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Tech Learning Collective: A Grassroots Technology School Case Study

Grassroots education is important for making sure advanced technical knowledge is accessible to communities who may otherwise be blocked or pushed out of the field. By sharing this invaluable knowledge and skills, local groups can address and dissolve these barriers to organizers hoping to step up their cybersecurity. The Electronic...

Trump’s Executive Order Seeks To Have FCC Regulate Platforms. Here’s Why It Won’t Happen

This is one of a series of blog posts about President Trump's May 28 Executive Order. Other posts are here, here, here, and here. The inaptly named Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship seeks to insert the federal government into private Internet speech in...
FOIA Flashlight

California Cops Can No Longer Pass the Cost of Digital Redaction onto Public Records Requesters

At a dark time when the possibility of police accountability seems especially bleak, there is a new glimmer of light courtesy of the California Supreme Court. Under a new ruling, government agencies cannot pass the cost of redacting police body-camera footage and other digital public records onto the members of...
Security Education

Don’t Mix Policing with COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Over the weekend, Minnesota’s Public Safety Commissioner analogized COVID-19 contact tracing with police investigation of arrested protesters. This analogy is misleading and dangerous. It also underlines the need for public health officials to practice strict data minimization—including a ban on sharing with police any personal information collected through contact tracing...
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From Tunis to Minneapolis—and Beyond—Social Media Keeps Us Connected

In January 2011, after hearing about the unrest unfolding in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisian blogger Lina Ben Mhenni (who passed away in January of this year from a chronic illness) began traveling around the country to document the nascent protests and the government’s response to them. “There are no journalists...
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Las Vidas Negras Importan, en línea y en las calles: Declaración de EFF tras los asesinatos de Breonna Taylor y George Floyd por parte de la policía

Las vidas negras importan en las calles. Las vidas negras importan en Internet. La EFF respalda a las comunidades enlutadas por las víctimas de los homicidios cometidos por la policía. Nos ponemos al lado de los manifestantes que son atropellados por las patrullas. Permanecemos al lado de los periodistas esposados...
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Los pasaportes de inmunidad amenazan nuestra privacidad y seguridad de la información.

Con los estados comenzando a relajar las medidas de cuarentena, la conversación sobre el COVID-19 ha girado en torno a las preguntas de cuándo y cómo podemos volver al trabajo, llevar a los niños a la escuela o planificar los viajes en avión. Varios estados de EE.UU y algunos ...
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Watch EFF Cybersecurity Director Eva Galperin's TED Talk About Stalkerware

Stalkers and abusive partners want access to your device for the same reason governments and advertisers do: because “full access to a person's phone is the next best thing to full access to a person's mind,” as EFF Director of Cybersecurity Eva Galperin explains in her TED talk on “stalkerware”...

Trump Executive Order Misreads Key Law Promoting Free Expression Online and Violates the First Amendment

This post based its initial analysis on a draft Executive Order. It has been updated to reflect the final order, available here. President Trump’s Executive Order targeting social media companies is an assault on free expression online and a transparent attempt to retaliate against Twitter for its decision to...


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