John Perry Barlow: Honoring an Internet Hero

Individuals from the furthest corners of cyberspace will gather in San Francisco this weekend to celebrate the life and incredible legacy of  Internet visionary, Grateful Dead lyricist, and EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow. If you are unable to attend in person, we encourage you to…

San Francisco: Building Community Broadband to Protect Net Neutrality and Online Privacy

Like many cities around the country, San Francisco is considering an investment in community broadband infrastructure: high-speed fiber that would make Internet access cheaper and better for city residents. Community broadband can help alleviate a number of issues with Internet access that we see all…

Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Systems Threatens Civil Liberties, Disproportionately Affects People of Color: EFF Report

Independent Oversight, Privacy Protections Are Needed San Francisco, California—Face recognition—fast becoming law enforcement’s surveillance tool of choice—is being implemented with little oversight or privacy protections, leading to faulty systems that will disproportionately impact people of color and may implicate innocent people for crimes they didn’t…

Catalog of Missing Devices Illustrates Gadgets that Could and Should Exist

Bad Copyright Law Prevents Innovators from Creating Cool New Tools San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched its “Catalog of Missing Devices”—a project that illustrates the gadgets that could and should exist, if not for bad copyright laws that prevent innovators from…

EFF and Lookout Uncover New Malware Espionage Campaign Infecting Thousands Around the World

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and mobile security company Lookout have uncovered a new malware espionage campaign infecting thousands of people in more than 20 countries. Hundreds of gigabytes of data has been stolen, primarily through mobile devices compromised by fake secure…

Russian hackers targeting US Senate email accounts: Report

San FRancisco, Jan 13 (IANS) A hacking group allegedly associated with the Russian government is actively targeting the US Senate’s internal email system since June 2017, a cyber security firm claimed on Saturday. According to Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, this is the same group…

Google’s new artificial intelligence talks like you, me and everyone

SAN FRANCISCO: In a major step towards its “AI first” dream, Google has developed a text-to-speech artificial intelligence (AI) system that will confuse you with its human-like articulation. The tech giant’s text-to-speech system called “Tacotron 2” delivers an AI-generated computer speech that almost matches with…

Looking Back at the Big Hacks of 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) – It was the year nothing seemed safe. Bombshell hacks were revealed one after another in 2017, from an Equifax breach that compromised almost half the country to global ransom campaigns that cost companies millions of dollars. The cyberattacks highlighted the alarming…

SF Aquatic Park closed to swimmers after third sea lion attack in a week – SFGate

That bracing morning dip in San Francisco Bay lost a bit of its allure Friday after a swimmer was bitten by what was reported as a sea lion at Aquatic Park — the second attack by a marine mammal in less than 24 hours and…

Microsoft pledges USD 50 million to broaden Artificial Intelligence for Earth programme

SAN FRANCISCO: Announcing its plan to broaden the AI for Earth programme, Microsoft has pledged USD 50 million over the next five years to put artificial intelligence technology in the hands of those who are working to mitigate climate change. Microsoft rolled out the AI…

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