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End Biometric Border Screening

This blog post was first published in The Hill on July 18, 2017. This summer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding its program of subjecting U.S. and foreign citizens to facial recognition screening at international airports. This indiscriminate biometric surveillance program threatens the personal privacy of...

Thank you to our Summer Security Camp Donors!

Last month we wrapped up another successful summer membership drive. Thank you to everyone who participated in EFF’s Summer Security Camp! Whether it was sharing with your friends or helping us reach our match goal, you continue to make our work defending digital rights possible, and for that we are...

West Coast Jurisdictions Advance Community Oversight of Police Surveillance

This summer, two of the west coast’s largest metropolitan areas—Seattle and Los Angeles County—took major steps to curtail secret, unilateral surveillance by local police. These victories for transparency and community control lend momentum toward sweeping reforms pending across California, as well as congressional efforts to curtail unchecked surveillance by federal...
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26th Annual Pioneer Awards

On September 14, we will be gathering to celebrate the work of the 2017 Pioneer Award winners: defender of global free expression Annie Game; first amendment champion Mike Masnick; and renowned whistleblower and transparency advocate Chelsea Manning. We are also thrilled to welcome this year’s keynote speaker, Emmy-nominated comedy...

E-commerce RCEP Chapter: Have Big Tech’s Demands Fizzled?

Post-Mortem of Asia-Pacific regional IGF Panel Discussing Trade Rules Over the past month, trade officials of the ASEAN group of countries and its six biggest trading partners have been frantically working to finalize the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Expected to be ratified later this year, the RCEP is the...

Deciphering China’s VPN Ban

This weekend Apple took a dispiriting step in the policing of its Chinese mainland App store: the company removed several Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications that allowed users to circumvent the China’s extensive internet censorship apparatus. In effect, the company has once again aided the Chinese government in...

EFA August 2017 Teleconference

Are you part of a student group, community organization, or hacker space? If not, do you know others who share your concerns about digital rights? Whether you're working to raise a voice in your community for privacy, security, creativity, access to knowledge, and free expression—or whether you're looking for ways...

Enigma Interviews featuring Alex Stamos and Eva Galperin

On Wednesday, August 23, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Alex Stamos, CSO of Facebook, and Eva Galperin, Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation will discuss the challenges of securing the most vulnerable among us while also protecting society at large. Enigma Interviews feature world-class experts in cybersecurity...

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