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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.

What To Do If Your Account Was Caught in the Facebook Breach

Keeping up with Facebook privacy scandals is basically a full-time job these days. Two weeks ago, it announced a massive breach with scant details. Then, this past Friday, (...)

16 October
Lawsuit Seeking to Unmask Contributors to ‘Shitty Media Men’ List Would Violate Anonymous Speakers’ First Amendment Rights

A lawsuit filed in New York federal court last week against the creator of the “Shitty Media Men” list and its anonymous contributors exemplifies how individuals often misuse (...)

16 October
Federal Circuit (Finally) Makes Briefs Immediately Available to the Public

In a victory for transparency, the Federal Circuit has changed its policies to give the public immediate access to briefs. Previously, the court had marked submitted briefs as (...)

16 October
Ten Legislative Victories You Helped Us Win in California

Your strong support helped us persuade California’s lawmakers to do the right thing on many important technology bills debated on the chamber floors this year. With your help, (...)

16 October
From Canada to Argentina, Security Researchers Have Rights—Our New Report

EFF is introducing a new Coders' Rights project to connect the work of security research with the fundamental rights of its practitioners throughout the Americas. The project (...)

16 October
New Witness Panel Tells Congress How to Protect Consumer Data Privacy

Yesterday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing on consumer data privacy was a welcome improvement. The last time the Committee convened around this topic, all of the witnesses (...)

11 October
The Google+ Bug Is More About The Cover-Up Than The Crime

Earlier this week, Google dropped a bombshell: in March, the company discovered a “bug” in its Google+ API that allowed third-party apps to access private data from its millions (...)

11 October
When Police Misuse Their Power to Control News Coverage, They Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Use Probable Cause As a Shield Against Claims of First Amendment Violations

Journalists face increasingly hostile conditions covering public protests, presidential rallies, corruption, and police brutality in the course of work as watchdogs over (...)

11 October
EU Internet Censorship Will Censor the Whole World’s Internet

As the EU advances the new Copyright Directive towards becoming law in its 28 member-states, it's important to realise that the EU's plan will end up censoring the Internet (...)

9 October
Chicago Should Reject a Proposal for Private-Sector Face Surveillance

A proposed amendment to the Chicago municipal code would allow businesses to use face surveillance systems that could invade biometric and location privacy, and violate a (...)

9 October
What’s Next For Europe’s Internet Censorship Plan?

Last month, a key European vote brought the EU much closer to a system of universal mass censorship and surveillance, in the name of defending copyright. Members of the EU (...)

7 October
Victory! Dangerous Elements Removed From California’s Bot-Labeling Bill

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed S.B. 1001, a new law requiring all “bots” used for purposes of influencing a commercial transaction or a vote in an election to be labeled. (...)

5 October

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