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TPP Comes Back From the Dead... Or Does It?

Could the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) be coming back from the dead? It is at least a possibility, following the release of a carefully-worded statement...   [ continue reading...]

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Diego Gomez Finally Cleared of Criminal Charges for Sharing Research

In 2011, Colombian graduate student Diego Gomez shared another student’s Master’s thesis with colleagues over the Internet. After a long legal battl...   [ continue reading...]

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Book Review: The End of Ownership

In the digital age, a lot depends on whether we actually own our stuff, and who gets to decide that in the first place. In The End of Ownership: Personal Proper...   [ continue reading...]

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No Evidence that "Stronger" Patents Will Mean More Innovation

Push to once again allow abstract patents is misguided Right now, the patent lobby—in the form of the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the Ame...   [ continue reading...]

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Congress’ Imperfect Start to Addressing Vulnerabilities

With the global and debilitating WannaCry ransomware attack dominating the news in recent weeks, it’s increasingly necessary to have a serious policy deba...   [ continue reading...]

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Addressing Delays in Democracy.io and the EFF Action Center Message Delivery

EFF has identified and addressed the delivery problem, and we extend our deep apologies for the delays to digital activists who use our tools. We recently becam...   [ continue reading...]

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Court Orders Government To Provide More Information About Withheld Information in Laura Poitras’ FOIA Lawsuit

Laura Poitras—the Academy and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist behind CITIZENFOUR and Risk—wants to know why s...   [ continue reading...]

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Wikimedia's Constitutional Challenges of NSA Upstream Surveillance Moves Forward

A court ruling today allowing Wikimedia’s claims challenging the constitutionality of NSA’s Upstream surveillance to go forward is good news. It sh...   [ continue reading...]

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Judge Orders Government to Provide Evidence About Internet Surveillance

We're finally going to get some honesty on how the NSA spies on innocent Americans' communications. A federal judge late last week in Jewel v. NSA, EFF&rsq...   [ continue reading...]

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New Twitter Policy Abandons a Longstanding Privacy Pledge

Twitter plans to roll out a new privacy policy on June 18, and, with it, is promising to roll back its longstanding commitment to obey the Do Not Track (DNT) br...   [ continue reading...]

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Illinois Advances “Right to Know” Digital Privacy Bills

EFF supports Illinois legislation (SB 1502 and HB 2774) that would empower people who visit commercial websites and online services to learn what personal infor...   [ continue reading...]

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Supreme Court Ends Texas’ Grip On Patent Cases

Today the Supreme Court issued a decision that will have a massive impact on patent troll litigation. In TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, the court ruled that paten...   [ continue reading...]

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Online Censorship and User Notification: Lessons from Thailand

For governments interested in suppressing information online, the old methods of direct censorship are getting less and less effective. Over the past month, the...   [ continue reading...]

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How to Opt Out of Twitter's New Privacy Settings

Since Wednesday night, Twitter users have been greeted by a pop-up notice about Twitter’s new privacy policy, which will come into effect June 18: Cont...   [ continue reading...]

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No Hunting Undocumented Immigrants with Stingrays

In the latest sign of mission creep in domestic deployment of battlefield-strength surveillance technology, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) earli...   [ continue reading...]

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Dear FCC: We See Through Your Plan to Roll Back Real Net Neutrality

Pretty much everyone says they are in favor of net neutrality–the idea that service providers shouldn’t engage in data discrimination, but should in...   [ continue reading...]

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As USTR Takes Office, EFF Sets Out Our Demands on Trade Transparency

The new U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, took office this week. EFF has written him a letter to let him know that we'll be holding him to the commi...   [ continue reading...]

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Nominate a 2017 Pioneer!

Nominations are now open for EFF's 26th Annual Pioneer Awards, to be presented this fall in San Francisco. EFF established the Pioneer Awards in 1992 to recogni...   [ continue reading...]

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The FCC Needs to Cut Through The Noise and Listen to The Public’s Support for Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission’s vote tomorrow will be a step towards undermining the rules that protect Internet users from data discrimination by...   [ continue reading...]

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Recording Industry Claims Imaginary Value Gap as a Bigger Threat Than Piracy

One of the most significant events that took place at this month's meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), that EFF attended, wasn't par...   [ continue reading...]

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