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Who Has Your Back 2017

AT&T, Verizon, Other Telco Providers Lag Behind Tech Industry in Protecting Users from Government Overreach, EFF Annual Survey Shows

San Francisco, California—While many technology companies continue to step up their privacy game by adopting best practices to protect sensitive customer information when the government demands user data, telecommunications companies are failing to prioritize user privacy when the government comes knocking, an EFF annual survey shows. Even tech giants such...
DRM

New Research Estimates Value of Removing DRM Locks

Note: We’ve been in touch with a group of economists at the University of Glasgow who are investigating the market value on interoperability. Just in time for “Day Against DRM,” here are some of their initial conclusions. My co-authors and I at the University of Glasgow are investigating how...
FBI Seal

Trump’s FBI Pick Has a Troubling History on Digital Liberties

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the FBI, Christopher Wray, will begin his confirmation process next week , giving lawmakers an opportunity to press him on his previous statements about expansive surveillance authorities and aggressive copyright prosecution. Defense of the USA PATRIOT Act During his tenure as Assistant...

Bay Area Townhall on the Use of National Security Tools for Deportation

The current state of surveillance: Bay Area Townhall on ICE's use of National Security Tools like cell site simulators ("CSSs") to locate and deport immigrants. EFF will be educating targeted communities about how CSSs work and what communities can do to try to protect themselves and their loved ones. The...
Ruth Taylor

Photographer Attacked by Ludicrous Online Voting Patent

Ruth Taylor never expected that her hobby would get her sued for patent infringement. Her photography website, Bytephoto.com, barely made enough advertising revenue to cover hosting costs. The site hosts user-submitted photos and runs weekly competitions, decided by user vote, for the best. Ruth’s main business is her own photography...

EFF at DEF CON 25

Join EFF at DEF CON 25! We're excited to have some great talks on the DEF CON schedule, and a booth in the Vendor area. Check us out and find out about the latest developments in protecting digital freedom. You can even sign up as an EFF member at our...

The First Amendment in the Age of Trump

Following a screening of the new film “Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press," EFF Civil Liberties Director David Greene will join a panel of experts, including filmmaker Brian Knappenberger, to discuss the First Amendment under the Trump administration. As the event organizers, TheWrap, describe the panel: "Panelists are not...

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