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HART: Homeland Security’s Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples’ “Non-Obvious Relationships”

So why do we know so little about it?The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic data on citizens and foreigners in the United States. The agency’s new Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will include...

Carpenter v. United States

In Carpenter, the FBI was was investigating a string of robberies in and around Detroit in 2011. In order to link the defendant to the crimes, the government obtained 127 days of his cell phone records from MetroPCS—without a warrant—to try to place him at the locations of the robberies...

A Critic Uses the DMCA to Avoid Criticism

Critics, perhaps more than anyone, should know fair use. It’s impossible to review a book, movie, or a video game without using text or images from that same copyrighted work—that’s why fair use is so critical to free speech. So a professional critic is the last person you’d expect to...


EFF has been selected as one of the exclusive non-profit partners of hack.summit() which made history for running the largest virtual developer conference of all time (with 80,000+ developers in attendance). As a non-profit partner, we will be receiving funds generated by ticket sales & sponsorships from the event. This...

Cypurr Social

A local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance (not EFF) will host this event: Cypurr Social Join The CyPurr Collective for another SUPER FUN SOCIAL. Hang out, meet other tech-minded folks, ask questions on cybersecurity issues, and generally snack out and enjoy the feature presentation...


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