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Surveillance and the U.S.-Mexico Border: 2023 Year in Review

The U.S.-Mexico border continues to be one of the most politicized spaces in the country, with leaders in both political parties supporting massive spending on border security, including technological solutions such as the so-called "virtual wall." We spent the year documenting surveillance technologies at the border and the impacts on...

2023 Year in Review (text animated to change colors)

2023 Year in Review

Digital rights started as a niche, future-focused issue that we would struggle to explain to nontechnical people. Now it's deeply embedded into all of our lives. This movement is possible thanks to the strong partnership of EFF's members, supporters, and all of you who stood up and took action to...
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EFF Year-End Challenge

To live in the modern world is to interact with technology in ways that are wonderful—and others that are an absolute pain in the butt. It's not fair to trade in your dignity or safety, and that’s why people like you stand with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Will you keep...

Digital Rights Updates with EFFector 35.16

Have no fear, it's the final EFFector of the year! Be the digital freedom expert for your family and friends during the holidays by catching up on the latest online rights issues with EFFector 35.16. This issue of our newsletter covers topics including: the surveillance one could be gifting another...

The Surveillance Showdown That Fizzled

In the last week of legislative business before the winter break, Congress was scheduled to consider two very different proposals: H.R. 6570, the Protect Liberty and End Warrantless Surveillance Act in House Judiciary Committee (HJC); and H.R. 6611, the FISA Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2023 in the House Permanent...

EFF Members' Speakeasy: Washington, D.C.

Join EFF staff and local online rights supporters for a Speakeasy meet up on Friday, January 12 in Washington, D.C.! EFF staff will be in town attending ShmooCon, please be sure to stop by the booth and say hi!Raise a glass and discover EFF's latest work defending digital freedoms...

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Is This the End of Geofence Warrants?

Google announced this week that it will be making several important changes to the way it handles users’ “Location History” data. These changes would appear to make it much more difficult—if not impossible—for Google to provide mass location data in response to a geofence warrant, a change we’ve been asking...
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Speaking Freely: Dr. Carolina Are

Dr. Carolina Are is an Innovation Fellow at Northumbria University Centre for Digital Citizens. Her research primarily focuses on the intersection between online abuse and censorship. Her current research project investigates Instagram and TikTok’s approach to malicious flagging against ‘grey area’ content, or content that toes the line of compliance...
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Spritely and Veilid: Exciting Projects Building the Peer-to-Peer Web

While there is a surge in federated social media sites, like Bluesky and Mastodon, some technologists are hoping to take things further than this model of decentralization with fully peer-to-peer applications. Two leading projects, Spritely and Veilid, hint at what this could look like.There are many technologies used behind the...

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