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Public’s Right to Access Court Proceedings Calls For Livestreaming Hearing in Notorious Patent Troll Case

Washington, D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today urged a panel of judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to take a stand for open access to judicial proceedings and allow the public to watch by video an upcoming hearing in a patent case involving Apple.EFF is...
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Tech Lobbyists Are Pushing Bad Privacy Bills. Washington State Can, and Must, Do Better.

A data privacy bill in Washington State has gained momentum. The bill, 2SSB 6281 (also known as the Washington Privacy Act, or WPA), has received widespread support from big tech companies. It’s no wonder they like it because, as currently written, the WPA would be a weak, token...
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Ninth Circuit: Private Social Media Platforms Are Not Bound by the First Amendment

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held in Prager University v. Google that YouTube is not a government actor bound by First Amendment limits simply because it hosts a forum for public speech. Rather, as EFF argued in an amicus brief, YouTube is a...
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.ORG Isn’t Broken, and We Don’t Need Private Equity to ‘Fix’ It

Ethos Capital—the private equity firm poised to purchase the .ORG domain registry for $1.1 billion—and Public Interest Registry (PIR, the entity Ethos wants to buy) have been attempting to respond to the concerns raised by the .ORG community. These after-the-fact changes just make clear that while there is nothing...
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Internet Loses One of its Biggest, Best Advocates: EFF Special Counsel Jim Tyre

EFF has just learned that our dear friend Special Counsel Jim Tyre—one of the biggest and best Internet advocates you may never have heard of—has passed away. UPDATE:The funeral will be on Sunday at 12:00 noon, Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, 6001 W Centinela Ave, Los Angeles CA 90045...
The Graham-Blumenthal bill is anti-speech, anti-security, and anti-innovation.

The Graham-Blumenthal Bill: A New Path for DOJ to Finally Break Encryption

Members of Congress are about to introduce a bill that will undermine the law that undergirds free speech on the Internet. If passed, the bill known as the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) Act, will fulfill a long-standing dream of U.S. law enforcement. If...
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Las Empresas Argentinas Aún Tienen un Largo Camino por Recorrer en Defensa de la Privacidad de sus Usuarios, Según Muestra el Segundo Informe "Quién Defiende Tus Datos"

La ONG argentina Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) acaba de lanzar su segunda edición del informe "¿Quien Defiende Tus Datos?” calificando el compromiso de nueve empresas con la transparencia y la privacidad del usuario. Las empresas argentinas han comenzado bien, pero todavía falta un largo camino...

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