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Yes, the EU's New #CopyrightDirective is All About Filters

When the EU started planning its new Copyright Directive (the "Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive"), a group of powerful entertainment industry lobbyists pushed a terrible idea: a mandate that all online platforms would have to create crowdsourced databases of "copyrighted materials" and then block users from posting anything...
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EFF Asks Court to Unseal Secret Docket in Case Involving Wiretap of Encrypted Facebook Messenger Calls

EFF joined an effort to unseal court records today in a groundbreaking case where the government reportedly tried to force Facebook to compromise the encryption in Facebook Messenger voice calls. Earlier this year, Reuters reported that the government sought the company’s assistance in carrying out a wiretap and intercepting...
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Submit Your Nominations for The Foilies 2019

Deadline extended until 11:59 p.m. PT on January 6, 2019! EFF is now accepting nominations for The Foilies 2019, our fifth annual “anti-awards” program for government agencies that, whether by maliciousness or incompetence, interfere with the right to access public information. It’s a tongue-in-cheek affair celebrating Sunshine Week (March...

Civic XR: Using XR in the Public Interest

Join Boston VR & The Public VR Lab to demo and hear about ways civic-focused technologists are using VR/XR in the public interest space. EFF Web Developer Laura Schatzkin and Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maass will discuss EFF's virtual reality tool, Spot the Surveillance. Attendees will have the opportunity...
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What We're Thankful for at EFF This Year

Thanksgiving is a time to take stock of what’s happened in the past year and focus on the things that we appreciate most. In the spirit of the holiday, we here at EFF are taking some time to name some things that we’re giving thanks for this year—from victories that...
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“The End of Trust” Panel Discussion and Reading

The first-ever entirely nonfiction issue of McSweeney’s Quarterly, The End of Trust (Issue 54), features more than thirty writers and artists investigating surveillance in the digital age. The issue includes essays and interviews about technology, privacy, and surveillance, featuring many EFF authors—including EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn, Special Advisor...

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