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Section 230 is Good, Actually

Even though it’s only 26 words long, Section 230 doesn’t say what many think it does. So we’ve decided to take up a few kilobytes of the Internet to explain what, exactly, people are getting wrong about the primary law that defends the Internet.Section 230 (47 U.S.C. § 230) is...

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العمل من أجل المدافعين المصريين عن حقوق الإنسان

تُدين المنظمات الموقعة أدناه بشدة اضطهاد الحكومة المصرية لموظفي المبادرة المصرية للحقوق الشخصية (EIPR) ومنظمات المجتمع المدني. ونحن نحث المجتمع الدولي وحكوماته على أن يفعل الشيء ذاته وأن ينضم إلينا في الدعوة إلى إطلاق سراح المدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان المحتجزين ووقف تشويه سمعة منظمات المجتمع المدني والمدافعين عن حقوق...

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Podcast Episode: From Your Face to Their Database

Episode 005 of EFF’s How to Fix the InternetAbi Hassen joins EFF hosts Cindy Cohn and Danny O’Brien as they discuss the rise of facial recognition technology, how this increasingly powerful identification tool is ending up in the hands of law enforcement, and what that means for the future of...

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Double the Impact of Every Donation

Power Up Your Donation Week has begun! EFF is calling on tech users everywhere to give today and instantly double their impact on Internet freedom while the world needs it most.Power UpDOnate today and get an automatic 2x match!For one week starting on #GivingTuesday, anyone who donates to EFF...

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EFF Condemns Egypt's Latest Crackdown

We are quickly approaching the tenth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, a powerfully hopeful time in history when—despite all odds—Egyptians rose up against an entrenched dictatorship and shook it from power, with the assistance of new technologies. Though the role of social media has been hotly debated and often overplayed,...

Victory! Court Protects Anonymity of Security Researchers Who Reported Apparent Communications Between Russian Bank and Trump Organization

Security researchers who reported observing Internet communications between the Russian financial firm Alfa Bank and the Trump Organization in 2016 can remain anonymous, an Indiana trial court ruled last week.The ruling protects the First Amendment anonymous speech rights of the researchers, whose analysis prompted significant media attention and...

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ICANN Can Stand Against Censorship (And Avoid Another .ORG Debacle) by Keeping Content Regulation and Other Dangerous Policies Out of Its Registry Contracts

The Internet’s domain name system is not the place to police speech. ICANN, the organization that regulates that system, is legally bound not to act as the Internet’s speech police, but its legal commitments are riddled with exceptions, and aspiring censors have already used those exceptions in harmful ways. This...

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