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Rightscon: Platform censorship in Latin America

Join EFF’s Veridiana Alimonti in this roundtable strategy session with Article 19 Mexico, Observacom, Fundación Karisma, and Intervozes on platform censorship practices in Latin America and regulatory approaches for the region (#8735). The IACHR’s Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression Edison Lanza and Unesco’s Guilherme Canela will also be part...

HOPE: Reform or Expire? The Battle to Reauthorize FISA Programs

Reform or Expire? The Battle to Reauthorize FISA ProgramsOn March 15, 2020, Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act—a surveillance law with a rich history of government overreach and abuse—expired. Along with two other PATRIOT Act provisions, Section 215 lapsed after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a broader set...

Black Hat USA 2020

EFF at Black Hat USA 2020

Join EFF for the first virtual event from Black Hat USA! Be sure to stop by our booth in the free virtual Business Hall and schedule a meeting via Swapcard to learn more about the latest developments in protecting digital freedom. Check out our shop to see the latest...

HOPE 2020

EFF Joins HOPE 2020

EFF staff members will present some of our latest work at 2600 Magazine's biennial Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) conference beginning this weekend. HOPE is a diverse hacker event that has drawn thousands of tinkerers, security researchers, activists, artists, and makers since 1994. In a departure from the infamous...

EFF and 45 Human Rights and Civil Liberties Groups Condemn Federal Law Enforcement Actions Against Protesters in Portland

EFF joined dozens of other groups in a letter condemning the behavior of federal law enforcement agencies in Portland, Oregon. Despite the wishes of local government officials, the federal government deployed law enforcement, including U.S. Marshals and Customs and Border Protection officers, to Portland. The federal government officially explained these...

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Rethinking Policing and Surveillance in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Drug Policy Alliance Discussion Series: Rethinking Policing and Surveillance in the Post-COVID-19 EraTo slow the spread of the COVID-19, some communities considered temporary changes in policing practices, criminal courts, jail systems, and community supervision. While some localities modestly reduced arrests and released some incarcerated individuals, many emergency decarceration efforts have...

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Panel: Creating Virtual Reality for Public Good

Mission-driven organizations rely on storytelling to convey the core of their work and to engage the public. Recently, virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360-degree video have emerged as new media paradigm for storytelling. Although primarily associated with high-end gaming, these media tools are very effective for conveying information and participatory...

EFF at RightsCon

Originally called the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference, RightsCon rotated annually between San Francisco and another global city. Now, RightsCon visits new host cities each year that are power centers for technology and human rights. This year, Access Now is hosting the ninth edition of RightsCon Online from July 27-31,...


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