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Standing With Security Researchers Against Misuse of the DMCA

Security research is vital to protecting the computers upon which we all depend, and protecting the people who have integrated electronic devices into their daily lives. To conduct security research, we need to protect the researchers, and allow them the tools to find and fix vulnerabilities. The Digital Millennium Copyright...

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Supreme Court Upholds Process to Challenge Bad Patents

The Patent Office grants thousands of patents a year, including many that would be invalidated if a court considered them. These junk patents should never be issued in the first place, but fortunately there is a way to challenge them at the Patent Office rather than wasting the courts’ time...

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Understanding Amazon Sidewalk

Just before the long weekend at the end of May, Amazon announced the release of their Sidewalk mesh network. There are many misconceptions about what it is and what it does, so this article will untangle some of the confusion.It Isn’t Internet SharingMuch of the press about Amazon Sidewalk...

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Surveillance Self Defense Workshop

Taking lessons from our panel discussion on Protesting in the Age of Mass surveillance, this workshop is an opportunity for activists on the ground to receive personalized attention from security experts and protest veterans. Attendees can expect to walk through the steps they can take before, during, and after a...

Introducing Columbia’s DEFRAG Film Festival - Screening + Discussion

Join Columbia University’s DEFRAG Film Festival for a night of film and discussion as we look over the evolution and impact of Hollywood’s portrayal of hacker culture. The event will kick off with a virtual screening of Colossus: The Forbin Project, followed by a panel discussion featuring cyber and tech...

Cindy Cohn at Access, Excess, and Trespass: Van Buren & the CFAA

Join EFF's Cindy Cohn at ACM's Access, Excess, and Trespass: Van Buren & the CFAA virtual webinar.Early this month, the Supreme Court ended decades of uncertainty for security researchers, database users, and internet business builders about the scope of the landmark 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) . ....

22 Rights Groups Tell PayPal and Venmo to Shape Up Policies on Account Closures

San Francisco – Nearly two dozen rights groups, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), have joined together to tell PayPal and its subsidiary Venmo to shape up its policies on account freezes and closures, as its opaque practices are interfering with payment systems connected to many First-Amendment protected activities.“Companies like...

Unconstitutional Florida Law Barring Platforms from Suspending Politicians Should be Blocked, EFF Tells Court

Tallahassee, Florida—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Protect Democracy urged a federal judge to strike down Florida’s law banning Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms from suspending political candidates’ accounts, saying it unconstitutionally interferes with the First Amendment rights of the companies and their users, and forces companies to give politicians’...


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