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The Foilies 2020

Recognizing the year’s worst in government transparency “The Ringer,” the first track on Eminem’s 2018 album, Kamikaze, includes a line that piqued Buzzfeed reporter Jason Leopold’s curiosity: the rapper claimed the Secret Service visited him due to some controversial lyrics about Ivanka Trump. To find out if it was true...
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Court Orders Hearing in Uniloc’s Patent Case Against Apple to be Conducted by Phone, Citing COVID-19 Risks

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, citing public health efforts to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 transmission, ordered that an April hearing in the Uniloc v. Apple patent case be conducted by phone rather than in person and denied EFF’s request to allow the public...
¿Quién defiende tus datos?

Nuevo Informe "Quién Defiende Tus Datos": Cinco Años de Hacer Responsables a los ISP en Colombia

Han pasado cinco años desde que la ONG colombiana de derechos digitales Fundación Karisma lanzó la primera edición anual de ¿Dónde Están Mis Datos? evaluando el compromiso de las empresas de telecomunicaciones con la transparencia y la privacidad del usuario. Desde entonces, hemos visto a las principales empresas...
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New York State Legislator Introduces a Very Bad “Net Neutrality” Bill

In 2018, California established the gold standard of what states should be doing on net neutrality by passing a model law for other states to copy. So, naturally, that makes the job of any legislator truly interested in protecting net neutrality pretty easy: just copy and paste. But that...
The Graham-Blumenthal bill is anti-speech, anti-security, and anti-innovation.

The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online

Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate. Take Action Stop the Graham-Blumenthal Attack on Encryption That’s...

Police May Not Need a Warrant to Rummage Through Your Trash, But Warrantless Collection of DNA Is Unconstitutional

This week, we filed an amicus brief in a South Dakota case arguing that the Fourth Amendment prohibits the police from surreptitiously collecting our DNA without a warrant. This case is one of the first to challenge the collection of DNA from a free person after results of...
The Graham-Blumenthal bill is anti-speech, anti-security, and anti-innovation.

The Graham-Blumenthal Bill Is an Attack on Online Speech and Security

Members of Congress have mounted a major threat to your freedom of speech and privacy online. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) recently introduced a bill that would undermine key protections for Internet speech in U.S. law. It would also expose providers of the private messaging services we...

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