If a few senators get their way, any court in the U.S. will be able to force nearly any company to decrypt any encrypted data that it handles.
The draft bill—proposed by Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein—reflects an ignorance of everyday computer security practices that safeguard your devices and information from criminals. Quite simply, the Burr-Feinstein bill would be a security disaster.
Millions of Americans suffer the loss, theft, or compromise of intimate communications, trade secrets, and identities each year. We desperately need more security, not less. Laws that discourage manufacturers from offering secure products and services move us in precisely the wrong direction.
There are two bills in Congress to strengthen encryption and stop reckless attempts by law enforcement to build backdoors. The ENCRYPT Act and the Secure Data Act would keep our communications and transactions safe, thus ensuring more security for everyone.
This is a crucial moment for the future of crypto. Actions Congress takes this year could have long-reaching implications for your right to privacy and security. Tell your members of Congress not to fall for attempts to scapegoat encryption, and instead, to champion digital security for everyone.
One of the most popular apps in the world now has end-to-end encryption turned on by default.
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We are excited to be a part of the Eleventh HOPE conference! HOPE (Hackers on Planet Earth) returns to New York for its eleventh iteration this year, hosted by our friends at 2600. July 22–24, 2016 New York City, NY
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EFF Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen and Membership Coordinator Maggie Kazmierczak will be representing EFF at LinuxFest Northwest. Stop by our table in the expo hall to learn what EFF is up to and how you can get involved. April 24, 2016 Belllingham, WA
Join us at the Internet and society conference in Berlin. EFF Director of International Freedom of Expression Jillian C. York will speak about anti-nudity policies on social networks. May 2–4, 2016 Berlin, Germany
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EFF Director of International Freedom of Expression Jillian C. York will speak at Point, the gathering of Southeastern European civil society organizations. May 25, 2016 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina