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EFF and MuckRock Are Filing a Thousand Public Records Requests About ALPR Data Sharing

EFF and MuckRock have a launched a new public records campaign to reveal how much data law enforcement agencies have collected using automated license plate rea...   [ continue reading...]

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New National Academy of Sciences Report on Encryption Asks the Wrong Questions

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released a much-anticipated report yesterday that attempts to influence the encryption debate by proposing a “frame...   [ continue reading...]

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"FREE from Chains!": Eskinder Nega is Released from Jail

Eskinder Nega, one of Ethiopia's most prominent online writers, winner of the Golden Pen of Freedom in 2014, the International Press Institute's World Press Fre...   [ continue reading...]

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Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Systems Threatens Civil Liberties, Disproportionately Affects People of Color: EFF Report

Independent Oversight, Privacy Protections Are NeededSan Francisco, California—Face recognition—fast becoming law enforcement’s surveillance t...   [ continue reading...]

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The False Teeth of Chrome's Ad Filter.

Today Google launched a new version of its Chrome browser with what they call an "ad filter"—which means that it sometimes blocks ads but is not an "ad bl...   [ continue reading...]

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The False Teeth of Chrome's Ad Filter

Today Google launched a new version of its Chrome browser with what they call an "ad filter"—which means that it sometimes blocks ads but is not an "ad bl...   [ continue reading...]

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Federal Judge Says Embedding a Tweet Can Be Copyright Infringement

Rejecting years of settled precedent, a federal court in New York has ruled [PDF] that you could infringe copyright simply by embedding a tweet in a web page. E...   [ continue reading...]

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Customs and Border Protection's Biometric Data Snooping Goes Too Far

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Privacy Office, and Office of Field Operations recently invited privacy stak...   [ continue reading...]

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Let's Encrypt Hits 50 Million Active Certificates and Counting

In yet another milestone on the path to encrypting the web, Let’s Encrypt has now issued over 50 million active certificates. Depending on your definition...   [ continue reading...]

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The Revolution and Slack

The revolution will not be televised, but it may be hosted on Slack. Community groups, activists, and workers in the United States are increasingly gravitating...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Canada Be the New Testing Ground for SOPA-lite? Canadian Media Companies Hope So

A consortium of media and distribution companies calling itself “FairPlay Canada” is lobbying for Canada to implement a fast-track, extrajudicial we...   [ continue reading...]

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Court Dismisses Playboy's Lawsuit Against Boing Boing (For Now)

In a win for free expression, a court has dismissed a copyright lawsuit against Happy Mutants, LLC, the company behind acclaimed website Boing Boing. The court...   [ continue reading...]

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Companies Must Be Accountable to All Users: The Story of Egyptian Activist Wael Abbas

Egyptian journalist Wael Abbas holds a special distinction: Over the years, he’s experienced censorship at the hands of four of Silicon Valley’s top...   [ continue reading...]

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How Have Europe's Upload Filtering and Link Tax Plans Changed?

Although we have been opposing Europe's misguided link tax and upload filtering proposals ever since they first surfaced in 2016, the proposals haven't bee...   [ continue reading...]

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We Don’t Need New Laws for Faked Videos, We Already Have Them

Video editing technology hit a milestone this month. The new tech is being used to make porn. With easy-to-use software, pretty much anyone can seamlessly take...   [ continue reading...]

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Oregon Steps Up to the Plate on Network Neutrality This Month

It should not be surprising that arguably the biggest mistake in Internet policy history is going to invoke a vast political response. Since the FCC repealed fe...   [ continue reading...]

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Imprisoned Blogger Eskinder Nega Won't Sign a False Confession

Online publisher and blogger Eskinder Nega has been imprisoned in Ethiopia since September 2011 for the "crime" of writing articles critical of his government....   [ continue reading...]

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Internet Users Spoke Up To Keep Safe Harbors Safe

Today, we delivered a petition to the U.S. Copyright Office to keep copyright’s safe harbors safe.  We asked the Copyright Office to remove a bureauc...   [ continue reading...]

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The CLOUD Act: A Dangerous Expansion of Police Snooping on Cross-Border Data

This week, Senators Hatch, Graham, Coons, and Whitehouse introduced a bill that diminishes the data privacy of people around the world. The Clarifying Overseas...   [ continue reading...]

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Newly Released Surveillance Orders Show That Even with Individualized Court Oversight, Spying Powers Are Misused

Once-secret surveillance court orders obtained by EFF last week show that even when the court authorizes the government to spy on specific Americans for nationa...   [ continue reading...]

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