Computer security and the lack of computer security is a fundamental issue that underpins much of how the Internet does (and doesn't) function. Many of the policy issues that EFF works on are linked to security in deep ways including privacy and anonymity DRM censorship and network neutrality.

EFF works directly on a wide range of security issues including increased deployment of cryptographic protocols through projects like HTTPS Everywhere and HTTPS Now; improving the security of those protocols with the SSL Observatory; offering legal assistance to researchers through our Coders' Rights Project; offering practical security advice to activists through the surveillance self-defense and surveillance self-defense international projects; directly auditing open source codebases; and working on the development of new security standards.

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Here's a fun argument that the history of DRM stretches back 3000 years. In our view, that's 3000 years too long.

Nov 30 @ 12:59pm

HR 699 would update archaic rules about email privacy. Tomorrow it has a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee:

Nov 30 @ 12:31pm

“Los Angeles Just Proposed the Worst Use of License Plate Reader Data in History” —police technologist @nselby

Nov 30 @ 10:57am
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