An Open Letter to New York Comic-Con: Protect Our Secret Identities!

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Last weekend at New York Comic-Con, a lot of attendees found themselves tweeting ecstatically about the convention — without having written those tweets, because NYCC had hijacked people's social media accounts that were linked to their badges. In this open letter, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why that's … » 10/16/13 6:58pm 10/16/13 6:58pm

Senate High-Fives Phone Companies for Spying on Americans

In a historic vote this afternoon, the Senate voted to amend the Foreign Intelligence Security Act (FISA) to expand the government's surveillance capabilities and provide retroactive immunity for phone companies who participated in the Bush administration's illegal wiretapping program. The margin of victory was wide,… » 7/09/08 8:30pm 7/09/08 8:30pm

Superhero Presents Strong Case for ID Cards as States Get Real ID…

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Batman Bin Suparman here. I wanted to talk to you about Real ID. Apparently, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security just extended deadlines on Real ID because many states are resisting it. I know that in the United States and the UK national identity cards are considered a risk to privacy, even while US… » 4/05/08 12:00pm 4/05/08 12:00pm

Verizon, AT&T Respect Your SMS Privacy

Verizon and AT&T have both gone on record saying they do not record SMS communications. The privacy debate is one that, understandably, gets emotions stirred, but you can all rest a little easy knowing the official stances of two of the major cellular networks. » 1/26/08 1:20pm 1/26/08 1:20pm

AT&T said they do not store SMS messages beyond 72 hours,…