1. cageymaru

    The EFF Blasts the FCC Text Messaging Vote as Promoting Censorship

    The EFF and other groups have lambasted the latest FCC vote to keep text messaging classified as "information services" as another measure that elevates the power of corporations over the rights of consumers. The EFF notes that wireless providers such as Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint have already...
  2. cageymaru

    Epson Pushing Firmware Upgrades That Disable Third-Party Ink Usage

    Epson has been accused by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) of issuing firmware upgrades that disable the ability for Epson printers to use 3rd party ink supplies. Many consumers used 3rd party sources for their ink to save money and conveniences such as upgrades to a continuous ink...
  3. cageymaru

    Cell-Site Simulators Can Disrupt 911 Calls and Are Untested with Real-Time Text

    Cell-site simulators (CSS and also known as IMSI catchers or Stingrays) can disrupt 911 service and text messaging for the targeted phone and even block internet access. Senator Ron Wyden has raised concerns about the technology in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice. The manufacturer...
  4. FrgMstr

    EFF Targets Californians being Mislead on Broadband Privacy Vote

    If you are a HardOCP reader in the great state of California, I highly suggest you give this Elelctronic Frontier Foundation article a read before you head to the polls next week. And if you head to the polls tonight, remember to take a thick stack of ones. The large broadband providers and...
  5. Zarathustra[H]

    The Fight Over Email Privacy Moves to the Senate

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation today posted a statement about how the house passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387). This law is intended to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), a 1986 pre-Internet era law that currently governs, among other things, email privacy. Among...