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EFF Urges DHS to Abandon Social Media Surveillance and Automated “Extreme Vetting” of Immigrants

EFF is urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to end its programs of social media surveillance and automated “extreme vetting” of immigran...   [ continue reading...]

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Court Rules Platforms Can Defend Users’ Free Speech Rights, But Fails to Follow Through on Protections for Anonymous Speech

A decision by a California appeals court on Monday recognized that online platforms can fight for their users’ First Amendment rights, though the decision...   [ continue reading...]

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Time Will Tell if the New Vulnerabilities Equities Process Is a Step Forward for Transparency

The White House has released a new and apparently improved Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP), showing signs that there will be more transparency into the g...   [ continue reading...]

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Announcing the Security Education Companion

The need for robust personal digital security is growing every day. From grassroots groups to civil society organizations to individual EFF members, people from...   [ continue reading...]

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Stupid Patent Data of the Month: the Devil in the Details

A Misunderstanding of Data Leads to a Misunderstanding of Patent Law and Policy Bad patents shouldn’t be used to stifle competition. A process to challeng...   [ continue reading...]

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¿Dónde Están Mis Datos en Colombia? Nuestro tercer informe anual muestra el progreso

La Fundación Karisma en cooperación con EFF ha lanzado su tercer año, ¿Dónde Estan Mis Datos? Informe que es la versió...   [ continue reading...]

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Appeals Court’s Disturbing Ruling Jeopardizes Protections for Anonymous Speakers

A federal appeals court has issued an alarming ruling that significantly erodes the Constitution’s protections for anonymous speakers—and simultaneo...   [ continue reading...]

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20 Years of Protecting Intermediaries: Legacy of 'Zeran' Remains a Critical Protection for Freedom of Expression Online

This article first appeared on Nov. 10 in Law.com. At the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), we are proud to be ardent defenders of §230. Even before &s...   [ continue reading...]

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Who Has Your Back in Colombia? Our Third-Annual Report Shows Progress

Fundación Karisma in cooperation with EFF has released its third-annual ¿Dónde Estan Mis Datos? report, the Colombian version of EFF’...   [ continue reading...]

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EFF’s Street-Level Surveillance Project Dissects Police Technology

Step onto any city street and you may find yourself subject to numerous forms of police surveillance—many imperceptible to the human eye.A cruiser equippe...   [ continue reading...]

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Despite A Victory on IP, the TPP's Resurgence Hasn't Cured Its Ills

Ever since the United States withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) back in January, the remaining eleven countries have been quietly...   [ continue reading...]

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Another Court Overreaches With Site-Blocking Order Targeting Sci-Hub

Nearly six years ago, Internet user communities rose up and said no to the disastrous SOPA copyright bill. This bill proposed creating a new, quick court order...   [ continue reading...]

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TSA Plans to Use Face Recognition to Track Americans Through Airports

The “PreCheck” program is billed as a convenient service to allow U.S. travelers to “speed through security” at airports. However, the l...   [ continue reading...]

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House Judiciary Committee Forced Into Difficult Compromise On Surveillance Reform

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved the USA Liberty Act, a surveillance reform package introduced last month by House Judiciary Committee Chairm...   [ continue reading...]

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SESTA Approved by Senate Commerce Committee—Still an Awful Bill

The Senate Commerce Committee just approved a slightly modified version of SESTA, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (S. 1693). SESTA was and continues to be...   [ continue reading...]

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Here's How Congress Should Respond to the Equifax Breach

There is very little doubt that Equifax’s negligent security practices were a major contributing factor in the massive breach of 145.5-million Americans&r...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Blocking People From His Twitter Account Violates the First Amendment, EFF Tells Court

Agencies’ and Officials’ Social Media Posts Are Vital Communications That Can’t Be Denied to People Whose Views Officials Don’t LikeNew...   [ continue reading...]

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Sen. Feinstein Supports "Backdoor" Warrants, So Why Don’t Reps. Nunes and Schiff?

As the deadline for renewing and reforming key portions of the NSA’s spying apparatus looms less than two months away, two of the most important members o...   [ continue reading...]

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The Term “Homegrown Violent Extremist” Needs Transparency

The Department of Defense has broadened surveillance to encompass a new type of potential, U.S.-based threat but it has not publicly described the criteria it u...   [ continue reading...]

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Verizon Asks the Federal Communications Commission to Prohibit States from Protecting User Privacy

After lobbying Congress to repeal consumer privacy protections over ISPs, Verizon wants the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to do it a favor and preempt...   [ continue reading...]

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