It helps answer the question I asked a couple of days ago, if EFF can rep the users of tech industry services if they already rep the interests of the industry.
In both cases the $1 million payment was in settlement of a legal action, not brought by the EFF. Both companies, according to the Fortune article, "helped select EFF to be their beneficiary."
I remembered reading about the settlements at the time, but didn't remember them when I wrote Tuesday's blog post. It's where I formed the impression that the EFF gets money from the tech industry.
Thanks Adam for digging up this pointer!