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La nueva ley de derechos de autor de México: Ciberseguridad y derechos humanos

Este mes, México se apresuró a aprobar una nueva y amplia ley de derechos de autor sin un debate o consulta adecuados y, como resultado, adoptó una norma nacional que es absolutamente inapropiada para el propósito, con graves implicaciones para los derechos humanos y la seguridad cibernética. La nueva...
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A Legislative Path to an Interoperable Internet

It’s not enough to say that the Internet is built on interoperability. The Internet is interoperability. Billions of machines around the world use the same set of open protocols—like TCP/IP, HTTP, and TLS—to talk to one another. The first Internet-connected devices were only possible because phone lines provided interoperable communication...

California Legislator Introduces Anti-Rural Fiber Legislation That Prioritizes DSL

Frontier’s bankruptcy has serious consequences for Americans, including 2 million Californians, who are stuck with their deteriorating DSL monopoly. After deciding for years to never upgrade their networks to fiber—despite the fact that, according to their own bankruptcy filing, they could have profitably upgraded 3 million customers to...

Cómo la nueva ley de derechos de autor de México aplasta la libre expresión

Cuando el Congreso de México se apresuró a aprobar una nueva ley de derechos de autor como parte de la adopción del Acuerdo entre los Estados Unidos, México y Canadá (USMCA) dirigido por Donald Trump, en gran medida copió la ley de derechos de autor de los Estados...

San Francisco Police Accessed Business District Camera Network to Spy on Protestors

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) conducted mass surveillance of protesters at the end of May and in early June using a downtown business district's camera network, according to new records obtained by EFF. The records show that SFPD received real-time live access to hundreds of cameras as well as...

EFF to Court: Trump Appointee’s Removal of Open Technology Fund Leadership Is Unlawful

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today joined a group of 17 leading U.S.-based Internet freedom organizations in telling a federal appeals court that Trump administration appointee Michael Pack has no legal authority to purge leadership at the Open Technology Fund (OTF), a private, independent nonprofit that helps hundreds...

EFF and 45 Human Rights and Civil Liberties Groups Condemn Federal Law Enforcement Actions Against Protesters in Portland

EFF joined dozens of other groups in a letter condemning the behavior of federal law enforcement agencies in Portland, Oregon. Despite the wishes of local government officials, the federal government deployed law enforcement, including U.S. Marshals and Customs and Border Protection officers, to Portland. The federal government officially explained these...
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EFF Welcomes Cybersecurity Expert Tarah Wheeler to Advisory Board

Cybersecurity policy expert. Security researcher. Women in tech advocate. Entrepreneur. Tarah Wheeler’s expertise and experience encompasses the most pressing issues in tech, and we’re honored to announce that she is joining EFF’s advisory board. She will be helping us with our work on information security, data privacy, building diverse...
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The PACT Act’s Attempt to Help Internet Users Hold Platforms Accountable Will End Up Hurting Online Speakers

Recently, nearly every week brings a new effort to undercut or overhaul a key U.S. law—47 U.S.C. § 230 (“Section 230”)—that protects online services and allows Internet users to express themselves. Many of these proposals jeopardize users’ free speech and privacy, while others are thinly-veiled attacks against online services...

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