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EFF at SCaLE 16x

We're happy to be returning to the 16th Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE), where you can find the EFF table in the expo hall all weekend. We're offering member special rates and unique EFF shwag for donation. Come say hi! More information about SCALe here: SCaLE 16X – the 16th...

The Cypherpunks Strike Back - Tomorrow's Tech Activism Today

EFF-Austin, a member of the Electronic Frontier Alliance, is hosting it's annual party. As the Austin team explains: At EFF-Austin's beloved annual party, we will meet and engage with a variety of modern activists who are showing us how we can fight for a better world where our technology works...

Stupid Patent of the Month: Buying A Bundle of Diamonds

This month’s Stupid Patent shows what happens when the patent system strays outside its proper boundaries. US Patent No. 8,706,513 describes a “fungible basket of investment grade gems” for use in “financial instruments.” In other words, it’s a rating and trading system that attempts to turn diamonds into a...
Stop SESTA: Woman Holds Phone with 230 Free Speech Icon

House Vote on FOSTA is a Win for Censorship

The bill passed today 388-25 by the U.S. House of Representatives marks an unprecedented push towards Internet censorship, and does nothing to fight sex traffickers. H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), allows for private lawsuits and criminal prosecutions against Internet platforms and...
Check Your Reps

Tell Congress to Protect the Open Internet

Today, EFF is participating in a national Day of Action to push Congress to preserve the net neutrality rules the FCC repealed in December. With a simple majority, Congress can use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the FCC’s new rule. We’re asking for members of the House and...


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