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EFF at DEF CON 26

Join EFF at DEF CON 26! We're excited to be back for another DEF CON with a membership booth in the Vendor area, a contest, and a talk. Join the Cause Come find us in the Vendor area talk to us about the latest in online rights, get on our...
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EFF at Black Hat Briefings USA 2018

Join EFF at Black Hat Briefings! Be sure to stop by our information booth in the Business Hall to find out about the latest developments in protecting digital freedom. You can even sign up as an EFF member and pick up some great swag! As in past years, EFF staff...
Biometrics HART

HART: Homeland Security’s Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples’ “Non-Obvious Relationships”

So why do we know so little about it?The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic data on citizens and foreigners in the United States. The agency’s new Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will include...

Carpenter v. United States

In Carpenter, the FBI was was investigating a string of robberies in and around Detroit in 2011. In order to link the defendant to the crimes, the government obtained 127 days of his cell phone records from MetroPCS—without a warrant—to try to place him at the locations of the robberies...

A Critic Uses the DMCA to Avoid Criticism

Critics, perhaps more than anyone, should know fair use. It’s impossible to review a book, movie, or a video game without using text or images from that same copyrighted work—that’s why fair use is so critical to free speech. So a professional critic is the last person you’d expect to...

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