Digital rights group warns that Google's stance on neo-Nazis is 'dangerous'

The Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare’s decision to expel white supremacist site the Daily Stormer from their services has worrying free speech implications.

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Early AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Benchmarks Surface

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Early benchmarks on AMD’s Vega Frontier Edition are beginning to show up, but it’s still early for firm conclusions about the GPU’s performance relative to its Nvidia counterparts.

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Retail Listings, Prices for AMD’s Vega Frontier Editions Appear

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AMD’s Vega Frontier Edition popped up in stores (briefly), with pricing attached. The card’s price puts it well above consumer targets, but it’s not too bad fora professional card.

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Legere Steps Back After Hurling F-Word at EFF


John Legere, T-Mobile’s loquacious CEO, has apologized to the Electronic Frontier Foundation for what he described as a “color commentary” that drew sharp criticism. “I am a vocal, animated and sometimes foul mouthed CEO,” Legere wrote in a Monday blog post. “I don’t filter myself and you know that no one at T-Mobile filters me either.” While unapologetic for his demeanor, Legere did offer a mea culpa for “offending EFF and its supporters,” noting that EFF is an organization that fights for consumers.

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EFF Sues Google for Snooping on Students


The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that Google has used personal student data mined from its school Chromebook distribution, and requesting an investigation and an injunction against the practice. The EFF also launched its Spying on Students Campaign, an effort to educate parents and school administrators about the risks of data collection by companies supplying technology tools for students’ use.

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EFF complaint accuses Google of mining data from school children

Article Image The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a federal complaint against Google this week, accusing the search giant of violating its own promises to not collect personal information from children using its devices and services in the classroom.

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AT&T, Verizon and WhatsApp Flunk Privacy


An Electronic Frontier Foundation survey published last week gave AT&T, Verizon and WhatsApp the thumbs down when it comes to protecting user privacy. Google and Twitter also got a black eye. The five were among 24 companies the EFF evaluated on criteria worked out over the past four years. WhatsApp, now owned by Facebook, also took criticism in the EFF’s fifth annual report, “Who Has Your Back?” On the plus side, nine companies — Adobe, Apple, Credo, Dropbox, Sonic, Wickr, Wikimedia, WordPress.com and Yahoo — received the top rating, five stars, in each category.

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Apple nets perfect score in privacy group's consumer data protection assessment

Digital rights advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Wednesday gave Apple a perfect rating in its annual “Who has your back?” report, which rates tech companies on their efforts to secure consumer data against government snooping.



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Apple targets China, Japan with new OS X El Capitan system fonts and input

Asia has already proven to be the next major market frontier for Apple, and as such the company is catering to prospective Mac buyers with new input features custom tailored to Chinese and Japanese speakers.



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EFF Lambasts ESA for Hindering Video Game Preservation Efforts


The Electronic Frontier Foundation last week called out the Entertainment Software Association for opposing its video game preservation efforts. The EFF and law student Kendra Albert earlier this year petitioned the U.S. Copyright Office for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s anticircumvention provisions, which would allow individuals and institutions to modify games so they remain playable after servers are shut down by the games’ publishers.

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DEA Sued for Unconstitutional Phone Surveillance


The Electronic Frontier Foundation this week filed a complaint against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for secretly collecting data on all telephone calls to as many as 116 countries, possibly going back to the 1990s. The suit was filed on behalf of Human Rights Watch. Many of the calls were made to countries certified under Section 706[1] of the U.S. Foreign Relations Authorization Act as being heavily involved in the drug trade. The president has to renew this certification annually.

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