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EFF at the Brazilian Internet Forum

The Brazilian Internet Forum brings together participants from civil society, academia, government, and the private sector to discuss issues central to creating a diverse, universal, and innovative Internet in Brazil. Put on by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br), the 8th annual Brazilian Internet Forum uses the human rights guidelines...

Bay Area Members-Only Speakeasy: How User Rights Survive the Panopticon

How User Rights Survive the PanopticonMonday, November 5, 2018 at 7-8:30 PM We're excited to announce our fall EFF Members' Speakeasy. We'll be hosting a panel discussion in San Francisco featuring EFF staff and our Executive Director Cindy Cohn. The panel discussion will focus on the issues around how tech...

Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Hearing on Net Neutrality and Public Safety

Panel discussion relating to emergency service provision of broadband service, bandwidth throttling issues, and network neutrality. Scheduled panelists: Tony Bowden, Fire Chief, Santa Clara County Fire Department Ernesto Falcon, Legislative Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation David Hickey, Vice President of Business Sales, Verizon Wireless Jesus G. Roman, Associate General Counsel for...

EFF at BSides RDU

EFF's Shahid Buttar will address the BSides RDU cybersecurity conference. His keynote address will explain why privacy has constitutional significance, and how it stands in for other values including autonomy, agency, and ultimately, democracy. [Update: video of his remarks is available online]

EFF Wins DMCA Exemption Petitions for Tinkering With Echos and Repairing Appliances, But New Circumvention Rules Still Too Narrow To Benefit Most Technology Users

Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation won petitions submitted to the Library of Congress that will make it easier for people to legally remove or repair software in the Amazon Echo, in cars, and in personal digital devices, but the library refused to issue the kind of broad, simple and robust...
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Security Education 101 at BSidesPDX

Security Education 101 The need for robust personal digital security is growing every day. Individuals, grassroots groups, and civil society organizations are voicing a need for accessible security education. Whether you’re new to computer security concepts or you’re new to teaching, there’s an important role you can play...

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EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn will present via livestream: Putting the Security Back into Cybersecurity, as part of University of Michigan's annual cyber security conference for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Note that if attending the conference on-site in Michigan, the livestream will start at 1:00 pm. Please adjust your remote...

Blunt Policies and Secretive Enforcement Mechanisms: LGBTQ+ and Sexual Health on the Corporate Web

The free and open Internet has enabled disparate communities to come together across miles and borders, and empowered marginalized communities to share stories, art, and information with one another and the broader public—but restrictive and often secretive or poorly messaged policies by corporate gatekeepers threaten to change that. Content policies...

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