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Nurturing the Internet Freedom Movement 🌱

EFF has been cultivating a better internet for all of us for over 30 years. Together we till the hard ground, plant the ideas, nurture the discussions, and nourish the movement we know today. Member support ensures that EFF can continue to weed out attacks on digital freedom with nuanced...

Preliminary Injunction Limiting Government Communications with Platforms Tackles Illegal “Jawboning,” But Fails to Provide Guidance on What’s Unconstitutional

A July 4 preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge in Louisiana limiting government contacts with social media platforms deals with government “jawboning”—urging private persons and entities to censor another’s speech—a serious issue deserving serious attention and judicial scrutiny.The First Amendment forbids the government from coercing a private entity...

Digital Rights Updates with EFFector 35.8

There's a lot happening in the digital rights movement, but don't worry, we've got you covered! Catch up on the latest news with our EFFector newsletter, featuring updates, upcoming events, and more. Our latest issue features updates from Reddit's moderator strike and mass exodus of users, a recap of the...

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Data Sanctuary for Trans People

Data sanctuary is strongest if there is less data to protect. That’s one more reason why Congress and the states must enact comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation that limits how businesses collect, retain, use, and share our data. A great way to stop anti-trans officials from seizing data from businesses...
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Around the World, Threats to LGBTQ+ Speech Deepen

Globally, an increase in anti-LGBTQ+ intolerance is impacting individuals and communities both online and off. The digital rights community has observed an uptick in censorship of LGBTQ+ websites as well as troubling attempts by several countries to pass explicitly anti-LGBTQ+ bills restricting freedom of expression and privacy—bills that also fuel...

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Student Monitoring Tools Should Not Flag LGBTQ+ Keywords

One of the more dangerous features of student monitoring tools like GoGuardian, Gaggle, and Bark is their “flagging” functionality. The tools can scan web pages, documents in students’ cloud drives, emails, video content, and more for keywords about topics like sex, drugs, and violence. They then either block or flag...

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Remembering Daniel Ellsberg

“Popular government without popular information is but the prologue to a farce or tragedy.” - James MadisonThe world lost an unmistakable voice this week, as Daniel Ellsberg passed away at 92. Dan will be remembered for many things, of course most prominently providing the Pentagon Papers to the New...


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