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EFF's Nash and Shahid Buttar will speak at the Students for Liberty Southeast regional conference at Florida State University in room FLH 0255.

Content Moderation and Removal at Scale

Content Moderation and Removal at Scale, to be held at Santa Clara University on February 2, 2018, will explore how Internet companies operationalize the moderation and removal of third party/user-generated content (UGC). UGC services routinely say that moderating and removing content is hard and expensive. This conference will explain the...

The USA Rights Act Protects Us From NSA Spying

A new bill introduced today in the Senate provides necessary protections from NSA surveillance programs. The USA Rights Act, introduced by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and eleven other Senators would provide meaningful reforms to one of the government’s most powerful surveillance tools. It fixes the “backdoor search...
702 Spying

FBI Director Wray is Wrong About Section 702 Surveillance

Newly-minted FBI Director Christopher Wray threw out several justifications for the continued, warrantless government search of American communications. He’s wrong on all accounts. In a presentation hosted by The Heritage Foundation, Wray warned of a metaphorical policy “wall” that, more than 15 years ago, stood between the U.S. government’s...

An Over-The-Top Approach to Internet Regulation in Developing Countries

Increased smartphone usage and availability of wireless broadband has propelled the use of Internet based platforms and services that often compete with similar services based on older technologies. For example services like Facebook, Skype and WhatsApp that offer voice or video calls over the Internet compete with traditional SMS and...

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