Tag: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Facebook Encryption Eyed in Fight Against Online Child Sex Abuse

An explosion in reports of child sexual abuse imagery on the internet is prompting the authorities to step up pressure on technology companies over their use of encryption — and Facebook, which flags by far the largest amount of the material, is drawing outsize attention. The tension is part of a growing debate over privacy […]

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Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies

The F.B.I. has used secret subpoenas to obtain personal data from far more companies than previously disclosed, newly released documents show. The requests, which the F.B.I. says are critical to its counterterrorism efforts, have raised privacy concerns for years but have been associated mainly with tech companies. Now, records show how far beyond Silicon Valley […]

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The Hacking Supergroup That Counts Beto O’Rourke as One of Its Own

CULT OF THE DEAD COW How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the WorldBy Joseph Menn Our story begins at the end, at a fund-raiser for Beto O’Rourke. The attendees are drawn from the Bay Area start-up and tech security world and the host is Adam O’Donnell, an early member of the “original hacking […]

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