EFF vs. AT&T
February 2, 2008 10:15 AM   Subscribe

Up Against Big Brother: "For 18 years the Electronic Frontier Foundation has fought for the rights of ordinary Americans in cyberspace. Now it’s stepped into the limelight with a legal challenge to warrantless surveillance." [Via Boing Boing.]
posted by homunculus (25 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 


The EFF is one of those rare entities that I just can never find anything bad to say about. Good for them!
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:23 AM on February 2, 2008


The
Democrats are mealy mouthed and afraid. What position taken by the two contending Dem candidates? nada. busy campagining and so off the hook.
posted by Postroad at 10:40 AM on February 2, 2008


I remember reading about the Steve Jackson Games raid on a BBS back when it happened, but I never heard how it had ended. I never realized that the EFF had sprung out of that case. It's nice when you get to hear about a decent end result, even if you don't hear about it until 15 years later.

Is it just me, or does the media tend to report on pending legal cases more often (or more noticeably) than the results of such cases?
posted by ErWenn at 11:25 AM on February 2, 2008


My donation is paying off.
posted by odinsdream at 11:25 AM on February 2, 2008


Postroad:

Bull.

Obama went to Lawrence Lessig, who later said he was impressed by Obama’s commitment to open systems, like his support of open government standards, and net neutrality.
posted by ShawnStruck at 11:31 AM on February 2, 2008


No doubt someone will come along soon to take potshots at the EFF. It's not hard; they've made some mistakes. But there's no other group doing such effective and tireless civil liberties work online. I'm very thankful for the work they do. Now... where'd I put my checkbook?
posted by Nelson at 11:32 AM on February 2, 2008




Nelson: has Obama said anything on the campaign trail while Dodd was staying in Congress to filibuster amnesty for phone companies?
posted by Postroad at 12:05 PM on February 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Postroad wrote: has Obama said anything on the campaign trail while Dodd was staying in Congress to filibuster amnesty for phone companies?

A quick Google search turned up this: Obama Camp Says It: He'll Support Filibuster Of Any Bill Containing Telecom Immunity, TPM, October 24, 2007.
posted by RichardP at 7:47 PM on February 2, 2008 [1 favorite]






This doesn't stop Cheney and the rest of the neo-cons as characterizing the EFF as a bunch of greedy trial lawyers.
posted by null terminated at 10:51 AM on February 4, 2008


*from characterizing
posted by null terminated at 10:51 AM on February 4, 2008






Has the world come to the point where we all need to wear FlickrBlockrs (found via RD blog) in public for fear of the surveillance state?
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 1:37 PM on February 5, 2008














Senate Keeps Telecom Spying Immunity
posted by homunculus at 9:33 AM on February 12, 2008




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