Tag: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

EFF Warns Against PGP, Reveals Vulnerabilities

EFF Warns Against PGP, Reveals Vulnerabilities

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently advised users to immediately disable or uninstall PGP upon discovering a number of vulnerabilities that could reveal the contents of email previously thought to be encrypted. EFF’s claims were supported by researchers who also said that there are currently no known fixes for the flaws and told users to instead consider using end-to-end secure channels, such as Signal. The foundation has also created guides for disabling PGP in Outlook using Thunderbird and Enigmail, Gpg4win, and Apple Mail with GPGTools. GnuPG however, tweeted that the EFF merely found mail clients which do not properly check […]

Digital Rights Group Accuses Silicon Valley Companies of Aiding Internet Censorship

Digital Rights Group Accuses Silicon Valley Companies of Aiding Internet Censorship

Jillian York of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently criticized Silicon Valley companies for contributing to the growing censorship of the Internet and accused them of willingly complying with requests from authoritarian governments.     York cited the compliance of Snapchat and Medium with the Saudi Arabian government a few months ago. She added that internet censorship gives rise to all kinds of inequalities. Meanwhile, veteran security researcher Stefan Tanase said that the restriction of internet access by governments around the world will take a toll on the global economy, education, and human rights. He also warned that most restrictive regimes may […]