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Days after federal rebuke, Snapchat app ranks dead last in EFF’s privacy findings

Snapchat Comes In Dead Last On EFF’s Privacy Protecting List; Just Days After Getting Spanked By FTC (via Techdirt) Snapchat is often pitched as a more “private” alternative to other messaging apps, considering that a key part of its pitch is that the messages/images you send to others quickly disappear.…

Pick up the phone and tell Congress to fix patents

Since the SHIELD Act was introduced two years ago, momentum has been building for patent reform in Congress. And when the House overwhelmingly passed the Innovation Act in December, it seemed real legislation might be close at hand. Since then, the……

Ten steps you can take right now against Internet surveillance

Ten Steps You Can Take Right Now Against Internet Surveillance (via EFF) One of the trends we’ve seen is how, as the word of the NSA’s spying has spread, more and more ordinary people want to know how (or if) they can defend themselves from surveillance online. But where to…

Viacom faces lawsuit over ‘What What (In the Butt)’ South Party parody

After accusing YouTube of rampant copyright infringement, media giant Viacom has found an unusual ally in a fight over its own use of copyrighted material. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed an amicus brief in support of Viacom over a parody of a popular online video called “What What…

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