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The Stranger Unsealing

EFF is representing The Stranger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, in a petition to unseal secret government electronic surveillance dockets and requests in the Western District of Washington federal court. The petition was filed in November 2017. The government routinely asks courts around the country for electronic surveillance warrants and...

The FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act Restricts Congress, Not Surveillance

The FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017—legislation meant to extend government surveillance powers—squanders several opportunities for meaningful reform and, astonishingly, manages to push civil liberties backwards. The bill is a gift to the intelligence community, restricting surveillance reforms, not surveillance itself. The bill (S. 2010) was introduced October 25...

EFF Urges DHS to Abandon Social Media Surveillance and Automated “Extreme Vetting” of Immigrants

EFF is urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to end its programs of social media surveillance and automated “extreme vetting” of immigrants. Together, these programs have created a privacy-invading integrated system to harvest, preserve, and data-mine immigrants' social media information, including use of algorithms that sift through posts using...

Fake News & the First Amendment: The Search for Truth in a Post-Truth Age

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Nate Cardozo joins an illustrious panel of free speech experts on Thursday, Nov. 30 to discuss the complexities of the so-called "fake news" problem. As the First Amendment Coalition, the sponsor of the event, explains: The term “fake news” burst on to the scene during the...
Security Education

Announcing the Security Education Companion

The need for robust personal digital security is growing every day. From grassroots groups to civil society organizations to individual EFF members, people from across our community are voicing a need for accessible security education materials to share with their friends, neighbors, and colleagues. We are thrilled to help. Today...

The Evolution of Digital Data in Philanthropy

Join David Goodman in conversation with Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Director of Equality Labs, and Danny O'Brien, International Director at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for a dialogue about the state of data security and privacy in philanthropy...

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