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Williams v. San Francisco

In May and June of 2020, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) spied on Black-led protests against police violence with a business district's vast network of surveillance cameras. During the first week of mass demonstrations following the police killing of George Floyd, the SFPD tapped into a network of...

Announcing Global Privacy Control in Privacy Badger

Today, we’re announcing that the upcoming release of Privacy Badger will support the Global Privacy Control, or GPC, by default.GPC is a new specification that allows users to tell companies they'd like to opt out of having their data shared or sold. By default, Privacy Badger will send the GPC...

California Community Leaders Call on Governor to Help Get State Broadband Up to Speed

Sacramento - More than 60 California community leaders—including public officials, businesses, education advocates, and civil rights groups—have joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Common Sense Media to call on California Governor Gavin Newsom to convene a special legislative session to pass universal broadband access legislation this year.The COVID-19 pandemic...

Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) in a Pandemic

A U.S. lawsuit is asking the court to restrict online access to more than one million books available to the public from the Internet Archives. The U.S. suit alleges that the Internet Archives engaged in “willful mass copyright infringement,” when it asserts that it used a practice called Controlled Digital...

VR glasses that say Come Back with a Warrant

Come Back with a Warrant for my Virtual House

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in your home can involve the creation of an intimate portrait of your private life. The VR/AR headsets can request audio and video of the inside of our house, telemetry about our movements, depth data and images that can build a highly accurate geometrical representation...

minimalist image of a stingray van intercepting signals between cell phone users and a cell tower

Judge Upends Vallejo’s Use of a Stingray

Cops in Vallejo have put their controversial cell-phone surveillance tool back in the box, after a judge released a tentative ruling (which the judge might or might not later finalize or amend) that they'd acquired it in violation of state law. The case was brought by Oakland Privacy, the EFF...

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