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Hearing Tuesday: EFF Urges California Lawmakers to Pass Fiber Broadband for All Bill To Ensure Full Internet Access For Everyone During the Pandemic and Beyond

Sacramento, California—On Tuesday, May 26, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will ask California senators to approve a measure that will transition the state’s outdated communications network to fiber, bringing affordable high-speed broadband service, essential during the pandemic and beyond, to all residents.EFF Senior Legislative Counsel Ernesto Falcon will testify Tuesday...

Future Ada: Online Harassment Privacy & Security Workshop

The Internet is a wonderful place where we can access almost any information in a moment's notice. Many of us use it to stay in touch with colleagues, friends and loved ones around the world. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true: certain offenders will use it to stay in touch...

New Low for a Bad Patent: Patent Troll Sues Ventilator Company

Patent trolls don’t care much about innovation. Their lawsuits and threats are attempts at rent-seeking; they’re demanding money from people who make, use, or sell technology just for doing what they were already doing—for crossing the proverbial “bridge” that the patent troll has decided to lurk under. You might think...
A robot poses as The Thinker by Rodin

California Prisons Block AI Researchers from Examining Parole Denials

San Francisco - A team of researchers who want to develop a machine learning platform to help analyze and detect any patterns of bias in California parole-suitability decisions has been blocked for years by the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). In a lawsuit filed today by the Electronic...
Artificial Intelligence

Voss v. CDCR

A team of researchers who want to develop a machine learning platform to help analyze and detect any patterns of bias in California parole-suitability decisions has been blocked for years by the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). In a lawsuit filed by EFF, the researchers argue that the...
Competition

Stopping the Google-Fitbit Merger: Your Stories Needed!

There's a dirty secret in the incredible growth of Silicon Valley's tech giants: it's a cheat. Historically, US antitrust regulators would be deeply concerned about mergers with major competitors in concentrated markets ("mergers to monopoly") and acquisitions of small companies to neutralize future competitive threats ("catch and kill"). And while...

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