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Reno at 20

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Reno v. ACLU, which, along with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, established the framework for internet free speech and liability that remains in place today in the US. Join EFF Activism Director Rainey Reitman, EFF International...

A Lump of Coal in the Internet’s Stocking: FCC Poised to Gut Net Neutrality Rules

In a new proposal issued last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set out a plan to eliminate net neutrality protections, ignoring the voices of millions of Internet users who weighed in to support those protections. The new rule would reclassify high-speed broadband as an “information service” rather...

The Senate’s Liberty Act Helps Close the “Backdoor”

Take the language of one NSA surveillance reauthorization bill and add a few strong reform proposals from another, and what do you get? A bill that helps protect Americans from the warrantless search of the content of their emails, text messages, and digital communications. On November 17, Senators Patrick Leahy...
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Treasury Department Concludes Fraud Investigation into ComputerCOP "Internet Safety" Software

Three years ago, EFF exposed how hundreds of law enforcement agencies were putting families at risk by distributing free ComputerCOP “Internet safety” software that actually transmitted keystrokes unencrypted to a third-party server. Our report also raised serious questions about whether the company was deceiving government agencies by circulating a...

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