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Massachusetts: Tell Your Lawmakers to Press Pause on Government Face Surveillance

Face surveillance by government poses a threat to our privacy, chills protest in public places, and amplifies historical biases in our criminal justice system. Massachusetts has the opportunity to become the first state to stop government use of this troubling technology, from Provincetown to Pittsfield. Massachusetts residents: tell your legislature...

The Case for Fiber to the Home, Today: Why Fiber is a Superior Medium for 21st Century Broadband

The debate over the best infrastructure to deliver fixed last-mile broadband service in the 21st century is settled, and fiber is the undisputed winner. Fiber-to-the-home deployments are a better option for consumers today, and they are the only option that will allow expansive, efficient upgrades to America’s networks for a...

Why Fiber is Vastly Superior to Cable and 5G

The United States, its states, and its local governments are in dire need of universal fiber plans. Major telecom carriers such as AT&T and Verizon have discontinued their fiber-to-the-home efforts, leaving most people facing expensive cable monopolies for the future. While much of the Internet infrastructure has already transitioned...
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EFF Urges Congress Not to Dismantle Section 230

The Keys to a Healthy Internet Are User Empowerment and Competition, Not Censorship The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a legislative hearing today over what to do with one of the most important Internet laws, Section 230. Members of Congress and the testifying panelists discussed many of...
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Victory! Berkeley City Council Unanimously Votes to Ban Face Recognition

Berkeley has become the third city in California and the fourth city in the United States to ban the use of face recognition technology by the government. After an outpouring of support from the community, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously to adopt the ordinance introduced by Councilmember Kate Harrison...
¿Quién defiende tus datos?

¿Quién defiende tus datos?: Cuatro años marcando la pauta en materia de protección de la privacidad en América Latina y España

Han pasado cuatro años desde la publicación inicial, por parte de nuestros socios, de Who Defends Your Data (¿Quién Defiende Tus Datos?), un informe que compromete a los proveedores de servicios de Internet a rendir cuentas por sus políticas y procesos de privacidad en ocho países de América...

Congressional Hearing Wednesday: EFF Will Urge Lawmakers to Protect Important Internet Free Speech Law

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Legal Director Corynne McSherry will testify at a congressional hearing in support of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA)—one of the most important laws protecting Internet speech.CDA 230 shields online platforms from liability for content posted...

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