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Governor Newsom’s Budget Proposes Historic Investment in Public Fiber Broadband

This morning, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his plans for the state’s multi-billion dollar surplus and federal recovery dollars, including a massive, welcome $7 billion investment in public broadband infrastructure. It's a plan that would give California one of the largest public broadband fiber networks in the country. The...

How A Camera Patent Was Used to Sue Non-Profits, Cities, and Public Schools

Stupid Patent of the MonthPatent trolls are everyone’s problem. A study from 2019 showed that 32% of patent troll lawsuits are directed at small and medium-sized businesses. We told the stories of some of those small businesses in our Saved by Alice project.But some patent trolls go even...

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How Your DNA—or Someone Else’s—Can Send You to Jail

Although DNA is individual to you—a “fingerprint” of your genetic code—DNA samples don’t always tell a complete story. The DNA samples used in criminal prosecutions are generally of low quality, making them particularly complicated to analyze. They are not very concentrated, not very complete, or are a mixture of multiple...

EFF to Ninth Circuit: Don’t Block California’s Pathbreaking Net Neutrality Law

Partnering with the ACLU and numerous other public interest advocates, businesses and educators, EFF has filed an amicus brief urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a district court’s decision not to block enforcement of SB 822, a law that ensures that Californians have fair access to...

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El escándalo de Rikunabi en Japón muestra los peligros de las lagunas de la ley de privacidad

Un agradecimiento especial a la ex pasante de derecho Hinako Sugiyama, coautora principal de este artículo.Los usuarios de tecnología de todo el mundo están cada vez más preocupados, y con razón, por la protección de sus datos. Pero muchos desconocen exactamente cómo se recogen sus datos y se...

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Sobrevivir a la indignación en la Internet de interés público: la historia de la CDDB

Esta es la tercera entrega de nuestra serie de blogs sobre Internet de interés público: pasado, presente y futuro.En nuestra anterior entrada del blog, hablábamos de cómo, en los primeros días de Internet, los reguladores temían que, sin una aplicación estricta de los derechos de autor y sin...

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Presentando la Internet de Interés Público

Al pronunciar la palabra "Internet", la mayoría de la gente piensa en las imágenes de Mark Zuckerberg y Jeff Bezos, de Google y Twitter: extensas, intrusivas e irresponsables. Este pequeño puñado de vastas corporaciones tecnológicas y sus distantes directores generales exigen nuestra atención en línea y dominan los titulares fuera...

Surveillance Self-Defense Playlist: Getting to Know Your Phone

We are launching a new Privacy Breakdown of Mobile Phones "playlist" on Surveillance Self-Defense, EFF's online guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices. This guided tour walks through the ways your phone communicates with the world, how your...

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