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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.

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

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin foreshadowed the Trump administration’s plans for greater surveillance of cryptocurrency users during his testimony before the Senate (...)

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

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 (...)

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

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is one of the most important laws affecting the Internet and technology. Without the DMCA’s safe harbors from crippling copyright (...)

12 February
EFF Fights to Protect Anonymity of Glassdoor Commenter

Speakers’ Opinions About Their Former Workplace Are Protected by First Amendment San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is asking a state court to protect the (...)

12 February
Uruguay Steps Too Quickly into the Right to be Forgotten Quagmire

The further the "Right to be Forgotten" (RTBF) online progresses from its original creation by Europe's Court of Justice, the broader and more damaging its ramifications seem (...)

11 February
EFF, Internet Society, and Professors To Discuss Controversial Sale of the .ORG Registry

Senior Staff Attorney Mitch Stoltz on Panel at American University Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and advocates for public interest organizations (...)

10 February
Appeals Court Win for Open Source Advocate Speaking Out on Licensing Restrictions

Bruce Perens Faced a Lawsuit Over a Blog Post – EFF Helped Him Fight Back San Francisco – An Open Source advocate and blogger criticizing a company, Open Source Security Inc. (...)

7 February
Europeans Deserve to Have Their Governments Test—Not Trust—Filters

Thanks 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 (...)

6 February
How To Protect Your Phone Number On Twitter

The bad news is that Twitter has disclosed a failure to protect users' phone numbers, again. The good news is that Twitter users can take steps to protect themselves. Earlier (...)

5 February
How Twitter’s Default Settings Can Leak Your Phone Number

Twitter has publicly disclosed a security “incident” that points to long-standing problems with how the service handles phone numbers. Twitter announced it had discovered and (...)

5 February
What to Know Before You Buy or Install Your Amazon Ring Camera

So, you own or are thinking of buying a Ring camera. This post outlines a list of privacy and civil liberties concerns we have with Amazon’s Ring system so that you can be a (...)

4 February
Speaking Freely: An Interview With Evan Greer

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 a (...)

4 February

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