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Privacy Advisory - Leave My Child Alone!

Did you know that President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act mandates that public high schools turn over private student contact information to local military recruiters or risk losing federal education funding? Not only that, but the Pentagon has compiled a database of more than 30 million young people, including...

The Mother of Acrimonious Acronyms

As Cardozo law professor Susan Crawford recently noted, there are a lot of "acrimonious acronyms" in the battle over the future of the Internet. One of the most dangerous: the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act, better known as CALEA. Back in the Clinton era, the FBI asked...

Exporting Bad Ideas - House Approves CAFTA

Last week the US continued to bully the world into adopting the very worst aspects of American intellectual property and Internet law, with the House of Representatives approving the US-Dominican Republic - Central America Free Trade Agreement (a.k.a. "CAFTA"). The agreement obligates countries to enact dangerous policies that go...

EFF15: How I Became a Geek Crusader

I hope you're not reading this blog entry using somebody's open wireless network. It could get you arrested for trespassing. Earlier this month, a Florida man was arrested for sitting outside somebody's house in his car and using their open wifi network. What the hell? The network...

EFF15: The Best Laid Plans . . .

I didn't plan to become a copyfighter. As a fresh-faced grad student, I was planning to spend my life as an academic, writing about the social construction of property through the lens of feminist legal theory. But the plan started going a little haywire when I started...

EFF15: No Place I'd Rather Be

Contrary to what you might imagine, watching Elvis and Xena the Warrior Princess casually saunter by doesn't necessarily mean that you've lost your mind. For me, it meant that I was finally home. Rumor has it that working for EFF is a spectacularly cool gig. The secret's out...

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