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EFF raises concerns over Kodi lawsuits attacking open source

Kodi has become infamous in the past few years, rising to prominence through the abuse of its open source platform via the inclusion of illicit applications brought about by third-party developers. This has raised concerns in The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), in which it wants a properly placed definition surrounding …

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EFF and others call for new Do Not Track standard

The Do Not Track (DNT) standard, introduced by a number of browsers over the past few years, was designed to give consumers some control over what information was recorded about them by advertisers and various web applications. However, now the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Ad Block and a number of other …

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TPP draft suggests DMCA may not be forced on nations

Although the general consensus of everyone from Doctors without Borders to privacy advocates is that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its European equivalent the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), are bad for everyone but a select few, the contents of them are still rather unknown. However a recent leaked draft …

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Obama signs order to protect America’s computer networks

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In a move to help protect American online businesses and help them coordinate with US authorities, Obama has signed an executive order that will make federal agencies set up a way of sharing data between technicians in these businesses and federal agents. This information sharing will go both ways, with companies tipping …

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EFF wants to teach everyone how to avoid surveillance

As of late, it’s become apparent that specific rights to privacy and freedom of expression are being clamped down on by the world’s intelligence agencies, as they collect data on the public, often without their knowledge. This makes the job of the The Electronic Frontier Foundation, very difficult, as it’s main …

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Go slow day protests FCC decisions

Much of the internet is deliberately running that bit slower today, in order to protest a decision by the Federal Communications Commission in the US, that has effectively allowed for the discontinuation of net neutrality and the creation of “internet fast lanes,” where companies have to pay if they want …

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EFF wants courts to reveal Warner Bros DMCA requests

Despite major movie studio Warner Bros having admitted in the past that its automated piracy checking tools often registered false positives through the DMCA takedown system, it has never claimed much responsibility, blaming it instead on technical problems. Likewise it has never had to reveal the extent of its mistakes, …

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EFF calls on US congress to investigate NSA

Digital rights group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is often at the forefront of defending consumer rights and the privacy of individuals online, so it’s no surprise that in the wake of increasing NSA snooping revelations and the ongoing lack of consequences for those actions, it’s calling for a full scale …

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Humble Bundle launches Humble Store

If you thought the world was as Humble as it was ever going to be with the regular Humble Bundles and the even more regular Humble Weekly Sale, then you’ll be impressed/surprised to hear that there’s now another way to give money to charity while buying discount games and in …

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EFF showcases Stop Watching Us protest against NSA

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has posted up a video urging the people of America and specifically Washington DC, to join the Stop Watching Us protest this Saturday (26th October) against the NSA and US government’s surveillance schemes like PRISM, secret laws and the mass collection of personal and private data …

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EFF donations aim to help fix software patent issues

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Dot-com millionaire Mark Cuban and Minecraft fortune holder Marcus “Notch” Persson, have each donated a quarter million dollars (£153,000) to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, to help the non-profit organisation fix the current problems with software patent law. With these donations the EFF will be able to hire on another patent lawyer in …

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