EFF’s Transparency Litigation (FOIA)

March 21, 2014

A “handy infographic illustrating EFF’s current Freedom of Information Act caseload” via eff.org.

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals: No Post-Arrest Cell Phone Searches Without Warrants

February 26, 2014

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which is the state supreme court for criminal cases, issued its long-awaited ruling in Texas v. Granville today.  The wait was well worth it.  The CCA ruled that Texas police can no longer search someone’s cell phone without a warrant after they’ve been arrested.  Eight of the court’s nine justices […]

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Following Up on ECPA Reform

February 5, 2014

Last night, I represented EFF-Austin on a panel discussion hosted by America’s Future Foundation and Google.  The topic for the evening was the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 and a good time was had by all.  Fonda San Miguel proved itself a wonderful location for technology and privacy enthusiasts to congregate and discuss the […]

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Terms and Conditions May Apply

January 14, 2014

Our Restore the Fourth friends were promoting a screening of this documentary in Austin a few months ago. Here’s the website for the film: http://tacma.net/ And here’s the film:

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Open Access Week at UT-Austin

September 29, 2013

“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. Research funding agencies, universities, and the general public are supporting a move towards […]

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“Terms and Conditions May Apply”: screening September 19th at Stateside

September 14, 2013

As anyone who has been keeping up with the news lately can tell you, there are a number of ways the American (and global) public is non-consensually forking over data to government surveillance agencies. While warrantless surveillance is an extremely important topic of discussion, we should also consider our responsibility to know what personal information […]

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Einstein, Pizza, and Privacy

August 21, 2013

Pizza Cat Face in Deep Space (click for awesome) Albert Einstein is credited with coming up with the observation that “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” He didn’t really say that, but actually said something better in 1946 as part […]

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EFF-Austin at Restore the Fourth ATX (Jul 4)

July 5, 2013

Gregory Foster of EFF-Austin speaks at the Restore the Fourth event in Austin, Texas (July 4, 2013) on the secret USPS Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program, the Edward Snowden NSA leaks, general warrants, and the Fourth Amendment. Restore the Fourth National – website, @Restore_the4th, #RestoreThe4th, #RT4 Austin – Facebook Group, Facebook Event, reddit, @Restore4thATX, […]

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EFF-Austin on KOOP radio (Jun 17)

June 20, 2013

EFF-Austin’s Jon Lebkowsky and Gregory Foster were interviewed by Mark Boyden on KOOP Radio’s “Reflections of Community Outreach” program on June 17, 2013. The conversation ranged across the history of EFF-Austin, the 2013 Texas Legislature session, and NSA domestic spying. http://www.koop.org/schedule/detail.php?ext=info&oa_id=42

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Help protect geolocation privacy with Texas HB1608

May 7, 2013

TxEPC Action! This Thursday May 9th, the Texas House of Representatives votes on HB1608 to determine whether our state will respect the privacy of your mobile phone geolocation data. Mobile phones are designed to track everywhere they go, and we think law enforcement should have to demonstrate probable cause to a judge before gaining access […]

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