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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.

Tomorrow! Join Us For a Reddit AMA On Defending Security Researchers From Copyright Law

Have you ever wanted to talk with the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the risks of talking in public about security issues, especially in connected Internet of Things (...)

20 August
Election Security Bill Without Paper Records and Risk Limiting Audits? No Way.

The Senate is working on a bill to secure election infrastructure against cybersecurity threats, but, unless amended, it will widely miss the mark. The current text of the (...)

20 August
EFF & Privacy Coalition Oppose Efforts to Undo New California Data Privacy Law

California enacted a data privacy law less than two months ago, and business groups already are urging the legislature to gut some of its most important protections. EFF and (...)

20 August
Free Expression Activist and Poet Birgitta Jónsdóttir Joins EFF’s Advisory Board

EFF is thrilled to welcome Birgitta Jónsdóttir as a Technical Advisor on our Advisory Board. The founder of Iceland’s Pirate Party and a former member of Iceland’s Parliament, (...)

17 August
Google Needs To Come Clean About Its Chinese Plans

Eight years after Google initially took a stand against Internet censorship by exiting the Chinese search market, we are disappointed to learn the company has been secretly (...)

15 August
Telling the Truth About Defects in Technology Should Never, Ever, Ever Be Illegal. EVER.

Congress has never made a law saying, "Corporations should get to decide who gets to publish truthful information about defects in their products,"— and the First Amendment (...)

15 August
Help Send EFF to SXSW 2019

Want to see the Electronic Frontier Foundation at the annual SXSW conference and festival in 2019? Help us get there by voting for our panels in the SXSW Panel Picker! Every (...)

14 August
How Militaries Should Plan for AI

Today we are publishing a new EFF white paper, The Cautious Path to Strategic Advantage: How Militaries Should Plan for AI. This paper analyzes the risks and implications of (...)

14 August
EFF Tells Bay Area Regional Transit: Reject Proposed Face Surveillance Scheme

Around the country, communities concerned about privacy and surveillance are seeking to secure a robust role for public community oversight to constrain the co-optation of (...)

9 August
Topple Track Attacks EFF and Others With Outrageous DMCA Notices

Update August 10, 2018: Google has confirmed that it has removed Topple Track from its Trusted Copyright Removal Program membership due to a pattern of problematic notices. (...)

9 August
EFF Amicus Brief: The Privacy Act Requires the FBI to Delete Files of Its Internet Speech Surveillance

U.S. law makes clear that the government cannot keep surveillance records on a person or group because of their political views or the way that they express their First (...)

9 August
Large ISPs, Flush with Capital, Blame Consumer Protections for Their Disregard of Rural America

Companies like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon are going around to state legislatures and telling them that any laws they pass that protect consumers will harm their ability to (...)

9 August

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We reject Julian Assange and everything he stands for

We reject Julian Assange and everything he stands for

It is with great concern that we find ourselves still associated in the eyes of the public with Julian Assange and what has become Wikiileaks. We do not support nor do we (...)


Barrett Brown's criticisms of Julian Assange are valid

Barrett Brown’s criticisms of Julian Assange are valid

A message from the Jeremy Hammond Defense Committee. Dear Courage Foundation: As an org that seeks to defend and protect whistleblowers and champion the rights of free (...)


Barrett Brown's statement about Julian Assange

Barrett Brown’s statement about Julian Assange

Regarding my banishment from the Courage Foundation at the behest of Julian Assange. This is the full statement I provided to The Daily Beast on the matter of the board of (...)


Naomi Colvin: I have been obliged to resign from Courage

Naomi Colvin: I have been obliged to resign from Courage

Naomi Colvin: “rather unfortunately, I have been obliged to resign from Courage.” On Thursday afternoon three of Courage’s trustees wrote to me demanding that I inform Barrett (...)


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