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EFF at All Things Open 2021

EFF is excited to be a part of this year's All Things Open, the largest open technology event on the U.S. East Coast.All Things Open 2021 will feature in-person programming that takes place at The Raleigh Convention Center with 15+ tracks and nearly 100 speakers. The virtual portion of...

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No, Tech Monopolies Don’t Serve National Security

In what appears to be a “throw spaghetti on the wall approach” to stopping antitrust reform targeting Big Tech, a few Members of Congress and a range of former military and intelligence officials wrote a letter asserting that these companies need to be protected for national security. It’s a spurious...

The Catalog of Carceral Surveillance: Patents Aren't Products (Yet)

In EFF’s Catalog of Carceral Surveillance, we explore patents filed by or awarded to prison communication technology companies Securus and Global Tel*Link in the past five years. The dystopian technology the patents describe are exploitative and dehumanizing. And if the companies transformed their patents into real products, the technology would...

EFF and Allies Urge Council of Europe to Add Strong Human Rights Safeguards Before Final Adoption of Flawed Cross Border Surveillance Treaty

EFF, European Digital Rights (EDRi), the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), and other civil society organizations have worked closely on recommendations to strengthen human rights protections in a flawed international cross border police surveillance treaty drafted by the Council of Europe (CoE). At a virtual hearing...

OCYD September General Meeting: Digital Privacy and Cybersecurity

Be sure to join Orange County Young Democrats, with guest speaker EFF Associate Director of Policy and Activism Katharine Trendacosta, for their September General Meeting next Wednesday, September 15! We will discuss digital privacy, cybersecurity, and how you can stay protected in this new digital world.

Ethics in Tech - A Conversation with Eva Galperin

From the moment you wake up and check your messages on Facebook or Twitter, to when you set your Google Nest for the night, tech giants wield unprecedented influence over our daily lives. With this enormous power comes an enormous potential for abuse. The information economy has led to profound...

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Geofence Warrants Threaten Civil Liberties and Free Speech Rights in Kenosha and Nationwide

In the days following the police shooting of Jacob Blake on August 23, 2020, hundreds of protestors marched in the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Federal law enforcement, it turns out, collected location data on many of those protesters. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) used a series...

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