What do the U.S. presidential candidates have to say about NSA surveillance? Or the Trans-Pacific Partnership? How about open access? We’ve put together a questionnaire for candidates on everything from privacy to patents. We’ll let you know when they respond, but in the meantime, we invite you to ask these questions at town halls, fundraisers, and everywhere that candidates for office interact with the public. Together, we can keep digital rights in the spotlight for the 2016 election.
The right to an anonymous vote is a cornerstone of the U.S. democratic process. But although your ballot is secret, it can be frighteningly easy for political campaigns to buy and sell your name, contact details, and political leanings. Learn how campaigns track voters and some simple steps you can take to protect your privacy.
A U.S. federal magistrate judge recently ordered Apple to break the security of an iPhone, potentially compromising the security of thousands of iPhone users. EFF has filed an amicus brief in support of Apple’s right to refuse to comply with the order. Learn why forcing Apple to write and sign code violates the First Amendment.
EFF and the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority are building a more secure and fully encrypted future for the World Wide Web. This week—only three months after beta launch—Let’s Encrypt issued its one millionth certificate.
When you pay for federally funded research, you should be allowed to read it. That’s the simple premise of the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act, which was just passed out of a major Senate committee.
Does your business follow copyright law to the best of its ability? Not good enough. At least that was the case for one long-standing peer-to-peer network, which had its payment processing shut down after more than 14 years of being a loyal PayPal customer.
“To not get it right is to get it wrong, and this TPP, as negotiated, is not right for America.” A key representative on international trade speaks out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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Join EFF Senior Counsel David Sobel and other experts for a discussion on how the U.S. Freedom of Information Act can be improved, hosted by the National Press Club Journalism Institute. March 16, 2016