Jason Kelley
Jason Kelley
Jason Kelley is a Digital Strategist on EFF’s Activism Team. Before joining EFF, Jason managed marketing strategy and content for a software company that helps non-programmers learn to code, and advertising and marketing analytics for a student loan startup. Jason received his BA in English and Philosophy from Kent State University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from The University of the South.Source
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Pioneer Award Ceremony 2020: A Celebration of Communities

Pioneer Award Ceremony 2020: A Celebration of Communities

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItKeynote speaker, Cyrus FarivarShare ItSan Francisco—Local activists San Francisco today over the city police department’s illegal use of a network of more than 400 non-city surveillance cameras to spy on them and thousands of others who protested as part of the Black-led movement against police violence.The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the...A company called has created an identity-management system that uses face recognition. Their first use case is as a system for in-store, point of sale payments...

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Jason Kelley
Oct 20
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Bar Applicants Deserve Better than a Remotely Proctored “Barpocalypse”

Bar Applicants Deserve Better than a Remotely Proctored “Barpocalypse”

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItRegardless of whether human reviewers are ultimately responsible for determining the integrity of applicants’ test results, it is clear that this remote proctoring experience was not a success. While we applaud the California Supreme Court and the state bar for requiring deletion of biometric data, there are many unanswered questions: we still don’t know how long that data will be held by ExamSoft, which still creates privacy and security concerns; we don’t know whether breaches have already occurred; and we don’t...

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Jason Kelley
Oct 9
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Students Are Pushing Back Against Proctoring Surveillance Apps

Students Are Pushing Back Against Proctoring Surveillance Apps

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItSpecial thanks to legal intern Tracy Zhang, who was lead author of this post.Privacy groups aren’t the only ones raising the alarm about . Through dozens of petitions across the country, and the globe, students too are pushing school administrators and teachers to consider the risks these apps create.  Students at the to stop using the proctoring app Honorlock. The petition has over 6,300 signatures, notes that Honorlock can collect “your face, driver’s license, and network information,” and calls use of Honorlock...

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Jason Kelley
Sep 25
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The Time Has Come to End the PACER Paywall

The Time Has Come to End the PACER Paywall

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare Itletter, which was signed by Public Knowledge, Open the Government, R Street, and the Project on Government Oversight, among others,"It is unjust to charge for court documents and place undue burdens on students, researchers, pro se litigants, and interested members of the public – not to mention the journalists who cover the courts. The fairest alternative is not moving from 10 cents a page to eight cents; it’s no price at all."The Open Courts Act of 2020 offers a clear path for finally making PACER access free to...

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Jason Kelley
Sep 22
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Things to Know Before Your Neighborhood Installs an Automated License Plate Reader

Things to Know Before Your Neighborhood Installs an Automated License Plate Reader

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItLike all machines, ALPRs make mistakesALPRs do, however, present a host of other potential problems for people who live, work, or commute in a surveilled area. Like all machines, ALPRs make mistakes. And these mistakes can endanger people’s lives and physical safety. For example, an ALPR might erroneously conclude that a passing car’s license plate matches the plate of a car on a hotlist of stolen cars. This can lead police to stop the car and detain the motorists. As we know, these encounters can turn violent or...

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Matthew Guariglia
Sep 14
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EFF Tells California Supreme Court Not to Require ExamSoft for Bar Exam

EFF Tells California Supreme Court Not to Require ExamSoft for Bar Exam

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItWith COVID-19 forcing millions of teachers and students to rethink in-person schooling, this moment is ripe for an innovation in learning. Unfortunately, many schools have simply . The use of proctoring apps—privacy-invasive software products that “watch” students as they take tests or complete schoolwork...As students, parents, and schools prepare the new school year, universities are considering ways to make returning to campus safer. Some are considering and even mandating that students install on their...

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Proctoring Apps Subject Students to Unnecessary Surveillance

Proctoring Apps Subject Students to Unnecessary Surveillance

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItAside from privacy concerns, these tools could easily penalize students who don’t have control over their surroundings, or those with less functional hardware or low-speed Internet. For students who don’t have home Internet access at all, they are locked out of testing altogether. They could also cause havoc for students who already have trouble focusing during tests, either because of a difficulty maintaining “eye contact” with their device, or simply because tests make them nervous. Software that assumes all...

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Jason Kelley
Aug 20
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Join EFF's 30th Anniversary Livestream and Party Like It's 1990!

Join EFF's 30th Anniversary Livestream and Party Like It's 1990!

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItOn Friday, July 10, 1990, the Electronic Frontier Foundation was officially born. It's safe to say that on that day, co-founders Mitch Kapor, John Perry Barlow, and John Gilmore, with critical help from Steve Wozniak, were ahead of their time in imagining that there needed to be an organization that fought to protect Throughout those thirty years, EFF has been on the frontlines, fighting thousands of battles in courts, in Congress, on the streets, and across the globe to ensure that when you go online, your rights...

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Jason Kelley
Jul 10
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Amazon’s Ring Enables the Over-Policing Efforts of Some of America’s Deadliest Law Enforcement Agencies

Amazon’s Ring Enables the Over-Policing Efforts of Some of America’s Deadliest Law Enforcement Agencies

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItBut this isn’t the only disturbing number: roughly half of the agencies that now partner with Ring also have been responsible for at least one fatal encounter in the last five years, , , andShare ItSan Francisco – by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) shows that hundreds of U.S. police departments with deadly histories have official partnerships with Amazon’s Ring—a home-surveillance company that makes it easy to send video footage to law enforcement. Ring sells networked cameras, often bundled with doorbells...

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Jason Kelley
Jul 2
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Amazon Ring Must End Its Dangerous Partnerships With Police

Amazon Ring Must End Its Dangerous Partnerships With Police

Across the United States, people are taking to the street to protest racist police violence, including the tragic police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. This is a historic moment of reckoning for law enforcement. Technology companies, too, must rethink how the tools they design and sell to police departments minimize accountability and exacerbate injustice. Even worse, some companies profit directly from exploiting irrational fears of crime that all too often feed the flames of police brutality. So we’re calling on Amazon Ring, one of the worst offenders, to immediately end...

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Matthew Guariglia
Jun 10
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Join EFF for a Reddit AMA on EARN IT

Join EFF for a Reddit AMA on EARN IT

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItOver the last few months, the EARN IT Act, a bill that would have disastrous consequences for free speech and security online, has gained thousands of critics. and have been joined by , online platforms, ,  and , and Senators alike have joined together to stop the bill, which would and at the same time. This is no exaggeration: buried in this bill is language that Share ItThis is a technical guide for administrators affected by the STARTTLS Everywhere project. Check out of the project! The STARTTLS policy list...

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Jason Kelley
Jun 2
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ICYMI: Watch "At Home With EFF," A Virtual Discussion of COVID-19 and Digital Rights

ICYMI: Watch "At Home With EFF," A Virtual Discussion of COVID-19 and Digital Rights

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItWe're excited to announce our next virtual At Home With EFF event this Wednesday at noon (PT), with special guestsoin us What's At Home With EFF, you ask? In addition to the  critiques, commentaries, and guides we've written to help users, governments, organizations, and companies maintain an open and secure approach to combating the pandemic, we're also holding virtual events. This will be our...

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Jason Kelley
Apr 20
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Governments Must Commit to Transparency During COVID-19 Crisis

Governments Must Commit to Transparency During COVID-19 Crisis

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItResponding to the threat of , have signed on to an urging scientific publishers to make all COVID-19 research freely available to the public through PubMed Central or the World Health Organization's COVID Database. This is an emergency call for...In the current moment, governments may be tempted to funnel scarce public health resources into the use of face recognition to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Public health crises, especially a global pandemic, in favor of the public good—but invasive face...

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Jason Kelley
Mar 20
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Show Support for Digital Rights During Video Calls with EFF Virtual Backgrounds

Show Support for Digital Rights During Video Calls with EFF Virtual Backgrounds

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItWant to show your support for EFF while you spend more and more time in video conferences and chats? Here's one fun way: virtual backgrounds! We've collected some of our favorite EFF designs that promote issues like transparency, creativity, innovation, and privacy, for users to protect their own privacy (and add some joy to their conference calls) by replacing their usual backgrounds. These images are available under the .You can find even more virtual background ideas, and other CC BY photos and images, at ....

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Jason Kelley
Mar 18
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Announcing Who Has Your Face

Announcing Who Has Your Face

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItA spreadsheet of facial recognition requests to the Utah Statewide Information & Analysis CenterLearn more about who has your face by visiting . To help ban government use of face recognition in your city,Share ItThe Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recently-issued requiring the collection of DNA from hundreds of thousands of individuals in immigration detention is a dangerous and unprecedented expansion of biometric screening based not on alleged conduct, but instead on immigration status. This type of forcible DNA...

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Jason Kelley
Mar 19
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