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26th Annual Pioneer Awards

On September 14, we will be gathering to celebrate the work of the 2017 Pioneer Award winners: defender of global free expression Annie Game; first amendment champion Mike Masnick; and renowned whistleblower and transparency advocate Chelsea Manning. We are also thrilled to welcome this year’s keynote speaker, Emmy-nominated comedy...

E-commerce RCEP Chapter: Have Big Tech’s Demands Fizzled?

Post-Mortem of Asia-Pacific regional IGF Panel Discussing Trade Rules Over the past month, trade officials of the ASEAN group of countries and its six biggest trading partners have been frantically working to finalize the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Expected to be ratified later this year, the RCEP is the...

Deciphering China’s VPN Ban

This weekend Apple took a dispiriting step in the policing of its Chinese mainland App store: the company removed several Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications that allowed users to circumvent the China’s extensive internet censorship apparatus. In effect, the company has once again aided the Chinese government in...

EFA August 2017 Teleconference

Are you part of a student group, community organization, or hacker space? If not, do you know others who share your concerns about digital rights? Whether you're working to raise a voice in your community for privacy, security, creativity, access to knowledge, and free expression—or whether you're looking for ways...

Enigma Interviews featuring Alex Stamos and Eva Galperin

On Wednesday, August 23, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Alex Stamos, CSO of Facebook, and Eva Galperin, Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation will discuss the challenges of securing the most vulnerable among us while also protecting society at large. Enigma Interviews feature world-class experts in cybersecurity...

Bassel Khartabil, In Memoriam

Bassel Khartabil, the Syrian open source developer, blogger, entrepreneur, hackerspace founder, and free culture advocate, has been executed by the Syrian authorities. Noura Ghazi Safadi, his wife, received confirmation of her husband's death by the Assad-led Syrian government yesterday. The execution took place in secret in November 2015. It...

Misused Espionage Act Targets Government Whistleblowers

This week we celebrated National Whistleblower Appreciation Day—an appropriate time to speak out against the U.S. government’s continued use of the Espionage Act to prosecute government leakers, and in so doing, restrict the flow of important information to the press. As we wrote on the 100th anniversary of the Act’s...

Street-Level Surveillance: How to Protect Our Privacy

Police have deployed a powerful web of street-level surveillance technologies across our communities, including cell site simulators, automatic license plate readers, facial recognition, and drones. This spying system invades our privacy, chills our speech, and disparately burdens communities of color. EFF's Adam Schwartz will speak about how we got here...

EFF at Dragon Con 2017

The Electronic Frontier Foundation returns to Dragon Con once again to participate in a series of panels about technology, civil liberties, activism, and pop culture. EFF Deputy Executive Director Kurt Opsahl and researchers Dave Maass and Gennie Gebhart will participate in a dozen panels on the Electronic Frontiers Forums...

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