EFF leaves advocacy group over untrustworthy members

It’s good for companies and organizations to bond together to fight the government over privacy issues. When members of that group have questionable allegiances such as Google and Facebook, it’s no surprise that an organization such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation would want to leave.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an influential digital rights organization, announced on Thursday that it will resign from a group of tech companies, known as the the Global Network Initiative, that advocates to stop government censorship of the internet.

The EFF claims that it longer has confidence that members of the group, which includes Facebook and Google, can speak freely about privacy and surveillance given the US government’s controversial PRISM and Bullrun programs. The programs, details of which were leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, involve secretly collecting information and interfering with cryptography standards.

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