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Future Ada: Online Harassment Privacy & Security Workshop

The Internet is a wonderful place where we can access almost any information in a moment's notice. Many of us use it to stay in touch with colleagues, friends and loved ones around the world. Unfortunately, the opposite is often true: certain offenders will use it to stay in touch...
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مقترحات الدول لمراقبة المواقع الجغرافية من دون مذكّرة قضائية في إطار مكافحة كوفيد-19

لا تترك الحكومات أزمة تمرّ من دون أن تنتهزها لتوسيع سلطتها وزيادة تدخّلها في حياة المواطنين، وأزمة كوفيد-19 ليست استثناءً. ففي إطار السعي لاحتواء هذه الجائحة، يزداد اعتماد الحكومات في مختلف أنحاء العالم على أدوات تدخّلية كثيرة ليس أقلّها الطائرات بدون طيّار، وأساور الكاحل الإلكترونية لإنفاذ أوامر الحجر...

New Low for a Bad Patent: Patent Troll Sues Ventilator Company

Patent trolls don’t care much about innovation. Their lawsuits and threats are attempts at rent-seeking; they’re demanding money from people who make, use, or sell technology just for doing what they were already doing—for crossing the proverbial “bridge” that the patent troll has decided to lurk under. You might think...
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لمرضى كوفيد-19 الحقّ في الخصوصية وعدم الخضوع للمراقبة خلال الحجر الصحّي

تستخدم الحكومات في مختلف أنحاء العالم تقنيات المراقبة لرصد مدى امتثال مرضى فيروس كوفيد-19 لتعليمات التزام الحجر المنزلي. وتشمل هذه التقنيات أموراً مثل رصد الموقع الجغرافي عبر السوار الذي يوضع في الكاحل، وتطبيقات الهاتف التي تتتبّع الموقع الجغرافي، والتطبيقات الأخرى التي تطلب من المرضى التقاط صور سيلفي شخصية أثناء الحجر...
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California Prisons Block AI Researchers from Examining Parole Denials

San Francisco - A team of researchers who want to develop a machine learning platform to help analyze and detect any patterns of bias in California parole-suitability decisions has been blocked for years by the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). In a lawsuit filed today by the Electronic...
Artificial Intelligence

Voss v. CDCR

A team of researchers who want to develop a machine learning platform to help analyze and detect any patterns of bias in California parole-suitability decisions has been blocked for years by the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). In a lawsuit filed by EFF, the researchers argue that the...
Competition

Stopping the Google-Fitbit Merger: Your Stories Needed!

There's a dirty secret in the incredible growth of Silicon Valley's tech giants: it's a cheat. Historically, US antitrust regulators would be deeply concerned about mergers with major competitors in concentrated markets ("mergers to monopoly") and acquisitions of small companies to neutralize future competitive threats ("catch and kill"). And while...
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Security Expert Tadayoshi Kohno Joins EFF Advisory Board

EFF is proud to announce a new addition to our crack advisory board: security expert and scholar Tadayoshi Kohno. A professor at University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Kohno is a researcher whose work focuses on identifying and fixing security flaws in emerging technologies...

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