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In an Uncertain World, EFF Will Always Support the Users

In an Uncertain World, EFF Will Always Support the Users

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItBut whatever the final result of this election, we’ll continue to have work to do. During the Clinton era, the government unveiled a vision of the Internet dominated by copyright holders, fought to outlaw strong encryption (but then surrendered), and passed draconian Internet censorship bills. The George W. Bush administration liberalized encryption regulations, but pushed through the Patriot Act, and dangerously expanded NSA spying and government secrecy. Obama voted against NSA reform as a Senator, and as...

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Cindy Cohn
Nov 4
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EFF to Supreme Court: American Companies Complicit in Human Rights Abuses Abroad Should Be Held Accountable

EFF to Supreme Court: American Companies Complicit in Human Rights Abuses Abroad Should Be Held Accountable

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItFor years EFF has been U.S. companies that act as “repressions little helpers” to be held accountable, and now we’re telling the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite all the ways that technology has been used as a force for good–connecting people around the world, giving voice to the less powerful, and facilitating knowledge sharing—technology has also been used as a and , a dark side that cannot be denied.Today EFF filed a urging the Supreme Court to preserve one of the few tools of legal accountability that exist for...

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Oct 21
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Black Lives Matter, Online and in the Streets: Statement from EFF in the Wake of the Police Killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

Black Lives Matter, Online and in the Streets: Statement from EFF in the Wake of the Police Killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItBlack lives matter on the streets. Black lives matter on the Internet. To the protesters and reporters on the front lines, we urge you to stay safe, both physically and digitally. Our  was designed for these situations. We’ll be updating it as we see new tactics and strategies and tools.  To our racial justice, economic justice, and environmental justice allies, EFF is here to help whenever you need some hands who understand technology and the law. To the reporters from struggling newsrooms: we are available to...

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Cindy Cohn
May 31
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Internet Loses One of its Biggest, Best Advocates: EFF Special Counsel Jim Tyre

Internet Loses One of its Biggest, Best Advocates: EFF Special Counsel Jim Tyre

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItEFF has just learned that our dear friend —one of the biggest and best Internet advocates you may never have heard of—has passed away.UPDATE:The funeral will be on Sunday at 12:00 noon, Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, 6001 W Centinela Ave, Los Angeles CA 90045We are mourning Jim today for countless reasons. He was a larger-than-life personality, and was well loved for his kindness, generosity, and sense of humor. But Jim was also one of the original Internet lawyers, and his knowledge and thoughtfulness on...

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Cindy Cohn
Mar 5
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National Emergencies: Constitutional and Statutory Restrictions on Presidential Powers

National Emergencies: Constitutional and Statutory Restrictions on Presidential Powers

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItWhen a president threatens to exercise the power to declare a national emergency, our system of checks and balances faces a crucial test. With President Trump threatening such a declaration in order to build his proposed physical border wall, that test could be an important one that could quickly implicate your right to privacy and a transparent government.EFF has long tangled with governmental actions rooted in presidential power. From mass telephone records to the Internet backbone, and from Internet...

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Cindy Cohn
Feb 16
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