When you use the Internet, you entrust your online conversations, thoughts, experiences, locations, photos, and more to companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook. But what happens when the government asks these companies to hand over your private information? Will the company stand with you? Will it tell you that the government is looking for your data so that you can take steps to protect yourself? Sign our petition to the largest Internet companies and ask them to stand with their users and be transparent in their practices.
EFF urged the Oregon Supreme Court to block warrantless searches of arrestees' cell phones, arguing in an amicus brief that granting law enforcement free rein to search data on the devices violates basic privacy protections guaranteed by the Constitution.
EFF teamed up with activists in the urban homesteading movement to petition to cancel bogus trademarks for the terms "urban homesteading" and "urban homestead" -- trademarks that have been used to threaten other urban homesteaders and remove online content and discussion.
EFF and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a federal appeals court to reject attempts to thwart federal copyright law and saddle online communities with new litigation fears in the appeal of Viacom v. YouTube.
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. heard oral argument in the closely watched breast cancer gene patent case -- the debate over two patents covering naturally occurring human genes that, when present, signal an increased likelihood of developing breast cancer.
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Date: April 15-17, 2011
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Location: Boston, MA
Date: April 20, 2011
EFF's Activism Director Rainey Reitman is the keynote speaker at ACLU of Sonoma County's annual dinner and 2011 Jack Green Civil Liberties Award. Rainey will speak about "Your Privacy Under Attack: The Internet & You" as writer, comedian and winemaker Tom Smothers is honored.
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Date: May 6, 2011