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New Witness and New Experts Bolster Our Jewel Case As We Fight Government’s Latest Attempt to Derail Lawsuit Challenging Unconstitutional NSA Spying

EFF has presented its full evidentiary case that the five ordinary Americans who are plaintiffs in Jewel v. NSA were among the hundreds of millions of nonsuspect Americans whose communications and communications records have been touched by the government’s mass surveillance regimes. This presentation includes a new...
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You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads.

Add “a phone number I never gave Facebook for targeted advertising” to the list of deceptive and invasive ways Facebook makes money off your personal information. Contrary to user expectations and Facebook representatives’ own previous statements, the company has been using contact information that users explicitly provided for security purposes—or...

Vermont’s New Data Privacy Law

Data brokers intrude on the privacy of millions of people by harvesting and monetizing their personal information without their knowledge or consent. Worse, many data brokers fail to securely store this sensitive information, predictably leading to data breaches (like Equifax) that put millions of people at risk of...

Lessons Learned from Copyright Wars: Online Transparency and Accountability

Join EFF's Corynne McSherry and Elliot Harmon, along with Emma Llanso, CDT; Ryan Clough, Public Knowledge; and Kylie Pappalardo, QUT Law School, at the 5th Congress on Global IP and the Public Interest at American University Washington College of Law for a panel on what can we learn from the...

Platform Censorship: Lessons From the Copyright Wars

There’s a lot of talk these days about “content moderation.” Policymakers, some public interest groups, and even some users are clamoring for intermediaries to do “more,” to make the Internet more “civil,” though there are wildly divergent views on what that “more” should be. Others vigorously oppose such moderation, arguing...
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Don’t Make the Register of Copyrights into a Presidential Pawn

H.R. 1695 Would Turn an Essential, Non-political Job Into a Partisan Appointee If we’ve learned one thing from this year in American politics, it’s that presidential appointments can be a messy affair. Debates over appointees can become extremely polarized. It’s not surprising: it’s in the President’s best interests to choose...


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