As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2012 and where we are in the fight for free expression, innovation, fair use, and privacy. From SOPA blackouts to huge wins for location privacy, from government surveillance to new absurdity in software patent suits, 2012 was a huge year for digital freedom. And thanks to the support of our members, EFF remains at the forefront of these issues.
As we move into 2013, we published a series of articles revisiting watershed moments in 2012, listed below. You can follow also our series by subscribing to EFF on Twitter, identi.ca, Facebook, Google Plus.
2012 in Review Series
EFF's Fight Against Secret Surveillance Law
First Sale Under Siege: If You Bought It, You Should Own It
How Blasphemy Laws are Stifling Free Expression Worldwide
Building a Movement by Improving Our Tools (EFF Contributes to the Free Software Community)
Steps in the Right Direction for Email Privacy
Patents Hinder Innovation, but Hope for Reform Exists
Biometric ID Systems Grew Internationally...and So Did Concerns About Privacy
Major Location Privacy Developments
Suits Against Personal TV Technology and the Right to Innovate Without Permission
State Surveillance Around the Globe
Blackout Protests Against Blacklist Bills
Digital Rights Activism Around the World
Encrypting the Web with HTTPS Everywhere
And just for fun, here's a graphical interpretation of the words most frequently used on the Deeplinks Blog in 2012.
The 250 most common words from Deeplinks posts in 2012