high tech, the best candidate will understand the tech
community. In addition, a firm grounding in civil
liberties, such as freedom of speech and privacy, is highly
preferred.
https://www.eff.org/about/opportunities/jobs

* Summer Activism Intern
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student who is
interested in protecting civil liberties online and
fighting for a free and open Internet? Do you love delving
into the latest issues in technology, privacy, intellectual
property, and transparency? Apply for EFF's Summer
Activism Internship!
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/s ... ism-intern

* RoboGames
Visit EFF at RoboGames - the olympics of robots! The
organizers are inviting the best minds from around the
world to compete in over 50 different events: combat
robots, fire-fighters, LEGO bots, hockey bots, walking
humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that
do kung-fu.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: April 15-17, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/15/robogames

* SOURCE Boston 2011
EFF is a proud partner of two SOURCE Security Conferences!
In addition to advanced technical talks, SOURCE offers
workshops on entrepreneurship, management strategies, job
interviewing, presentation skills, and proficiencies and
strategies designed for the security industry.
Location: Boston, MA
Date: April 20, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/20 ... oston-2010

* EFF at LinuxFest Northwest
Attention digital rights supporters in the Pacific
Northwest! Hear Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen at
the twelfth annual LinuxFest Northwest.
Location: Bellingham, WA
Date: April 30, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/30 ... -northwest

* ACLU of Sonoma County's 2011 Awards Celebration & Annual
Dinner
EFF's Activism Director Rainey Reitman is the keynote
speaker at ACLU of Sonoma County's annual dinner and 2011
Jack Green Civil Liberties Award. Rainey will speak about
"Your Privacy Under Attack: The Internet & You" as writer,
comedian and winemaker Tom Smothers is honored.
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Date: May 6, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/05/06 ... ion-annual

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Editor:
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Postby Bazza » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:21 pm

EFFector Vol. 24, No. 14 April 18, 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 571st issue:

* Sony v. Hotz Ends With a Whimper, I Mean a Gag Order

After months of expensive litigation, Sony has finally
settled its case against George Hotz and dismissed the
remaining defendants from the case. In the settlement,
George Hotz has agreed to leave Sony alone. He is not even
allowed to link to anyone else's research on Sony
products or share any Sony confidential information he
might receive, even if he obtains it legally. Given that
all Sony has accomplished is silencing one lonely
researcher and angering loyal customers, this lawsuit seems
driven by a single motivation: to chill security research
on Sony products.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/s ... -gag-order

* Well-Meaning "Privacy Bill of Rights" Wouldn't Stop
Online Tracking

Senators John McCain and John Kerry recently introduced the
long-awaited Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights, a sweeping
bill that covers online and offline data collection,
retention, use, and dissemination practices. While EFF
applauds efforts to update privacy laws to address the
needs and expectations of today's digital consumers, we
can't help but wish this well-meaning bill provided more
comprehensive rights to users. The bill's most glaring
defect is its emphasis on regulation of information use and
sharing, rather than on the collection of data in the first
place. For this and other reasons, the bill may fall short
of what's needed to protect our privacy.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/w ... uld-codify

* YouTube Sends Users To Copyright School: Will Content
Owners Have to Go, Too?

YouTube announced its new and "improved" copyright
policies, and it's a mixed bag for YouTube users: they have
a new opportunity to remove strikes on their accounts, but
they have to watch some copyright propaganda first. YouTube
has created a "lesson plan" for users who receive take-down
notices -- a short cartoon and an accompanying quiz about
copyright law. But this copyright education leaves much to
be desired. The materials send a strong message to users
that they will get into legal trouble if they post anything
other than content that is entirely self-created and/or
drawn from the public domain -- despite the multitude of
important transformative uses that are permissible under
the law and are a fundamental part of our cultural
experience.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/y ... ll-content

* Humble Frozenbyte Bundle: Don't be left out in the
cold!

Pay what you want to download five independently developed,
DRM-free, cross-platform computer games, and support the
game developers, Child's Play, and EFF! The Frozenbyte
Bundle includes Trine, Shadowgrounds Survivor, the
unpublished game Splot, and prototype Jack Claw, in which
you get to rampage through a city, throw cars, and cause
mayhem. The Humble Bundle's innovative business model shows
how users, given the right opportunities, will generously
support content that they want -- without having to be
sued, surveilled, or censored into compliance.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/h ... t-out-cold

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EFF Updates

* Reader Privacy Bill Passed Through California Senate
Judiciary Committee
In another big step towards updating reader privacy for the
digital age, the California State Senate Judiciary
Committee passed through SB 602, the Reader Privacy Act,
after hearing testimony from EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/r ... california

* EFF to San Francisco Entertainment Commission: Don't
Turn SF into a Police State
EFF joined civil liberties and privacy groups in
criticizing a proposal from the San Francisco Entertainment
Commission that would require all venues with an occupancy
of over 100 people to record the faces of all patrons and
employees, while also scanning ID's for storage in a
database -- information which would need to be given to law
enforcement upon request.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/e ... sion-don-t

* Do the Companies That Hold Your Data Stand With Their
Users?
Check out EFF's analysis of leading Internet companies to
find out whether privacy, due process, and transparency
will be considered when the government comes seeking your
data.
https://www.eff.org/pages/when-governme ... -your-back

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miniLinks

~ How Dropbox Sacrifices User Privacy
Security Researcher Chris Soghoian discusses privacy issues
with Dropbox and offers a few suggestions.
http://paranoia.dubfire.net/2011/04/how ... y-for.html

~ New Zealand Internet Copyright Law Sneaks Through Second
Reading
The government of New Zealand sneaked a controversial
"3-strikes" Internet disconnection law into emergency
legislation dealing with the Christchurch earthquake.
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/internet-f ... y-ck-90750

~ U.S. Rolls Out Internet Identity Plan
The federal government rolled out its vision for online
credentialing -- a plan to replace the current system of
multiple accounts and passwords with a single online
identity -- heavily emphasizing that the plan will be
voluntary.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news ... y-plan.ars

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Announcements

* Action! Tell Companies to Stand with You
Urge leading Internet companies to be transparent and help
users fight for stronger, clearer protections and standards
in the law.
https://www.eff.org/pages/when-governme ... -your-back

* Last Chance! Apply to EFF's Summer Activism Internship
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student who is
interested in protecting civil liberties online and
fighting for a free and open Internet? Do you love delving
into the latest issues in technology, privacy, intellectual
property, and transparency? Apply for EFF's Summer Activism
Internship!
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/s ... ism-intern

* World Affairs Council: Freedom on the Net 2011: Growing
Threats to the Internet and Digital Media
EFF's International Director, Gwen Hinze, joins a
distinguished panel at the World Affairs Council discussing
the role of internet technology as it facilitates political
change.
Date: April 18, 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/18 ... 11-growing

* Council of Europe and Internet Freedom: From Principles
to Global Treaty Law
Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director, is
attending the The Council of Europe and Internet Freedom,
which will examine possible international law responses to
the need to ensure Internet freedom and universality and
the proper functioning and stability of the Internet.
Date: April 18-19, 2011
Location: Strasbourg, France
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/18 ... principles

* SOURCE Boston 2011
EFF is a proud partner of two SOURCE Security Conferences!
In addition to advanced technical talks, SOURCE offers
workshops on entrepreneurship, management strategies, job
interviewing, presentation skills, and proficiencies and
strategies designed for the security industry.
Location: Boston, MA
Date: April 20, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/20 ... oston-2010

* Members-Only Speakeasy: Bay Area
Attention current EFF members: you're invited to the next
San Francisco members-only happy
hour at a secret location on April 21st, or email
membership@eff.org for details.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/m ... -area-back

* EFF at LinuxFest Northwest
Attention digital rights supporters in the Pacific
Northwest! Hear Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen at
the twelfth annual LinuxFest Northwest.
Location: Bellingham, WA
Date: April 30, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/30 ... -northwest

* ACLU of Sonoma County's 2011 Awards Celebration & Annual
Dinner
EFF's Activism Director Rainey Reitman is the keynote
speaker at ACLU of Sonoma County's annual dinner and 2011
Jack Green Civil Liberties Award. Rainey will speak about
"Your Privacy Under Attack: The Internet & You," as writer,
comedian and winemaker Tom Smothers is honored.
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Date: May 6, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/05/06 ... ion-annual

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 15 Monday April 25, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
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In our 572 issue:

* 'HTTPS Now' Campaign Urges Users to Take an Active Role
in Protecting Internet Security

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Access have
launched an international campaign for HTTPS Now, rallying
consumers around the world to help us make web surfing
safer. HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) protects
web surfing by encrypting requests from a user's browser
and the resulting pages that are displayed, but many
websites default to using the unencrypted and vulnerable
HTTP protocol. The HTTPS Now campaign takes a three-pronged
approach to protecting web surfing, including distributing
updated tools for people to use to protect their web
browsing, taking an Internet-wide survey of the state of
HTTPS deployment, and helping website operators implement
HTTPS.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/04/19-0

* Righthaven on the Ropes

This week was a turning point in EFF's battle over mass
copyright litigation. Righthaven has brought lawsuits
against individuals alleged to have unlawfully posted
copyrighted materials online, including nonprofits and
blogs that posted excerpts from news stories. EFF has been
fighting for due process for those involved, and we're
happy to report that a judge in Nevada has dismissed
Righthaven's meritless claim to seize one victim's domain
name. Also, a critical document in another case has been
unsealed, showing that some of Righthaven's claims may be a
sham.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/r ... ame-ruling

* Sexual Predators, Please Check Here: Match.com's Deeply
Flawed Plan to Screen for Sex Offenders

Match.com has announced plans to implement a system to
check their users against sex offender registries. This
comes in the wake of a lawsuit against the company by a
woman who says she was assaulted by someone she met through
the website. While sexual assault is inexcusable, this
would-be solution is deeply flawed. Match.com's plan
isn't a good way to catch sexual predators, sacrifices
user privacy, and sets a troubling precedent for allowing
companies to peer into our personal lives and histories
before doing business with us.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/s ... atch-com-s

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EFF Updates

* EFF Files Comments with PTO Regarding Improving
Regulation and Regulatory Review
EFF filed comments with the Patent Office arguing that
those whose work is deeply affected by patents will want to
participate in the PTO's rulemaking process on how to
improve policies and procedures to eliminate bad patents
and to bolster innovation.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/e ... -improving

* Court Rejects Argument That All First-Time Email Hacking
Offenses Are Felonies
A federal appeals court rebuffed another attempt to expand
the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, finding that prosecutors
can't double-count computer crime charges to turn
misdemeanors into felonies.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/c ... time-email

* Google's Lack of Transparency and Openness in the Android
Market Will Hurt More Than Just Grooveshark
Google removed Grooveshark's popular app from the Android
Market for violation of the Android terms of service
without providing a legal or policy basis for the takedown
- a bad precedent for how they'll handle similar issues in
the future.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/g ... ss-android

* "Who Has Your Back?" In Depth: Which Companies Promise To
Tell Users About Government Data Requests?
EFF explains why a company ought to make an enforceable
promise to let users know when the government is seeking
their data, unless giving notice is prohibited by law or a
court order.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/w ... es-promise

* "Who Has Your Back?" In Depth: Corporate Transparency
About Government Demands for User Information
EFF explains why we want companies to do two things
companies to show their commitment to transparency: provide
reports on how often they provide data to the government
and publish their law enforcement guidelines.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/w ... ansparency

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miniLinks

~ One Day Left for Humble Indie Bundle!
Pay what you want for great, DRM-free, cross-platform games
-- and help charities like EFF!
http://www.humblebundle.com

~ Is WikiLeaks A Media Organization? The First Amendment
Doesn't Care
Andy Greenberg of Forbes explains that WikiLeaks' legal
liability and free speech protections depend on what
WikiLeaks publishes, not what it is.
https://eff.org/r.38X

~ This Week in Privacy - How the Big Companies Compare on
Protecting User Data
Dropbox faces public scrutiny over the terms of handing
data to the government, Apple faces criticisms over
unencrypted files on iPhones that keep track of users'
locations, and EFF launches a campaign calling for privacy
and transparency from the companies that hold your data.
https://eff.org/r.33V

~ Mass Copyright Litigation: New Challenge for the Federal
Courts
EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn explains how mass copyright
litigation raises fundamental due process concerns because
many of the individual defendants are not even aware of the
litigation, much less in a position to respond.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/m ... ge-federal

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Announcements

* EFF at LinuxFest Northwest
Attention digital rights supporters in the Pacific
Northwest! Hear Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen at
the twelfth annual LinuxFest Northwest.
Location: Bellingham, WA
Date: April 30, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/30 ... -northwest

* Advancing the New Machine: Human Rights and Technology
Conference
Chris Palmer, EFF's Technology Director, discusses
"Security and Protection." This conference is open to human
rights activists, technologists, and those who are
interested in the intersection of technology and human
rights activism.
Location: Berkeley, CA
Date: April 27, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/26 ... technology

* 2011 WIKILEAKS: National Security and Free Speech, From
WikiLeaks to the Pentagon Papers
Chris Palmer, EFF's Technology Director, will be joining a
panel discussing "Privately-Created Public Platforms: To
Whom Should They Be Accountable?" This is just one of three
panel discussions with an incredible line-up of speakers -
including Chris! The day will wrap up with a screening of
the film "The Most Dangerous Man In America."
Location: Berkeley, CA
Date: April 28, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/04/28 ... ree-speech

* ACLU of Sonoma County's 2011 Awards Celebration & Annual
Dinner
EFF's Activism Director Rainey Reitman is the keynote
speaker at ACLU of Sonoma County's annual dinner and 2011
Jack Green Civil Liberties Award. Rainey will speak about
"Your Privacy Under Attack: The Internet & You" as writer,
comedian and winemaker Tom Smothers is honored.
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Date: May 6, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/05/06 ... ion-annual

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 16 Monday May 2, 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 573rd issue:

* Why We Need An Open Wireless Movement

Why is it hard to find free wifi when you need it the most?
The gradual disappearance of open wireless networks is a
tragedy of the commons, with a confusing twist of privacy
and security debate. The progressive locking of wireless
networks is harmful -- for convenience, for privacy and
for efficient use of the electromagnetic spectrum. We will
need a political and technological "Open Wireless Movement"
to reverse the degradation of this indispensable component
of the Internet's infrastructure.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/o ... s-movement

* EFF's DEF CON 19 Getaway Contest!

EFF is pleased to announce our Second Annual DEF CON
Getaway Contest! Proudly supporting the information
security community, EFF would like the most enthusiastic
digital rights EFFangelists to enjoy the world's premiere
hacking event in style. Enter to win DC19 human badges, a
suite at the Las Vegas Rio Hotel and Casino, exclusive
Ninja Networks Party badges, passes to theSummit Party, and
more! Just register and encourage your friends to
contribute to EFF through your personalized referral link.
The top three fundraisers will win big! Thanks from EFF.
Read more about the contest and the swank Vegas prize
packages on our site.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/d ... 19-contest

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EFF Updates

* In Memoriam: Professor Keith Aoki
Like so many others, we were stunned to learn that law
professor, cartoonist, copyfighter, and digital rights
stalwart Professor Keith Aoki passed away last week.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/m ... keith-aoki

* White House Threatens Science Blog Over Use of Logo
When Keith Cowing made an innocuous post about a meeting of
the President's Council of Advisors on Science and
Technology on his long-running science policy blog, he
didn't expect a phone call from a White House staffer
objecting to Cowing's use of the the presidential seal.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/w ... r-use-logo

* Righthaven v. CIO: It's Hard Out Here for a Troll
The federal district court in Nevada held that the
non-profit organization Center for Intercultural
Organizing's posting of a copyrighted news article was a
non-infringing fair use, setting a powerful precedent for
fair use and against copyright trolling.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/r ... here-troll

* EFF Welcomes New Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury
We're pleased to announce our newest staff attorney, Hanni
Fakhoury, an experienced criminal defense attorney who will
focus on the intersection of technology and criminal law.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/e ... i-fakhoury

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miniLinks

~ Former FBI Agent Speaks Out Against PATRIOT Act
As Congress gears up for the next PATRIOT Act vote, former
FBI agent Coleen Rowley explains why reauthorizing the
PATRIOT Act won't make us safer - but will impact our civil
liberties.
https://eff.org/r.46r

~ Historic Jazz Recordings Locked Up by Copyright
A trove of historic jazz music may not be released to the
public, and music fans might be justified in putting the
blame on copyright law.
https://eff.org/r.54k

~ MyTube Updated!
A Drupal plugin that plugs privacy leaks due to embedded
video has just been updated, thanks to Brian Swaney of Open
Source Club at the Ohio State University.
https://eff.org/r.54e

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Announcements

* When the Government Comes Knocking, Who Has Your Back?
When you use the Internet, you entrust your online
conversations, thoughts, experiences, locations, photos,
and more to companies like Google, Yahoo, and Facebook. But
what happens when the government asks these companies to
hand over your private information? Sign our petition to
urge leading Internet companies to stand with users!
https://whohasyourback.eff.org/

* New Member Benefits
Join today to receive new EFF members-only deals at
Borderlands Books in San Francisco and on rfid-blocking
accessories from DIFRwear!
https://www.eff.org/join

* ACLU of Sonoma County's 2011 Awards Celebration & Annual
Dinner
EFF's Activism Director Rainey Reitman is the keynote
speaker at ACLU of Sonoma County's annual dinner and
celebration of the 2011 Jack Green Civil Liberties Award.
Rainey will speak about "Your Privacy Under Attack: The
Internet & You" as writer, comedian and winemaker Tom
Smothers is honored.
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Date: May 6, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/05/06 ... ion-annual

* Secure 360
Chris Palmer, our Technology Director, will be speaking
about EFF's SSL Observatory.
Date: May 11, 2011
Location: Saint Paul, MN
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/05/10/secure-360

* EFF at Maker Faire!
It's time for everybody's favorite DIY event, Maker Faire!
It's for creative, resourceful people of all ages and
backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things.
Swing by the EFF table from May 21-22 at the San Mateo
County Event Center.
Date: May 21-22, 2011
Location: Bay Area
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/05/21/eff-maker-faire

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 17 May 12, 2011 editor@eff.org

A Publication of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
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In our 574th issue:

* Department of Justice Documents Fail to Justify Expanding
CALEA

The government claims it needs Congress to expand
surveillance law and mandate back doors in communications
services like Skype, Google Talk, or Facebook. However,
documents brought to light by an EFF Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) lawsuit have failed to provide any specific
details on any current surveillance problems. The records
are heavily redacted and many are still being withheld, but
the information we can glean so far fails to make the case
for expansion of the Communications Assistance to Law
Enforcement Act (CALEA).

For more on this FOIA investigation:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/n ... il-provide

* New Music Locker Services Fail To Recognize Full
Potential

Google has announced it will join Amazon in offering
consumers a cloud-based music locker service, allowing
users to upload their own music files and then access those
files from either the Internet or devices equipped to run
those companies' programs. But do music locker services
violate current copyright laws? And will they keep fans
happy while getting artists paid for their work?

For EFF's analysis of cloud-based music lockers:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/c ... l-not-save

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EFF Updates

* A Syrian Man-In-The-Middle Attack Against Facebook
An ongoing man-in-the-middle attack on the HTTPS version of
Facebook in Syria puts users there at risk. The attack is
not extremely sophisticated: the certificate is invalid in
user's browsers, and raises a security warning.
Unfortunately, because users see these warnings other times
for reasons not related to an actual man-in-the-middle
attack, they have often learned to click through them
reflexively. In this instance, doing so would allow the
attackers access to and control of their Facebook account.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/s ... t-facebook

* Criminal Justice Blog Moves to Dismiss Sham Copyright
Troll Lawsuit
The publisher of a criminal justice blog that provides
resources for difficult-to-prosecute murder cases has asked
a judge to dismiss the sham infringement lawsuit filed
against him by copyright troll Righthaven LLC. Recently
unsealed documents show that Righthaven is not the true
owner of the copyright of the news article that is the
basis for the lawsuit. EFF and the law firm of Wilson
Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati are representing the defendant in
this case.
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/05/04

* New FBI Documents Provide Details on Government's
Surveillance Spyware
EFF recently received documents from the FBI that reveal
details about the depth of the agency's electronic
surveillance capabilities. The documents we received were
sent to us in response to a FOIA request we filed back in
2007 after Wired reported on evidence that the FBI was able
to use "secret spyware" to track the source of e-mailed
bomb threats against a Washington state high school.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/CIPAV_Post

* FBI Chastised by Court for Lying About Existence of
Surveillance Records
An order from a district court in California has revealed
the FBI lied about the existence of records requested under
FOIA, taking the position that it's allowed to withhold
information from the court whenever it thinks this is in
the interest of national security. This case may prove
relevant in EFF's ongoing FOIA litigation against the FBI.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/f ... -existence

* Reader Privacy Bill Passes California Senate
California took another big step towards updating reader
privacy: the State Senate unanimously passed SB 602, the
Reader Privacy Act, which would bring book privacy law into
the digital age. The bill prevents the disclosure of
information about readers from booksellers without a
warrant in a criminal case or a court order in a civil
case, and also requires booksellers to report the number
and type of requests that they receive so that we can track
government demands for reader information.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/r ... nate-moves

* EFF to Council of Europe: Live Up to Your Internet Rights
Commitments
The Council of Europe is one of the most influential
inter-governmental organizations shaping Internet policy --
its actions can have influence well beyond Europe's
borders. But the Council of Europe's track record on
Internet privacy and human rights is mixed. One big
concern is its adoption of a draconian Cybercrime Treaty,
giving overbroad surveillance powers to law enforcement.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/e ... net-rights

* This Week in Internet Censorship
This past week has been a difficult one for Internet
censorship in a number of countries, including news of
filtering in Tunisia and a potential Facebook ban in
Pakistan. And then there's China, where a new central
agency has been established to oversee the Internet -- a
move that some experts have said would allow for tighter
regulations.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/w ... censorship

* EFF Welcomes New International Team Member Jillian York
EFF is thrilled to announce the newest member of our
international team, Jillian York. Jillian is the Director
for International Freedom of Expression -- an
always-critical issue that has come into sharp relief over
the last few months with the events in Egypt, Tunisia,
Syria, and beyond.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/e ... er-jillian

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miniLinks

~ iFixit and Wired Take Apart an FBI Tracking Device
The fascinating teardown of a car-mounted FBI tracking
device reveals a GPS unit, an RF transmitter, D-cell
batteries, and more.
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Tracking ... rdown/5250

~ Revelations About the Growth of Government Surveillance
in 2010
The government issued almost *two times* as many National
Security Letters in 2010 as it did in 2009. And that's
only the beginning.
http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2011/05/2010_fisa.html

~ "10 Tools of Online Oppressors" from the Committee to
Protect Journalists
Former EFF staffer Danny O'Brien catalogs the various
methods of online oppression used against journalists,
bloggers, and citizens.
http://www.cpj.org/reports/2011/05/the- ... essors.php

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Announcements

* Speakeasy: Washington DC
Current members are invited to meet Kevin Bankston in DC
today, Thursday, May 12! Contact membership@eff.org for
more information.
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/05/11 ... c-thursday

* When the Government Comes Knocking, Who Has Your Back?
When you use the Internet, you entrust your online
conversations, thoughts, experiences, locations, photos,
and more to companies like Google, Yahoo, and Facebook. But
what happens when the government asks these companies to
hand over your private information? Sign our petition to
urge leading Internet companies to stand with users!
https://whohasyourback.eff.org/

* EFF's DEF CON 19 Getaway Contest!
EFF is pleased to announce our Second Annual DEF CON
Getaway Contest! Enter to win DC19 human badges, a suite at
the Las Vegas Rio Hotel and Casino, exclusive Ninja
Networks Party badges, passes to the Summit Party, and
more. Just register and encourage your friends to
contribute to EFF through your personalized referral link.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/04/d ... 19-contest

* Kingpin Shirts Available in the EFF Shop
For a limited time, get metallic Kingpin and Sinewave
shirts courtesy of renowned hardware hacker Joe "Kingpin"
Grand, and featured on the Discovery series Prototype This!
https://www.eff.org/shop

* Geek Gathering with Tunisian Activist Sami ben Gharbia
Join EFF on Friday May 20th for a very special Geek Reading
with Sami ben Gharbia, a Tunisian anti-censorship activist
and blogger based in the Netherlands. You'll also get a
sneak peak at EFF's future headquarters! We ask for a $25
contribution or $20 if you are an EFF member.
Date: May 20th, 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/05/20 ... en-gharbia

* EFF at Maker Faire!
It's time for everybody's favorite DIY event, Maker Faire!
It's for creative, resourceful people of all ages and
backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things.
Swing by the EFF table from May 21-22 at the San Mateo
County Event Center.
Date: May 21-22, 2011
Location: Bay Area
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/05/21/eff-maker-faire

* SOURCE Seattle 2011
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. If you go, make sure to catch EFF Senior
Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann speaking on "The Latest
Developments in Computer Crime Law."
Date: June 15-16, 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/06/15 ... tle-2011-0

* EFF's 4th Annual Cyberlaw Pub Trivia Night
Each summer, EFF invites attorneys and law students from
the Bay Area's technology law community to compete in
pub-quiz-style trivia over drinks and a light dinner.
Questions are carefully constructed by EFF's staff of
technology law experts, focusing on the obscure,
fascinating, and trivial aspects of privacy, free speech,
and intellectual property law. Thank you to Winston Strawn
and Howard Rice for helping support the event. If you are
a lawyer and interested in joining, please email
events@eff.org for details.
Date: June 28, 2011
Location: San Francisco

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EFFector Vol. 24, No. 18 Monday May 23, 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:

* EFF Demands Answers About Secret Surveillance Law Memo

EFF has filed a Freedom of Information Act suit against the
Department of Justice (DOJ), demanding the release of a
secret legal memo used to justify FBI access to Americans'
telephone records without any legal process or oversight.
This suit stems from a report released last year by the
DOJ's own Inspector General that revealed how the FBI had
come up with a new legal argument to justify secret,
unchecked access to private telephone records. According to
the report, the DOJ's Office of the Legal Counsel had
issued a legal opinion agreeing with the FBI's theory.
EFF's lawsuit is seeking that legal opinion, which is a
crucial piece of the puzzle in understanding the
government's efforts to expand and overreach their
surveillance powers.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/05/19

* EFF to Police: Get a Warrant Before Searching Cell Phones

EFF is standing up to support a powerful new piece of
legislation in California - a bill that requires the police
to obtain a warrant before searching a recent arrestee's
cell phone. SB 914 is a response to a January decision of
the California Supreme Court in People v. Diaz. In that
case, the court authorized police officers to search any
person's cell phone after they had been arrested. This
gives officers carte blanche to rummage through all the
private data and information people keep on their cell
phones emails, text messages, call history, websites
they've visited, and their calendars, to name just a few
examples regardless of whether the police believed there
was evidence of the crime on the cell phone and without any
judicial oversight. SB 914 is a proactive attempt to
protect our Fourth Amendment rights. If you're in
California, we urge you to contact your state Senators and
ask for their support for this bill.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/e ... cell-phone

* How Would the Kerry-McCain "Commercial Privacy Bill of
Rights" Affect State Security and Privacy Laws?

The Kerry-McCain "Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights,"
recently introduced in Congress, is an attempt to create a
general federal framework to protect consumer privacy both
online and offline. Currently, federal privacy law is
sector-specific, often applying only to certain types of
information or certain categories of "covered entities,"
and thus leaving gaps in privacy protection. A good
comprehensive federal privacy law could fill those gaps.
Unfortunately, EFF's analysis of the Kerry-McCain bill
indicates it could strip away many of the hard-won consumer
privacy protections that states have enacted - reducing the
consumer protections currently available in many places.

Read more:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/h ... ivacy-bill

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EFF Updates

* EFF Applauds New Electronic Privacy Bill That Tells the
Government: Come Back With a Warrant!
Senator Patrick Leahy introduced much-needed legislation to
update the Electronic Communication Privacy Act of 1986, a
critically important but woefully outdated federal privacy
law. This ECPA Amendments Act of 2011 (S. 1011) would
implement several of the reform principles advocated by EFF
as part of the Digital Due Process coalition. The upshot?
If the government wants to track your cell phone or seize
your email or read your private IMs or social network
messages, the bill would require that it first go to court
and get a search warrant based on probable cause.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/e ... bill-tells

* Apple Should Stand Up and Defend its Developers
Patent troll Lodsys is threatening independent Apple
application developers with enormous fees. These threats
are particularly ludicrous because the developers are only
using the programs that Apple has licensed and requires
them to use. Unless Apple steps in to defend its developers
against these bogus lawsuits, developers might suffer - and
users might see fewer innovative apps for Apple products.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/a ... d-stand-up

* How to Read Freedom House's Censorship Circumvention
Report
Freedom House, an NGO working for freedom of expression
worldwide, released a report last month examining the
results of surveys on the use of circumvention software to
bypass Internet censorship in Azerbaijan, Burma, China, and
Iran. The report's blend of survey results and
lightweight lab testing resulted in interesting questions
and unexpected limitations, which EFF seeks to highlight
for the safety and consideration of users.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/h ... cumvention

* Dream Job Alert! EFF Seeks Technology Generalist
EFF is seeking a full-time Technology Generalist to start
immediately. This person will work with the other members
of the EFF tech team to manage web content on eff.org,
perform server systems administration and desktop support,
and generally to support the EFF tech, legal, and activist
teams in their mission to defend civil liberties online.

Although this is a junior position, there is room to grow
your skills, responsibilities, and compensation at EFF.

Required Skills:

* Courteous and professional desk-side manner
* Mac OS X troubleshooting and systems administration
* Linux/Unix shell scripting and command line
* Strong written and verbal communication

Nice To Have Skills:

* A general-purpose programming language (Python, Ruby,
PHP, et c.)
* Web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
* Portfolio of open source project contributions
* Project management experience
* Experience with the Drupal CMS

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to
techjob@eff.org. Please send materials only in open formats
like plain text and HTML. No phone calls, please.
https://www.eff.org/about/opportunities/jobs

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miniLinks

~ Demand Progress Rallies Against Protect-IP Act
Check out the Demand Progress petition against the new
Protect-IP Act, an Internet censorship bill that would give
the Department of Justice authority to force search
engines, browsers, and service providers to block users'
access to websites.
http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/protectip_docs

~ Charges Against the NSA's Thomas Drake
AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein, EFF's witness in our case
against the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program, is
quoted in a New Yorker article describing whistleblower
witch-hunts.
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011 ... entPage=al
l

~ The Always-Expanding Bipartisan Surveillance State
Salon.com's Glenn Greenwald discusses EFF's latest case
against the Department of Justice as well as the the
backroom deal resulting in a vote for a four-year extension
of the PATRIOT Act with no reform.
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn ... index.html

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Announcements

* Mesh Conference 2011
EFF's new Director of International Freedom of Expression,
Jillian York, participates on the Society panel this year's
Mesh Conference in Tonornto. She will discuss digital
activism and its particular use in the Middle East and
Africa as a tool against tyranny.
Location: Toronto, CA
Date: May 25-26, 2011
https://www.eff.org/calendar/2011/05/25 ... rence-2011

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

* 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.
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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* 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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