Best Tech Do-Gooders - 2010
The Electronic Frontier Foundation
For the last two decades, these champions of free speech have been going to court to do legal battle for your rights. Some of their greatest hits? Protecting the rights of online journalists to keep sources confidential, keeping the government from tracking your location via cellphone without probable cause, and going head to head with the makers of the electronic voting machines, who tried to use copyright law to keep damaging documents about their faulty products off the Internet. In a world where some people have trouble understanding Facebook etiquette, let alone the intricacies of their digital rights, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is an invaluable resource.