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Alameda and Contra Costa County Sheriffs Flew Drones Over Protests

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office had drones at the ready on the scene for many high-profile protests in Berkeley and on the University of California Berkeley campus throughout 2017. Just to the north, the Contra Costa County Sheriff deployed drones over immigrant rights rallies outside the West County Detention Facility...

What Happened to The ‘Golden Age of Free Speech’?

The Internet was supposed to usher in a “Golden Age” of free expression. In this new digital world, public debate would flourish and anyone, anywhere could reach an audience of millions, unburdened by government censorship or traditional media gatekeepers. Some of these heady predictions have come true—but as old barriers...
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Yes, the EU's New #CopyrightDirective is All About Filters

When the EU started planning its new Copyright Directive (the "Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive"), a group of powerful entertainment industry lobbyists pushed a terrible idea: a mandate that all online platforms would have to create crowdsourced databases of "copyrighted materials" and then block users from posting anything...
Facebook servers, with a speech bubble of a key above it.

EFF Asks Court to Unseal Secret Docket in Case Involving Wiretap of Encrypted Facebook Messenger Calls

EFF joined an effort to unseal court records today in a groundbreaking case where the government reportedly tried to force Facebook to compromise the encryption in Facebook Messenger voice calls. Earlier this year, Reuters reported that the government sought the company’s assistance in carrying out a wiretap and intercepting...

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