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Privacy Badger Is Changing to Protect You Better

Privacy Badger Is Changing to Protect You Better

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Announcing Global Privacy Control in Privacy Badger

Announcing Global Privacy Control in Privacy Badger

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A Legislative Path to an Interoperable Internet

A Legislative Path to an Interoperable Internet

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItFrontier’s bankruptcy has , including 2 million Californians, who are stuck with their deteriorating DSL monopoly. After deciding for years to never upgrade their networks to fiber—despite the fact that, according to their own bankruptcy filing, they could haveDefinitions matter. Especially when those definitions come from the federal government. In the case of “broadband,” the definition set by the federal government creates our standard of Internet living. Depressingly, the American government’s...

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Inside the Invasive, Secretive “Bossware” Tracking Workers

Inside the Invasive, Secretive “Bossware” Tracking Workers

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItTable: Common surveillance features of bossware productsActivity monitoring (apps, websites)Screenshots or screen recordingsKeyloggingWebcam/ microphone activationCan be made "invisible"ActivTrakCleverControlDeskTimeHubstaffInterguardStaffCopTeramindTimeDoctorWork ExaminerWorkPulsShare ItShare It

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Governments Shouldn’t Use “Centralized” Proximity Tracking Technology

Governments Shouldn’t Use “Centralized” Proximity Tracking Technology

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItThis blog post with co-authored with of , a Santa Clara Principles partner. As COVID-19 has spread around the world and online platforms have scrambled to adjust their operations and workforces to a new reality, company commitments to theWe're closely watching how Facebook enforces its newly-announced policy that limits speech by users who are organizing public protests. This policy is deserving of special attention since it effects free expression on two levels: the organization of the protest itself, and...

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May 12
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Apple and Google’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification API: Questions and Answers

Apple and Google’s COVID-19 Exposure Notification API: Questions and Answers

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItIt’s been a joke for years now, from the days when Facebook was just a website where you said you were eating a sandwich and Instagram was just where you posted photos of said sandwich, but, right now, we really are living our everyday lives online. Teachers are trying to...We're excited to announce our next virtual At Home With EFF event this Wednesday at noon (PT), with special guests Jeff Deutch of Syrian Archive and Mahsa Alimardani of Article 19. Join us What's At...Experts from the world’s top...

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Apr 28
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Twitter Removes Privacy Option, and Shows Why We Need Strong Privacy Laws

Twitter Removes Privacy Option, and Shows Why We Need Strong Privacy Laws

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItThe privacy setting in question. For most users, the box is checked by default.Conversion tracking for ads on Twitter.Twitter’s use of third-party analytics libraries.Source: “An issue with your settings choices related to ads on Twitter,” at https://help.twitter.com/en/ads-settingsShare ItAs governments around the world continue to seek solutions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, companies are eager to sell their technology as a silver bullet to defeating the virus. The public already has seen privacy-invasive...

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Apr 9
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Google Says It Doesn’t 'Sell' Your Data. Here’s How the Company Shares, Monetizes, and Exploits It.

Google Says It Doesn’t 'Sell' Your Data. Here’s How the Company Shares, Monetizes, and Exploits It.

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItThanks for clearing that up.A partial list of the ad exchanges that Google shares data with through AdMob Open Bidding.Share ItLast year, the Supreme Court issued a in a case we’ve written about a lot, called Carpenter v. United States, ruling that the Fourth Amendment protects data generated by our phones called historical cell-site location information or CSLI. The Court recognized that CSLI creates a “detailed chronicle...San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released a comprehensive...

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Mar 19
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Tech Lobbyists Are Pushing Bad Privacy Bills. Washington State Can, and Must, Do Better.

Tech Lobbyists Are Pushing Bad Privacy Bills. Washington State Can, and Must, Do Better.

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItA data privacy bill in Washington State has gained momentum. The bill, (also known as the Washington Privacy Act, or WPA), has received widespread support from big tech . It’s no wonder they like it because, as currently written, the WPA would be a weak, token effort at reining in corporations’ rampant misuse of personal data.The WPA didn’t come from nowhere, and it didn’t come alone. A number of have or endorsed that will give the impression of regulation without changing the surveillance business model. Moreover,...

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Mar 7
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