Topic: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Protest to Stop NSA Surveillance Generates 85,000 Calls to Congress

Strong showing still pales in comparison to SOPA protest in 2012

Never underestimate the newfound digital power of advocacy groups to lobby lawmakers. Tuesday's protest against government surveillance, dubbed The Day We Fight Back, generated more than 85,000 phone calls and…

Senate Panel Takes on Patent Troll Demand Letters

Exploring government registry to improve transparency

The Senate's commerce committee jumped into the fight against patent trolls, holding a hearing on demand letters, the most reviled tactic used by patent assertion entities to extract license fees. Thursday’s…

Mozilla Helps Launch Coalition to Stop NSA Spy Dragnet

Browser wants other Internet companies to join the campaign

Mozilla was out front and center for the launch of Stop Watching Us, a coalition of more than 80 civil liberties and privacy organizations calling for an end to what…

New Reports of Government Surveillance Escalate Privacy Debate

Has the administration run roughshod over the public's rights?

Microsoft might want to rethink running those ads that boast, "Your privacy is our priority." A stunning report in the Washington Post that says that the government, under the auspices of the…

House Passes Controversial Cyber Security Bill for Second Time

Privacy hawks vow to fight bill as it heads to Senate

Despite a veto threat by President Obama and a vigorous campaign by privacy hawks, the House of Representatives easily passed a controversial cyber security bill that would make it easier…