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EFF Report: Facebook Has Your Back - Posted May 20, 2014
The Electronic Frontier Foundation released its 2014 ... [AllFacebook]

Block Third-Party Tracking with the Privacy Badger Browser Extension - Posted May 5, 2014
According a recent report from Firefox, privacy is the number one concern among web users. In fact, Firefox ranked privacy higher than opportunity, accessibility, learning and freedom in every region surveyed. To wit, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has created a brows... [SocialTimes.com]

Hollywood Stars and Advocacy Groups Tell the NSA: 'Stop Watching Us' - Posted October 25, 2013
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a civil liberties organization that has scheduled a protest tomorrow in Washington, D.C. over the National Security Administration's data collection (aka "spying") activities. We're interested primarily because we don't know that we've ever heard of a cause that somehow managed to unite ... [PRNewser]

U.S. Rejects Tech Firms' Request to Release Surveillance Data - Posted October 3, 2013
Silicon Valley asked for more transparency and the government has responded...With a resounding "no." The U.S. Department of Justice, in a filing with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court this week, said it would not allow companies to ... [SocialTimes.com]

Markey Fired Up Over Facebook Privacy Changes - Posted September 12, 2013
Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is concerned over the ... [AllFacebook]

Electronic Frontier Foundation Lawsuit Leads NSA to Declassify Docs - Posted August 22, 2013
In a day of fast moving news regarding the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program,a new wire report reveals that a lawsuit brought by the privacy group the Electronic Frontier ... [AllFacebook]

Electronic Frontier Foundation Lawsuit Leads NSA to Declassify Docs - Posted August 22, 2013
In a day of fast moving news regarding the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program,a new wire report reveals that a lawsuit brought by the privacy group the Electronic Frontier ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests - Posted July 19, 2013
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal gover... [AllFacebook]

Google Glass Teardown Deconstructs Iconic Eyewear into Simple Components - Posted June 12, 2013
We've written about the technology behind Google glass before, but this teardown Scott Torborg and Star Simpson is the first glimpse of the small computer as independent electronic components. Their reaction? "It's surprisingly simple."... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Twitter Earns Top Spot For Protecting User Privacy [STUDY] - Posted May 1, 2013
Nothing posted online is private, of course - and any expectation of privacy on social media is pure comedy, but some sites (like Twitter) go the extra mile in an attempt to appease the masses. And guess what? When stacked against other sites by the ... [AllTwitter]

Tech Companies Ramp Up Fight Against Patent Trolls - Posted April 5, 2013
Google, BlackBerry, Earthlink and Red Hat today petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on companies whose chief business is enforcing patents. The move came one day after cloud host Rackspace announced that it was suing one such pa... [SocialTimes.com]

For Facebook Ads, How Targeted Is Too Targeted? - Posted April 3, 2013
It's no secret that Facebook in recent years has become a data company. The more data Facebook has about its users -- such as gender, e... [AllFacebook]

Proposed Amendment To Password Protection Act Would Allow Employers To Demand Facebook Passwords During Company Investigations - Posted April 3, 2013
The Password Protection Ac... [AllFacebook]

The Latest Threat to 3D Printing: Patent Trolls - Posted March 29, 2013
(VentureBeat) The current patent system poses a particular problem 3D printing. While overly broad patents aren't too much of an issue for 3D printing now, it won't be long until the industry grows to the point where it makes financial sense for patent holders to start suing growing 3D printing companies.... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Marketing Partnership With Data Brokers Spurs New Round of Privacy Concerns - Posted February 27, 2013
Facebook's move to allow marketers to import consumer lists obtained through data broker companies, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing Partnership With Data Brokers Spurs New Round of Privacy Concerns - Posted February 27, 2013
Facebook's move to allow marketers to import consumer lists obtained through data broker companies, ... [SocialTimes.com]

EFF Raises New Questions About Instagram's Privacy Policy - Posted December 21, 2012
Instagram rolled back proposed changes to parts of its terms of service that relate to advertising yesterday, but left in place changes to its privacy policies which attorneys at the Electronic Frontier Foundation call troublesome. "While we appreciate Instagrams responsiveness to user concerns and its improveme... [AllFacebook]

Gmail Enables Search By Date and Size - Posted November 14, 2012
Gmail users can now search by date range, message size and exact word match rather than keyword. For instance, users tired of turning up messages from 2007 in their search results can limit their searches to those less than a year old using "newer_than:1y." Gmail adds the new search tools to a number... [SocialTimes.com]

Court Puts Internet Disclosures for CA Sex Offenders on Constitutional Ice - Posted November 8, 2012
SocialTimes reported yesterday that the ACLU and EFF had sued to block enforcement of parts of Prop 35, now California law, that limit registered sex offenders' Internet activity. The court has offered a temporary restraining order in the case, putting the provisions in question on hold until ... [SocialTimes.com]

Lawsuit Alleges Cal.'s New Anti-Sex Trafficking Law Limits Online Speech - Posted November 7, 2012
The ACLU of Northern California and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed suit in California today to block enforcement of parts of ... [AllFacebook]

Lawsuit Alleges Cal.'s New Anti-Sex Trafficking Law Limits Online Speech - Posted November 7, 2012
The ACLU of Northern California and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed suit in California today to block enforcement of parts of ... [SocialTimes.com]

Is Posting a Photo of an Undercover Police Officer a Crime? - Posted October 18, 2012
Melissa Walthall, of Mesquite, Texas, was given a photo of the undercover police officer who had helped to convict a friend of hers. She did what many of us would do: She posted it to Facebook, adding the ill-considered comment, "Anyone knew this --?" W... [AllFacebook]

Is Posting a Photo of an Undercover Police Officer a Crime? - Posted October 18, 2012
Melissa Walthall, of Mesquite, Texas, was given a photo of the undercover police officer who had helped to convict a friend of hers. She did what many of us would do: She posted it to Facebook, adding the ill-considered comment, "Anyone knew this --?" W... [SocialTimes.com]

Craigslist Founder Supports 'the Most Important Law Protecting Internet Speech' [Infographic] - Posted August 23, 2012
An important measure in protecting free speech, Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act of 1996 prevents internet service providers from being held liable for the unpredictable things people say in public forums online. Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have created an infographic to explain why this... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Gets 3.5/4 Stars When It Comes To Protecting Your Privacy [STUDY] - Posted June 1, 2012
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has rated the top internet companies on their efforts to protect user privacy when governments request access. And Twitter gets a stellar 3.5 out of 4 stars - the second highest rating among its peers. ... [AllTwitter]

Twitter Beats Facebook, Apple, MySpace, Skype on Privacy, but Isn't Perfect - Posted April 15, 2011
A report card issued by the Electronic Frontier Foundation this week ranks some of the largest Internet companies across several measures of privacy and transparency - and Twitter comes out near the top of its class. The ... [AllTwitter]

Social Media Week: WikiLeaks and Online Civil Disobedience - Posted February 11, 2011
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks were the hot topic at Wi... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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