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Technical Deep-Dive: Winding Down the STARTTLS Policy List

This is a technical guide for administrators affected by the STARTTLS Everywhere project. Check out our overview post of the project! The STARTTLS policy list started off as a mechanism for mailservers to learn TLS information about other servers from EFF’s perspective. Since MTA-STS was launched, it has evolved...
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Winding Down the STARTTLS Everywhere Project, and the Future of Secure Email

This is an overview of the STARTTLS Everywhere project. If your mailserver is affected by these changes, check out our technical deep-dive to securing your mailserver! EFF started our STARTTLS Everywhere project in 2014, in a post-Snowden moment when the technology community banded together to push transport encryption...
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ICYMI: Watch "At Home With EFF," A Virtual Discussion of COVID-19 and Digital Rights

We're excited to announce our next virtual At Home With EFF event this Wednesday at noon (PT), with special guests Jeff Deutch of Syrian Archive and Mahsa Alimardani of Article 19. Join us for a conversation on content moderation, and the explosion of new, potentially privacy-invasive apps. What's At...
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EFF, Other Nonprofits, and California’s Attorney General Tell ICANN To Stop The Private Equity Takeover of .ORG

Update 4/20: ICANN has postponed its decision about the sale of .ORG until May 4th ICANN, the organization at the top of the Internet’s domain name system, may be close to deciding whether the takeover of the .ORG domain registry by a private equity firm can go forward. EFF, along...
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Open Innovation in Medical Technology Will Save Lives

Experts from the world’s top engineering programs have come together to share knowledge about medical technology, hoping to make life-saving treatments more widely available. Importantly, they’re ensuring that patents, copyrights, and other legal restrictions don’t get between that knowledge and the people who need it most. Open Licenses Provide Life-Saving...

Telling Police Where People With COVID-19 Live Erodes Public Health

In some areas of the United States, local governments are sharing the names and addresses of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 with police and other first responders. This is intended to keep police, EMTs, and firefighters safe should they find themselves headed to a call at the residence...
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At Home With EFF: COVID-19, Free Speech, and Privacy

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced both individuals and companies to adopt new practices and new technologies quickly—sometimes creating serious risks to our civil liberties. Join EFF for a livestreamed video discussion about what we've learned as online platform moderation becomes more automated, with platforms like Facebook flagging and censoring more...

EFF Seeks Public Comment About Expanding and Improving Santa Clara Principles

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced today a call for feedback and recommendations from organizations and individuals around the world to update the landmark 2018 Santa Clara Principles on Transparency and Accountability, which established due process standards for moderating users’ online speech.Parties interested in strengthening and expanding the standards...

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