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Sony Pictures Top Lawyer's Emails Exposed In Latest Leak

As had been promised by the Guardians of Peace (GOP), the hacking group responsible for the trove of leaked Sony information, one of the worst batches yet has been released: The email history of Sony Pictures General Counsel Leah Weil.


Obama's Plan For Better Policing: The Good, The Bad, The Body Cameras

You may be shocked to hear that EFF doesn’t think technology is a solution to every problem. That includes problems with the police and with public safety. And, as we’ve pointed out when it comes to drones and other types of local surveillance, we think adoption of new technology requires communities to understand and discuss the pros and cons.


Report: Bose Is Going To Return To The Apple Store

Less than two months after Bose saw its products ignominiously booted from Apple’s physical and online stores, rumours are suggesting a triumphant return for Bose’s high-end audio equipment, now the two firms have finished squabbling.


A New Bill In The US Seeks To Ban FBI Backdoors In Hardware

US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is trying to pass a law that would make it impossible for state agencies to force electronics manufacturers into including backdoors in their products.


Fact Vs Fiction: The 225-Year-Old All Writs Act And Encryption

Following recent reports in the Wall Street Journal and Ars Technica, there’s been new interest in the US government’s use of a relatively obscure law, the All Writs Act.


Apple Deleted Competitors' Songs From Your iPod

During a court hearing in Oakland, California, it’s come to light that, between 2007 and 2009, Apple deleted tracks downloaded from rival music services off of iPods. According to attorney Patrick Coughlin, users who downloaded music from other services and then tried to sync them to their iPod using iTunes would receive an error message.


How Police In The US Bought A Drone In Secret Despite Public Disapproval

You may remember that last year in Oakland, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors held a packed public hearing where members of the community, joined by EFF and ACLU of Northern California, testified for over three hours about worries around Sheriff Greg Ahern’s plan to obtain a drone. The consensus at the hearing was clear — at the hearing, only one attendee spoke in favour of the acquisition.


Steve Jobs Will Testify From Beyond The Grave Via A 2011 Recording

The long-running case against Apple for allegedly forcing iTunes users to use iPods is about to come to a head only nearly a decade too late, with a deposition from Jobs recorded six months before his death in 2011 the cornerstone of the case.


Finally, Someone Is Going To Jail For Revenge Porn

On Monday, a Los Angeles man named Noe Iniguez became the first person ever to receive a sentence for violating California’s new revenge porn law. Iniguez got one year in jail and 36 months probation for three criminal counts, one of which was revenge porn-related.


What Today's Facebook Supreme Court Case In The US Means For Free Speech Online

How carefully do you think about the things you post on Facebook? Depending on the outcome of today’s US Supreme Court hearing, that answer could soon be way more carefully than you ever have before.