Privacy Guard

EFF creates a stronger ‘Do Not Track’ standard to stop unwanted tracking once and for all

By on August 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

EFF creates a stronger ‘Do Not Track’ standard to stop unwanted tracking once and for all

Unless you take some fairly serious steps to guard your privacy, at least some of your web browsing each day is being tracked. We promise. Advertisers stand to make big bucks by learning as much as possible about our browsing habits, and precious little can stop them. In fact, as we learned several years ago, webgoers can’t even use the “Do Not Track” setting available in popular browsers to guard their privacy, because many advertisers still secretly track users either way.

Useless though “Do Not Track” may be, don’t despair. While virtual private networks might be the safest way to browse today, the protectors of the Internet over at the Electronic Frontier Foundation have announced the creation of a new, more effective Do Not Track feature that will actually stop advertisers from spying on people without their knowledge. More →

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How To Contact Congress

EFF launches open source site to help you contact Congress, and to hold Congress accountable

By on July 16, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

EFF launches open source site to help you contact Congress, and to hold Congress accountable

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has long been known as a protector of the free Internet, but the organization can’t do it alone. One of the EFF’s greatest strengths is its ability to rally people behind its causes, which of course isn’t terribly difficult since the group’s causes always benefit Internet users.

With the EFF’s latest project, the organization has created a new open source tool that makes it easier than ever for Americans to contact their Congressmen and women and make their voices heard. And just as important, the tool will also allow the EFF to hold members of Congress accountable. More →

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iMessage and FaceTime Security

EFF: iMessage and FaceTime are best, most secure, mass-market messaging options

By on November 6, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

EFF: iMessage and FaceTime are best, most secure, mass-market messaging options

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Tuesday released a report on messaging apps security, saying that Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime SMS/instant message and video chat services, respectively, are the most secure mass-market options for consumers, though that doesn’t mean everything is perfect. More →

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Privacy Badger Plugin

The EFF has a new tool that will stop websites from spying on you

By on July 22, 2014 at 6:35 PM.

The EFF has a new tool that will stop websites from spying on you

Things have gotten to the point where many Internet users are starting to assume that almost every website on the Net is spying on them or tracking them in some way. And the sad reality is in most cases, they’re correct — nearly all websites people might visit contain some code that is intended to monitor, track or even “spy” on users. So for the privacy conscious among us, is there anything we can do to stop the madness?

The answer, of course, is yes. More →

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EFF HTTPS Everywhere for Android

How the EFF is securing your Android web surfing experience

By on February 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

How the EFF is securing your Android web surfing experience

Android users worried about the security of their mobile Internet browsing in light of all the advanced spying practices recently revealed by Edward Snowden’s leaked documents, should know the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is ready to help by providing its HTTPS Everywhere extension to the Firefox app for Android devices. More →

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