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Video: EFF Panel on "Architecture Is Policy"

Technology design can maximize or decimate our basic rights to free speech, privacy, property ownership, and creative thought. Earlier this month, EFF board members discussed these societal impacts in a panel at Carnegie Mellon: "Architecture is Policy."
The rights and abilities that you have with a particular technology depends...

EFF Urges Supreme Court to Protect Text-Message Privacy

Washington, D.C. - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged the United States Supreme Court today to ensure that modern communications methods such as text messages retain the constitutional privacy protections applied to earlier technologies.
In an amicus brief in City of Ontario v. Quon, EFF sided with a public...

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Senators Unveil Yet Another Flawed National ID Card Plan

Last Friday, Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) outlined a proposal for immigration reform. At the top of their immigration reform agenda? A national, biometric identification card for all workers, citizen or immigrant. From the article:We would require all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants who want jobs...

FTC to Internet Companies: Start Using SSL

HTTPS is the backbone of web security. The protocol, which is also commonly known as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), is what guarantees we can use the web to transmit sensitive information — financial, medical, or other — with relative confidence that it won't be intercepted or stolen. EFF...

Wiring Up The Big Brother Machine... And Fighting It

Here's a movie pitch: One lone telecommunications technician, going about his ordinary daily work in San Francisco, begins to realize things aren't quite what they seem. There's a "secret room" downstairs, and ordinary employees aren't allowed to enter it. Coworkers — almost casually! — remark that a government spy agency...


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