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Submit Your Nominations for The Foilies 2019

EFF is now accepting nominations for The Foilies 2019, our fifth annual “anti-awards” program for government agencies that, whether by maliciousness or incompetence, interfere with the right to access public information. It’s a tongue-in-cheek affair celebrating Sunshine Week (March 10-16, 2019), when a coalition of transparency organizations raise...

Civic XR: Using XR in the Public Interest

Join Boston VR & The Public VR Lab to demo and hear about ways civic-focused technologists are using VR/XR in the public interest space. EFF Web Developer Laura Schatzkin and Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maass will discuss EFF's virtual reality tool, Spot the Surveillance. Attendees will have the opportunity...
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What We're Thankful for at EFF This Year

Thanksgiving is a time to take stock of what’s happened in the past year and focus on the things that we appreciate most. In the spirit of the holiday, we here at EFF are taking some time to name some things that we’re giving thanks for this year—from victories that...
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“The End of Trust” Panel Discussion and Reading

The first-ever entirely nonfiction issue of McSweeney’s Quarterly, The End of Trust (Issue 54), features more than thirty writers and artists investigating surveillance in the digital age. The issue includes essays and interviews about technology, privacy, and surveillance, featuring many EFF authors—including EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn, Special Advisor...

EFF and MuckRock Release Records and Data from 200 Law Enforcement Agencies' Automated License Plate Reader Programs

EFF and MuckRock have filed hundreds of public records requests with law enforcement agencies around the country to reveal how data collected from automated license plate readers (ALPR) is used to track the travel patterns of drivers. We focused exclusively on departments that contract with surveillance vendor Vigilant Solutions to...

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