At HOPE, EFF releases code for Open Wireless router

At last weekend’s HOPE Conference in New York City, the EFF released the code for their experimental hacker alpha wireless router software specifically designed to support secure, shareable Open Wireless networks. We are offering this hacker alpha release to engage enthusiastic technical users who would like to help us test, develop, improve, and harden the […]

Hacking the Patent System: alternative patent licensing

The EFF has announced their participation in the launch of a new guide to alternative patent licensing. The guide was prepared by the Juelsgaard Intellectual Property & Innovation Clinic at Stanford Law School in partnership with EFF, Engine, and the Open Invention Network (OIN). Generally speaking, defensive aggregators use the pooled resources of member companies […]

Android privacy controls appear, disappear in 4.3 – 4.4 transition

Apparently what “the Google” gives, “the Google” can take away. Recently Android was being lauded for adding additional privacy controls to Android 4.3+, allowing users to install apps while denying some of the apps’ attempts to collect the user’s data. This feature was accessible by installing a tool like App Ops Launcher (pictured above.) However, […]