Peter Eckersley

Peter Eckersley is Technology Projects Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Articles by this author

Views
Friday, March 31, 2017
Dear Mr. President: Reject the D.C. Swamp and Veto the Broadband Privacy Repeal
President Trump will soon be asked to sign into law a bill that gives tremendous power to some of the most hated companies in America , the cable and telephone industry. If he cares about protecting our privacy from the very special interests he campaigned against, he’ll veto the bill. In the last...
Read more
Views
Monday, March 27, 2017
Five Ways Cybersecurity Will Suffer If Congress Repeals the FCC Privacy Rules
Back in October of 2016, the Federal Communications Commission passed some pretty awesome rules that would bar your Internet provider from invading your privacy. The rules would keep Internet providers like Comcast and Time Warner Cable from doing things like selling your personal information to...
Read more
Views
Thursday, March 02, 2017
New FCC Chairman Begins Attacks on Internet Privacy
Your Internet browsing just got a whole lot less secure. Newly minted Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai just granted the telecom industry its wish: he has blocked new requirements that Internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast apply common sense security practices to protect your private data...
Read more
Photo: flickr/cc/ehpien Views
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...
Read more
Views
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Farewell to Aaron Swartz, An Extraordinary Hacker and Activist
Yesterday Aaron Swartz, a close friend and collaborator of ours, committed suicide. This is a tragic end to a brief and extraordinary life.
Read more