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Cato Institute Surveillance Conference

Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maass will present a talk on EFF's first virtual reality project, Spot the Surveillance, at the Cato Surveillance Conference. You can watch live online, but if you're at the conference, you can also demo the project on an Oculus Go. Spot the Surveillance teaches...
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Spot the Surveillance: How EFF Is Using VR to Take on Big Brother

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Spot the Surveillance project is a virtual reality (VR) experience that teaches people how to identify the various spying technologies that police may deploy in communities, including body cameras, license plate readers, and drones. EFF’s Laura Schatzkin and Dave Maass will discuss EFF’s work, the concepts...

From Washington to State Capitols: What’s Next for Net Neutrality?

36th Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation Panel Latest status update on federal open Internet rules What is happening in the states in response to Pai FCC eliminating the Wheeler-era broadband reclassification and net neutrality regulation What are some of the key legal challenges pending before the courts Prospects...

What Happened to The ‘Golden Age of Free Speech’?

The Internet was supposed to usher in a “Golden Age” of free expression. In this new digital world, public debate would flourish and anyone, anywhere could reach an audience of millions, unburdened by government censorship or traditional media gatekeepers. Some of these heady predictions have come true—but as old barriers...

Civic XR: Using XR in the Public Interest

Join Boston VR & The Public VR Lab to demo and hear about ways civic-focused technologists are using VR/XR in the public interest space. EFF Web Developer Laura Schatzkin and Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maass will discuss EFF's virtual reality tool, Spot the Surveillance. Attendees will have the opportunity...
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“The End of Trust” Panel Discussion and Reading

The first-ever entirely nonfiction issue of McSweeney’s Quarterly, The End of Trust (Issue 54), features more than thirty writers and artists investigating surveillance in the digital age. The issue includes essays and interviews about technology, privacy, and surveillance, featuring many EFF authors—including EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn, Special Advisor...
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FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection

EFF Tech Project Director Dr. Jeremy Gillula will be joining a panel on "Consumer Protection Implications of Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics," as part of the FTC's "Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century." The hearing will examine competition and consumer protection issues associated with the...

Privacy Lab

A local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance (not EFF) will host this event: November Privacy Lab Please join Privacy Lab at Berkeley's International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), where Serge Egelman—Research Director of Usable Security and Privacy at ICSI—will share his research on how...

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