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Facebook, Instagram Lack Transparency on Government-Ordered Content Removal Amid Unprecedented Demands to Censor User Speech, EFF's Annual Who Has Your Back Report Shows

Apple App Store, Google Play Store, YouTube Among the Best at Informing Users About the Number of, and Reasons for, Content Takedowns San Francisco, California...   [ continue reading...]

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Author Trademarks the Word 'Cocky,' Earns the Ire of Romance Writers Everywhere

It’s a bad idea to come after romance authors’ favorite double entendres. Unfortunately, Faleena Hopkins, holder of a trademark on the word “c...   [ continue reading...]

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EFF and Other Groups Fight State Department Collection of Social Media Information … Again

EFF and 54 civil liberties organizations joined comments this week written by the Brennan Center for Justice and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC...   [ continue reading...]

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EFF Presents Cory Doctorow's Science Fiction Story About Our Jailbreaking Petition to the Copyright Office

Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA 1201) makes it illegal to get around any sort of lock that controls access to copyrighted material. G...   [ continue reading...]

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Amazon, Stop Powering Government Surveillance

EFF has joined the ACLU and a coalition of civil liberties organizations demanding that Amazon stop powering a government surveillance infrastructure. Last week...   [ continue reading...]

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Today: Tell the California Senate to Defend Net Neutrality and Pass S.B. 822

California’s S.B. 822 is a gold standard for states looking to protect net neutrality. And since the FCC abandoned its role in protecting a free and open...   [ continue reading...]

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How To Turn PGP Back On As Safely As Possible

Previously, EFF recommended to PGP users that, because of new attacks revealed by researchers from Münster University of Applied Sciences, Ruhr University...   [ continue reading...]

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Email Privacy Act Comes Back, Hopefully to Stay

The Email Privacy Act is back. We hope it can stay. The House of Representatives passed a bill this week called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),...   [ continue reading...]

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Advocacy Groups Call On Retailers to Halt Sale of CloudPets Toys

Civil liberties and child advocacy organizations are calling on Walmart, Target, and Amazon to halt sales of CloudPets, stuffed toys that allow the recording an...   [ continue reading...]

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Egyptian Blogger and Activist Wael Abbas Detained

When we wrote of award-winning journalist Wael Abbas being silenced by social media platforms in February, we never suspected that those suspensions would reach...   [ continue reading...]

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Press Conference Tuesday: EFF and Open Internet Advocates Will Urge California Lawmakers to Defend Net Neutrality for Californians

S.B. 822 Will Protect California Internet Users From Blocking, Throttling, and Data Discrimination by ISPsSacramento, California—On Tuesday, May 29, at 11...   [ continue reading...]

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Victory For The First Amendment: Court Rules That Government Officials Who Tweet to the Public Can't Block Users Who They Disagree With

Lawsuit Against President Trump Brought by Twitter Users He BlockedNew York, New York—President Donald Trump's blocking of people on Twitter because they...   [ continue reading...]

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Vote EFF on CREDO's May Ballot

Right now you can help EFF receive a portion of a $150,000+ donation pool without even opening your wallet. EFF is one of the three nonprofits featured in CREDO...   [ continue reading...]

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Stupid Patent of the Month: Facebook Joins the Online Dating Arms Race

Earlier this month, Facebook announced that it will wedge its way into an already-crowded corner of online commerce. The social networking site plans to use its...   [ continue reading...]

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FBI Admits It Inflated Number of Supposedly Unhackable Devices

We’ve learned that the FBI has been misinforming Congress and the public as part of its call for backdoor access to encrypted devices. For months, the Bur...   [ continue reading...]

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Should AI Always Identify Itself? It’s more complicated than you might think.

EFF Opposes California Bill to Require Bot Disclosures    The Google Duplex demos released two weeks ago—audio recordings of the company’...   [ continue reading...]

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EFF Presents Mur Lafferty's Science Fiction Story About Our Fair Use Petition to the Copyright Office

Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA 1201) makes it illegal to get around any sort of lock that controls access to copyrighted material. G...   [ continue reading...]

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Oakland: The New Gold Standard in Community Control of Police Surveillance

There is a new gold standard in the movement to require transparency and community engagement before local police departments are permitted to acquire or use su...   [ continue reading...]

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The Path to Victory on Net Neutrality in the House of Representatives and How You Can Help

The United States Senate has voted to overturn the FCC and restore net neutrality protections, the fate of that measure currently rests in the House of Represen...   [ continue reading...]

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All California Kids Deserve Internet Access—Including Youth in Detention and Foster Care

  A 2014 report by the National Institute of Justice, part of the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, high...   [ continue reading...]

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