34 Years Supporting the Wild and Weird World Online
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2d ago
Instead of relaxing for the summer, EFF is in first gear defending your rights online! Catch up on what we're doing with the latest issue of our EFFector newsletter. This time we're sharing updates regarding California law enforcement out-of-state, the heavy burden Congress has ..read more
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Platforms Have First Amendment Right to Curate Speech, As We’ve Long Argued, Supreme Court Said, But Sends Laws Back to Lower Court To Decide If That Applies To Other Functions Like Messaging
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2d ago
It’s unlikely you’ve heard of Signaling System 7 (SS7), but every phone network in the world is connected to it, and if you have ever roamed networks internationally or sent an overseas you have used it. SS7 is a set of telecommunication protocols that cellular network operators ..read more
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Decoding the Courts’ Digital Decisions | EFFector 36.9
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Instead of relaxing for the summer, EFF is in first gear defending your rights online! Catch up on what we're doing with the latest issue of our EFFector newsletter. This time we're sharing updates regarding California law enforcement out-of-state, the heavy burden Congress has ..read more
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Detroit Takes Important Step in Curbing the Harms of Face Recognition Technology
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2d ago
In a first-of-its-kind agreement, the Detroit Police Department recently agreed to adopt strict limits on its officers’ use of face recognition technology as part of a in a lawsuit brought by a victim of this faulty technology. , a Black resident of a Detroit suburb, filed ..read more
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EFF to FCC: SS7 is Vulnerable, and Telecoms Must Acknowledge That
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2d ago
It’s unlikely you’ve heard of Signaling System 7 (SS7), but every phone network in the world is connected to it, and if you have ever roamed networks internationally or sent an overseas you have used it. SS7 is a set of telecommunication protocols that cellular network operators ..read more
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Modern Cars Can Be Tracking Nightmares. Abuse Survivors Need Real Solutions.
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2d ago
The amount of data modern cars collect is a serious privacy concern for all of us. But in an abusive situation, tracking can be a outlined, modern cars are often connected to apps that show a user a wide range of information ..read more
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Victory! EFF Supporters Beat USPTO Proposal To Wreck Patent Reviews
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2d ago
The U.S. patent system is , particularly when it comes to software patents. At EFF, we’ve been fighting hard for changes that make the system more sensible. Last month, we got a big victory when we defeated a set of rules that would have mangled one of the U.S ..read more
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Courts Should Have Jurisdiction over Foreign Companies Collecting Data on Local Residents, EFF Tells Appeals Court
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2d ago
This post was written by EFF legal intern Danya Hajjaji. Corporations should not be able to collect data from a state’s residents while evading the jurisdiction of that state’s courts, EFF and the UC Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice explained in a ..read more
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UN Cybercrime Draft Convention Dangerously Expands State Surveillance Powers Without Robust Privacy, Data Protection Safeguards
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2d ago
This is the third post in a series highlighting flaws in the proposed UN Cybercrime Convention. Check out Part I, our detailed analysis on the criminalization of security research activities, and Part II, an analysis of the human rights safeguards ..read more
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Beyond Pride Month: Protecting Digital Identities For LGBTQ+ People
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2d ago
The internet provides people space to build communities, shed light on injustices, and acquire vital knowledge that might not otherwise be available. And for LGBTQ+ individuals, digital spaces enable people that are not yet out to engage with their gender and sexual orientation. In the age of so much passive ..read more
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