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EFF to Japan: Reject Website Blocking

Website blocking to deal with alleged copyright infringement is like cutting off your hand to deal with a papercut. Sure, you don’t have a papercut anymore, but you’ve also lost a lot more than you’ve gained. The latest country to consider a website blocking proposal is Japan, and EFF has...

EFF to Patent Office: Don't Make it Harder to Kill Bad Patents

It’s already much too difficult to invalidate bad patents—the kind that never should have been issued in the first place. Now, unfortunately, the Patent Office has proposed regulation changes that will make it even harder. That’s the wrong path to take. This week, EFF submitted comments [PDF] opposing the...
Artificial Intelligence

Should Your Company Help ICE? “Know Your Customer” Standards for Evaluating Domestic Sales of Surveillance Equipment

Employees at Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have raised public concerns about those companies assisting U.S. military, law enforcement, and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) in deploying various kinds of surveillance technologies. These public calls from employees raise important questions: what steps should a company take...

EFF at Dragon Con 2018

The Electronic Frontier Foundation returns to Dragon Con once again to participate in a series of panels about technology, civil liberties, activism, and pop culture. EFF Deputy Executive Director Kurt Opsahl, Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maass, Grassroots Advocacy Organizer Nathan Sheard, and Staff Technologist Erica Portnoy will participate in...
Shipshape Security Membership Drive

All Hands on Deck: Join EFF

It’s easy to feel adrift these days. The rising tide of social unrest and political extremism can be overwhelming, but on EFF’s 28th birthday our purpose has never been more clear. With the strength of our numbers, we can fight against the scourge of pervasive surveillance, government and corporate overreach...

DNA Collection is Not the Answer to Reuniting Families Split Apart by Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” Program

The Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” program of criminally prosecuting all undocumented adult immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border has had the disastrous result of separating as many as 3,000 children—many no older than toddlers—from their parents and family members. The federal government doesn’t appear to have kept track...

EFF at OSCON 2018

Join EFF at OSCON, O'Reilly's blockbuster open source event at the Portland Convention Center. Stop by the EFF booth #P21 to learn about the latest in the digital civil liberties movement. You can even donate to get some great swag or become an official member! There has never been a...

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