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الأساور والمنارات والباركود: الأجهزة القابلة للارتداء المستخدمة في مواجهة كوفيد-19

في إطار الجهود المبذولة لاحتواء تفشّي الجائحة المستجدّة، تصدر الحكومات حول العالم أجهزة قابلة للارتداء للمساعدة على مقارعة الفيروس. تريد بعض الحكومات حلّاً تكنولوجياً سحرياً لأزمة الصحة العامة هذه، ولكنّ الكثير من الأدوات التي تهدف إلى حلّ بعض المشاكل تنطوي على مشاكل أخرى قد تقوّض أهداف الصحة العامة التي أدّت...

EFF Asks Virginia Supreme Court to Rein in Indiscriminate Collection and Storage of License Plate Information

Like law enforcement agencies across the country, the police in Fairfax, Virginia, use automated license plate readers (ALPRs) to indiscriminately scan and record every passing car. The ALPRs don’t simply check for speeding, or outstanding tickets—instead, they store detailed information about the time, date, and location of each scan in...

Digital Security Advice for Journalists Covering the Protests Against Police Violence

This guide is an overview of digital security considerations specific to journalists covering protests. For EFF’s comprehensive guide to digital security, including advice for activists and protesters, visit ssd.eff.org. Legal advice in this post is specific to the United States.As the international protests against police killings enter their third week,...

Why Slow Networks Really Cost More Than Fiber

A myth often pushed by incumbents who want to forestall universal fiber is that there is a high “cost” of fiber and cheaper alternatives. They’ll point to figures that for example show that a fiber-to-the home approach costs several thousands of dollars per household, when upgrading the copper DSL line...

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Technical Excellence and Scale

In America, we hope that businesses will grow by inventing amazing things that people love – rather than through deep-pocketed catch-and-kill programs in which every competitor is bought and tamed before it can grow to become a threat. We want vibrant, competitive, innovative markets where companies vie to create the...

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