Kurt Opsahl
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Elections Are Partisan Affairs. Election Security Isn't.

Elections Are Partisan Affairs. Election Security Isn't.

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItAn Open Letter on Election SecurityWilliam T. Adler, Senior Technologist, Elections & Democracy, Center for Democracy & TechnologyMatt Blaze, McDevitt Chair of Computer Science and Law, Georgetown UniversityJeff Bleich, U.S. Ambassador to Australia (ret.)Jake Braun, Executive Director, University of Chicago Harris Cyber Policy InitiativeGraham Brookie, Director and Managing Editor, Digital Forensic Research Lab, The Atlantic CouncilEmerson T. Brooking, Resident Fellow, Digital Forensic Research Lab of the Atlantic...

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Kurt Opsahl
Nov 16
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Augmented Reality Must Have Augmented Privacy

Augmented Reality Must Have Augmented Privacy

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItImagine walking down the street, looking for a good cup of coffee. In the distance, a storefront glows in green through your smart glasses, indicating a well-reviewed cafe with a sterling public health score. You follow the holographic arrows to the crosswalk, as your wearables silently signal the self-driving cars to be sure they stop for your right of way. In the crowd ahead you recognize someone, but can’t quite place them. A query and response later, “Cameron” pops above their head, along with the context...

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Katitza Rodriguez
Oct 16
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Come Back with a Warrant for my Virtual House

Come Back with a Warrant for my Virtual House

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItCops in Vallejo have put their controversial cell-phone surveillance tool back in the box, after a judge released a tentative ruling (which the judge might or might not later finalize or amend) that they'd acquired it in violation of state law. The case was brought by Oakland Privacy, the EFF...Update (9/30/20): EFF submitted a to extend the comment deadline by 30 days since federal agencies must generally provide the public a 60-day comment period. If the extension is granted, we will update this page...

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Kurt Opsahl
Oct 5
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What the *, Nintendo? This in-game censorship is * terrible.

What the *, Nintendo? This in-game censorship is * terrible.

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItIf you aren’t an enthusiast, chances are you haven’t used a Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR) headset. The hype around this technology, however, is nearly inescapable. We’re not just talking about ; there’s been a lot of talk about how VR/AR will revolutionize ...In 2012, Ubisoft launched an educational called Rocksmith. The idea was simple: why get good at playing a toy guitar, as in games like “Guitar Hero,” when you can use—and learn to play—the real thing? Their game helps beginner...

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Kurt Opsahl
Sep 16
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Exposure Notification Technology is Ready for Its Closeup

Exposure Notification Technology is Ready for Its Closeup

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItTechnology may be part of the solution to stopping the spread of COVID-19, but . As more states develop COVID exposure notification apps, institutions and the people they serve should remain skeptical and remember the bigger picture. This is still experimental, unproven...San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) called on California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers to ensure that all COVID-19 contact tracing programs include enforceable privacy protections that strictly limit how much and...

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Kurt Opsahl
Sep 8
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After This Week’s Hack, It Is Past Time for Twitter to End-to-End Encrypt Direct Messages

After This Week’s Hack, It Is Past Time for Twitter to End-to-End Encrypt Direct Messages

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItSan Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), in partnership with the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, today launched the largest-ever collection of searchable data on police use of surveillance technologies, created as a tool for the public to learn about facial recognition, drones, license plate readers...When you send an email or browse the web, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may track what sites you visit and when, as well as any unencrypted information...

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Gennie Gebhart
Jul 17
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Wikileaks-Hosted "Most Wanted Leaks" Reflects the Transparency Priorities of Public Contributors

Wikileaks-Hosted "Most Wanted Leaks" Reflects the Transparency Priorities of Public Contributors

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItThe government recently released a superseding indictment against Wikileaks editor in chief Julian Assange, currently imprisoned and awaiting extradition in the United Kingdom. As we’ve written before, this prosecution poses a clear threat to journalism, and, whether or not Assange considers himself a journalist, the indictment such as working with and encouraging sources during an investigation.While considering the superseding indictment, it’s useful to look at some of the features carrying over from the previous...

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