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Eleventh Circuit Judge Endorses Warrant for Border Device Searches

A recent federal appeals court decision shows that at least one judge thinks border agents should get a warrant before conducting forensic searches of travelers...   [ continue reading...]

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Will Big Content Derail Argentina's New Intermediary Law?

The Federal Congress of Argentina is currently debating a new law on intermediary liability, which would establish a safe harbor of protection for Int...   [ continue reading...]

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Android Users, Change This Setting to Stop Facebook's Collection of Your Call and Text Metadata

The news that Facebook logs Android users’ calls and texts is raising new questions about Facebook’s privacy practices. Here are some answers and st...   [ continue reading...]

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Malaysia Set to Censor Political Speech as Fake News

The government of Malaysia has rushed a new Anti-Fake News Bill into Parliament aimed at restricting political speech ahead of upcoming general elections. As wi...   [ continue reading...]

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The John Perry Barlow Internet Ideas Symposium

John Perry Barlow Internet Ideas Symposium Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 2 PM to 6 PM The Internet Archive at 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118 Join us f...   [ continue reading...]

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Copyright and Online Journalism: What’s Going On In New York?

It’s been a rough month for online journalism, as a pair of ill-advised copyright decisions from federal courts in New York chip away at the legal protect...   [ continue reading...]

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Federal Circuit Continues to Screw Up Copyright Law and Thwart Innovation

In a surprising decision that should terrify software developers, the Federal Circuit held today that Google’s use in its Android mobile operating system...   [ continue reading...]

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Why We Can’t Give You A Recommendation

No single messaging app can perfectly meet everyone’s security and communication needs, so we can’t make a recommendation without considering the de...   [ continue reading...]

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EFF Asks Federal Circuit Not to Make It Harder To Challenge Software Patents

In its landmark Alice v. CLS Bank decision, the Supreme Court returned some much-needed balance to the patent system. The court invalidated an abstract software...   [ continue reading...]

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Catalog of Missing Devices: Meme-Making DVR

The Supreme Court says that copyright requires "escape valves" like fair use to comply with the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of expression. Fair u...   [ continue reading...]

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Secure Messaging? More Like A Secure Mess.

There is no such thing as a perfect or one-size-fits-all messaging app. For users, a messenger that is reasonable for one person could be dangerous for another....   [ continue reading...]

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First Amendment and FX Triumph in “Feud” Right of Publicity Case

In a big win for free speech, the California Court of Appeal has rejected Olivia de Havilland’s right of publicity and false light claims against FX. The...   [ continue reading...]

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One Response to the Cambridge Analytica Scandal: Block Facebook's Tracking With Privacy Badger

With Facebook in a dominant position in hosting a huge portion of the world’s social conversation, we’ve been worried about the incredible power the...   [ continue reading...]

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The New Frontier of E-Carceration: Trading Physical for Virtual Prisons

Criminal justice advocates have been working hard to abolish cash bail schemes and dismantle the prison industrial complex. And one of the many tools touted as...   [ continue reading...]

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Stupid Patent of the Month: A Token of Troll Appreciation

In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case that, for the most part, banned the kind of “do it on a computer” style patents that have plagued the...   [ continue reading...]

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Responsibility Deflected, the CLOUD Act Passes

“People deserve the right to a better process.” Those are the words of Jim McGovern, representative for Massachusetts and member of the House of Rep...   [ continue reading...]

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EFF Helps SEACC Stand Up To Mining Company, Protects Fair Use Rights

When a mining company sent a cease and desist letter aimed at a critical documentary, the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) worked with the Electron...   [ continue reading...]

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How Congress Censored the Internet

In Passing SESTA/FOSTA, Lawmakers Failed to Separate Their Good Intentions from Bad Law Today was a dark day for the Internet. The U.S. Senate just voted 97-2 t...   [ continue reading...]

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Yet Another Lesson from the Cambridge Analytica Fiasco: Remove the Barriers to User Privacy Control

Last weekend’s Cambridge Analytica news—that the company was able to access tens of millions of users’ data by paying low-wage workers on Amaz...   [ continue reading...]

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Advocating for Change: How Lucy Parsons Labs Defends Transparency in Chicago

Here at the Electronic Frontier Alliance, we’re lucky to have incredible member organizations engaging in advocacy on our issues across the U.S. One of th...   [ continue reading...]

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