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The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.Source
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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
February 16, 2019
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California Auditor Releases Damning Report About Law Enforcement’s Use of Automated License Plate Readers

California Auditor Releases Damning Report About Law Enforcement’s Use of Automated License Plate Readers

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare It California police and sheriffs are failing to protect the privacy of drivers on city streets, the California State Auditor’s office determined after a seven-month investigation into the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by the Los Angeles Police Department and three other local law enforcement agencies. California State Senator Scott Wiener sponsored the State Auditor’s report.The auditor raised a long list of concerns, including fundamental problems with police ALPR policies, failure to conduct...

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Dave Maass
February 13, 2020
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Reevaluating the DMCA 22 Years Later: Let’s Think of the Users

Reevaluating the DMCA 22 Years Later: Let’s Think of the Users

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItThanks to the adoption of a disastrous new Copyright Directive, the European Union is about to require its member states to pass laws requiring online service providers to ensure the unavailability of copyright-protected works. This will likely result in the use of copyright filters that automatically assess user-submitted audio, text...Evan Greer is many things: A musician, an activist for LGBTQ issues, the Deputy Director of Fight for the Future, and a true believer in the free and open internet. Evan is...

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Katharine Trendacosta
February 13, 2020
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Gopher: When Adversarial Interoperability Burrowed Under the Gatekeepers' Fortresses

Gopher: When Adversarial Interoperability Burrowed Under the Gatekeepers' Fortresses

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItWhen Apple's App Store launched in 2008, it was widely hailed as a breakthrough in computing, a "curated experience" that would transform the chaos of locating and assessing software and replace it with a reliable one-stop-shop where every app would come pre-tested and with a trusted seal of approval.But app stores are as old as consumer computing. From the moment that timeshare computers started to appear in research institutions, college campuses, and large corporations, the systems' administrators saw the...

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Cory Doctorow
February 22, 2020
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Schools Are Spying on Students – But Students Can Fight Back

Schools Are Spying on Students – But Students Can Fight Back

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.EFF Launches Surveillance Self-Defense Guide for StudentsPRESS RELEASEShare ItSan Francisco – Schools across the country are increasingly using technology to spy on students at home, at school, and on social media. Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched a new and their parents, so they can learn more about how schools are watching them, and how they can fight back.The surveillance technology currently in use includes , , and Schools can even track you on devices that they don’t control: if you have to download a...

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March 3, 2020
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Speaking Freely: Ahmet Alphan Sabancı

Speaking Freely: Ahmet Alphan Sabancı

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.PAGEYork: What does free expression mean to you?York: Let’s talk a bit more about that. One of the things EFF worries about is how “terrorism” is used to silence certain voices. Can you tell me more about what that looks like in Turkey?York: That’s awful, I didn’t realize that was happening. Is there anything you would want people outside of Turkey to know about that they might not know already?York: You know, I was just talking with friends about how under the worst political systems, often the best music, fashion, art emerge. Tell me,...

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March 3, 2020
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Redditor Wins Fight to Stay Anonymous

Redditor Wins Fight to Stay Anonymous

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.Judge Blocks Religious Group’s Quest to Unmask Online CriticPRESS RELEASEShare ItSan Francisco – A Reddit commenter has won their fight to stay anonymous after facing an improper copyright claim from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, a group that publishes doctrines for Jehovah’s Witnesses. A U.S. District Court judge has a subpoena for the identity of “Darkspilver,” a Redditor represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).“Our client shared comments and concerns about the Watch Tower organization—something they have...

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March 4, 2020
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The Graham-Blumenthal Bill: A New Path for DOJ to Finally Break Encryption

The Graham-Blumenthal Bill: A New Path for DOJ to Finally Break Encryption

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItMembers of Congress are about to introduce a bill that will undermine the law that undergirds free speech on the Internet. If passed, the bill known as the , will fulfill a long-standing dream of U.S. law enforcement. If passed, it could largely mark the end of private, encrypted messaging on the Internet.The Department of Justice and the FBI have long seen encryption as a threat. In 1993, the Clinton administration that would allow for easy government eavesdropping using key escrow. When researchers repeatedly...

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Joe Mullin
March 4, 2020
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.ORG Isn’t Broken, and We Don’t Need Private Equity to ‘Fix’ It

.ORG Isn’t Broken, and We Don’t Need Private Equity to ‘Fix’ It

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItThe Internet Society’s (ISOC) November announcement that it intended to (PIR, the organization that oversees the .ORG domain name registry) to a private equity firm sent shockwaves through the global NGO sector. The announcement came just after a change to the .ORG registry agreement—the...San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) Education Fund today called on ICANN and private equity firm Ethos Capital to make public secret details—hidden costs,...

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Cara Gagliano
March 4, 2020
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Oakland Renters Deserve Quality Service and The Power To Choose Their ISP

Oakland Renters Deserve Quality Service and The Power To Choose Their ISP

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItOakland residents, and experience to continue the fight to stop powerful Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from limiting your ability to choose the service that’s best for you.If you live in Oakland and have had trouble acquiring service from the ISP of your choice, EFF wants to know.Even in cities like Oakland where many residents ostensibly have a choice, thousands of renters are denied the power of that option.For years, renters have been denied access to the Internet Service Provider of their choice as...

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Nathan Sheard
February 16, 2019
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