Kurt Opsahl

Kurt Opsahl is the Deputy General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Why We Support Apple in Encryption Battle
We at the Electronic Frontier Foundation learned on Tuesday evening that a U.S. federal magistrate judge ordered Apple to backdoor an iPhone that was used by one of the perpetrators of the San Bernardino shootings in December. Apple is fighting the order which would compromise the security of all...
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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
The White House’s New Executive Order On Cyber Crime is (Unfortunately) No Joke
On the morning of April 1st, the White House issued a new executive order (EO) that asserts that malicious “cyber-enabled activities” are a national threat, declares a national emergency, and establishes sanctions and other consequences for individuals and entities. While computer and information...
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
White House Website Includes Unique Non-Cookie Tracker, Conflicts With Privacy Policy
On Monday, ProPublica reported on new research by a team at KU Leuven and Princeton on canvas fingerprinting . One of the most intrusive users of the technology is a company called AddThis, who by are employing it in “shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn...
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Justice Department Subpoena of AP Journalists Shows Need to Protect Calling Records
On Monday, the Associated Press reported that the Department of Justice has collected the telephone calling records of many of its reporters and editors. By obtaining these records, the DOJ has struck a terrible blow against the freedom of the press and the ability of reporters to investigate and report the news.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
CISPA Goes to The Floor for a Vote, Privacy Amendments Blocked
Yesterday, the US House prepared for the debate on the privacy-invading "cybersecurity" bill called CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The rules committee hearing was the last stop before the bill is voted on by the full House.
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Saturday, March 02, 2013
The CISPA Government Access Loophole
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act—CIPSA, the so-called “cybersecurity” bill—is back in Congress . As we've written before, the bill is plagued with privacy problems and we’re urging concerned users to email their Representatives to oppose it .
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