ComputerCOP is Fake Internet Safety Software

ComputerCOP is a popular piece of software that is marketed as an Internet safety program. But when an EFF web developer and staff technologist analyzed the software’s security features, they found that it is actually just spyware. Local police and … Continue reading

Cryptography Backdoors Undermine User Security

Apple’s iOS 8 is out with data encryption for users, and Google’s encrypted Android L is expected soon. Apple and Google both announced that their newest devices would come with encryption technology. US law enforcement officials have been having tantrums … Continue reading

Is an Internet Bill of Rights for Privacy Feasible?

Tim Berners-Lee still defends the Internet, even decades after its birth. He now advocates a new Magna Carta for the online world. He says that it makes online privacy feasible and is a step towards regaining freedom. The Internet should … Continue reading

Finally, Facebook Apologizes for Emotion Experiment

Facebook has finally issued an apology for the mood experiment they conducted on users in 2011. They have explained why they did it and how they will do it in the future. What’s lacking is informed consent. Facebook Apologizes But … Continue reading