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How to Fix the Internet podcast episode: Who Inserted the Creepy? with Dave Eggers

Podcast Episode: Who Inserted the Creepy?

Writers sit watching a stranger’s search engine terms being typed in real time, a voyeuristic peek into that person’s most private thoughts. A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company but uncovers an agenda affecting the lives of all of humanity. An app developer keeps pitching the...
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Victory in California! Police Instructors Can’t Claim Copyright Protections to Block Release of Use-of-Force and Other Training Materials

After a two-year legal battle, the state agency that certifies police officers in California has agreed to EFF's demand that it stop using copyright concerns as a predicate to withhold law enforcement training materials from public scrutiny. The immediate impact of this victory for transparency is the public will be...

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Congress Must Exercise Caution in AI Regulation

Artificial intelligence technologies (AI) are all the rage in Washington D.C. these days. Policymakers are hearing stories of utopian opportunities and certain doom from technologists, CEOs, and public interest groups and trying to figure out when and how Congress should intervene.
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لإنقاذ الأخبار، يجب علينا إنهاء الإعلان التكنولوجي

هذا هو الجزء الثاني من سلسلة متواصلة من خمسة أجزاء. الجزء الأول، المقدمة، هنا. الجزء الثالث، حول حظر إعلانات المراقبة، هنا. الأخبار في مأزق. لا يقتصر الأمر على الإغلاق الجماعي لغرف التحرير فحسب، بل هو أيضًا الهجمات الجسدية والأيديولوجية على الصحفيين/ات. تمتلئ المواقع الإخبارية بالإعلانات، ولكن...

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SFPD Obtained Live Access to Business Camera Network in Anticipation of Tyre Nichols Protest

New documents EFF received through public records requests have revealed that the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received live access to the hundreds of surveillance cameras that comprise the Union Square Business Improvement District’s (USBID) camera network in anticipation of potential protests following the police killing of Tyre Nichols in...

An image of a house receiving fast, reliable internet from underground fiber cables.

States Should Not Skirt Federal Rules on Fiber Infrastructure

Across the country, states are designing broadband plans to begin spending billions of federal dollars made available by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and past COVID-19 rescue dollar investment programs. The Biden administration has consistently made clear that states are to build future-proof infrastructure to deliver broadband that...


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