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Following the Trail of Police Surveillance Technology at IRE 2020

EFF Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maass will be presenting at the Investigative Reporters & Editors 2020 convention at 12 pm ET on September 23, 2020: With protests across the country this year, there is a renewed focus on the surveillance powers of police and how they affect journalists and citizens...

Atlas of Surveillance: The Rise of Policing Technology in Our Communities

A talk sponsored by Legal Pathways at the University of Washington Tacoma Back in the day, police surveillance meant two cops, a pair of binoculars, and an unmarked car parked outside a suspect's house. But today, law enforcement agencies around the country have acquired sophisticated camera networks, computer systems, and...
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One Database to Rule Them All: The Invisible Content Cartel that Undermines the Freedom of Expression Online

Every year, millions of images, videos and posts that allegedly contain terrorist or violent extremist content are removed from social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. A key force behind these takedowns is the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), an industry-led initiative that seeks to “prevent...
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Rock the Vote v. Trump

EFF joined forces with Protect Democracy and Cooley LLP to represent five advocacy organizations suing President Trump and others in his administration for an unconstitutional executive order threatening their ability to receive accurate information free from government censorship. The plaintiffs are Common Cause, Free Press, Maplight, Rock the Vote, and...
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Courts Shouldn’t Stifle Patent Troll Victims’ Speech

In the U.S., we don’t expect or allow government officials – including judges--to be speech police. Courts are allowed to restrain speech only in the rarest circumstances, subject to strict limitations. So we were troubled to learn that a judge in Missouri has issued an order stifling the speech of...

PrivChat with Tor | Chapter #2 - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Censorship Circumvention

Every year, internet censorship increases globally. From network level blocking to nation-wide internet blackouts, governments and private companies have powerful tools to restrict information and hault connection between people. Many people, groups, and organizations are doing innovative work to study, measure, and fight back against internet censorship--and they are helping...

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