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Roadsec São Paulo 2018

EFF's Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, Kurt Opsahl, will be at Roadsec São Paulo, Brazil, to discuss "Vulnerability Research and Disclosure: Pragmatic Advice for Security Researchers" on November 10th at 3pm on the Grace Hopper stage. This talk will focus on best and worst practices from both legal and...

Surveillance Targets Deserve Answers About Mysterious Wiretaps

Riverside, CA – Two individuals with no criminal record—one of whom is a retired California Highway Patrol officer—are asking a California Superior Court why their phones were tapped in 2015. These are just two targets of hundreds of questionable wiretaps authorized by a single judge, Helios J. Hernandez, in Riverside...
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Riverside wiretaps

Two individuals with no criminal record—one of whom is a retired California Highway Patrol officer—are asking a California Superior Court why their phones were tapped in 2015. These are just two targets of hundreds of questionable wiretaps authorized by a single judge, Helios J. Hernandez, in Riverside County. EFF and...

Wget Is Not a Crime: Open Talk with Hackers and Security Researchers

Wget is not a crime – an overview of hackers’ rights in Latin America EFF invites hackers and security researchers for a happy hour and open talk with Kurt Opsahl, EFF’s Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel, about rights and risks involved in security research. The conversation will build on...
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EFF at the Brazilian Internet Forum

The Brazilian Internet Forum brings together participants from civil society, academia, government, and the private sector to discuss issues central to creating a diverse, universal, and innovative Internet in Brazil. Put on by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br), the 8th annual Brazilian Internet Forum uses the human rights guidelines...

Bay Area Members-Only Speakeasy: How User Rights Survive the Panopticon

How User Rights Survive the PanopticonMonday, November 5, 2018 at 7-8:30 PM We're excited to announce our fall EFF Members' Speakeasy. We'll be hosting a panel discussion in San Francisco featuring EFF staff and our Executive Director Cindy Cohn. The panel discussion will focus on the issues around how tech...

Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Hearing on Net Neutrality and Public Safety

Panel discussion relating to emergency service provision of broadband service, bandwidth throttling issues, and network neutrality. Scheduled panelists: Tony Bowden, Fire Chief, Santa Clara County Fire Department Ernesto Falcon, Legislative Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation David Hickey, Vice President of Business Sales, Verizon Wireless Jesus G. Roman, Associate General Counsel for...

EFF at BSides RDU

EFF's Shahid Buttar will address the BSides RDU cybersecurity conference. His keynote address will explain why privacy has constitutional significance, and how it stands in for other values including autonomy, agency, and ultimately, democracy. [Update: video of his remarks is available online]

EFF Wins DMCA Exemption Petitions for Tinkering With Echos and Repairing Appliances, But New Circumvention Rules Still Too Narrow To Benefit Most Technology Users

Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation won petitions submitted to the Library of Congress that will make it easier for people to legally remove or repair software in the Amazon Echo, in cars, and in personal digital devices, but the library refused to issue the kind of broad, simple and robust...

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