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Appeals Court Limits Ability of Patent Trolls to File Suit in Far-Flung Districts

In a closely watched case, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued an order that should see many more patent cases leaving the Eastern District...   [ continue reading...]

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Appeals Court Rules Against Warrantless Cell-site Simulator Surveillance

Law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C. violated the Fourth Amendment when they used a cell site simulator to locate a suspect without a warrant, a D.C. ap...   [ continue reading...]

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.cat Domain a Casualty in Catalonian Independence Crackdown

On October 1, a referendum will be held on whether Catalonia, an autonomous region of the northeast of Spain, should declare itself to be an independent country...   [ continue reading...]

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Apple does right by users and advertisers are displeased

With the new Safari 11 update, Apple takes an important step to protect your privacy, specifically how your browsing habits are tracked and shared with parties...   [ continue reading...]

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Attack on CCleaner Highlights the Importance of Securing Downloads and Maintaining User Trust

Some of the most worrying kinds of attacks are ones that exploit users’ trust in the systems and softwares they use every day. Yesterday, Cisco’s Ta...   [ continue reading...]

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EFF to Court: The First Amendment Protects the Right to Record First Responders

The First Amendment protects the right of members of the public to record first responders addressing medical emergencies, EFF argued in an amicus brief filed i...   [ continue reading...]

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An open letter to the W3C Director, CEO, team and membership

Dear Jeff, Tim, and colleagues, In 2013, EFF was disappointed to learn that the W3C had taken on the project of standardizing “Encrypted Media Extensions,...   [ continue reading...]

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Security Education: What's New on Surveillance Self-Defense

Since 2014, our digital security guide, Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD), has taught thousands of Internet users how to protect themselves from surveillance, wit...   [ continue reading...]

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The Cybercrime Convention's New Protocol Needs to Uphold Human Rights

As part of an ongoing attempt to help law enforcement obtain data across international borders, the Council of Europe’s Cybercrime Convention— final...   [ continue reading...]

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Azure Confidential Computing Heralds the Next Generation of Encryption in the Cloud

For years, EFF has commended companies who make cloud applications that encrypt data in transit. But soon, the new gold standard for cloud application encryptio...   [ continue reading...]

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Live Blog: Senate Commerce Committee Discusses SESTA

There’s a bill in Congress that would be a disaster for free speech online. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is holding a hea...   [ continue reading...]

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California Legislature Sells Out Our Data to ISPs

In the dead of night, the California Legislature shelved legislation that would have protected every Internet user in the state from having their data collected...   [ continue reading...]

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One Last Chance for Police Transparency in California

As the days wind down for the California legislature to pass bills, transparency advocates have seen landmark measures fall by the wayside. Without explanation,...   [ continue reading...]

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In A Win For Privacy, Uber Restores User Control Over Location-Sharing

After making an unfortunate change to its privacy settings last year, we are glad to see that Uber has reverted back to settings that empower its users to make...   [ continue reading...]

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Shrinking Transparency in the NAFTA and RCEP Negotiations

Provisions on digital trade are quietly being squared away in both of the two major trade negotiations currently underway—the North American Free Trade Ag...   [ continue reading...]

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We're Asking the Copyright Office to Protect Your Right To Remix, Study, and Tinker With Digital Devices and Media

Who controls your digital devices and media? If it's not you, why not? EFF has filed new petitions with the Copyright Office to give those in the United States...   [ continue reading...]

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EFF Asks Court: Can Prosecutors Hide Behind Trade Secret Privilege to Convict You?

California Appeals Court Urged to Allow Defense Review of DNA Matching SoftwareIf a computer DNA matching program gives test results that implicate you in a cri...   [ continue reading...]

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Three Lies Big Internet providers Are Spreading to Kill the California Broadband Privacy Bill

Now that California’s Broadband Privacy Bill, A.B. 375, is headed for a final vote in the California legislature, Comcast, Verizon, and all their allies a...   [ continue reading...]

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Stop SESTA: Whose Voices Will SESTA Silence?

Overreliance on Automated Filters Would Push Victims Off of the Internet In all of the debate about the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA, S. 1693), ther...   [ continue reading...]

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VICTORY: DOJ Backs Down from Facebook Gag Orders in Not-so-secret Investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice has come to the obvious conclusion that there’s no need to order Facebook to keep an investigation “secret” whe...   [ continue reading...]

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