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Podcast Episode: Control Over Users, Competitors, and Critics

Podcast Episode: Control Over Users, Competitors, and Critics

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItCory Doctorow joins EFF hosts Cindy Cohn and Danny O’Brien as they discuss how large, established tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook can block interoperability in order to squelch competition and control their users, and how we can fix this by taking away big companies' legal right to block new tools that connect to their platforms – tools that would let users control their digital lives.In this episode you’ll learn about:Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist and...

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Podcast Episode: Fixing a Digital Loophole in the Fourth Amendment

Podcast Episode: Fixing a Digital Loophole in the Fourth Amendment

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare It Jumana Musa joins EFF hosts Cindy Cohn and Danny O’Brien as they discuss how the third-party doctrine is undermining our Fourth Amendment right to privacy when we use digital services, and how recent court victories are a hopeful sign that we may reclaim these privacy rights in the future.In this episode you’ll learn about:Jumana Musa is a human rights attorney and racial justice activist. She is currently the Director of the Fourth Amendment Center at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. As...

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Introducing “How to Fix the Internet,” a New Podcast from EFF

Introducing “How to Fix the Internet,” a New Podcast from EFF

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItToday EFF is launching How to Fix the Internet, a new podcast mini-series to examine potential solutions to six ills facing the modern digital landscape. Over the course of 6 episodes, we’ll consider how current tech policy isn’t working well for users and invite experts to join us in imagining a better future. Hosted by EFF’s Executive Director Cindy Cohn and our Director of Strategy Danny O’Brien, How to Fix the Internet digs into the gritty technical details and the case law surrounding these digital rights...

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The Selective Prosecution of Julian Assange

The Selective Prosecution of Julian Assange

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItAs the extradition hearing for Wikileaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange unfolds, it is increasingly clear that the prosecution of Assange fits into a pattern of governments selectively enforcing laws in order to punish those who provoke their ire. As we see in Assange’s case and in many others before this, computer crime laws are especially ripe for this form of politicization.The key evidence in the U.S. government’s cybercrime conspiracy allegations against Assange is a brief conversation between Julian Assange...

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EFF and 45 Human Rights and Civil Liberties Groups Condemn Federal Law Enforcement Actions Against Protesters in Portland

EFF and 45 Human Rights and Civil Liberties Groups Condemn Federal Law Enforcement Actions Against Protesters in Portland

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItSan Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today joined a group of 17 leading U.S.-based Internet freedom organizations in telling a federal appeals court that Trump administration appointee Michael Pack has no legal authority to purge leadership at the (OTF), a private, independent nonprofit that helps hundreds...Recently, nearly every week brings a new effort to undercut or overhaul a key U.S. law—47 U.S.C. § 230 (“Section 230”)—that protects online services and allows Internet users to...

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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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Apple’s Response to HEY Showcases What’s Most Broken About the Apple App Store

Apple’s Response to HEY Showcases What’s Most Broken About the Apple App Store

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItParis, France—In a victory for the free speech rights of French citizens, France’s highest court today struck down core provisions of a bill meant to curb hate speech, holding they would unconstitutionally sweep up legal speech.The decision comes as some , in seeking to stop hateful...As the EU is gearing up for a major reform of key Internet regulation, we are introducing the principles that will guide our policy work surrounding the Digital Services Act. In this post, we take a closer look at what we mean...

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In Foreshadowing Cryptocurrency Regulations, U.S. Treasury Secretary Prioritizes Law Enforcement Concerns

In Foreshadowing Cryptocurrency Regulations, U.S. Treasury Secretary Prioritizes Law Enforcement Concerns

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin the Trump administration’s plans for greater surveillance of cryptocurrency users during his testimony before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday. He that cryptocurrency was a “crucial area” for the Treasury Department to examine, and said:We are working with FinCEN and we will be rolling out new regulations to be very clear on greater transparency so that law enforcement can see where the money is going and that this isn’t used for money laundering.While we haven’t seen...

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