There is a traditional Japanese concept called wabi-sabi that recognizes the world as impermanent, evolving, and unfinished. You could call it the beauty of embracing imperfection. Despite the sleek, otherworldly look of today’s tech devices, the internet itself is still chaotic, inspirational, dynamic, necessary, worrisome, and, yes, beautiful.
With that love for the wild web, EFF works hands-on to protect your privacy, security, and free expression rights no matter how technologies change. We need the internet’s bold creativity and ability to strengthen the powerless more than ever. Will you help shape tech’s future for the users?
Join During EFF's Summer Membership Drive
Through July 20 only, you can be an EFF member for just $20 and get a set of Internet Action Patches. Each embroidered patch represents the activism, privacy tech, and legal work powered by EFF members.
Beneath tech’s shiny veneer, there are engineers, coders, and skilled advocates like EFF fighting for the users. Member support allows EFF to continue bringing nuanced technical, legal, and policy expertise to generation-defining questions that don't have easy answers.
Bless This Mess (And Do Better)
Internet old timers sometimes wax poetic about when the web was a collection of homespun communities, wild and rough around the edges. But that spirit lives on. Today, technology connects and lifts up major grassroots movements for equity, civil liberties, and human rights to counteract the ugliness of the world. EFF has always seen this incredible potential and it's why we have defended your rights on the bleeding edge of technology for over 30 years. But we don't do it alone. Your wonderful and complicated web needs you.
Member support keeps EFF's activists, attorneys, analysts, and technologists fighting every day. And as a Copper Level member or greater, you can choose EFF’s new velvet-touch Fuzzy Monogram T-Shirt or a number of other conversation-starting member perks.
Help out today when you donate or even start a small automatic monthly gift. Most of EFF's funding comes from ordinary individuals giving what they can, and everything helps.
Boost the Signal
Will you help encourage your peers to support internet freedom? Here’s some language you can share with your circles:
Do it for a better web! Help me support EFF and defend every tech users’ rights to privacy, free speech, and digital access. https://eff.org/summer
Protecting the web is a dirty job, but it’s the key to a brighter future for us all. Support EFF during our summer membership drive and take a stand for the things that make the internet amazing.
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